Side Oven Bakery breadmaking courses


“An excellent day of baking fun. Informative, convivial, skills that will really help with home baking – and a delicious lunch. Thank you.”

(Jennifer – Jan 2020)

We run a range of different courses here at the Side Oven and all our courses are designed to suit everyone from complete beginner to those with a little more experience.

The main ingredient (our wheat) is grown a short walk from the bakery and all our courses include a tour of the millhouse and our stoneground mill. 

Stollen & Breads for Christmas

Come and enjoy a day’s baking at the Side Oven making a wide range of breads, enriched doughs for sweet breads, Stollen and croissant. Our ‘Stollen & Breads for Christmas’ day will cover a variety of different doughs and methods all with a focus on breads that can be enjoyed over Christmas. The day includes making traditional Stollen and also making croissants from scratch.

Breadmaking course stollen and breads for Christmas

Breadmaking for All

Our ‘Breadmaking for All’ course is a fantastic introduction to breadmaking. We tend to dip into lots of different methods and doughs to give you a good feel for a variety of breads as well as covering fruit buns and croissants. You will go home from this course with lots of helpful hints and tips to give you the confidence to continue your breadmaking journey.

Side Oven Bakery breadmaking courses for all abilities

Breads for All Occasions

Our ‘Breads for All Occasions’ course again includes a wide range of doughs and everyday breads but with a focus on seasonal breads to share with others. Whether its a meal with family or friends, breads like our tear and share Mediterranean bread are a winner you will want to bake again and again! The course will also include sweet fruit buns and croissants.

Breadmaking courses breads for all occasions

Comfort Breads: Winter Warmers

When the nights are drawing in and the Winter jackets are dug out there is nothing we all want more than to be comforted by delicious foods and fabulous flavours. On our ‘Comfort Breads: Winter Warmers’ course we will be exploring some different flavours and different types of breads – designed to be perfect with a bowl of soup or a hearty casserole. We will spend the afternoon baking some deliciously sticky sweetbread treats. 

Side Oven Bakery breadmaking courses

Gift Vouchers

Looking for a different type of gift for a foodie? Our Gift Vouchers are an ideal present – they can be redeemed against any of our breadmaking courses or our product range. If you would like a different amount please give us a call on 01262 488376 and we can make one for you for any amount.  

Side Oven Bakery gift vouchers

Very relaxed but informative baking course today. The breads look delicious- I can’t wait to try them. Lunch was delicious. It was a really lovely day.

(Julie – Dec 2019)

Traditional breadmaking courses made by bread enthusiasts – very warm and welcoming to all. A varied selection of people on our course today and everyone made at ease to try new skills.
Excellent value for money would recommend it to anyone.

(Kevin – Oct 2019)

Bespoke courses

We can arrange bespoke courses for birthdays, special occasions, or corporate teambuilding – whatever your requirements, please contact us today using the phone number or email address below so that we can discuss all the options with you.

Need more information before you book?

Contact us today on 01262 488376 or by email to and we will be happy to help.