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Afternoon Tea Cookery Class

Beckford, United KingdomPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Alice

3 hours
British
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

• Plain & Fruit Scones with Clotted Cream and Home Made Jam
• Triple Layered Victoria Sponge with Vanilla Butter Cream and Raspberry Jam
• Chocolate Buttery Shortbreads
• Selection of Finger Sandwiches
• Loose Leaf Teas or Freshly Ground Coffee

There is nothing more quintessentially British than Afternoon Tea. In this workshop you will be welcomed in to my home which is nestled in a picturesque Cotswold village and we will learn how to create the perfect afternoon tea.
You will learn the secrets to scone perfection as well mastering the art of sponges & shortbreads. We will also prepare a selection of elegant and scrumptious finger sandwiches. After your hard work your tea time treats will be served with a selection of loose leaf teas on a crisp white table cloth laid with beautiful antique bone china. An afternoon tea fit for the Queen herself.

The sessions are relaxed but hands on, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes, or even slippers! Tea and coffees will be available at all time, if you have any dietary requirements or food phobias please let me know in advance.
Other things to note
This experience is a great way to relax and enjoy baking with friends and family. No experience is required. It is a hands on course. Please let me know if you have any dietary requirements
• Plain & Fruit Scones with Clotted Cream and Home Made Jam
• Triple Layered Victoria Sponge with Vanilla Butter Cream and Raspberry Jam
• Chocolate Buttery Shortbreads
• Selection of Finger Sandwiches
• Loose Leaf Teas or Freshly Ground Coffee

There is nothing more quintessentially British than Afternoon Tea. In this workshop you will be welcomed in to my home which is nestled in a picturesque Cotswold villag…

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What's included

  • Food
    All ingredients and equipment are provided. You will be able to eat and tak...
From $76
/ person

Meet your host, Alice

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 26 Reviews
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I set up a cookery school in my home to share my passion for cooking with others, in a relaxed and informal environment. Although I am a professionally trained chef my style of cooking is simple, fresh and honest. I have worked in the food industry for over 10 years. Through my workshops I share with you my experience of cooking and baking to create simple yet delicious afternoon tea treats which you can recreate at home.
For larger bookings please contact me.
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Where you'll be

The session will be held in my little cottage, we will mainly be in the kitchen, but we will spend some time enjoying your creations in my dining room or weather permitting the garden!

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 26 reviews.

Bea
September 2020
We had the best afternoon with Alice. She made us feel so welcome and comfortable. We really enjoyed the whole experience! If you’re thinking about doing this then just do it! You will not regret it!!
Cettina
September 2020
Lovely afternoon with Alice whom introduced us to great baking tips, we'll definitely be using her recipes and tips again and again. The time whizzed by and felt like we put in very little effort for such great delicious results, was a very a enjoyable experience.
Lovely afternoon with Alice whom introduced us to great baking tips, we'll definitely be using her recipes and tips again and again. The time whizzed by and felt like we put in ver…
Abiola
September 2020
Excellent Afternoon Tea Baking ( and eating!) Session Myself and my two young adult daughters had a glorious time with Alice. I’d contacted her prior to the class to ask if she would do a dairy and gluten free class with us, due to intolerances I have with dairy (milk) and gluten. Alice was kind and accommodating and put together a well thought through bundle of baked scones, biscuits/cookies and cake. She showed us invaluable baking tips and explained why some of own attempts at baking had not gone as expected. The bakes at the end were simply melt in the mouth delicious! I would thoroughly recommend Alice’s class and Afternoon Tea for both beginners and experienced bakers.
Excellent Afternoon Tea Baking ( and eating!) Session Myself and my two young adult daughters had a glorious time with Alice. I’d contacted her prior to the class to ask if she wou…
Chris
September 2020
This was a wonderful experience. We felt like we learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the whole session. Alice is very knowledgeable and friendly; she went the extra mile for our class by catering the ingredients and recipes for our specific dietary restrictions. Her teaching style was easygoing and she adjusted the content to reflect our level of baking experience. Everything that we made was absolutely delicious too! Would highly recommend!
This was a wonderful experience. We felt like we learnt a lot and thoroughly enjoyed the whole session. Alice is very knowledgeable and friendly; she went the extra mile for our cl…
Rachel
August 2020
We really enjoyed this activity. We were made to feel very welcome and very much enjoyed eating the things we had baked for afternoon tea at the end of the session.
Rozzy
August 2020
We had a wonderful afternoon making afternoon tea in Alice’s lovely cottage. Alice is a lovely person and made everyone feel really welcome. The food we produced in just a few hours was utterly delicious, my dad who never baked before really got into it and couldn’t believe what we produced! Thank you Alice, we had a fabulous time.
We had a wonderful afternoon making afternoon tea in Alice’s lovely cottage. Alice is a lovely person and made everyone feel really welcome. The food we produced in just a few hou…

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    Dietary preferences

    If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.

    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Government ID

    You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    What to bring

    A good appitie! We will be eating a full afternoon tea so have a light lunch.