Cookery School team

Tom Herbert

Tom is a fifth generation baker with hot bread in his genes and a mission to share handmade bread with the nation. Tom, like his grandfather before him, believes that anyone can bake, and has loved teaching baking to hundreds of people since 2002. Tom is the baking half of the Fabulous Baker Brothers, and runs our main bakery in Chipping Sodbury. His expert knowledge, passion for bread and baking puns making him an expert teacher.

Henry Herbert

As a graduate from Westminster Catering College, fifth generation baker, fully-fledged butcher, and the other half of the Fabulous Baker Brothers, Henry is perfectly positioned to share his knowledge of all things meaty with you. Henry is giving British butchers a shake up, waking us up to modern tastes, and reviving the pride this country once had in meat. Henry was an early adopter of nose to tail butchery, continues to use these skills here in Chipping Sodbury and is eager to pass his expertise on. Henry’s courses

Jane Grafton

The newest member of the team, a baking extraordinaire, Jane runs all of our Kids courses and brings her background in high end catering and expertise as a chef to the school.

Trevor Herbert

Nobody could be more qualified to teach at the Hobbs House Cookery School than our managing director Trevor Herbert. If baking could be said to be in the blood, scraping sponge tins at the age of six laid the foundation for a lifetime of bread-baking passion. A few years on, Trevor is prepared to share his deep founded knowledge and experience with a new generation of bakers.

Sam Wells

Sam is bringing his skills back to the home where he learnt them. Sam was the first baker at Hobbs House Bakery having survived his early days baking with strong tea and Bruce Springsteen. Sam is now having his turn at sharing those years of hard work with eager bakers; the strong tea and Bruce Springsteen are optional.

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Delivery & Returns


We use Priority Express as our main courier service. For smaller and our through the letterbox range, we use Royal Mail. Our aim is for you to receive your items as safely and securely as possible and we use Priority Express to help us with this.

The couriers deliver anytime between 8.00am and 6.00pm on your chosen delivery date although are generally delivered before 4.00pm. If you supply an email address, you will be able to live track your package via Priority Express' updates. Wednesdays and Fridays as our designated delivery days.

Orders can only be taken up to noon on Monday for Wednesday delivery and noon on Wednesday for Friday delivery, just in time for the weekend.

Delivery is an overnight service, however anything outside of Mainland Scotland will take an additional 1-2 days and may incur an additional charge - for more details please contact us before placing your order. We class Monday - Friday as working days. Saturdays and Sundays are not included in this calculation. 

Please note that we do not supply outside of Mainland UK. 


We will accept any cancelled orders (excluding courses/vouchers) or changes to delivery date if notified by 10.00am the day before delivery is due. Please contact our Sales Team on 01454 321629 or by email to discuss anything with your order.


We want you to feel totally happy with your goods, so if you have any concerns or queries please get in touch with us. We are happy to replace items broken during transit or if the item does not meet your expectation. We must be notified within 14 days of arrival.