Learn to Bake

Learn to Bake

You and your family deserve to enjoy great quality wholesome bread every day.

Discover the secrets of artisan bread making on one of our Column Baker short courses and gain the skills and confidence you need to recreate our award- winning loaves from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Our Column Baker courses are delivered by our expert Head Baker who will guide you through the process step by step.

Our short courses include:

Introduction to bread making

Introduction to sourdough

Advanced and specialist bread courses

All ingredients and use of professional equipment is included, and course sizes are kept small to allow for a more intimate baking experience!

If you’d like to be added to our mailing list and be the first to find out about our courses, please contact guildhall@realideas.org.

“The easy atmosphere of the course was exactly what I wanted and I look forward to taking my newly acquired skills to motivate my friends and family to the pleasures of decent bread!” John Munford – A very happy customer

For more information or to book your place, call 01752 395028 or email guildhall@realideas.org.


Introduction to Sourdough | Saturday 14th, 4-7.30pm + Sunday 15th April 9-11am | £100


Beginner’s Breads | Thursday 19th April, 5-9pm | £75

In these courses, you’ll receive expert tuition from our Artisan Baker who is expert in making a range of tasty fresh loaves. You’ll learn basic bread-making skills in this small group and take home your own handcrafted loaf of bread at the end of the session, as well as a handy recipe card! The course price includes all of your ingredients and use of our professional equipment. We will also give you some tasty refreshments from the Bakehouse, a glass of wine and Column Bakehouse recipe cards to help you create your own breads at home. To book onto any of our bread-making courses, please call 01752 395028. All bookings must be booked and paid for in advance to guarantee your place. Book now – these courses are very popular and sell quickly!




We also run bread making courses for groups! These make excellent team-building exercises for you and your colleagues, work great as part of a fun celebration package or even for children as part of an educational visit! To find out more, or to enquire about one to one bread making sessions with our Head Baker, email baker@columnbakehouse.org.