Honesty Group

The Honesty Cookery School was established in 2014 and since then has welcomed many cooking enthusiasts through its doors. It offers an extensive choice of courses covering most international cuisines, bread baking, cake making, pickling and preserving, cake decorating, fish and butchery.

As well as cookery courses the school also hosts craft classes, painting, creative writing, flower arranging and very popular Christmas wreath courses. Our tutors come from a variety of backgrounds but are all united in their passion for teaching people how to cook in a relaxed, uncompetitive manner.

The cookery classes usually run from the morning until the early afternoon. Most courses involve lunch and there is always something to take home to enjoy.

The courses are designed so that they appeal to most levels of experience in the kitchen. The class sizes are kept small so that the lessons are very much hands on. People learn more effectively when they are actually doing the cooking. The school is situated in the beautiful Hampshire countryside, with unspoilt views across fields and the North Hampshire Downs.

If you have an enquiry, email or call us at: cookeryschool@honestygroup.co.uk | 07708 620287





The Barn at North Sydmonton is perfectly situated, combining the joy of easy access to the A339 and M4, with the tranquility of a countryside setting. The traditionally constructed, open plan, oak barn offers a modern spacious kitchen with ample space and equipment and a large area for eating and relaxing. Sofas, arranged around a modern wood burning stove, at one end of the hall create a cosy social space and there are additional sofas on the mezzanine gallery overlooking the main hall. The central area has a long zinc covered banquet style table which can be easily removed or arranged to suit your needs There is an audio visual system, useful for presentations or simply to play videos and music. Served by its own car park with space for 25 cars and a separate block with cloakroom and toilet facilities, it is the perfect venue to hold a meeting or small event, to celebrate, dine out or simply to relax with friends.

With good food at the heart of our business we are proud to be able to offer a bespoke fine dining service, staffed by our chefs and waiting staff, with a menu tailored to your requirements.

Or if you would like more modestly priced catering to accompany an event in the barn, Honesty Bakers and Makers, our bakery and kitchen, offer a seasonally inspired range of soups, stews and salads and baked goods, all produced using no preservatives or additives.

If you are looking to make cookery or craft part of your event we have a wide range of courses to offer which can be tailored to provide differing durations and outcomes according to your needs.

In addition to its facilities The Barn has links to The Crown and Garter a former coaching inn, providing 10 modern, beautifully appointed, double rooms should an overnight stay be required.

We think you will agree these features all contribute to make it the perfect venue for hosting an event.

To make a booking or enquiry, email or call us at: cookeryschool@honestygroup.co.uk or 07708 620287
North Sydmonton House, Ecchinswell, Newbury, RG20 4UL

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