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My wife and I spent last weekend 'Mastering' and then 'Making The Most Of,' our wood burning oven... read more

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Mark B
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Wadhurst, United Kingdom
An Absolute Must if You've Got a Wood Fired Oven!

We've had a wood fired oven for just over a year now and have had a fair bit of use out of it... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
ChrisM13198
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A family run cooking school established in 2006 and overlooking the River Dart. We specialise in Bread, Fish, Mediterranean and Asian Cuisines and Wood-fired Oven Cooking. Holiday times will feature Family Classes aimed at inspiring youngsters to...more
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Fir Mount House House Higher Higher Contour Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0DE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I spent last weekend 'Mastering' and then 'Making The Most Of,' our wood burning oven. We couldn't fault either of the two days. Each day was well organised and David & Holly cooked a steady stream of delicious food. Although we already...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

We've had a wood fired oven for just over a year now and have had a fair bit of use out of it, cranking out pizzas for friends and family on a number of occasions but that was about it. We spent an amazing Sunday...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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HollyJ853, Owner at Manna from Devon Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thanks so much for your fantastic review Chris and Catherine. It was so lovely to have the 4 of you here at the school for your day and we're delighted you got so much out of it. Looking forward to hearing how you get on...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018

Signed up for an Artisan Bread Weekend as a novice and had a great time learning a variety of techniques and processes. David is a great teacher full of encouragement and enthusiasm for his craft. The level of technical information and detail was set to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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HollyJ853, Owner at Manna from Devon Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thanks so much for your review - we're delighted you found the Artisan Bread Weekend so useful and also that you're using the knowledge to make your own breads at home. That's what it's all about after all! Best wishes and do keep in touch...More

Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Did a taster course for wood fired oven cooking as we have a wood fired oven at our holiday home in Greece which wasn’t being used as it all seemed so intimidating. It was such a valuable day which took out the mystery of wood...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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HollyJ853, Owner at Manna from Devon Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2018

Thanks so much for your review - we're so glad you found your day enjoyable and useful and look forward to welcoming you back for a fish course soon Best wishes David and Holly

Reviewed 28 September 2018

We had talked about going on the Manna From Devon "Wood Fired Oven Cooking" course for ages, but realising that our oven was being built the second week of September really helped focus our minds! We went into the course as complete novices but came...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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HollyJ853, Owner at Manna from Devon Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 30 September 2018

Thanks James, a pleasure to meet you both and the new outdoor kitchen looks fantastic. Best wishes David and Holly

Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Very informative day - lots of learning but great fun too . David & Holly are so passionate about what they do and really love wood fired cooking So much to understand but looks so simple when David does it. Great way to learn how...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We attended a 1 day wood fired oven cookery course that was expertly run by hosts David and Holly. Focus was on using the wood fired oven to cook a variety of foods and the specific course we took part in was targeted at metal...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Holly J, Owner at Manna from Devon Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

Thanks so much for your lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed your day and found it useful for your cooking. Come back again! Best wishes David and Holly

Reviewed 28 February 2018

David and Holly run several courses in Kingswear and I recently had the great joy of going on the 'Sourdough' course. Lasting a whole day (though the time whizzed), our small group of 4 was taken through the practical aspects of making delicious sourdough breads,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Holly J, Owner at Manna from Devon Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi Richard Many thanks for such a fabulous review. It was a joy making bread with you and we look forward to welcoming you back to Manna from Devon again. Best wishes and happy baking! David and Holly

Reviewed 10 December 2017

We took our staff to manna from Devon for their Christmas ‘do’, it couldn’t have been a better day. Great fun, informative, delicious food, and superb hosts, David and Holly are knowledgeable, warm and ensured everything ran perfectly from start to finish. We enjoyed it...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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David J, Owner at Manna from Devon Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thanks for the review and kind words Helen. We thoroughly enjoyed having you and the team join us for the day. Merry Christmas, David and Holly

Reviewed 13 November 2017

Had a class in Wood Fired Oven cooking with David. We were small group of four and learnt about filleting fish, cooking various dished and making Naan bread.We really enjoyed the relaxed style, plenty of participation and great fun - served with plenty of great...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Holly J, Owner at Manna from Devon Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Thanks so much for your review - lovely to have you all with us for your course and stay and we're really glad you enjoyed it. Best wishes to all David and Holly

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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gary - I know that there have been specific events for children, as well, but I would suggest contacting Holly and David directly, with your question. All the dates have been on the website, so easy to pick and choose... More
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