Italian Breads


Italian bread conjures up thoughts of summer, whether it's to be eaten whilst on a picnic by the river or at home in the garden accompanying a chilled glass of wine, cured meats and some delicious olives.

This intermediate bread making course is perfect for those looking to add to  their baking repertoire, whether you have been on our Beginner Bread Making course or have some alternative experience to date.

We aim to give a whistle stop tour of Italy, selecting a few of our most favourite breads and sharing them with you.

The emphasis of the day will be on getting to grips with wetter doughs that can be tricky to handle there will be plenty of opportunity for shaping a variety of doughs to help build confidence. Think delicious, pillowy ciabatta that's as light as a feather and the perfect Sicilian semolina bread which would adorn any lunch table, as well as focaccia and olive bread. We will be  using a range of Italian style flours as well as introducing an Italian pre- ferment or 'biga'.

You’ll take home a bag of your freshly baked bread to share with family and friends as well as a wealth of knowledge to help you continue on your journey of discovery.

Coffee and pastries to start as well as a traditional Neapolitan style pizza for lunch with a glass of wine are included.

If you have baked lots before, our whole day in depth bread making course also at our Cookery School in Chipping Sodbury may be better for you.

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 our FAQ.


Hobbs House Bakery
Phone: 01454 317525

39 High Street
Chipping Sodbury
Bristol BS37 6BA
United Kingdom

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Sandra Benet


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 and the Cross Hands Hotel is a 5 minute drive.

39 High Street, Chipping Sodbury, BS37 6BA

01454 321629