A Day at Brompton Cookery School

Sometimes I just bloody love being a food blogger. A few weeks ago I was invited to spend the day at Brompton Cookery School nr Shrewsbury, owned and run by Marcus Bean. Along with some of my fellow BBC Good Food Show bloggers, I spent the day baking, learning a little about foraging and of course.. eating!

Brompton Cookery School

Brompton Cookery School and B&B are run by chef Marcus Bean and his wife in possibly the most idyllic place on earth. I drove down the track thinking the sat nav had lost its marbles and then arrived in front of a gorgeous Beatrix Potter fairy tale farm house and barns. In the biggest of the barns is the cookery school. Modern, stylish and with a touch of vintage, the cookery school holds up to 16 people. There are a whole range of classes available including butchery, baking, foraging, gluten free and vegetarian plus many more. They also offer junior classes and corporate classes, perfect for team building days!

inside brompton Cookery School
Brompton Cookery School Bed and breakfast

We were there for a half day course and were joined by Robert Swift, a 5th generation artisan baker from near Ludlow. He took us back to the basics of bread making with some great tips for getting that perfect loaf. Once he’d wowed us with some mega two handed rolling and plaiting, it was our turn. We may have been using his dough but I have to say it was the best bread I’ve ever made! 
Artisan Baker Robert Swift
Food bloggers smiling
Gingey Bites Baking
Robert Swift, Marcus Bean, Gingey Bites
Foraging Masterclass

The day finished with a fabulous lunch made by Marcus of honey glazed hams, amazing asparagus quiches, cheeses and a selection of Robert’s fantastic breads. We also had a range of products from some of the producers who are going to be at the BBC Good Food Show Summer. The real highlights for me were the range of sauces from Great British Sauce Co – in particular their gorgeously nostalgic curry sauce which went perfectly with the glazed ham.

bread, sauces, cheeses, quiche, ham, buffet


Marcus Bean will be hosting the Supertheatre all week at BBC Good Food Show so make sure you look out for him! If you’ve not already got your tickets, use code GB20 to get 15% discount! You can use it right up to and during the show (until 15 June) online or by calling 0844 581 1341.


The discounts don’t stop there! I’m on fire this week – if you want to experience Brompton Cookery School for yourself, you can get 10% off by quoting BBC Good Food Show Blog 2014! 

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  1. 26th May 2014 / 6:36 pm

    Looks like such an amazing day, Brompton is just round the corner from me, can't believe you were all here in Shrewsbury and I didn't get to catch up!

  2. 4th June 2014 / 4:21 pm

    Oh no! What a shame! Yes, we did have an amazing day, Marcus and Robert were great hosts and the place is just beautiful 🙂

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