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Very overpriced and disappointing

I'd recommend looking at other cookery schools rather than this one. I bought a voucher for a... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
Viv O
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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Dreadful rip off

Really taking the mick. Artisan cheese and bread?? Good lord. I enjoyed the gone off milk that my... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2018
eelpierecords
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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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Apr 27, 2018
“Very overpriced and disappointing”
Apr 16, 2018
“Dreadful rip off”
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Enjoy The Smart School of Cookery at Bray Maidenhead for your Cookery Class or team Build event
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High Street | Bray Village Hall, Bray, Maidenhead SL6 2AA, England
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

I'd recommend looking at other cookery schools rather than this one. I bought a voucher for a '3-hour artisan cheese-making workshop' for myself and a friend as a gift - luckily I didn't pay the full advertised price of around £139 because it was in...More

Date of experience: January 2018
3  Thank Viv O
Reviewed April 16, 2018

Really taking the mick. Artisan cheese and bread?? Good lord. I enjoyed the gone off milk that my wife insisted was turning into cheese a few years back more than the tasteless mush that was concocted here. Felt so sorry for people who had traveled...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank eelpierecords
Reviewed March 22, 2018

My friend and I went to a cookery course at The Smart School of Cookery recently...it was my first visit and her sixth. It was a most enjoyable time. We learnt so many helpful tips, cooked and ate several very tasty dishes. I would certainly...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank isondawn5
Reviewed March 22, 2018 via mobile

I've attended several of Ann's cooking courses, more recently at Bray and previously at Essex. If I could afford it I would go once a week! This lady is a mine of information & she has the patience of a saint. The recipes today were...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

Really awful. Complete waste of time. Really unsuitable venue. Almost no practical involvement it was just a poor demo. Over subscribed (20) poorly described zero atmosphere. One of the worst learning experiences I have had. Almost nothing to eat. I wasnt the only one quite...More

Date of experience: March 2018
5  Thank chaplins200
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

We did the macaroon making class and must say it was the worst cooking course we have ever done. The class was split into two groups of 10 and given ingredients to share between the groups. You’re taught how to sift flour, separate yolks and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank A8805SSleeh
Reviewed February 20, 2018

I have never written a review before but felt I needed to let everyone know how bad this course is. My friends and I decided to go on a sausage making course for our friends birthday. And I have to say - we all were...More

Date of experience: February 2018
7  Thank frankie025
Reviewed January 24, 2018

I have attached the copy of the email I have sent to Ann very basically outlining what happened during our visit. I cannot stress enough how much of a let down this place was, right from the off and arriving at a village hall. For...More

Date of experience: January 2018
9  Thank Sian L
Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

I find it difficult to describe quite how bad this cheese course was. It was so bad it was almost funny. Some highlights are: - not knowing what any of the ingredients were or where to buy, - not knowing any of the recepies and...More

Date of experience: January 2018
7  Thank UkBaker
Reviewed January 7, 2018

Totally disorganized from start to finish. Took people in groups so you had no idea what was going on. No clear instructions for anything, Instructor made two attempts at making custard and failed on both occasions and gave up in the end. Only told what...More

Date of experience: January 2018
7  Thank sue m
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