We lunched in it September 22nd, 1829: it would accommodate at least twenty persons with standing room, and ten or a dozen might sit down comfortably to dinner. I think at Willis’s and in Guildhall I have danced a quadrille on a smaller space.
I imagine all these gents in their smart clothes and I wonder: didn't they get dirty? wasn't it dark and claustrophobic inside the tree?
I have yet to visit a tree that felt at all like a possible venue for lunch or dinner, but perhaps I will feel differently when I have seen the Bowthorpe oak.