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At the heart of the beautiful village of Abinger Hammer, based in a former pub building, The Abinger Cookery School is a Surrey food and drink hub led by passionate food lovers.

Taking a personal approach to cookery lessons, their talented chefs teach a variety of courses in small groups with the picturesque Surrey Hills as the backdrop to it all.

The Abinger Cookery School is an idyllic place to improve your cooking skills and is found only just over an hour away from central London in the Surrey countryside.

From a 10-day chalet cooks course (an intensive week and a half of advanced training) to sushi workshops, street food evenings, fish and seafood, steaks and sauces, pasta making, bread baking and chocolate treats, the cookery school programme appeals to everyone from novices and adventurous home cooks to chefs aiming to broaden their skill sets.

They also host children’s cookery workshops, which not only help to set the next generation of chefs on their way but also help educate kids about where their food comes from.

Salmon cookery at The Abinger Cookery School, Surrey
Bread making at The Abinger Cookery School, Surrey

They are also home to a Weber Grill Academy where you can brush up on your grilling and barbecuing skills and learn advanced techniques to impress your guests.

Passionate about local food and drink, The Abinger Cookery School aims to fire up your imagination with cookery courses that are practical, inspiring and, of course, fun.

Wherever possible, they aim to use locally sourced products for all of their cookery courses. Some courses, such as British game cookery, are wholly dedicated to using local suppliers.

So, whether you’re a chef looking to sharpen their patisserie work or a home cook who wants to learn how to make the most of the British larder, The Abinger Cookery School is sure to set you on the correct course to elevate your cookery.

  • Car Parking Nearby
  • Car Parking Onsite
  • Catering Service
  • Children Welcome
  • Indoor Seating
  • Onsite Refreshments
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Private Dining
  • Seasonal Menu/Specials
  • Visitors By Appointment
  • Wifi

Local Food Surrey says

Surrey is a county that is bristling with talented chefs in pubs, restaurants, hotels and catering and increasingly these experts are passing on their skills to enthusiastic home cooks and the next generation of British chefs. 

The Abinger Cookery School has established a hard-earned reputation as a quality countryside cookery school, and the variety of courses on offer here makes it likely they'll be able to help you make the next step in your personal cookery journey, wherever you're looking to take your skills.