Sharpen your culinary skills with Cotswolds cookery schools!
A great getaway doesnt always have to be about relaxing, visiting tourist spots or exploring. It can also offer the perfect opportunity to learn something new, try a fun activity, or simply enjoy something youd never do at home. One activity which ticks all of these boxes is a visit to one of the many Cotswolds cookery schools located near our properties. With so many to choose from, offering a variety of cuisines and different experiences, we're sure you'll find it hard to pick just one! Whether youre a disaster in the kitchen or looking to add to your repertoire, this great selection of Cotswolds cookery schools offers something for everyone.
Cotswolds Cookery SchoolsThe Cookery School at DaylesfordDaylesford Farm is very well known for its excellent organic food shop, as well as its on-site caf, but if youve never heard of their cookery school, its well worth checking out. Set within a beautiful location, the school offers the chance to learn or develop a range of cooking skills from Flying the Nest to Show-stopping Canaps. Whats great about Daylesford is that you can also book private sessions, which are great for group getaways where you may only want to take part in a course for a day or two.Where to stay: Daylesford Cookery School is located near Kingham, and our Little Garth cottage is ideal for stays for up to 4 people.The Foodworks Cookery SchoolThe Foodworks Cookery School is another stylish, comprehensive cookery school which offers a great range of courses for both beginners and more advanced cooks. From cooking Italian and Indian to raw cuisine, youll enjoy professional instruction in a welcoming, friendly environment and come away with some wonderful new skills under your belt. Prices are reasonable and theres also the opportunity to book private lessons if youre visiting in a group.Where to stay: Elgin is a short drive away from Foodworks, and sleeps 4 within a stylish barn conversion to give you somewhere to relax after your course. There's also a spacious kitchen area - perfect for practicing your new skills!ThymeThyme is a well-known Cotswold retreat which is home to one of the most reputable Cotswolds cookery schools. Decked out with modern facilities, there are plenty of wonderful courses on offer. Sharpen up on seasonal cooking skills if you're looking to host Christmas this year, or try their cuisine-led courses including Flavours of Tuscany & Umbria and Flavours of Thailand. There's also a great selection of courses aimed at refining your basic skills. Providing a fun and enjoyable day of learning, Thyme is a great choice for your culinary education.Where to stay: Fairford is around a 10-minute drive from Thyme, making Wishbone Cottage the perfect cosy cottage for you to stay in. It sleeps 4 and is located in the heart of the village, with access to nearby pubs and restaurants to enjoy after your cooking class.Hobbs House BakeryHobbs House Bakery is one of the Cotswolds most well-known bakeries, selling a range of delicious artisan bread, pastries and more which make it a must-visit when youre in the area. However, its also one of the most recommended Cotswolds cookery schools too, with plenty of options on offer including cake and pastry courses, butchery, childrens courses and of course bread making courses. Youll find something for everyone and learn how to bring a piece of Hobbs House back to your own home.Where to stay: You can get to Hobbs House Bakery in around 25 minutes from Tetbury, and enjoy a beautiful countryside drive en route. New Church Cottage makes a great place for up to 4 to stay after your course, and is an excellent base for exploring the rest of the Cotswolds too.Harts Barn Cookery SchoolAnother great cookery school, Harts Barn not only offers 12 different types of cookery courses, but offers culinary adventures for larger groups, such as stag and hen parties too. Welcoming and focusing on cooking for all, it's one of the Cotswolds cookery schools that offers something for both beginners and more advanced cooks. You can also enjoy the course of your choosing amongst beautiful Gloucestershire surroundings. Course fees are very reasonable, and there are some great classes for kids too.Where to stay: Set in Longhope, Harts Barn requires a bit of a drive. It will be worth it though to stay at Park Cottage in Minchinhampton which sleeps 4 for a relaxing stay.Manor Fields Cookery SchoolManor Fields Cookery School offers plenty of diverse cooking courses to help you develop your culinary skills. From learning to make bread to macaron making and authentic Indian cooking, youll find something to tempt everyone's tastebuds as well as great instruction using modern facilities and equipment. Courses are really great value and provide a great opportunity to meet new people too.Where to stay: Snowshill is just over half an hour away from Tewkesbury, and our Oat Hill Coach House is a fabulous home from home. Sleeping 6, its ideal for groups and families.Miyukis KitchenWhod have thought you could find a great Japanese cooking school in the Cotswolds? If you've ever wanted to learn how to make sushi, Miyukis Kitchen is the place for you! As part of your course you'll witness some wonderful cooking demonstrations to enable you to throw excellent dinner parties, cook healthy and impressive meals and simply enjoy authentic Japanese cuisine with your family and friends. Whats great about Miyukis is that they also do private cooking parties, so you could enjoy a cooking class from within a Jigsaw property, providing an extra special touch to your visit.Where to stay: Longwood House in Oddington is conveniently located for Miyukis Kitchen. It sleeps 6 and has wonderful, comfortable facilities to enjoy a relaxing stay with the family or a group.Whatever your culinary skill level or preference, theres a Cotswolds cooking course suited perfectly to you. Covering a wide range of cuisine and specialist areas, you could learn to cook healthy, home-cooked meals for one or how to give your dinner party that extra slice of something special. Giving a cooking class a go is a great way to meet new people, to bond as a couple or just to have some fun with friends, and once youre finished, you can relax and unwind and try out your new skills from one of our Cotswolds cottages. Our selection of Cotswolds cookery schools are open throughout the year and booking in advance is recommended at most locations to avoid disappointment.