The Housekeeper and the Cook are sitting together to have a drink after a very long day working in the house. They are talking about the dinners that the family will host during their stay in Bath. It will be important to impress the guests. This room was used for storing some of the more expensive dry ingredients and items like sugar, spices, soap, candles and linens. The Housekeeper had the important job of keeping these things safe under lock and key.