Bread Making with Tom Herbert


Baking is simple, all you need is flour, water, salt and passion. Come on our bread making course to find out more.
To make those simple ingredients into something you’re happy to put on your family’s table is an art that takes a lifetime to perfect. Take a Hobbs House bread-making class to fast-forward your skills and make that loaf something you can be proud to share.

A fantastic, one day bread making course

With a one-day bread making master class you can get into the details of crust and crumb, experiencing a raft of techniques learnt in the bakery, made ready for home life. You’ll gain invaluable bread baking knowhow, learning what you knead to know, covering a variety of breads including slowly risen sourdoughs, seasonal specialities and instantaneous flat breads.

Roll your sleeves up, it’s going to get floury.

“A brilliant class that offers the novice a great base for beginning their bread making journey” Sarah Kent

"I’d 100% recommend Tom’s masterclass (they have plenty of other classes too, if bread isn’t your thing). Hobbs provides a day full of foodie fun, smothers you with confidence, and inspires you to go home and perfect what you’ve learnt – along with a beefy bag of hand crafted goodies."Lucienne Simpson

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Hobbs House Bakery
Phone: 01454 317525

39 High Street
Chipping Sodbury
Bristol BS37 6BA
United Kingdom

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Tom Herbert


Our School is located in the heart of Chipping Sodbury above the original Hobbs House Bakery and Butchery on the High Street.

School parking

There is free parking on the opposite side of the road from the Hobbs House Cookery School, places are limited or pay on the School side (max 2hrs stay).Alternatively there is a free 24hr Car park round the back of the school situated on Barnhill Road via Wickwar Road. Follow signs towards Waitrose and the car park can be found on the left hand side. The high street is a 2 minute walk through the link road.

Transport and taxis

The nearest train stations to Hobbs House School are Yate which is 1.7 miles and Bristol Parkway which is 6.6 miles. Chipping Sodbury Taxis are always at hand, 07891 190984.

Dietary requirements & food allergies

Please inform us in advance of any food allergies or dietary requirements so where possible, we can do our best to adapt any refreshments provided to your individual needs.

Access requirements

Our School classrooms are on the first and second floor – accessed by stairs only. If mobility is likely to be a problem, please let us know. We will also do our best to accommodate any physical impairments or learning difficulties – please contact us to discuss.


Should you be travelling from afar, the local area has a great selection of beautiful hotels and guest
houses to rest your weary head. We would recommend the Moda House Hotel or The Rounceval
House Hotel located on the High Street in Chipping Sodbury. Outside of Chipping Sodbury Calcot
Manor is a spa hotel located about 15 minutes from the school and the Cross Hands Hotel is a 5
minute drive from the cookery school.

39 High Street, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6BA

01454 321629