Courses & cookery clubs


"Manor Farm Cookery School ticks all the boxes.  The prettiest location, superbly equipped kitchen and excellent value for money.  Diana Thompson is a marvellous course planner and host.  The School can cater for any occasion, with a number of specialists to fulfil any food request.  Learning kitchen confidence is the focus." LH



These Courses are a short demonstration followed by "hands on" cookery, with tutoring to your own specific requirement.  Recipes and ingredients are provided and you will eat some of what you cook, with complimentary drinks, and have something to take home to show off and share - don't forget to bring some containers!


 Friday 20th September | 10:30 to 12:30 | Donation to Macmillan | Getting Ready for Your Macmillan Coffee Morning

 Saturday 21st September | 10:00 to 13:00 | £75 | Easy Entertaining

 Wednesday 9th October | 10:00 to 13:00 | £75 | Fish

Wednesday 23rd October | 10:00 to 13:00 | £45 | Children & Teens

Monday 28th October | 10:00 to 13:00 | £75 | Autumn Entertaining

 Saturday 30th November | 10:00 to 13:00 | £75 | Game

Wednesday 11th December | 10:00 to 13:00 | £75 | Getting Ahead for Christmas

 Friday 3rd January 2020 | 10:00 to 13:00 | £45 | Children & Teens

Please contact us if there's anything you would like to learn.

"Feeling I was an adequate if a rather repetitive cook, I enrolled on a cookery course with Manor Farm cookery course, this was by far one of my best decisions, it gave me confidence to try new and exciting dishes along with some very useful tips on old favourites.  The chef Robert and Diana made me feel so comfortable and welcomed, I have joined again this year for more ideas and fun." AB

"Absolutely love this cookery school.  We have attended three times - brilliant.  Learnt so much and it is a lovely atmosphere, too.  Highly recommend." LH

"The day we had at your school lives on in the memory!" John CR



Saturday 10th August | 11:30 to 16:30 | £85 | GUEST EVENT: Artisan Bread Making Workshop (information and tickets)


Cookery clubs

Enjoy a course of culinary inspiration with a group of like-minded individuals. Our cookery clubs are hosted over five Mondays mornings and are short demonstration of the recipes to be cooked, followed by a "hands on" cookery session.  Recipes and ingredients are provided and you will eat some of what you cook for lunch, with complimentary drinks, and have something to take home to show off and share - bring some containers!

These fun and interactive sessions each focus on a particular theme

"I just wanted to thank you for a fabulous evening that David and I had with you and Rob; I can't remember when we last had so much fun cooking.  It was great and I highly recommend you." Audrey

"Thanks for a great morning. REALLY enjoyed it. Am eating my oil free bread as I speak!! Husband suitably impressed.", Mrs A


children's & TEENAGERS' cooking

Hands-on experience to introduce children and teenagers to healthy eating and the pleasures of making their own food, delivered in a fun and relaxed but informative way.  All courses take place during half terms, holidays or weekends and include recipes, a snack and something to take home - so bring some containers!

“Just a quick note to say A and S loved the cooking afternoon yesterday. They were very proud of what they had cooked and loved sharing their delicious food and how they cooked it with everyone. They both can't wait for the next one, I've told a few more friends so there might be a bigger gang of us again next time!  Thank you again for giving the kids the amazing opportunity and experience to cook and learn about food.” SW

Wednesday 23rd October 2019 | 10:00 to 13:00 | £45 | Children & Teens Cookery

Friday 3rd January 2020 | 10:00 to 13:00 | £45 | Children & Teens Cookery

“Thank you so much for last Wednesday - H absolutely loved it!  She has come home with such enthusiasm for cooking and wants me to buy her her own cook book!  She has asked when she can go again - she doesn’t want to go with me on the adult and child day! Also so impressed by everything, I was interested for myself in joining the cooking club on a Monday morning.” EB

"Fabulous morning spent at Manor Farm Cookery School.  Excellent facilities in a stunning location, with fabulous kitchens and 5* tuition.  My daughter and I are looking forward to practising our newly acquired skills and will be back for more in the future."  VM

"My daughter and I have had a wonderful morning with you guys.  It's been a fun, full packed morning and we have learnt so much.  Look forward to seeing you soon."  RC

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2010 dates to be announced soon - keep checking back!

2-day Students Basic Learn to Cook Course | 10:00 to 16:00 | £280

including start-up cookery bag and use of additional facilities

This new course is designed for students who are about to go to college or university - or leaving halls of residence and having to fend for themselves.  They will learn how to cook delicious, nutritious food on a university budget, as well as how to choose healthy ingredients and how to make the most of leftovers.  They will leave with a Start-up Bag of basic equipment needed to follow the recipes they will be given - and an enthusiasm for cooking! 

After a day of learning, students will have access to the outdoor heated swimming pool and the croquet lawn - as well as the beautiful countryside which surrounds the School.  This may be fun for a group of friends. 

This may be a residential course, by arrangement.