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Vale House Kitchen


Vale House Kitchen is a bespoke country skills and cookery school situated in the village of Timsbury, eight miles southwest of Bath. Vale House offer a wide range of cookery and baking courses as well as a unique opportunity to acquire or hone your fishing, shooting, foraging, and butchery skills.

Courses cater to all levels from beginner to expert and are taught by the very best of the South West’s culinary professionals, including Tim Maddams, Kieran Lenihan, Vivien Lloyd and Sandra Monger. Numbers are limited to eight to ten participants per class to ensure an intimate, hands-on and inspiring experience.

Vale House Kitchen was conceived by Bod and Annie Griffiths in early 2011. Bod has been passionate about shooting and fishing since childhood, and spent his school holidays exploring the West Country. After working in London for 20 years and moving to Vale House, Bod wanted to find a way to combine his passion for people and business with his love of the countryside. On returning from a fishing trip and enjoying a meal where everything on the plate was either from the local river or from their own veg garden, Bod and Annie knew they had found the ‘from field to fork’ philosophy that would soon evolve into Vale House Kitchen.

The school also offers private bookings for corporate and business groups and can cater for events such as book launches and photoshoots.