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The Smart School of Cookery

Phillows Barns Hammonds Road, Danbury CM3 4BG, England
+44 1245 227527
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Afternoon Tea

A friend and I recently went and had a fantastic tea. I was able to get involved and help make the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Clare M
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Avoid At All Costs

This was an awful experience. All the Smart School of Cooking 'outlets' are littered with the same... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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“useful tips” (18 reviews)
“artisan bread” (15 reviews)
“curries” (13 reviews)
Phillows Barns Hammonds Road, Danbury CM3 4BG, England
+44 1245 227527
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Reviewed yesterday

A friend and I recently went and had a fantastic tea. I was able to get involved and help make the tarte tatin and custard. So many useful tips and advise. So good we signed up for more classes!

Thank Clare M
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an awful experience. All the Smart School of Cooking 'outlets' are littered with the same comments about Ann Hood's appalling attitude to customer service and the little care she has with regards to the quality of the experience. Remind yourself how much money...More

Thank hoistedpetard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were bought a 2 hour course by our daughter and family, we selected Italian, there were only six people in attendance, we had a perfect almost one to one training. So, we grabbed a coffee from the machine and took our...More

1  Thank Rustie3andme
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

20 people were crammed into a kitchen that could not accommodate us, there was no welcome and no housekeeping for safety. Ann worked her way around the table asking everyone what hot drink they would like, but chose to ignore the last 5 or us,...More

2  Thank Teresa W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked as gift but cancelled due to the rudeness and homophobia that the owner displayed. Very aggressive. Made sure we got a refund luckily booked though a red letter day type thing so could exchange.

Thank Laura T
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Me and my partner Nick attended the Sushi and Japanese class this afternoon and met Ann for the first time. Lovely lady and what a fantastic interactive class she held. Everyone got their chance to stand up front and prepare part of the menu dishes....More

Thank Sue C
Reviewed 15 September 2017

My friend and I did the luxury pie course earlier this week and absolutely loved it. I agree with the teaching style of the class, it's easier to watch and learn when you're not having to make the entire dish yourself. In the class we...More

Thank Rebecca W
Reviewed 23 August 2017

My husband and I attended the Italian Class this week, following a voucher bought as a Christmas present. A really lovely morning! Very welcoming and great fun. Good to get 'hands on' but also good to sit and watch others too! We learnt so much...More

Thank mrsm278
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Me and my husband have attended several classes over the years and keep going back. We love them. The format is great groups of up to 20 people in a class - you each take turns to do a bit of the classes menu. The...More

Thank Gemma G
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Don't book this course. My wife booked it for me as a present and we were hugely disappointed. It is not a trained chef who teaches you. We got a young chap who knew very little about cooking. Our involvement was cutting one onion! You...More

2  Thank nashville1978
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20 September 2017|
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Response from ChrisMcMillan |
My husband was given this as a birthday present. The original information was perfect as he’s been making bread for over 40 years. This has been a pig in a poke and we’re extremely angry about the experience held in a... More
8 March 2017|
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Response from lynn w | Reviewed this property |
no I don't sorry