Smoking Hot: Lainston House Launches New Woodfire Cooking Classes

Hone your culinary skills with this new woodfire cookery course at Lainston House in Hampshire

Immerse yourself in nature and learn something deliciously new at the same time thanks to this new masterclass. Hampshire cookery school, Season, has collaborated with Manna from Devon a series of classes set to take place outdoors over woodfire.

Located in the beautifully converted well house within the grounds of Lainston House, Season, the Exclusive Collection Cookery School is just a short drive from Winchester and features pristine facilities.


Kicking off on 14th August when the cookery school reopens, Season features state-of-the-art kitchen facilities, a dedicated modern dining space and a kitchen garden complete with a woodfired oven and outdoor seating.


With more of us cooking at home than ever before, this course is perfect for honing a new skill. Led by Manna from Devon Founder, David Jones, the ‘Woodfired Oven Cooking’ class provides a hands-on introduction to the versatility of woodfired ovens.

Spanning a whole day, guests are invited to arrive for refreshments in the kitchen garden, before being fully immersed in David’s expert outdoor cooking including preparing and cooking pizza and fish, and learning the art of roasting, grilling and baking over wood fire.


Refresh with food and drinks throughout the day  and of course, they’ll be plenty of creations to sample. You’ll also receive detailed notes and recipes with links to learning videos – as well as a keepsake Season Cookery School apron.


Ideal for a hands-on approach, other outdoor classes currently available at Season throughout August and September include: ‘Iron Pot Campfire Cooking’ for parents and children; ‘Posh Barbeque’; and ‘Fire Pit Lamb’ to name a few.

Make it happen
Where: Woodman Lane, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 2LT
How: Please visit  or phone 01962 776088.
Wallet: Woodfired Oven Cooking classes with David Jones of Manna from Devon are priced at £195 per person and must be booked as pairs. Room rates starting from: £185.

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