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Build a cob oven

Students making a cob oven at Acton Scott

Duration: One day (10-4)

Price: £75

Contact: Sarah Green at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Wenlock Lodge
Acton Scott
Church Stretton

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Saturday 11th July 2020

About the Course

Build a Cob Oven at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm.

This one-day course shows you how you can build your own oven using simple techniques and materials. This is very much a hands-and-feet-on experience, tremendous fun and immensely satisfying. By the end of the day participants will have developed the skills they need to build an oven for themselves. While fantastic for baking pizza, wood-fired ovens are capable of cooking any dishes you desire, from roasts through to breads and desserts. The only limit is your imagination!
The course includes a delicious, home-made lunch freshly cooked in a cob-oven.
You will need to wear: old clothes, sturdy boots and gardening gloves. This course takes place outside so please dress for the weather.
Tutor: Matthew Lloyd

Matthew relishes the challenge of designing a sustainable lifestyle fit for the future. Having built a straw-bale studio and numerous cob ovens, he is keen to inspire and enable others to do the same.

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is an outdoor site. Most areas are wheelchair accessible, but please be aware that the farm yard is cobbled and the ground often uneven. If you have any access concerns, please contact us. When booking please advise us of any medical conditions or special requirements.

Payment for courses
Course places must be paid for at the time of booking. Your place is not secure until paid for in full. If you have to cancel your booking, please inform Acton Scott Historic Working Farm as soon as possible by telephone and confirm in writing or by email. If you cancel your booking more than four weeks before the course start date, 90% of the course fee will be refunded (10% of the course fee will be reserved to cover administrative costs). You may use your fee towards an alternative course. If you cancel your booking less than four weeks before the course start date, fees paid will not be refunded unless the course was full and your place can be re-sold.

Please contact us via the form or phone number above to book your place.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Lunch, refreshments, tools and materials all provided, you will need to wear old clothes, sturdy boots, gardening gloves and dress for the weather as the course takes place outside

Want to review this course?

The best part was learning the building skills and helping to make a finished oven - the pizza lunch was pretty fantastic too.

- - #21994

Well structured and delivered

- - #5698

Easy to understand, excellent facilities. Brilliant to have the hands on opportunity

- - #5697

Best bit was the facilitator! And cob build. Brilliant very informative, fun and full of humour

- - #5696

Excellent practical enjoyable course.

- - #4958

Matthew was very clear and kept us interested right up to the end

- - #4957

Best bit was the whole course: the skills and confidence to build a cob oven at home.  Good lunch, thoroughly enjoyed it.

- - #4697

The course was very good from start to finish.

- - #4694

Best bit was the knowledge and experience of tutor, hands on approach in a friendly forum.  Great lunch too!

- - #4693

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