Cookery schools don’t come much more comprehensive than Harts Barn. The glass-fronted school surrounded by gorgeous Forest of Dean countryside offers pretty much every type of Cookery Experience you could possible want – baking masterclasses, pasta making, BBQing, knife skills, vegetarian and vegan courses, a globetrotting tour of world cuisine – there are so many classes you could practically train as a chef!
But don’t think you need to be chef level to go along, the school welcomes all abilities and teaches everything from banquets to basics to all ages from kids to baby boomers. (NB if you have a foodie in your life and are wondering what to give them for their birthday or Christmas, they do gift vouchers. Sorted!)
The light, airy space also makes a great venue for parties, which the school embraces with gusto. It’s a hen and stag do dream with a roll call of themes from Profiterole Heaven to Ready Steady Cook Challenge, and there’s a great line in kids’ parties, too – Pop & Corn, Sushi Making for Kids, Mocktails and Sweet Making anyone?
Also on the menu are monthly supper clubs, quirky and convivial affairs that feature a different culinary theme every time, including Thai, Italian and Forest Feasts. And if you’re throwing a big dinner party at home and don’t want to spend the evening sweating it in the kitchen, you can even hire a chef from the school.
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Monmouth Road, Longhope, Glos GL17 0QD
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Sunday: 9am - 4pm
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