• Make the Most of your Sourdough With Henry Herbert

    • We know lots of you have been baking the last few months, with this in mind we have been developing a series of sourdough courses perfect for all levels. Whether you are new to baking , have some experience, or would consider yourself an old hand. Whatever stage you are at, a shared experience, with like minded people, what better way to spend the day?

      Hobbs House Bakery was established in the Cotswolds in the 1920’s and we are a true family business with five generations of baking experience we are happy to share with you.

      "Excellently delivered, very engaging and knowledgeable. The food supplied for breakfast and lunch was fantastic!"

      This course is aimed at those of you who have some experience in sourdough baking and are looking at moving their baking to the next level. Henry, known for his energy and enthusiasm, would love to share his No Knead sourdough method as well as ways to bake with any discard you may have; no waste here! A lunch of Henry’s curry recipe mopped up with sourdough naan; throw in some sourdough muffins and doughnuts to make it a course most definitely not to be missed.

      Take home a bag of goodies as well as a whole host of hints and tips to help you continue on your sourdough journey.

      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 our FAQ.


    • Venue

      Hobbs House Bakery
      Phone: 01454 317525

      39 High Street
      Chipping Sodbury
      Bristol BS37 6BA
      United Kingdom

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      Henry 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 317525