Cooking Classes & Experiences

Comfort food and cake: fabulous cookery classes in a beautiful Cotswolds’ home



“Whisks at the ready; you’re about to cook up a feast thanks to these wonderfully down-to-earth Cotswolds’ cooking classes – run by passionate home cook, Annabel. Spend a day or half a day bonding with your friends, hens or loved ones over a mixing bowl, learning smart cooking techniques that’ll stay with you for a lifetime.” 

The Old Bakehouse is a Cotswolds’ cookery school with a delicious difference. You learn how to cook simple mouth-watering dishes in a beautiful family home, with cups of tea and cake at the ready, and the warmth of the teacher and homeowner, Annabel, to guide you.

Forget the impersonal surroundings of an home economics-style classroom. Here, you’re welcomed into the kitchen, the heart of the home, where you can relax and have fun whilst discovering cooking skills you never knew you had.

Every class is run by Annabel, a passionate home cook and baker with over 20 years’ culinary experience under her apron. She’s eager to help you overcome any cooking fears you may have so you can create nutritious recipes that you can hand down from generation to generation.

The Old Bakehouse Cookery Classes in the Cotswolds

Whether you’re a completely novice or just keen to learn something new, Annabel gets to know your goals and background before sculpting a class that’ll tickle your tastebuds. Each class is a perfect blend of demonstration and ‘roll your sleeves up’ hands-on cooking, so prepare to get your fingers sticky.

Then, once you’ve sliced, diced and chopped your way to cooking perfection, you can enjoy your dishes either indoors or al fresco, in Annabel’s gorgeous Cotswolds’ garden.

Choose from themed classes (such as Uni Essentials, A Taste of Italy, and Comfort Food), or cookery experience days (including Friends Reunited, Tipsy Afternoon Tea, Just for Mum, or Girly Get Together). All cookery classes come with a booklet for you to take home, containing the recipes cooked, helpful advice and top tips. And there are discounts for group bookings – so if you’re a hen party looking for a bite of something fun, this is ideal for you.

The Old Bakehouse Cookery Classes in the Cotswolds - group cooking

The Essentials

  • Classes take place in Annabel’s beautiful Cotswolds’ home, near Cirencester
  • Friendly, experienced tuition from a passionate home cook
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and cakes to keep your experience fuelled
  • Comprehensive recipe booklet and certificate to take home
  • Perfect for solo cooks, couples, families, and friends (max class size 10)
  • Plenty of parking on-site
  • Group booking discounts and gift vouchers available


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Tipsy Hen Party Cooking

From £50pp

A full day of hen fun with up to 8 of your BFFs mixing cooking with cocktail making. Expect bubbles and lots of giggles.

The Old Bakehouse cooking lesson

Uni Cooking Essentials


Essential healthy recipes made easy for anyone heading off to university. Learn cooking skills, simple recipe planning and smart budgeting.

The Old Bakehouse Cookery Classes in the Cotswolds - father and daughter bonding

Dyno Dad & Son Bonding

£60 per adult (free for one child)

Perfect for the men of the household, this half day experience will have you both cooking up a storm in no time.

The Old Bakehouse cooking lesson

Friends Reunited

From £60pp

A special day celebrating a special friendship, including bubbles, a cocktail and a delicious main and dessert.

From £60 PP

The Old Bakehouse
Ampney St Peter,

(01285) 850973

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