Nothing beats making your own bread. Whilst The Sourdough School is considered one of the best bread making courses in the UK breads, we may not necessarily be what you are looking for and there are many other brilliant courses across the UK and Ireland which I have listed below by region.
Bread making courses in the UK and Ireland
East of England
Artisan Bread School
4 Butts Lane, Wicken, Cambridgeshire CB7 5XU
07785 320 213
The school runs artisan bread making courses in England, Italy and the USA. The classes focus on sourdough and Italian breads.
Assington, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 5LZ
The mill runs a beginners bread making course, and a gluten free baking class that includes bread and pizza. There are also a wide range of classes focusing on rural and traditional classes.
Holly Farm, Common Road, Bressingham, Diss, Norfolk IP22 2BG
Sue Hudson teaches a series of bread making workshops at venues across Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. She can also run bespoke classes with a theme and venue to suit you.
7-9 Church Street, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 1BX
Paul Barker runs the bread making classes at Cinnamon Square. They are suitable for anyone keen to learn how to make bread using traditional methods.
7 Robert Davies Court, Nuffield Road, Cambridge CB4 1TP
Cambridge Organic Bakery (Cobs) runs bread making workshops for beginners and more experienced home bakers.
Delightful Tea Bake School
449 Southchurch Road, Southend on Sea, Essex SS1 2PH
The school offers a range of baking and bread making courses. There is an introduction to bread making for beginners, and classes in French and Italian breads, bagels and pretzels for more experienced bakers.
Kirby Bedon Road, Kirby Bedon, Norwich, Norfolk NR14 7DU
Hall Park offers one day bread making courses teaching techniques for making basic and enriched doughs.
High Street, Yoxford, Suffolk. IP17 3EU
There is a monthly Bread Baking Club at the restaurant. A chance to learn to bake bread in a relaxed, informal environment, with a different type of bread being baked each month.
Mayfield Farm Bakery & School
Sheering Road, Old Harlow, Essex CM17 0JP
The bakery’s Bread Making Skills class is suitable for less experienced bakers, and the Bread Making Masterclass builds on bread baking experience you already have.
Pump Street Bakery
1 Pump Street, Orford, Suffolk IP12 2LZ
The bakery’s sourdough bread making course covers everything from maintaining the leaven to baking the loaves.
The Barefoot Bakery
17 Estella Way, Spalding, Lincolnshire PE11 1HS
The bakery offers two bread classes – Bread Basics teaches essential techniques for artisan bread making, and Baking with Children encourages the kids to get the bread baking bug at an early age.
The Cookery School at Braxted Park
Braxted Park Estate, Witham, Essex CM8 3EN
From Bread or Sourdough for Beginners to a class celebrating the versatility of dough, there are a range of bread baking classes on offer at the cookery school.
The Slow Dough Bakery School
Unit 5, Orwell Retail Park, Ipswich IP2 0AQ
07754 486 935
Baker Leon Pearson plans to run The Taste Academy, a new cookery school opening soon.
White Cottage Bakery
Carey Hill, Church Lane, Kingston,, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB23 2NG
Bread baking courses are held in the farmhouse kitchen at the White Cottage Bakery and taught by head baker Helen. Classes cover an introduction to bread making, French, Italian and sourdough breads.
Coghlans Cookery School
Unit 5b Broom Business Park, Bridge Way, Sheepbridge, Chesterfield S41 9QG
Artisan bread making classes are taught by resident chef Simon Lilley. Choose a full day or morning’s bread baking and learn how to make granary loaves, focaccia and more.
Hartingtons School of Food
1st Floor Rutland Mill, Rutland Mews, Coombs Road, Bakewell DE45 1AQ
Among the cooking couses run by Hartingtons are introductory artisan bread courses, specialty, sourdough and French bread baking.
Shires Cookery School
Main Street, East Haddon, Northamptonshire NN6 8BU
Shires cookery school has two artisan bread making courses. The first covers white, granary and walnut and raisin bread, the second focaccia, croissants and brioche.
The Manor House Stables
Manor House, Timberland Rd, Martin, Lincoln LN4 3QS
Bread making classes for those wanting to learn how to bake basic, healthy, seasonal or boozy breads. The Manor House Stables runs a wide range of other courses, including cheese, chocolate and jam making, and cooking from the garden.
The Manor School of Fine Cuisine at The Nottingham School of Cookery
Station Rd, Plumtree, Nottingham NG12 5NA
Learn to make a variety of different breads on the schools full or half day bread making courses.
The School of Artisan Food
Lower Motor Yard, Welbeck S80 3LR
The School of Artisan Food runs a wide range of food-related courses. Their bread making courses cover everything from a one day introduction to artisan bread to advanced classes aimed at professionals.
The Sourdough School
Pitsford, Northampton NN6 9AU
Vanessa Kimbell offers a comprehensive range of sourdough bread making courses, everything from an introduction for beginners, to a sourdough clinic for more experienced bakers wanting to perfect their baking techniques.
Retford Road, Tuxford, Notts NG22 0NW
Full day bread baking classes, including an Artisan/Sourdough course, and classes focusing on British and Continental breads. Tuxford Windmill is a working mill with a shop selling flour from the mill, and a tea room.
Bake with Maria
The Baking Lab, 2nd Floor, 81 Loudoun Road, London NW9 0DQ
When her bread baking classes outgrew her domestic kitchen, Maria Mayerhofer opened The Baking Lab. While this offers more space for classes, all the equipment used is still on the domestic scale so that the skills learned on the courses can be applied back home. Bread classes include sourdough, Italian and French breads, and there is a range of cake and pastry classes too.
44 Church Street, Twickenham, London TW1 3NT
Bread making classes and workshops are run at Church Street Food Hall in Twickenham. They cover an introduction to bread making, Italian breads, enriched doughs, and there are seasonal baking classes too.
Borough Market, Cathedral Street. London SE1 9DE
020 7407 7853
Oh it’s worth a visit just for the doughnuts!
The bakery school in Borough Market runs a wide range of workshops and bread making classes for bakers of all abilities. In addition to the bread baking courses, there are patisserie, gluten free and doughnut workshops.
15b Little Portland Street, London W1W 8BW
020 7631 4590
Among a huge range of cooking classes, the Cookery School runs a basic Bread Making course, and a Sourdough Masterclass, led by Dan Lepard. If you have more time, you can also learn to bake bread, make pastry, meringues and cakes on the school’s four day Ultimate Baking Course.
Arch 395, Mentmore Terrace, London E8 3PH
020 8525 2890
Owner Ben is an inspiration, pushing the boundaries of bread making. The courses are run by bakers from the E5 Bakehouse, the one day bread making course focuses on sourdough. There are also classes in cake and pastry making, and pizza making.
1 Groveland Road, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3PU
Baker Steven Harrington teaches introductory and artisan bread making classes from his base in South London. He also offers individual or group tuition in your own home. Harrington’s Kitchen also runs pasta making classes.
I love bread angels they do talks and bread making courses .
Leiths School of Food and Wine
16-20 Wendell Road, London W12 9RT
020 8749 6400
The school has two bread making classes in its ‘How to Cook’ range of courses. There are also specialist courses in sourdough and gluten free bread baking. Some of the enriched bread recipes taught on the How to Cook – Bread Part 2 course are featured in the book How to Cook Bread.
8 Hugon Road, Fulham, London SW6 3EN
A passionate baker, Liz Wilson runs an award winning microbakery from her home in Fulham. She also teaches bread making courses – everything from the basics to artisan and sourdough breads, and how to set up a mcro-bakery. The courses run from her home in London and from Holyport in Berkshire.
30 Paynesfield Avenue, East Sheen, London SW14 8DW
Juli Farkas teaches basic and more advanced bread making classes from her microbakery in London. She also bakes bread to supply local cafes.
29 Bedford Street, London WC2E 9ED
The bakers at PAUL teach the traditional techniques involved in bread baking during their bread masterclasses held at the bakeries in Bankside and Covent Garden.
Blackhorse Workshop, 1-2 Sutherland Road Path, Walthamstow, London E17 6BX
Learn how to make sourdough bread, or the basics of French bread baking on one of The Fermentariums bread making courses. There are a range of other courses available, including beer brewing and fermented soft drinks.
23 Riverview Gardens, Hammersmith, London SW13 8QY
Virtuous Bread is a network of bakers (or Bread Angels) across the country, each offering their own range of bread making classes. If you’re thinking of setting up your own microbakery or community bakery, there’s also a Bread Angels covering all you need to know.
5 Old Station Gardens, Victoria Road, Teddington TW11 0BA
Alexandra Sumner is a Bread Angel who runs Bread Baking for Beginners courses from her small kitchen in south west London. See her entry on the Virtuous Bread website for a list bread course dates.
North East England
Elpha Green, Sparty Lea, Allendale, Hexham, Northumberland, NE47 9US
The bakery offers a wide range of bread making courses including a beginners class, along with French, Italian and Scandinavian bread, and sourdough classes.
Friars Street, Newcastle-upon-tyne NE1 4XN
Offering both beginners and artisan bread making courses, Blackfriars Restaurant is based in the heart of Newcastle. They run a range of cooking workshops, including some for children.
37 Alma Place, North Shields NE29 0LY
Artisan baker, Ann Cudworth, runs fun, hands on bread making courses for beginners and bakers wanting to explore sourdough bread making.
North West England
Unit 703, Merlin Park, Ringtail Road, Burscough, Lancashire L40 8JY
Artisan Foodworks host regular bread making classes, including courses for beginners, sourdough enthusiasts and professionals.
Bakerie Bread & Wine Bar
5 Lever St, Manchester M1 1DN
0161 236 9014
Basic bread making classes for beginners and an intermediate class for those wanting to learn more about working with pre-ferments.
Cracking Good Food
Chorlton, Manchester M21 7SL
With a mission to encourage more people to cook and eat homemade food, Cracking Good Food runs full and half-day artisan bread making classes from four locations in Manchester.
19 Upper Dicconson Street, Wigan WN1 2AG
Food positive run a range of cooking workshops, including full and half day bread making classes.
Iain Every is a Bread Angel who runs an Introduction to bread making course from his micro bakery in Manchester.
Little Eye Sourdough Bakery
4 Townfield Road, West Kirby CH48 7EZ
A micro bakery offering hands-on sourdough bread baking courses for home bakers.
Little Salkeld Watermill
Little Salkeld, Penrith, Cumbria CA10 1NN
A working watermill that mills organic and biodynamic flours. There are regular bread making classes that provide information about grains and milling, as well as baking experience. The mill also has a shop and tea room.
Greystoke, Penrith CA11 0UT
Half day artisan bread baking workshops taught by Gillian Harris. There’s also a course on how to build a pizza oven if you’re inspired to take your bread making to another level.
Speckled Hen Cookery School
Hollins Farm, Hermitage Lane, Holmes Chapel, Crewe, Cheshire CW4 8DP
The school runs cooking classes for both adults and children, as well as children’s baking parties. The bread baking classes are full day courses, with the junior class learning to make flower pot bread and pizza dough while the adults can choose from an introduction to bread making or continental breads.
Wilmslow Kitchen Cookery School
Unit 9, Elf Mill, Deanway Trading Estate, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 3HW
Learn to bake bread at the Wilmslow Cookery School, choosing from a full day introductory class or a two day artisan and sourdough course. There is also a half day kids bread making class.
South East England
A Taste of the Past
80 Orpin Road, Merstham, Redhill, Surrey RH1 3EY
Bread making courses are run in Canada Hall in Merstham. They cover bread making for beginners, as well as British, Mediterranean and European speciality breads.
33 Prince’s Crescent, Brighton BN2 3RA
Anna is a skilled baker and one of my students – she runs full and half-day bread making classes in her kitchen in Brighton. There are scheduled classes, or she can run courses for groups on dates to suit.
Artisan Bread Making
Westgate Fields, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 1SB
01243 786 321
Chichester College runs three artisan bread making courses, each course covering a range of different breads.
Bake with Jack
Lascombe Farm, Highfield Lane, Puttenham, Guildford, Surrey GU3 1BB
Jack shares his enthusiasm for bread making through classes held in your own home and bread making courses in Guildford. He also has a recipe club and send out recipes for people to bake.
Beverley Glock Cooker School
Park Mill House, Summerleys Road, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire HP27 9QB
Beverley is a broadcaster, author and founder of the cookery school. She runs a wide range of cooking classes, including a half day bread making workshop.
Birch Cottage Bread
Eling, Berkshire RG18 9XJ
Baking and teaching from a shipping container in her garden, Lucie Steel offers basic bread making, sourdough and Italian bread baking courses.
Commonwork, Bore Place, Chiddingstone, Edenbridge, Kent. TN8 7AR
Bore Place is an organic farm and study centre running courses and events. They have a full day bread baking class covering sourdough, enriched doughs and stuffed dough.
Canterbury Baking School
22 The Ness, Canterbury, Kent CT1 3NL
07983 853 526
There are a range of artisan bread making workshops run at the baking school, suitable for both beginners and experienced bakers. Classes are taught by Vicky Feldman. Some of the breads made in the classes use heritage grains milled at the baking school.
Cocoa and Heart
19 Izane Road, Bexleyheath DA6 8NU
020 8306 0168
Magdalena Marsden runs a range of bread baking courses – everything from how to get started to setting up your own micro bakery. Classes are held in her home kitchen, and class sizes are limited. Magdalena also offers chocolate workshops and parties.
Lewes Community Kitchen, Unit 2 Phoenix Works, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2PE
Community Chef offers cookery courses and demonstrations to encourage everyone to have a go at cooking their own food and think about the ingredients they use. They run a range of bread making workshops for all levels of ability.
76 High St, Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1XP
One day bread making classes, teaching a variety of breads including sourdough, focaccia and ciabatta.
Crumbs of Capel
The Old Brickyard, Cole’s Lane, Capel, Surrey, RH5 5HP
An artisan bakery offering three bread making courses. Choose from White & Wholemeal, Soda & Sourdough or Favourite Tea Breads.
11 New Park Lane, Aston, Hertfordshire SG2 7ED
Diana Holba runs introduction to bread making courses from her kitchen in north Hertfordshire. She also bakes and sells bread to the local community.
Eastcourt Lane, Gillingham, Kent ME7 2UR
Offering a range of bread baking courses, including sourdough bread, techniques for making enriched and wet doughs, and rye breads. The school offers 12 month’s support by phone or email after your course.
Emma offers both beginners and sourdough bread making courses from her home kitchen. More course and contact details for Emma are on the Virtuous Bread website.
Lighthouse Bakery & School
Ockham, Dagg Lane, Ewhurst Green, Robertsbridge, East Sussex TN32 5RD
After running a successful artisan bakery in London, Rachel Duffield and Elizabeth Weisberg now offer bread baking classes in the East Sussex countryside. The classes cover an introduction to bread making, as well as more advanced techniques, and seasonal and regional specialities.
Pennyhill Park Hotel
London Road, Bagshot, Surrey, GU19 5EU
Head pastry chef, Denis Drame, runs a bread making masterclass at the hotel.
Redbournbury Watermill and Bakery
Redbournbury Lane, Redbourn Road, St Albans AL3 6RS
I love the setting it is so pretty, and peaceful. The one day bread making courses are taught by Steven, one of the mill’s bakers. He covers yeasted and sourdough breads during the class. The mill produces stoneground, organic flours which can be bought from the mill shop and the bakery.
Sticky Mitts Bread
21 Hawthorn Road, Wallington, Surrey SM6 0SY
0208 669 2988
Gaye Whitwam is a Bread Angel who runs a micro bakery. She offers a range of bread making courses, covering everything from the basics through to sourdough and seasonal baking. She also teaches a Start your own Micro Bakery course.
2 Stoneham Road, Hove BN3 5HJ
A community bakery in Hove that is looking to establish a permanent base in the area. They run bread courses including an Everyday Bread and seasonal workshops.
Surrey Hills Cookery School
The Field House, The Drive, Tyrrells Wood, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8QJ
The cookery school runs a Baking Day which, while not a dedicated bread making class, does include some hands on bread baking.
The Artisan Bakehouse
Ashurst, West Sussex, BN44 3AL
An award winning destination to Bake, Stay and Eat with courses for beginners and experienced bakers
The Epsom Bakehouse
Epsom, Surrey KT19 8EU
Rhiannon uses her skills and experience from running a home-based micro bakery to teach bread baking classes. She is a Bread Angel and offers an introductory bread making course and Italian bread baking classes. Courses run either at her home or at St Joseph’s Church in Epsom.
3 Sycamore Close, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX13 6ER
Judith Starling runs half day bread baking workshops suitable for beginners and more experienced bakers wanting to learn more about sourdough bread making.
Wild Bread is a community supported artisan bakery. They run one day sourdough bread baking classes suitable for all levels of bread making experience.
South West England
Ashburton Cookery School
Old Exeter Road, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7LG
Among a wide range of cooking courses, the school runs a one day bread making class aimed at home cooks. Recipes taught during the class can include soda bread, sourdough, spelt bread and focaccia. The same course is also taught at the Halifax Campus in West Yorkshire.
V-Shed, Canons Way, Bristol BS1 5UH
The cookery school runs a bread making masterclass, teaching essential bread baking skills and a one day bread making course on sourdough and enriched doughs.
Bread, Bed and Breakfast
Park Farmhouse, Bickenhall, Taunton, Somerset TA3 6TZ
A one day bread making course to help you learn the basics or perfect your bread baking techniques. Artisan bread, cakes and pastries are sold from the bakery at the farmhouse on Saturdays.
Brook Bakery School
The New Works, Roughmoor Industrial Estate, Somerset, TA4 4RF
The school runs bread making classes for beginners and more experienced bakers, and a Continental Bread Baking class. They also offer bespoke training, tailored to your needs.
Famous Hedgehog Bakery
Long Crichel, Wimbourne, Dorset BH21 5JU
Bakery founder, Jamie Campbell, teaches the bread making course which covers both yeasted and sourdough breads.
Graham’s Bakery School
22 Space Business Centre, Gloucester GL2 4AL
Start with a basic bread making course, then move on to a follow on course to learn how to make brioche and challah, panettone and stolen, or soft rolls and buns.
Harts Barn Cookery School
Monmouth Road, Longhope, Gloucestershire GL17 0QD
A wide range of bread making classes, including basics, sweet bread, seasonal courses and baking with spelt.
Hobbs House Bakery
Hobbs House Bakery, Hatters Lane, Chipping Sodbury, Bristol BS37 6AA
The bakery runs regular bread making classes for both adults and children. Adult classes include beginners courses, sourdough and enriched doughs. There’s also a set of ‘how to’ sourdough videos on the website to help inspire your sourdough baking.
240-242 Gloucester Road, Bishopston, Bristol BS7 8NZ
Little Kitchen Cookery School
153 Wick Road, Brislington, Bristol BS4 4HH
The school runs a three hour Saturday bread making workshop, where you can learn about the ingredients and techniques needed for perfect bread making.
Lower Shaw Farm
Lower Shaw Farm, Old Shaw Lane, Shaw, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 5PJ
Lower Shaw Farm runs a range of activity courses, including a half day beginners bread making class.
Colerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 8AZ
The hotel offers a wide range of cooking classes, including a Simple Bread baking course which looks at the ingredients and techniques needed to bake perfect bread.
Made By Jane
42 Arundells Way, Taunton, Somerset TA3 5QT
Jane offers bread making courses, bespoke workshops and demonstrations in your own home.
Manna from Devon
Fir Mount House, Higher Contour Road, Kingswear, Devon TQ6 0DE
The school runs seven different bread making courses, including a class suitable for beginners and classes covering sourdough bread making, Italian breads, flatbreads and pizzas.
291 North Street, Bristol BS3 1JU
The bakery runs one day bread making courses which cover the techniques needed to make English and continental breads.
Ottavia in Cucina
3-4 Old Jockey Cottages, Box, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 8DL
You can’t help love Ottavia’s enthusiasm for bread. Originally from Italy, and her culinary influences are clear in her bread making classes. She teaches a range of workshops covering yeasted and sourdough bread making.
PANARY, c/o Cann Mills, Cann, Shaftesbury SP7 0BL
Artisan baker Paul Merry runs 1, 2 and 3 day courses for bakers of all abilities. There is also a residential bread baking course in Provence.
Alma Road, Clifton, Bristol
Learn the basics in a bread making class at Papadeli, or how to make more unusual breads, including sweet potato bread and rosemary focaccia, on the Dough! Get good at breads course.
Court Farm, Philleigh, Truro, Cornwall TR2 5NB
Offering a range of cooking courses, the school runs a beginners bread making class and class focusing on French and American breads.
Red Dog Bakery School
Edell, Broad Street, Black Torrington, Devon EX21 5PT
The bakery school runs bread making classes for beginners. Once you’ve mastered the basics, there are also classes in sourdough, French and Italian breads or half day workshops teaching how to make baguettes, brioche and croissants.
Trinity Hill Road, Axminster EX13 8TB
Introductory and advanced bread making classes, including gluten free breads. You can also learn how to make bread and build a clay oven to bake it in on the Build and Bake course.
Long Newnton, Tetbury, Gloucestershire GL8 8RO
Shipton Mill is well known for its flours and bread making equipment, and runs baking courses too. They offer both basic and advanced bread making courses along with classes in Italian bread baking and gluten free baking.
Streamcombe Cookery School
Streamcombe Farm, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9SA
The school offers two bread making courses, one suitable for complete beginners, and a second that builds on some previous experience.
The Artisan Bakery School
Old Home Cottage, Sparkwell, Devon PL7 5DQ
Artisan bread making classes for both beginners and more experienced bakers. Bakers Dragan and Penny also offer mobile bread baking workshops and will travel to homes, schools and clubs to teach their classes.
The Bertinet Kitchen
12 St Andrew’s Terrace, Bath BA1 2QR
I love Richard. He’s brilliantly knowledgable and The Bertinet Kitchen cookery school offers a huge range of cooking classes, including bread making courses. There are classes for beginners, while others focus on techniques for baking French and Italian breads. Richard Bertinet’s bread making books are also available through the cookery school.
The Forest Bakehouse
Unit 9b Longhope Industrial Estate, Church Road, Longhope GL17 0LB
The bakehouse offers a one day introduction to sourdough bread baking course.
The Gift of Bread
A non profit organisation in Somerset running sourdough bread classes up to three times a week. All classes are derived from word of mouth recommendations. Featuring bread made with sprouted wholegrain stoneground flour with a four day fermentation as standard.
178 High Street, Honiton, Devon EX14 1LA
I love this gastro pub. It is where I pop in for lunch when I visit Patrick at Bakerybits. You can expect a delicious lunch and to learn the basic techniques needed to make great bread every time, and make a range of loaves on this one day bread making course.
The Norwegian Bakery
Watcombe Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH6 3LU
Anne-Marit runs an artisan bakery from her home in Bournemouth and offers bread baking courses for beginners and more experienced bakers. She can also run tailor-made classes for groups and families.
The Old Kennels
Stentwood, Dunkeswell, Devon EX14 4RW
Penny Williams and Dragan Matijevic from The Artisan Bakery School teach the bread making courses at The Old Kennels. Classes offered include Artisan Bread Baking, Gluten Free Gourmet Breads and Artisan Party Breads.
The Olive Tree Bed & Breakfast
Maders, Callington PL17 7LL
Bread making courses for residents and non-residents covering a range of yeasted and soda breads.
The Thoughtful Bread Company
19 Barton Street, Bath BA1 1HG
Duncan Glendinning, founder of The Throughtful Bread Company and co-author of Bread Revolution, teaches an Introduction to Bread Making and a sourdough bread making class.
Rose Cottage, Tracebridge, Wellington, Somerset TA21 0HG
The bakery runs sourdough bread baking classes as well as courses on seasonal, sweet and Italian breads.
Vale House Kitchen
Loves Hill, Timsbury, Bath BA2 0EU
Vaughan’s Kitchen & Cookery School
8 White Horse Business Centre, Hopton Industrial Estate, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 2HJ
The cookery school offers basic and artisan bread making classes, as well as gluten free and bespoke courses.
Bread At Home
Woodwinds, Wyre Hill, Bewdley DY12 2UE
Janice Bell runs a basic bread making course for beginners and offers further workshops which build on the essential skills.
135 Corve Street, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 2PG
Clock Tower Tea Room & Cookery School
The Clocktower, Hartshill Wharf, Atherstone Road, Hartshill CV10 0TB
The Clock Tower Cookery School runs classes in bread baking, cake decorating and seasonal courses. The bread making classes cover artisan and Italian breads.
Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire
07917 357 134
Angela runs bread making courses from two venues in Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Coalvile. She teaches classes suitable for beginners, alongside courses focusing on Italian breads and sweetened doughs.
Eckington Manor Cookery School
Eckington Manor Cookery School, Manor Road, Eckington, Worcestershire WR10 3BH
The cookery school runs a wide range of courses, including a one day Introduction to Bread Making course. Accommodation is available if you are travelling a long distance to attend a course.
Hindleys Bakery, 10 Tamworth Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6JJ
Duncan Hindley teaches three hour bread making classes – an introductory class that is suitable for beginners, and an artisan bread class for those who already have basic skills.
1421 Pershore Road, Stirchley, Birmingham B30 2JL
A community bakery and cookery school running introductory and sourdough bread making classes.
Mazor Cooking Courses
85 London Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 5AG
David Mazor runs baking classes at the London Road Bakehouse . His one day bread making course covers the basics and will have you making flatbread, focaccia, white and wholemeal loaves.
Llanveynoe, Hereford, Herefordshire
Bread baking workshops for children and adults,
Orchard Oak, Woolhope, Herefordshire HR1 4RJ
A family-run business offering bread making courses. The bread is baked in the Aga in their farmhouse kitchen.
52 Mellish Road, Walsall WS4 2EB
Bread making classes at Slow Loaf usually run on a Sunday, but can be arranged for any day of the week. They run a Basic Bread course for beginners, along with Italian, sourdough and sweet dough classes.
The Revel Bakery
Malt Kiln Farm Shop, 2 Main Street, Stretton Under Fosse, Warwickshire CV23 0PE
The artisan bakery runs one day bread making courses for those with little or no baking experience.
Veg Patch Kitchen
Marnwood Cottage, Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, Shropshire TF8 7BJ
Kath teaches bread making courses at different locations in Shropshire. There are both full day and evening classes on offer.
Wychelm Bread School
40 Driffold, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B73 6HT
Wychelm Bread School has a range of bread making courses for all abilities, from the Just Bread class aimed at beginners and improvers, to sourdough and enriched doughs for bakers with some experience.
Yorkshire and Humberside
Ashburton Cookery School
Halifax Campus, Dean Clough Mills, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 5AX
The one day bread making course teaches the skills you need to make bread at home. Recipes taught during the class can include soda bread, sourdough, spelt bread and focaccia. The same course is also taught at the Ashburton Campus in Devon.
Bettys Cookery School
Hookstone Park, Hookstone Chase, Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG2 7LD
The cookery school offers a range of bread making courses from those suitable for beginners to advanced and artisan classes.
302 Abbeydale Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S7 1FL
Baker and owner of The Forge Bakehouse, Martha runs bread making classes covering an Introduction to Bread Making, Introduction to Sourdough and French Baking.
Harmony House Cookery School
The Green, Stillingfleet, York, North Yorkshire YO19 6SH
Hilary Finney runs a small cookery school offering a range of cooking classes. Simply Bread is a bread making course suitable for beginners that focuses on the basic techniques needed to get started in bread baking.
The Village, Haxby, York YO323SA
An artisan bakery and delicatessen that runs full day bread baking classes. Gift hampers are available which contain a bread course voucher, selected flours, a banneton and other essential bread making equipment.
Leeds Bread Co-Op
Penraevon Street, Penraevon Industrial Estate, Leeds LS7 2AW
0113 262 5155
Leeds Bread Co-Op is a social enterprise set up to make real bread more widely available. The bread baking classes teach hands-on skills and are suitable for all abilities.
15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
0114 275 7727
A one day bread making class that combines tasting, demonstrations and hands-on baking,
Unit 10A, Topland Country Business Park, Cragg Road, Mytholmroyd, West Yorkshire HX7 5RU
The Bakehouse runs two bread making courses – a half day basic bread making class and a full day sourdough class.
The Handmade Bakery
Unit 6 Upper Mills, Canal Side, Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire HD7 5HA
Learn the basics of artisan bread making, how to bake with wild yeast or how to make Italian breads on The Handmade Bakery’s bread making courses. They also offer an artisan patisserie course.
York Cookery School
York Eco Business Centre, Amy Johnson Way, Clifton Moor, York YO30 4AG
The school offers a bread making masterclass and a continental and sourdough workshop.
Alix Gardner’s Cookery School
71 Waterloo Road, Dublin 4
01 668 1553
Alix runs a range of evening cooking classes. Students can choose to learn bread making on her baking courses, as well as pastries and cakes.
The Octagon, Westport, Co. Mayo
087 113 1009
An award winning pastry chef, Becky runs baking and bread making courses for beginners and more confident bakers.
19 South William Street, Dublin 2
The cookery school runs an artisan bread making workshop and a one day sourdough bread baking course.
Firehouse Bakery & Bread School
Heir Island, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, Ireland
+353 85 1561984
The Bread School’s bread making classes are tailored as far as possible to the interests and abilities of each group. You will learn to bake a whole range of different breads on the one day course.
My Strandhill Bakery
Top Road, The Dunes Tavern, Strandhill, Co. Sligo
087 321 9575
Beginners bread baking courses are run at the bakery.
The Eco-Village, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary E53 RV06
087 994 6768
One of my favourite people to chat to on Twitter .. award winning baker, Joe Fitzmaurice, teaches a range of bread baking courses using the bakery’s wood fired oven.
Bramblestown, Gowran, Co. Kilkenny
A family-run bakery offering regular baking courses which include bread baking classes.
The Baking Academy of Ireland
Palmerstown Village, Dublin 20
The baking school offers one day bread baking workshops for beginners, and Baking with Sourdough course.
The Bread Island
Carrowmore, Croghan, Boyle
085 109 8395
The Bread Island is a sourdough bakery that runs bread baking courses for beginners on Saturdays in January and February.
The French Baking School
Blackrock Co. Dublin
The baking school runs a one day bread making course, along with patisserie and a macarons classes.
Blair Atholl Watermill
Blair Atholl Watermill, Ford Road, Blair Atholl PH18 5SH
Featured on Britain’s Best Bakery in 2014, the bakery at Blair Atholl Watermill runs basic, intermediate and sourdough bread making courses. The courses teach traditional techniques and use a variety of flours, including the mill’s own stoneground flour.
Bread in Fife
Madelvic House, Granton Park Avenue, Edinburgh EH5 1HS
Learn the basics on an Essential Breads bread making course, or extend your bread making repertoire with a Sourdough Breads or Gluten Free Baking class. Classes are run on Wednesdays and Saturdays, with a maximum of four students. The Bread in Fife website also includes a really useful list of books for aspiring bakers.
Macbiehill Farmhouse, Lamancha, West Linton EH46 7AZ
With classes run by the co-founder of the Real Bread Campaign, Bread Matters runs bread making courses. Andrew Whitely has over 25 years’ experience running his own artisan bakery, and is passionate about teaching bread making.
11-12 Seafield Road East, Portobello, Edinburgh EH15 1EB
Set up to provide great, organic bread to the local community in Edinburgh, the Breadshare bakery is based in Portobello. They hold monthly events, including sourdough workshops and one day sourdough bread making courses.
Bute Bread School
17 Ardmory Road, Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20 0PG
Bute Bread School’s bread making course covers both sourdough and yeasted breads, as well as soda bread and pizza making. The school is attached to Munro’s bed and breakfast, and offers a discount on the course fee for B&B guests.
Courses for Cooks
The Gables, Old Perth Road, Cowdenbeath, Fife KY4 9PS
The cookery school, based in Fife, offers both full and half-day bread making courses (in addition to a wide range of other cooking classes).
Riverside Cottage Café, Cambus O’May, Ballater AB35 5SD
The bakery runs a one day bread making course, led by Doug Cookson. The class covers both savoury and sweet breads.
820 Garscube Road, Glasgow G20 7ET
Andrew Wilson runs his sourdough bakery in Glasgow and offers full day bread making classes. He can also do classes for individuals or small groups at home or at work.
Edinburgh New Town Cookery School
7 Queen Street, Edinburgh EH2 1JE
0131 226 4314
Based in the heart of the city, the cookery school offers a wide range of courses. There are dedicated bread making courses, and more general baking courses that include some bread making. The classes are run in a professional but informal atmosphere and include a demonstration of the day’s recipes before you get some hands-on bread making experience.
The Old Church, Glasgow Road, Muirkirk, Ayrshire KA18 3RN
Lesley runs her bread making courses from a converted church in south west Scotland. She has a range of classes, including gluten free and sourdough bread baking, as well as cake baking courses. If you are travelling a long distance to attend one of Lesley’s courses there’s the option of her ‘Stay and Bake’ package, offering bed and breakfast accommodation and a course of your choice.
Let’s Cook Scotland
Netherfield, Abernethy. Perthshire PH2 9LL
After working as a private chef for some years, Sarah Mellersh returned to Scotland to set up a cookery school. The school offers a range of cooking classes, including one day bread baking courses that cover basic bread making, and enriched and speciality breads.
61 Kinnaird Drive, Stenhousemuir, Larbert FK5 4JN
Mak’Bread is run by Marianne, and ex-teacher and bread baking enthusiast. She offers friendly, informal tuition, small class sizes (a maximum of two people) and aims to send you away feeling confident about baking your own bread at home. Classes cover basic breads – white, wholemeal and rolls, or French breads. Bookings for bread making courses can be made through the Mak’Bread website.
Wilmar, Carrbost, Isle of Skye IV47 8SR
Marcella runs one and a half day sourdough classes from her lochside bed and breakfast on Skye. She teaches the essential techniques for making great sourdough at home in small classes. At the moment the courses are run by arrangement and take place in her kitchen, but Marcella has plans to build a bakehouse with a wood fired oven.
The Cook School Scotland
7 Moorfield Park, Kilmarnock KA2 0FE
Among the wide range of classes offered by The Cook School, there is a Bread and Baking Day. This one day bread course teaches introductory level skills, and includes a mixture of demonstrations and hands on baking. The school also runs One on One Classes which can be tailored to your cooking interests.
Orchard House, Pentre Lane, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire NP7 7HE
Rachael Watson runs bread making classes from her home in South Wales. She offers a range of courses from Beautiful Bread for Beginners to Breads of the Middle East, and Cider and Sourdough.
Bill King Artisan Baker
200 Oaksford, Cwmbran, Gwent NP44 6UP
Bill King runs a micro bakery and offers bread baking classes from his home. Classes are small, and designed to ensure that everyone can learn to bake their own bread.
Humble By Nature
Penallt, nr Monmouth NP25 4RP
Bread making courses at Kate Humble’s farm are run by Sam Wells from Hobbs House Bakery. He teaches classes suitable for beginners and those looking to improve their bread making techniques.
The bakehouse runs a bread making course using natural yeasts, and another class on how to bake in a wood fired oven.
Talgarth Mill & The Bakers’ Table
The Mill House, The Square, Talgarth, Powys LD3 0BW
The cafe bakery runs bread making classes suitable for beginners, or you can opt of a Millers Experience Day, learning how to mill the grain in the morning and bake bread in the afternoon.
The Partisan Baker Courses & Consultancy
Bethesdabakers, 20 Ffrydlas Road, Bethesda, Gwynedd LL57 3BL
Baker Mick Hartley offers bread making classes focusing on sourdough, along with a two day course for anyone wanting to set up their own micro bakery.
Wild Yeast Bakery
Online artisan and sourdough bread making courses taught by video – perfect for those who want to learn to bake bread but don’t have time to attend a class.