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April 2019

Fly Fishing Course

The Fly Fishing Experience – 2 day course

The first day of this 2-day experience starts with a briefing at Vale House Kitchen before renowned fly fishing instructor Neil Keep takes you out to our local lakes. There you will work with him to learn all the skills and tricks to master this most elegant sport. The day ends with a fishing session, when hopefully you’ll land a fair few for the table! Lunch is included. Skills About the tackle, what it does and how to set it…

Course dates: 27th April 2019 - 28th April 2019

Price per person: £350

2 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Fish Cookery Day

Our one day fish cookery course starts with a brief introduction and talk on freshness, quality and how to buy the best fish. You’ll then get cooking, with a series of demonstration-led cookery lessons to give you the skills you need not only to prepare, but cook this wonderful food. Fish is one of the most exciting, challenging and delicious foods to cook with, but it’s also the easiest to get wrong. With that in mind, this course is designed…

Course date: 28th April 2019

Price per person: £195

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


May 2019


Simulated Game Day

Our Simulated Game Day is hosted at the award winning Shellard Shoot in the village of Wellow just 15 minutes drive from Vale House Kitchen. Shellards Shoot is an award winning game shoot which focusses on both conservation and providing excellent sport during the game season. The drives used on the simulated days are the same drives used during the season which makes it as realistic as possible, resulting in testing clays throughout each drive. The estate has a valley…

Course date: 11th May 2019

Price per person: £195

One Day - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

Bread Making Course

Introduction to Bread Making Course

This all day session will give you practical experience in baking a range of British and Continental breads from scratch. You will be shown, and then practise, how to mix and knead soft Continental dough and also tighter British doughs. We mix and knead by hand in order for participants to get the ‘feel’ of the dough as it develops. This can be tiring but very worthwhile and our course members always go home tired but smiling and with an…

Course date: 12th May 2019

Price per person: £160

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Foraging Course

Introduction to Foraging

Explore the bounty of the countryside with this fun and informative Introduction to Foraging Course. Come with us on a wild food foray in the woods, fields and hedgerows around Vale House Kitchen. On this one-day course you’ll find and prepare wild foods gaining knowledge, skills and experience from expert forager and landscape ecologist, Adrian Boots. You’ll not only learn to identify common wild foods, but also landscape features, habitats, associated trees and plants species, their relationships and seasonality with…

Course date: 16th May 2019

Price per person: £140

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

beginners cookery course

Beginners Cookery Day

Fancy getting a bit more confident in the kitchen? Our Beginners Cookery Day is the perfect course for you – complete novices absolutely welcome. Professional chef Kieran Lenihan will guide you through all the basic skills you need to start making simple, delicious meals with fabulous local and seasonal ingredients. From basic knife handling and the preparation of meat and fish, to the secrets of perfect seasoning. Kieran will also share some of his favourite recipes and his top tips…

Course date: 19th May 2019

Price per person: £150

1 day - 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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