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The Cookery School

The Cookery School

Harts Barn Cookery School is the Forest of Dean's premier cookery school offering cooking experiences for all ages and budgets. The stunning, glass fronted school runs hands-on cooking classes, fun demonstrations, seasonal and community led events, corporate packages, hen parties, as well as themed cook and dine evenings.

The School was officially opened by Adam Henson in June 2011 and we have received great support from many local community groups and organisations. We run classes and events for local Schools and cooking experiences for the Brownies through to the WI and blue-chip organisations.

Popular classes include A Taste of Thai, Indian Cookery, Pasta Making, Baking and Artisan Bread Making, Forage and Feast Days, Knife Skills and Fish Cookery, alongside more unique offerings such as Raw Food Training, Chocolate Making and a new Chalet Academy.

The light, airy cookery school makes a great venue for parties - for kids and adults - from birthday parties to hen parties and stag parties. The Saxon Cellar provides the bar on site available to all adult parties as well as providing a great source of local produce.

Staying in self-catering? The Cookery School offer a Hire a Chef service to cater for parties, dinners or events.

Corporate Packages are popular at the Cookery School offering bespoke experiences for businesses - from reward packages, team building events, client entertainment to cook and dine bespoke packages.

The Cookery School has 16 workstations and more can easily be accomodated by working in pairs of small groups.

Contact: 01452 831719 or email:


Everything from cookery basics to artisan classes. From seasonal specialities, foraging and international cuisine to chocolate making, preserves, smoking and curing

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Venue Hire

Great for kids parties, hen or stag dos, corporate events, talks or demos. The glass fronted, purpose built school has been built to absorb and showcase its historical surroundings

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Gift Vouchers


Looking for a Gift? We have gift vouchers available for all our cookery classes plus some great experience vouchers


See our range of holiday activities for kids, fun and hands-on classes and our very popular party packages

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