withdrawing room

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a formal room where visitors can be received and entertained


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As Linda Stradley explains it on whatscookingamerica.net, English "afternoon tea" originally was called "low tea" because it was taken late in the afternoon in a sitting room or "withdrawing room" and served from low tables such as modern coffee tables.
Park where instructed, cross the road with care and you pass an open conservatory which is used as a smokatorium and go into a buzzy inn with a snug, a bar, a withdrawing room with dining tables, a further dining room and a brace of what they call 'toilets' - there are two more of these outside, although the men's WC has a lock which fails to work.
The author is on firmer ground when suggesting that this tower was an impressive viewing platform overlooking the town and the deer park with the inner drum tower as a withdrawing room or 'executive box'.