Farmhouse fruit cake, delicious with cheese!
Fresh from the oven Breads
Steak & Ale hot-pot with dumplings
Treacle tart
Victoria Sandwich
Spag Bol feeds a family of 4 for less than £1 per person
Can't Cook? Take a Look!

New for Winter 2017/18

Spend a relaxing weekend in the Forest of Dean and learn to cook in good company.
By the time you go home you'll have made your own breakfast bread rolls in the traditional way, prepared and enjoyed a dinner and pudding for 2 and have a cake or box of Welshcakes to take home with you, just the thing to Wow! your friends and family!

No pressure - the itinary leaves you plenty of time to explore this beautiful area, take in the stunning Forest and Severn scenery and visit local landmarks and come home to a delicious slow-cooked meal in the Aga.
Mary's Method makes Cooking Fun!

Simply choose your menu, turn up feeling hungry, leave feeling full and wanting more... and with the confidence to carry on cooking when you get home. It's cheaper, healthier and better to bake it yourself, and we'll show you how from scratch with our "field to fork" easy to follow recipies, common-sense techniques and good old fashioned cook's "wrinkles".

All ingredients and tuition are included in the price.
Choose your menu & get in touch!
(1 soup, 1 main meal, 1 pudding & 1 cake from the menu below; all meals serve 2 hungry people)

Friday: Arrival 3.30pm - 5.30pm to start baking by 6pm.
Souper supper and Bread Rolls; you'll make the soup of your choice and enough bread rolls for supper and breakfast in the morning... Or
Pizza - you'll make the base, tomato & cheese, and choose your own topping - veg, tuna, meat...

Saturday: 9am-10.30am prepare your evening meal leaving meat to slow-cook in the Aga.
6pm - 7pm Finish and serve your meal.

Sunday: 9am - 10am Welshcakes or a cake to take home.
Departure by 3.30pm

Choose from...
Soups - Creamy tomato; leek & potato; French onion; celeriac; pea & ham
OR Pizza - choose your own topping

Main meals - Cottage Pie; Spaghetti Bolognaise; Chillie con carne; Steak & Ale hot-pot with dumplings; Roast Chicken dinner

Puddings - Apple/fruit crumble & custard; Apple & mincemeat pudding; Ginger lemon meringue; Real Rice Pudding; Treacle Tart

Cakes - Victoria sandwich; Farmhouse fruit cake; Chocolate Brownies; Welshcakes

Price includes all ingredients, 1-to-1 tuition, electric (heating, cooking etc), accommodation, linen, towels, bedding, WiFi, parking, and no charge for 1 dog!

                              £290 for 2
There's nothing more to pay - you get 2 nights, 2 breakfasts (croissants & cereal), 2 dinners and a cake to take home with you, and remember, 1 dog stays FREE!

              Dread cooking Christmas Dinner?

Book a Christmas Dinner Special cooking break to make the season truly Merry! Go home with Parmesan Parsnips, Parsley Carrots, Fresh sprouts, Chestnut Stuffing, Mince Pies, Pigs in Blankets ready for your freezer, and a home-made Christmas Pudding for your store-cupboard, all ready for the Big Day!

                                       £299 for 2
You get 2 nights accommodation, 2 breakfasts, 2 suppers, 1-1 tuition & all ingredients provided. Bring a cool-box & fill your freezer with home-made goodies for the Festive Season.