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Willow Curlews in the Yorkshire Dales with Phil Bradley (Course inactive)

In-person course
Felicity - - #15416

It was a wonderful location and the willow curlew modelling was a great experience. However the lunch was very poor. I informed them well ahead of the day of my gluten free requirements. The rest of group had a lovely lunch but I was presented with a packet of crisps and some crumbly defrosted biscuits to go with soup and strawberrys. I felt it really spoilt what was otherwise a great day.

Response from Broadrake:

Please accept our sincere apologies Felicity – we admit that we totally forgot to get your GF bread to go with the Pea and Mint / Beetroot soups & Wensleydale cheese with sour dough lunch that everyone enjoyed, so could only offer you vegetable or potato crisps instead. Yes, we agree, they were a very poor substitute. There was plenty of soup to have more of which we did offer you. We then offered Bakewell tart(not GF) alongside a fresh fruit option the latter of which suits many of our guests, GF or otherwise and felt that seasonal strawberries was appropriate.
The home-made stem ginger cookies were made with GF flour; unfortunately they’re always crumbly, fresh or defrosted, but they taste just as good as the normal ones! There were also some GF Hob Nob biscuits and ‘Naked’ GF carrot cake bars available.
We won’t make these mistakes again and I'm very sorry that it spoilt the day for you.

Basket making at Broadrake with Phil Bradley in the Yorkshire Dales - Frame Baskets (Course inactive)

In-person course
Katarzyna Pracik - - #15086

My second time at Broadrake with willow weaving. You guys are amazing. Phil show us plenty of new skills, I met a great bunch of people and had a grand time. Food was excellent. After 2 days of pleasant labour in stunning scenery I went home with 2 baskets and some cuttings that now have grown into a mini willow plantation ;) I will be coming back! Can not fault this course; money well spend.


Basket making at Broadrake with Phil Bradley in the Yorkshire Dales - Frame Baskets (Course inactive)

In-person course
Janine Fearon - - #14961

I thoroughly enjoyed my 2 days making a frame basket. I've now booked for the round basket course and (easily) persuaded my husband to book on the willow curlew making course.
Broadrake is a lovely spot, Rachel is an excellent host and cook, and Phil is a great teacher. And the basket I made is very useful too.

Spoon carving with Steve Tomlin in the Yorkshire Dales (Course inactive)

In-person course
Oliver - - #14850

An ideal beginner's course for someone interested in spoon carving. Steve is a very good teacher, very patient and will illustrate each step. Broadrake is an excellent location, Rachel and Mike have done a wonderful job with the bunkbarn which is stunning. Ribbleshead viaduct can be seen from the property with Whernside just behind the property. Mike and Rachel are very good cooks/bakers and you will be treated to their veggie lunch and sweet treats.


Spoon carving with Steve Tomlin in the Yorkshire Dales (Course inactive)

In-person course
Cindy - - #14843

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Spoon carving with Steve Tomlin in the Yorkshire Dales (Course inactive)

In-person course
Michael Kane - - #14655

This is a brilliant course! Steve is an amazing instructor and was able to answer any questions that were thrown at him. Everyone had a great time, the venue was lovely, Lunch was awesome, and the course was one we'll remember forever. The spoons came out great thanks to Steve’s guidance and I'd recommend the course to anyone interested in learning a fun new skill.


Spoon carving with Steve Tomlin in the Yorkshire Dales (Course inactive)

In-person course
Jean Hall - - #14643

A really informative introduction to the skills needed to make a wooden spoon from a tree trunk. Steve is a very patient and friendly tutor demonstrating each step and helping when needed but at the same time allowing us to be creative and end up with a spoon that was unique to each.
Broadrake is a fantastic venue and Rachel and Mike friendly and welcoming. Excellent home baking and substantial lunch contributed to an excellent and relaxing day (not good for the waistline!)
Thank you

Basket making at Broadrake with Phil Bradley in the Yorkshire Dales - Frame Baskets (Course inactive)

In-person course
Carole Thorpe - - #14474

An excellent course, well led.
Good company, delicious food, a new skill attempted in beautiful surroundings.
Very pleased with result.
The glorious weather added to the enjoyment.
Will come again.
Thank you

Response from Broadrake:

Thank you Carole - it was lovely to meet you and share the learning experience! The sunshine was a real bonus!

Blacksmith for a day in the Yorkshire Dales (Course inactive)

In-person course
Neil Holden - - #8222

A very enjoyable and instructive time - great location at Broadrake in beautiful surroundings, friendly hosts Mike and Rachel supplying lashings of good food and continuous tea, coffee and home-made biscuits. Expertly tutored with all the gear and help you need for a productive day with hammer and tongs!

Blacksmith for a day in the Yorkshire Dales (Course inactive)

In-person course
Paddy Lambton - - #5851

Really good. Given that the things you would make are worth about 60 quid if you bought them, that means the food (there is loads) and tuition is only £40. Excellent value for money and a really great day.


Willow Curlews in the Yorkshire Dales with Phil Bradley (Course inactive)

In-person course
Mia Hopkins - - #5089

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Blacksmith for a day in the Yorkshire Dales (Course inactive)

In-person course
Helen Thornton - - #4548

A fantastic day in the most beautiful location! After a day of help and encouragement, spurred on with tea breaks and homemade goodies we left with a real sense of achievement (and a son who now wants a forge at home!) This come highly recommended!


Blacksmith for a day in the Yorkshire Dales (Course inactive)

In-person course
Sheila mason - - #3385

Marvellous surroundings a very interesting course .we were able to make key rings then dragon hangers in the full day course.wonderful food was provided to keep us sustained which we enjoyed looking out across to ribble head viaduct .new friends were made.great day 10 out 10 .

Blacksmith for a day in the Yorkshire Dales (Course inactive)

In-person course
Richard Payne - - #3380

A really great experiance, I enjoyed the course and did far more than I expected. We were tutored and looked after wonderfully. The food was exceptionally good. Thank you for a really great experience which I hope to repeat again in the future. I would recommend this to all.


Blacksmith for a day in the Yorkshire Dales (Course inactive)

In-person course
Mervyn Ashford - - #3278

Adrian and Andy were very patient and made great teachers. A really enjoyable day , a great lunch and a fabulous view. What better day is there?

Willow Curlews in the Yorkshire Dales with Phil Bradley (Course inactive)

In-person course
Laraine Sullivan - - #3002

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Willow Curlews in the Yorkshire Dales with Phil Bradley (Course inactive)

In-person course
Meriel Spooner - - #2986

Phil is a great tutor with endless patience, providing encouragement throughout the day. We all ended up with hares, despite some passing walkers (clearly townies) not recognising them as such. We had a lovely day out in the garden creating our works of art and the food that Rachel provided was delicious, with all tastes catered for. Can't wait for the next willow workshop.

Willow Curlews in the Yorkshire Dales with Phil Bradley (Course inactive)

In-person course
kate dulieu - - #2667

It was a wonderful day.I an not the most artistic person and I went home with a recognisable sheep. The setting is stunning as was were the refreshments.
phil's instruction was just right and has infinate patience.

Highly recommend this course.


Willow Curlews in the Yorkshire Dales with Phil Bradley (Course inactive)

In-person course
Suzanne Thomas - - #2611

A most enjoyable day in a spectacular location, with like- minded people and great food! Under Phil's expert guidance we all managed to create recognisable sheep worthy of any flock.

Willow Curlews in the Yorkshire Dales with Phil Bradley (Course inactive)

In-person course
Marie wray - - #2604

Great day, fabulous setting, a testament to Phils skill as a tutor that I came away with a sheep that will enhance my garden rather than be the butt of jokes