- Buttery (shop)
Middle Ages, a buttery was a storeroom for liquor, the name being derived from the Latinand French words for bottleor, to put the word into its simpler form a butt, that is, a cask. Over time, the buttery became a general food storeroom, and in particular the larders of Oxbridgecolleges where students would purchase food and drink.
Most Oxford and Cambridge colleges,
University College, Durham, King's College London, the University of Bristoland Trinity College, Dublincall their eating places butteries to this day, as do a few schools in the United Kingdom.
The residential colleges of Yale also refer to their snack bars by this name. Trinity College at the
University of Torontoalso uses the name to refer to its cafeteria located in the Larking building. Bruce Hallat the Australian National Universityalso maintains a buttery, which is an informal canteen and bar.
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