Grains, Milling and Sourdough with Tom Herbert

  • Here at Hobbs House Bakery, we are constantly seeking to improve and develop our bread. Spend the day, with Tom, looking to produce 'The World's Healthiest Loaf!' The day will begin with the opportunity to mill different grains which will feature in the final loaf, as well as showing you how freshly milled grains can be used in your every day baking. 


    An action packed one day bread making course

    We will be baking with our 64 year old sourdough starter as well as discussing other methods of fermentation and how they can improve your gut health. 

    Freshly milled grains will be key to baking a variety of different breads.You’ll gain invaluable bread making know how, learning what you knead to know  to enable you to recreate these delicious loaves at home. Aspiring to 'The world's healthiest loaf' with our 64 year old sourdough, the day will also be filled with alternative baking methods including corn bread and the humble crispbread. All washed down with a freshly milled rye and chocolate brownie.

    As always, Tom will ensure that you go home with a wealth of knowledge as well as a bag full of delicious goodies to share with family and friends.

    Joining Instructions
    Coffee and freshly baked pastries will be served 30 minutes before the course begins. The course will start promptly at the advertised time. Lunch with a glass of wine will also be included. We provide all equipment, including aprons here at the Hobbs House Bakery Cookery School, so all you need on the day is yourselves and a passion for bread making.

  • For full terms and conditions please read ourFAQ.

  • Hobbs House Bakery
    Phone: 01454 317525

    39 High Street
    Chipping Sodbury
    Bristol BS37 6BA
    United Kingdom

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    Tom Herbert

  • Information

    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 located on the High Street in Chipping Sodbury. A little further afield, Calcot Manor is a spa hotel located about 15 minutes from the school or alternatively stay with Trevor and Polly Herbert in a secluded cottage, on the family farm, on the outskirts of the Badminton estate.

    39 High Street, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6BA

    01454 321629

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Delivery & Returns
Covid-19 Update 03.04.2020

We are still baking and our online offering is open for business. Here are our delivery times:

Delivery Day Cut Off Time
Orders for Tuesday delivery Thursday 12pm midday
Orders for Wednesday delivery Friday at 12pm midday
Orders for Thursday delivery Sunday at 12pm midday
Orders for Friday delivery Wednesday at 8am

Thank you for supporting our business and we hope you're all staying safe!

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