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Afternoon Tea Baking & English Wine Experience 25/06/22 - SOLD OUT

Saturday 25th June
A quintessential British tradition, at this class you’ll learn how to make the perfect Afternoon Tea and discover the best of English wine.

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Tour Departure Details25/06/22 - We leave Tivoli Wines at 1:00pm.
Tour Arrival Details25/06/22 - We aim to return by 7:00pm.
Summary of Tour

The ultimate Afternoon Tea experience at Harts Barn Cookery School. Harts talented tutor Andy Robertson, also known as Professor Pastry, will teach you how to bake and prepare a selection of delectable delights, before you have an English wine tasting with Vine & Orchard.

All our cookery experiences kick off with a glass of something sparkling, in this case English Sparkling Wine, before you adorn your aprons and get stuck into the class. Through demonstration and practical teaching, you’ll spend the afternoon making both sweet and savoury treats – cakes, pastries and petit sandwiches!

Once your Afternoon Tea is assembled and presented on Harts Barn’s vintage china, you’ll then sit down in their Apple Barn Dining Room to sample your efforts alongside a tea of your choice. Here, we will also conduct a tasting of six English wines, introducing you to some of our favourite producers and a number of award-winning wines.

Elements may vary according to the seasons, but an example menu is as follows:

  • French Macarons
  • Pimm’s Scones
  • Orange Madeleines
  • Fresh Fruit Tarts
  • Cucumber Sandwiches

You’ll be given recipe packs and information on all the wines to take home. Impress your friends and family with your new baking skills and wine knowledge!

This experience includes:

  • Transportation to and from Harts Barn
  • A WSET-qualified guide throughout the day
  • The Afternoon Tea cookery class where an apron, all ingredients, tea/coffee and recipe packs will be provided
  • Your own workstation unless in a large group (where you’ll be paired up)
  • Wine on arrival and a private wine tasting of six wines with a WSET-qualified educator
  • 10% discount on wines purchased at Tivoli Wines

Departure from Cheltenham is at 1:00pm, returning at approximately 7:00pm. If you’d like a different pick-up/drop-off location, timings may be different. Get in touch before booking.  

For individual bookings and small groups (up to 7 guests) the price is £110 per person. We offer a group discount for bookings of 10 or more, bringing it down to £99 per person.

Don’t see a date that suits you? Would you like a private experience? Perhaps a bespoke wine tasting? Email us to start your adventure.

  • Wine and cookery experiences are suitable for all skill levels. Whether you’re a novice in the kitchen or a pro looking to expand your repertoire, you’ll gain knowledge as well as having fun!
  • These experiences are sociable events, and can be attended as an individual, a couple, or in a group of family and friends.
  • If you have any dietary requirements, allergies or intolerances, please let us know upon booking and we’ll make sure your needs are catered for.
  • This is a hands-on cookery class, so be prepared to roll up your sleeves and don’t arrive dressed in your finest clothes.
  • We advise that participants should be physically fit enough to be able to get on and off the minibus unaided and be comfortable standing for at least 45 minutes. We regret that we do not have wheelchair accessibility on our vehicle.

Please read our T&Cs before booking.

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Harts Barn Cookery School

Harts Barn Cookery School

Cookery classes and experiences in the heart of the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

The ethos behind Harts Barn Cookery School is ‘cooking for all’. No matter what age, or what skill level you’re at, they teach everything from basics to banquets. Accessible, practical and fun, as well as being delicious too!

Harts Barn already provide a wide range of cookery and baking classes, and we’re excited to reveal that we’ve teamed up with them to host a series of exciting Vine & Orchard food and wine experiences. Not only will you gain some new skills and knowledge in the kitchen, but you’ll learn about wine, discover the best wine pairings, and enjoy being able to tuck into the fruits of your labour with a selection of wines that match the theme of the class.

We can accommodate both small and large groups at our Vine & Orchard events with Harts Barn. Get in touch if you don’t see a date that suits you, or if you have a specific class theme that you’d like us to organise.

Vine & Orchard Wine Tastings

Vine & Orchard Wine Tastings

With every Vine & Orchard experience, you’ll receive a wine tasting of six to eight wines that is tailored to the event you’ve booked. Learn how to taste wine and understand the basics behind food pairing with your WSET-qualified educator.

There’s more to it than just red wine with red meats and white wine with fish and chicken, though that’s a good start.

Perhaps it’s English Sparkling Wine with your Afternoon Tea; a citrusy white with seafood; a dry rosé with cheese; a perfumed red with lamb; a heavy red with steak; an off-dry wine with something spicy.

Whether you’re a lover of Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay, Malbec or Merlot, Vine & Orchard invites you to explore, taste and discover.