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Cocoa Black Chocolate & Pastry School

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Address: 3 Cuddy Bridge | Peebles, Peebles EH45 8JB, Scotland
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+44 1721 723764

Run by UK World Chocolate Master & UK Confectioner of the Year, Ruth...

Run by UK World Chocolate Master & UK Confectioner of the Year, Ruth Hinks, Cocoa Black offers a wide range of Chocolate & Pastry classes suitable for all levels of experience. As one of Europe's leading Chocolate and Pastry schools, we teach our students using the very best ingredients and equipment in our purpose-fitted kitchen.

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lovely chocolate on display and staff who went out of their way to advise on what was available. A water bowl and a selection of biscuits at the door for dogs is a nice touch

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely chocolate on display and staff who went out of their way to advise on what was available. A water bowl and a selection of biscuits at the door for dogs is a nice touch

Thank benthehoose
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a lovely coffee with some of my family and it is a nice place, friendly staff but I was disappointed personally. There were pom-bears... all food that had no wheat was marked with a gold star and they offered me the folder but essentially not really suitable. I am not asking for hand made cakes - happy with... More 

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Freckleton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By chance, we stopped for a coffee and cake. Both were delicious. The place can be highly recommended. I am sure that all who visit will be happy with their choice.

Thank Robert N
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very popular place,very busy,we went in for afternoon tea and chocolate treat. It was excellent,too much to choose from

Thank Ehlucock
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Totally recommend this. Did the patisserie class. Ruth and her team were great and very friendly, and what you make is amazing. Well worth it

Thank Laura R
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46 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Wow wow wow ...chomp chomp chomp..amazing fantastic wonderful chcolate heaven...lovely atmosphere great staff ...get the picture! Chomp chomp chomp!

Thank gilliwooscotland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

I have been to Cocoa blacks previously for a hot drink and cake which was divine and following the show aired on BBC called The River, I learnt that they ran classes which I decided to try. I went along with a friend who lives in Peebles and we both thoroughly enjoyed the two hour class. It was very informative... More 

Thank kezzacat80
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

This is our second time at one of Ruth's classes, the first at the new school. Again, could not fault it. Great fun and a bag full of treats at the end! Would highly recommend, it's a really fun way to spend an afternoon.

Thank Lesley M
Roslin, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I gave this to my sister for a special birthday and it did not disappoint. Hard to believe we were there for two hours as the time went so quickly. We made three different kinds of truffles and tasted many varieties of chocolate including some with unusual flavours. Ruth and Chloe were lovely and created a friendly atmosphere. We would... More 

Thank blball
Peebles, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

You will feel like a child in a toy store when you enter Cocoa Black because you will want everything!! The cakes and chocolates are works of art, you feel guilty eating them but oh my are they so worth the endulgence. If your visiting Peebles then you have to visit Cocoa Black.

Thank cg23652016

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