Had a great weekend making a long bow. Very welcoming place with great food and a lovely host. Thanks for the gluten free cookies too Annie
Lee H - - #6393
The best course I have ever been on and the welcome and food was fabulous! Thank you
Diana H - - #6392
Had a fantastic day with wonderful people, Emma and the whole course was great and the food was amazing - thank you
Jean H - - #6391
Did a weaving workshop then a stone carving workshop. Wonderful tuition and fab food.
Joanne T - - #6390
Greystoke cycle cafe is set in such a beautiful location. Annie and all the staff were so welcoming. The food made me want to move in with them. The 'bird in a day' course was so much fun, David is such an incredible teacher and artist. I would highly recommend a visit and doing a course, I will definitely be back. Thank you xx
Izzy R - - #6389
My sister and I visited today to take part in the Willow Deer making course and we loved it. Phil Bradley was great at guiding us through the process of willow weaving and the lunch and refreshments we received from Annie were great. The glorious weather certainly helped make it a great day too, but best of all we got to take home our finished deer sculpture. We will definitely be back!!!
Sarah B - - #6388
Hi, I've just attended the pattern cutting day. It was wonderful. Very enjoyable, great tuition and brilliant food. Highly recommended.
Serena SB - - #6387
Once again a really lovely day at your lovely home. You are so welcoming and I will be back again, I actively lok for what I can fit in next.
Emma was a fabulous instructor and I feel well eqipped to make a rug from start to finish (which hopefully will be a thing of beauty-but no matter, I will still be immensely proud of it!)
With kind regards
Verna Brodie - - #6371
An excellent course that was a lot of fun, as well as packing a lot into the day to make a great Herdie doorstop. As ever the setting of the Quirky Workshops at the Cycle Cafe was welcoming, with a delicious lunch.
hannah kozich - - #6364
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!
Brian B - - #6355
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.
Robert R - - #6354
I attended this course making a longbow from a 7 foot stave of ash over two days. The refreshments provided were all delicious. From freshly baked biscuits and coffee on arrival to homemade soups, bread and butter pudding, crumbles, scones and cakes the food was lovely. The regular cyclists popping in on their coast to coast route were all warmly welcomed and left refreshed. A lovely venue with great food and fun craft courses. Perfect.
Charles S - - #6353
I attended the August Watercolour Workshop and was inspired. Margaret is a magnificent coach, imparting tips and techniques with patience and humour. I have been painting ever since. Fellow students were great company and the food was fantastic home cooking.
Claire M - - #6352
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 D - - #6351
Thank you so much for this excellent day Janet and Annie. I was amazed at the quality of work that everyone produced in such a short time, which reflected totally the quality of and style of teaching from Janet that we could produce such diverse pieces of art that we could all be proud of. I am now busy sourcing materials now for my next project...
Thank you everybody!- we both had a really relaxed but productive day amongst a lovely group of people with Annie's hospitality, good food and of course cuddly chickens- who could ask for more?
Val R - - #6344
Silver clay workshop today. Fantastic, delighted with the results. Food & hospitality wonderful, as ever! Xx
Ellie - - #6343
I had a wonderful day at the Quirky Workshop. I'd never worked with porcelain before but Gwen explained everything really well, was very helpful when I struggled with delicate pieces. I managed to produce four items, plus a few trinkets, which I'm very proud of! The venue was a very relaxing place to be, food was excellent and kept me going. I'd recommend this course to anyone, and a voucher for a Quirky Workshop is on my Christmas wish list!
M Hewitt - - #6337
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.
Rebekah Strong - - #6299
A thoroughly enjoyable day in a delightful setting!
Emma provided excellent tuition throughout. Her rugs are inspirational and I appreciated seeing her at work.
Being able to use and purchase both the hessian/frame and hook there and then, facilitated the whole process and the acquisition of tools for a new adventure.
The hospitality was super with good homemade fare and much appreciated. Even the cream scones at the close slipped down a treat!
Many, many thanks for a most memorable day. Hector says, "Wuff!"
Isabel Pinder - - #6244
My first experience. It was a most delightful and rewarding day because of the encouragement of our tutor. This inspired confidence that only grew as we acquired useful skills that helped me improve my own style. Excellent food, company and range of techniques all contributed to a rewarding experience. Thank you.
Rosemary - - #6219