Take your inner baker on a weekend away with these delicious courses
Richard Bertinet is a renowned French chef who runs hugely popular bread-making courses (among several other options) at his school in Bath. Make a weekend of it at the Abbey Hotel, which is only a short walk away.
This 1950s cottage in South Devon has a cosy kitchen with a Rayburn cooker. The owners offer bread-making classes on request, and you’ll be provided with freshly laid eggs from their hens on arrival.
Visit the self-catering accommodation at Manor House Stables in Lincolnshire and take a course during your stay – they offer everything from bread-making to chocolate-making, and crafts like crochet and pottery. Each course lasts a day and includes a homemade slap-up lunch.
The Handmade Bakery in West Yorkshire includes a cafe that has gathered rave reviews for its lovely atmosphere and high-quality food. It also hosts day courses in artisan bread, wild yeast baking, Italian baking and patisserie, for £130 per person. For a further treat after a long day’s baking, stay at Ashmount Country House – it’s a 45-minute drive away, but well worth the journey.