Outdoor classes

This year more than ever, we're all craving a bit of the outdoors, so we've taken note and are bringing you some fantastic new outdoor classes this year from our team and the incredible Manna from Devon Wood Fired Cookery School. Take a look at our wonderful interactive classes which get you out of the kitchen, over the takeaways and enjoy delicious dining in the fresh air!

Exclusive members - don't forget you get 10% off, you can enjoy your exclusive rate when booking by email.

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Woodfire cooking - Manna from Devon at Lainston

Join David Jones from the renowned Manna from Devon Cookery School for a hands on introduction to the versatility of woodfired ovens. 

Start the day arrive for refreshments in the kitchen garden (subject to weather of course!)and introduction to woodfired oven cooking. Then it is time to really immerse yourself where you will get involved in preparing and cooking everything from pizza, fish, learning the art of roasting, grilling and baking! Who knew woodfired oven cooking could be so versatile and more importantly so flavoursome?! 

Refreshments will be included throughout the day. You will get the chance to savour your creations during the morning and afternoon and as well as some "show and tell" with your baked breads and cakes. All classes include detailed notes and recipes as well as links to learning, videos and links to suppliers and a keep sake Season cookery school apron.

9am - 4pm
Friday 14th August

Friday 21st August
Friday 28th August
£195 per person

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Posh Barbeque

We know you've had a few months of lockdown practice but, question is have you perfected your barbeque skills so you're the envy of the family? Impress your guests with mouth watering recipes which are easy to remember and follow (don’t worry, we will give you a copy of the recipe card in case you do forget!) There is no test at the end, we promise!

Learn how to cure, smoke, braised pulled pork, one of our favourites - sticky ribs and double pork sirloin chop with Dr Pepper sauce. All topped off with the best garden chilli coleslaw and dirty wedges. Now who can resist that?  

Class includes refreshments throughout the afternoon, garden BBQ to savour your creations and our classic fresh mint mojito all in the heart of the kitchen garden.

2pm - 6pm 
Sunday 16th August
£125 per person

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Parent and child - Iron pots camp fire cooking

Join us at our "Kitchen Camp Fire" to learn the perfect meatball dish. Parents, you will take the back seat (hurrah we hear you say!) whilst the little chefs learn how to make the full dish from scratch, around the campfire. Fun will be the main dish of the day and the "big" chef will guarantee an interactive learning experience too! Your little'ons will easily transfer their new found skills back to the kitchen at home, so you can get a night off every so often.

Italian "beefy" meatballs, rich garden tomato and basil sauce, fresh Orecchiette pasta and grilled flat bread is the menu of the day.

Class includes refreshments throughout the afternoon. Family dinner served in the kitchen garden with your newly found cooking buddies topped off with a Lainston Garden Mocktail for the thirsty workers and something a little stronger for the chief tasters (that's you parents!).


2pm - 6pm
Thursday 20th August
Thursday 27th August
Monday 31st August
£125 for one adult and one child

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Firepit lamb cookery

Whilst autumn and winter is the perfect time for a roast dinner there is such a thing as "the perfect Summer roast" too. Swap out your oven and add some flames to your lamb! Our Chefs will teach you the perfect way to create your summer roast dinner alternative all from the heart of our kitchen garden.

Menu will include Garlic and rosemary studded leg of lamb slow roasting over the smoke & flames, Green vegetables panache, thyme butter Garden Mint sauce, Lyonnaise baby potatoes

Class includes refreshments throughout the afternoon. Roast dinner in the heart of the kitchen garden with your fellow "roasters" and our very own Lainston Elderflower Collins.


2pm - 6pm

Sunday 23rd August 
£245 per couple

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Indian cooking

Friday night fakeaway just went alfresco! Join us this August and learn the art of cooking authentic Indian dishes, as well as some British favourites on the barbeque, situated in the heart of the kitchen garden.

Class includes refreshments throughout the afternoon. Friday night curry night in the heart of the kitchen garden with your fellow "chef'" and a bottle of Indian beer or soft drink.

2pm - 6pm

Sunday 30th August 
£125 per person

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