Jane Peyton is the founder of the School of Booze – an events production business and drinks consultancy.

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TV and radio producers, or after dinner speaking agents: Are you seeking an alcohol historian to talk about booze throughout history? Jane is a specialist in the cultural history of alcohol. If you’ve ever wondered what Cleopatra or Elizabeth I drank; why politics influenced the drinking habits of Britons during the Regency era; or just what Malmsey and Huckle My Buff were then please contact Jane.

Jane can also recreate historic styles of alcohol so if you fancy tasting spruce beer or Purl Royal now’s your chance!

Jane has appeared many times on radio and TV talking about alcoholic drinks.


“Jane is a natural and engaging speaker. She has an encyclopaedic knowledge of her subject and easily captures and keeps her audience’s attention. I can also vouch for her energy and enthusiasm. We worked together at a 5-day event where she was required to give the same presentation multiple times each day. She did this with ease, keeping it fresh and entertaining each time.”

Amanda Barry Hirst- Third Rock Communications

“Jane has spoken at the Ideal Food and Drink Theatre at the Ideal Home Show several times now and each time her talks are engaging, informative and entertaining! Jane has a great enthusiasm for her work and a heap of knowledge to go with it! The audience always have a wonderful time and go away learning something new which is only possible when you are working with a fantastic speaker.”

Tabitha Neill, Quantum Media Ltd.

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 If you are searching for information about my London pub tours, I’m sorry to say that I am not running tours at present due to the restrictions of physical distancing. I hope to start running the tours again when pubs can return to business as usual and physical distancing requirements are relaxed.