Online courses

Enjoy two hours of cookery escapism that walk you through the steps you need to create a recipe from the 1830s. Each virtual cookery class ends up with an edible dish. The event includes a live presentation on food history, a video tour of the Town House kitchen and video demonstrations of recipes.

If you’re feeling Zoomed out….please feel reassured these courses are NOT just on Zoom. You have access to bespoke video footage filmed in the old kitchen so you can follow along with the recipes in your own time. You also get a downloadable booklet with several historical recipes to explore.

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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.

The classes are hands-on, not just demonstrations. Everyone has a chance of getting involved. The classes are small, a maximum of 8 people, and there’s something to enjoy in a class whatever your skill level is. It’s a very social experience, there’s much talking. Food has a way of bringing people together, doesn’t it?

Bespoke courses

I offer bespoke historical cookery courses for groups – birthdays, teams building, family outings. These can occupy a whole morning or afternoon. Please email me to discuss your needs. I really enjoy making a course personal to the group involved.

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.

Here’s a rather lovely review for a recent course:

I needed to arrange a 50th birthday surprise for a dear friend with a broad range of interests. Our book group was looking for something that included local history, food (especially cheese), good company and interest. Paul somehow managed to combine all of our requirements in to one lovely day and made it look effortless. He took the time to prepare a beautifully personalised event that included a tour, a group cookery tutorial that saw us making pies, mincemeat and desserts, all to traditional Regency period recipes, and taking in to account the birthday girl’s favourite foods. He also gifted us all a beautiful booklet that captured all of the details of the day. We learnt about the house, it’s history and had the luxury of a private tour while our lunch was cooking. Paul topped the meal off with an exquisite cheeseboard of local cheeses curated as a special birthday gift. We had such a unique day, made easy by our engaging and knowledgeable host. The delicious food and authentic setting were beyond our expectations and I would thoroughly recommend Paul and The Regency Town House to anyone that is looking for a memorable and special experience – whatever the occasion.

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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.