• 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.

      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.

      If you have any queries please refer to our FAQ.

    • Venue

      Hobbs House Bakery
      Phone: 01454 317525

      39 High Street
      Chipping Sodbury
      Bristol BS37 6BA
      United Kingdom

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      Jane Grafton

    • 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 317525