Situated on the edge of the Cotswolds and overlooking the Malvern Hills, Manor Fields Cookery School is ideally placed for food lovers from Cheltenham, Worcester, Pershore, Evesham, Gloucester and beyond. Ruth hopes to inspire cooks of all abilities to meet up in her kitchen to share ideas and socialise with likeminded people who have a passion for cooking. So whether you are an accomplished cook or a beginner wishing to develop your skills, you will find a class to suit your needs.

Guests will benefit from using newly installed "slide and hide" Neff ovens (as featured on The Great British Bake-off) and work in a newly designed and fitted Obsidian kitchen. Cookery classes will benefit from using locally sourced, seasonal produce and many herbs and vegetables will come from her newly created vegetable garden. So, if like her, you are a keen gardener as well as cook, then this is the ideal cookery school in Gloucestershire for you to book a class.

Popular classes include bread making, pastry making, French brasserie favourites and tasty crowd pleasing curries. Classes are kept to a maximum of six participants and are updated regularly. You can choose to sign up for a newsletter to keep you informed.

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Ruth has been teaching students to cook for over 30 years.

Many of her cookery school students have gone on to become chefs in major, prestigious restaurants throughout the country. Restaurants including Le Manoir Aux Quatre Saisons, Chequers, Hartwell House and Le Gavroche.

After teaching in a variety of institutions in London and Buckinghamshire, she is delighted to have moved back to Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire to open her very own cookery school at Manor Fields, Shuthonger.

Her classes offer you the opportunity to develop your cooking skills in an informal, friendly kitchen. Class sizes never exceed 6 students so that she can offer you individual tuition. This ensures that you confidently learn to create amazing, great quality dishes.

She is also able to offer bespoke classes geared towards your culinary needs, your dietary conditions, or your special occasion. Contact her to help discuss and plan for your requirements.

Ruth's kitchen is at the heart of her home. She looks forward to welcoming you and your loved ones into it in the very near future.

Send an email or give her a call to book at the cookery school today.

 
 
 

Absolutely fabulous - I couldn't recommend this little gem of a cookery school highly enough!!! It surely has to rank up there with the very best. Ruth opened up her kitchen just for the two of us and we came away truly inspired. Fun, professional and a very friendly welcome... we will definitely be back for more. Thank you Ruth :)

Magical Macaroons Feb 2018

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Todd Watkins
Todd Watkins
15:36 08 Nov 17
We took a trip from London to the school set in a fabulous countryside setting. The kitchen was state of the art and for complete novices we left with buns and bread (Other classes available not just baking) fit for the shops. Expert coaching, friendly hosts and seriously enjoyable! A must do if your thinking of honing your skills or having some fun.
John Richards
John Richards
17:45 16 Sep 17
Had a fantastic day today, thoroughly enjoyed myself, came home with beautiful food, which if you know me is very rare! Well unheard of to be honest-Even I was able to cook! Thanks Ruth and Roy for a great experience. Will definitely book again and bring my friends too. AMAZING kitchen, absolutely immaculate. Enjoyed meeting you all ( you too Mark!) hope John enjoyed the perfect ❤️samosa'! Michelle x
Amy-Kate Hurrell
Amy-Kate Hurrell
11:28 16 Oct 17
Absolutely fantastic experience. Great day, in beautiful surroundings. Ruth is very talented and makes the session fun.
Roger Davies
Roger Davies
21:57 08 Jul 17
Lovely kitchen and location. Ruth is very easy to work with and finds it very easy to communicate her knowledge. Felt like cooking with a friend with loads of skills.
Ollie Stockley
Ollie Stockley
10:46 08 Mar 17
My 13 year old daughter had a great time with you. Thank you very much.
Kerry Grimshaw
Kerry Grimshaw
16:21 24 Jun 18
My friend & I just had an amazing session making French pastries. One of us one a very good cook & the other (me) last baked nearly 40 years ago! Lovely lady, great kitchen & ended up with very tasty results.
Deb Hemming
Deb Hemming
20:24 22 Apr 18
A thoroughly enjoyable lesson in how to make delicious macaroons. The time went by so quickly, as did the macaroons when they reached my husband and two sons! What a lovely day. Thank you Ruth and Roy. I never knew cooking something new could be so much fun.
JIm Tagg
JIm Tagg
16:29 28 Jul 18
Brilliant morning, we made afternoon tea and had so much food we had to take it to work next day. Great fun with Ruth and so well organised, we will arrange another session next time we are in the Malvern / Tewkesbury Area I got A* for My Scones which upset the wife - LOL Although Ruth does not advertise it is probably just as well or you would not get in, check out the Menus available so wide ranging.
Ali Clark
Ali Clark
15:58 29 Apr 18
Amazing afternoon cooking with Ruth. Made loads of Thai dishes and learnt lots. Really great setting and lovely people. Would highly recommend for all levels. Thanks again Ruth & Roy can’t wait to be back.
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Charmaine Orchard
Charmaine Orchard
2018-10-22T19:27:26+0000
I had my first lesson with Ruth last weekend and I enjoyed it so much, I went back this weekend! I love the relaxed, fun but professional atmosphere and I’ve learnt some great new skills to use in my own kitchen.
Lucy Huish
Lucy Huish
2018-10-20T14:16:58+0000
Great day learning to cook tasty Thai food. Learned so many amazing recipes (the sweet chilli jam is superb and will definitely be making again). I can't believe how much food we made and the high quality of the ingredients provided. Great day out. Really lovely teacher and washing up assistant! Everything was perfect, great facilities and views whilst cooking. Can't wait to tuck into our meals tonight
Louise Lister
Louise Lister
2018-10-12T13:53:12+0000
We had a brilliant and relaxing morning making Chinese food (including spring rolls... yum). Ruth is so welcoming and I think we have brought enough food home to last us a week! Thanks Ruth and Roy x
Salvatore Mannina
Salvatore Mannina
2018-09-23T19:13:18+0000
excellent service I would recommend to everyone to go. I had a very good time. I'm definitely going back. thank you for a great time today.
Lisa Mannina
Lisa Mannina
2018-09-23T17:37:35+0000
Today my husband and I attended the bread making class, throughly recommend this. We had a wonderful time learnt tips and techniques which we will now be implementing when making bread. The hosts were lovely and welcoming and we will definitely be recommending and attending another one of your cookery classes. Thank you for al lovely time and all your hard work that goes into these classes.
Deb Harding
Deb Harding
2018-09-02T13:11:48+0000
A lovely afternoon making delicious food. A great way to celebrate a birthday with friends. Ruth was very welcoming and the afternoon flew by. Would definitely book and go again xx
Sue Hatt
Sue Hatt
2018-08-04T22:27:16+0000
Brilluant, had a lovely morning with Ruth who was very patient and encoraging, helping us to eventually produce some lovely tarts.
Ben Aarons
Ben Aarons
2018-07-22T14:11:43+0000
What a wonderful day, Ruth and Roy are fantastic hosts, they made us feel so relaxed. The time just flew, it was the best birthday gift ever. Totally recommend to everyone. I will definitely do this again x
Joe Denny
Joe Denny
2018-07-12T17:05:52+0000
Had a Thai cookery lesson bought for me as a birthday present and absolutely loved it! Perfect for beginners, amazing host and couldn't of felt more welcome. Would recommend to absolutely everyone. Thank you for such a fun time! �
Zoe Degrussa
Zoe Degrussa
2018-05-07T10:41:39+0000
Fantastic bank holiday weekend treat! - Having made bread once before (unsuccessfully), this class really taught me a variety of techniques from sourcing the right ingredients to how to correct a potential doe disaster! Although I had a bit of a sloppy start, by my 3rd try I had cracked it with Ruth's help. But of course the best bit was going home with 3 bags of mini loaves, rolls and tea cakes after just 3 hours in the kitchen! Ruth and Roy are great hosts and made me feel very welcome. It was incredible value for money and a great day out!
Havanna Oohnana
Havanna Oohnana
2018-05-06T19:40:06+0000
I went with a friend and we had a lovely day baking. It was nice and relaxed and we were both proud of our baking. Very well organised and we hope to book something else soon!
Joanne Tucker
Joanne Tucker
2018-04-23T12:01:58+0000
We had a fantastic day making macarons. Ruth’s teaching style is relaxed and professional. She makes you feel at home and helps you make fabulous creations.
Kathy Hope
Kathy Hope
2018-04-17T19:22:47+0000
A fabulous morning spent making delicious French Tarts. This was my second class with Ruth in her lovely teaching kitchen. I highly recommend, thoroughly enjoyable and helpful.
Anya Makin-Terry
Anya Makin-Terry
2018-04-15T11:55:18+0000
We did the French Patisserie course with amazing results, great teacher, thank you Ruth
Helen Berlouis
Helen Berlouis
2018-02-25T12:57:11+0000
After deciding it was high-time I learned to cook, my friend (who is already a good cook, whereas I can barely boil water) persuaded me to try this class with her. I felt it was something I needed to do, but truth be told, I didn't expect to enjoy it... However I did! Ruth is very knowledgeable, organised, and welcoming. The environment is spacious and clean, as well as being very relaxed and informal, which is ideal for nervous beginners. I will definitely be back for more classes. Cooking isn't that scary after all!
Alice Meyrick Smith
Alice Meyrick Smith
2018-02-23T20:45:50+0000
Absolutely fabulous - I couldn’t recommend this little gem of a cookery school highly enough!!! It surely has to rank up there with the very best. Ruth opened up her kitchen just for the two of us and we came away truly inspired. Fun, professional and a very friendly welcome.... we will definitely be back for more. Thank you Ruth :-)
Helen Dalton
Helen Dalton
2018-01-22T19:20:01+0000
A really welcoming and pleasant environment in which to cook. My 14yr old son is doing his Bronze Duke of Edinburgh and has chosen to learn to cook as the skills element of the award. We both spent a great afternoon with Ruth this weekend learning how to bake a Victoria sponge and a chicken and chorizo pasta bake. What a great environment in which to learn! Ruth was great, everything was well organised and all instructions were clear. My son was able to work independently and was really proud of what he achieved. Thanks Ruth, we're looking forward to learning how to bake bread in a couple of weeks.
Clara Wiggo
Clara Wiggo
2018-01-15T15:49:40+0000
Had a lovely morning learning how to make delicious bread, rolls, and some bonus iced buns. I really enjoyed the process and looking forward to trying it out at home. Thank you Ruth!
Harriet Babbage
Harriet Babbage
2018-01-08T19:15:03+0000
An absolutely fabulous experience! I booked two spaces on Ruth's Magical Macaron class for myself and my Grandmother as a Christmas present and we had the most wonderful day in the kitchen learning to make mini macarons. The ingredients we were given were great and varied and the guidance was thorough without being too formal! We really enjoyed the day spent with Ruth baking and can't wait to go again and try another class!
Elaine Hawkins
Elaine Hawkins
2017-11-26T22:17:34+0000
The magical macarons course is very good fun and so informative. Ruth is very patient and amusing. My macarons were not uniform but were delicious. I gave a box of 6 to my hosts, they were delighted.
Fiona Halsey
Fiona Halsey
2017-10-29T15:39:17+0000
Loved the bread making. Perfect venue for fun with friends and family. Ruth is friendly and does her best to accommodate all the group's needs.
Amy-Kate Hurrell
Amy-Kate Hurrell
2017-10-16T05:40:58+0000
Fantastic day with Ruth and Roy learning how to make bread rolls and Chelsea buns. Highly recommend to everyone. Set in beautiful surroundings.
Ed Price
Ed Price
2017-10-15T10:15:08+0000
We had an amazing day with Ruth, baked some stunning bread rolls and Chelsea buns, and best of all, a rather great plait! Couldn’t recommend Manor Fields enough 😁
Val Garside
Val Garside
2017-09-24T19:05:27+0000
Fabulous 3 hours with Ruth (and Roy!) and an introduction to Bread making. Fabulous kitchen to work in and excellent teacher. You have inspired me to make more bread and try different flavours. Thank you for a fun session, I will definitely be back. Oh and Teddy is gorgeous �
Mark N John Redwood-Thomson
Mark N John Redwood-Thomson
2017-09-16T14:28:42+0000
I've just spent the most wonderful afternoon with Ruth learning and cooking an Indian meal from start to finish. It was amazing, very well planned, thought through and organised! Thank you so much Ruth, we'll definitely be back. Thanks to the Washer-Uper too!!