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Vale House Kitchen Opening Summer 2013



  • Meet the Experts: Neil Keep

    Neil KeepNeil is Vale House Kitchen’s resident fly-fishing expert – and with more than forty years’ experience, he’s certainly the man for the job. He started fly-fishing at the age of 7, and by 15 was being coached by world-renowned caster Simon Gawesworth, before going on ...

  • Fly Fishing with Neil Keep

    Fly Fishing with Neil Keep at Vale House KitchenWe’re delighted to offer fly fishing as one of our field courses – it’s the perfect activity for the foodie who loves being out in the fresh air and really getting involved in where their food comes from. ...

  • Meet the Experts: Kieran Lenihan

    Vale House Kitchen Tutor Kieran LenihanA professional chef with a long and distinguished career working with the likes of Michael Caines and Marco Pierre White, Kieran leads some of Vale House’s most popular courses in chef skills and seasonal cookery. We’re also very excited to introduce ...


About usVale House Kitchen is a bespoke country skills and cookery school situated in the village of Timsbury 8 miles southwest of Bath. We will be offering all the traditional courses you would expect from a cookery school but will have the added dimension of teaching skills such as fishing, shooting, foraging and butchery.




Take a look at our new recipe section for some inspiration.





“Thank you so much for a brilliant day, i will definitely recommend the cookery school to my friends”
Jenny Rudge, after autumnal jam course

“Loved the course, great to be able to take recipes home, wonderful people, beautiful kitchen space, very inspiring to see such an integrated approach to food. Love it!”
Pip, student on jam course

“Our hosts were welcoming, cheerful and enthusiastic setting up a very pleasant ambience in a delightful setting”
Anon, Seasonal cookery course

“An authoritative and enthusiastic introduction to edible wild plants. Todays forage met and exceeded my expectations. A happy memory of good company and good food, I’m going to try some new recipes”.
Roland Lee – Teacher