Historical Cookery Courses

Next course: Traditional Christmas Pudding

Come and join in a Christmas Pudding workshop in a Regency kitchen in Hove. Down in the basement we will work with historic recipes recreating the recipes made here more than a hundred years ago.

At the end of the course you’ll leave with 4 mini Christmas Puddings, a jar of mincemeat and a booklet with history facts and recipes.

There is an early bird booking of £45 (plus booking fee) until the 1st of November, afterwards the price rises to £50 (plus booking fee).

Courses are on Friday 6th December and Sunday 8th December. The courses start at 10.00am and finish at 1.30pm.

Tea or coffee, or juice included and all ingredients included. You can buy your ticket on Eventbrite here.

Venue: the historic basement kitchen, The Regency Town House, 13 Brunswick Square, Hove, BN3 1EH (Google map link).

Class sizes will be small (maximum 8 people).

Courses at the Regency Town House

You can come and cook authentic 18th and 19th century recipes in a restored Regency kitchen in Hove just minutes from the sea.

I like classes to be hands-on, not just a demonstration. Everyone gets involved. I keep the classes small, a maximum of 8 people, and there’s something to enjoy in a class whatever your skill level is.

Bespoke courses

I offer bespoke historical cookery courses for groups – birthdays, teams building, family outings. These usually occupy a whole morning or afternoon. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Courses can be held at the Regency Town House or another suitable venue.

All my courses can be tailored to be meat-free, dairy-free, gluten-free…any kind of free that you need.

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For a review of last year’s Christmas pudding course on the delightful website of Rosemary and Pork Belly.

I attended Bake Below Stairs- vegan hot cross buns on 22nd April and had a very enjoyable afternoon. Paul was very knowledgeable and answered our questions about the building and the period kitchen equipment on display. The hot cross buns and biscuits we made were really nice, so nice my daughter declared the bun probably the best she’d ever tasted. We even managed to fit in a trip to the basement of Number 10 which was fascinating. Highly recommended.

I spent an amazing Sunday baking at the Regency Town House. A 5 star review for Paul…thank you Paul for veganising your recipes – the rose and caraway biscuits are a taste sensation. It was a real privilege also to see the basement flat at No. 10. I can’t wait to book in again for your next baking event! Thank you.

Thank you so much for today’s baking session it was so much fun and totally inspiring! Keep up the good work.

I just did the hot cross bun making class, it’s was absolutely brilliant. Paul was a great teacher and very patient and we were in such wonderful surroundings. I will be back again.