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Artisan bread making day: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Cycle Cafe near Penrith and Ullswater

Artisan bread making day: a 'Quirky Workshop' at Greystoke Cycle Cafe near Penrith and Ullswater

Greystoke Cycle Cafe
CA11 0UT

Course Length: 10 a.m. - 2.30 p.m.

Price: £75

4.8 star rating, 4 reviewers.

Gift vouchers available

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Course Start Dates
Wednesday 1st November 2017
Wednesday 22nd November 2017


Click through top left hand link to our own website to see remaining 2017 Quirky courses and by using the 'keep me posted' icon you will receive the new 2018 course list when it is released in early November. Many of our early courses get booked up for Christmas presents.

Our Bread workshops are always very productive - Gillian will explain over our morning coffee the importance of the various ingredients, dried yeast versus fresh, liquids and proving times - and very soon you'll be making your first loaf of basic farmhouse bread (wholemeal or granary). You will quickly move on to rolls, focaccia, rustic soda breads, challah, parmesan buns, garlic rings and much more. Make room in your freezer - you will see Bread-making with new eyes.

There is something special about making bread by hand - and for the time spent doing it - then it's worth doing it as well as you can. The warm doughy smells that ensue will create an unrivaled homeliness for your kitchen.

Gillian Harris is becoming very well known throughout the county for her whole repertoire of bread making skills. She will share with us her secrets for a wonderful variety of her very achievable and special ‘hand made breads’.

Please bring an apron, some lightweight scales and a bag to take home your goodies... and make sure you have space in your freezer!

What's included in the price?

Welcome drinks: fresh coffee & home made biscuits. We will be using both the Aga and conventional fan oven. Your day will include a lovely 2 course lunch, with hand made bread and all refreshments.
Our courses are considered real treats - many come back time and time again and often combine it with a short break to the Lake District.
We have been hosting and organising 'Quirky Workshops' since 2005 from our friendly family run Cycle Cafe Tea Garden on the northern fringes of the Lake District. All our tutors are carefully hand selected experts and professionals and many considered as leading nationally in their field.
There is a £10 ingredients charge payable on the day directly to the tutor – please follow the web link above for full details. Thank you.

Want to review this course?

I had been meaning to visit this place for a long time but the catalyst to actually do so was being given a voucher for one of the courses that are run here.
The bread making course was what I chose although I do bake my own bread and have attended other courses.
It was a day well spent! Very well planned and organised by the tutor, Gill. I learnt a lot as well as having a great day!
In the joining instructions I was advised to make sure I had plenty room in my freezer for what I would take home. I thought I had plenty room but just managed to squeeze everything in! (That is not counting what I have kept out to use immediately!).
The lunch was great as well!


Just attended the Bread Making day and came back with a bag laden with fresh baked hand made bread of all shapes and sizes. If you want to learn something new in a friendly atmosphere, with great food and in a wonderful location, look no further.


Spent a wonderful day at the Cycle Cafe learning how to make Artisan bread. A thoroughly enjoyable day, excellent teacher and lovely lunch. I'll be back soon.


Gill was very helpful and informative and the bread we made was super tasty! I felt I learned a lot and I am confident enough to attempt making different types of bread at home.

There was maybe one too many people on the course as oven space was limited resulting in some damaged loaves. The course could maybe have been longer as we ran out of time to attempt all breads planned.

Overall the course was good fun and I am looking forward to trying other courses in the future.


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