These are just a selection of comments from past guest who come from far and wide, many of who return to us on a regular basis.
“I am now a cooking course convert. I am extremely impressed with Eckington Manor and loved the whole set up of the farm, B&B and cookery school. My room was wonderfully comfortable and had been beautifully and thoughtfully put together. As for the course itself, it was inspirational. Not only was it a joy to cook on such fantastic equipment, but I am thrilled I can now fillet a fish, clean a scallop and make a delicious salsa verde – I am putting all that I learnt into practice this weekend, thank you!”
S Robinson, London
“I thought Dean was very patient and extremely helpful, he explained himself very well. It was a relaxed atmosphere yet remained professional all times with a sense of humour. Great demos, I really enjoyed trying new things like bread and salmon en papiotte”
L Raybone, Derbyshire
“….Educational and Inspirational”
C Clarke, Warwickshire
Might I congratulate you all at Eckington Manor Cookery School for the terrific way that you inspire willing, but very amateur cooks to improve through the medium of one of your courses. The results of your hard work, initiative and, I guess huge investment is a facility that is among the best in the country. My wife, who bought me the courses as a Christmas present, was truly surprised with the quality of the food that I brought home and my obvious enthusiasm carried over from the weekend. We will definitely be back for more, thank you.
J Bradbury, Kent
“Thanks for a great weekend. Eckington Manor, its staff and facilities are all exemplary and I am eagerly looking forward to the next Great British Classics course”
L Bryant, Somerset
“Superb equipment, excellent working environment”.
D Rudge, Gloucestershire
“I particularly enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and I was very surprised at how much we achieved”
L Saunders, London
“I enjoyed every aspect of the Exclusively Men Cookery Course, even though I was slightly apprehensive – a really great experience with some great skills and recipes to take away – thank you.”
R Sharpe, Worcestershire
“I really enjoyed learning easy to cook dishes that I will use at home that were wonderfully tasting”.
S Ireland, Hants
“I enjoyed the whole Essential Aga course, I feel much more confident with using my Aga and general cooking skills. It would be a waste having an Aga without this day”
M Keen, Scotland
“It took me out of my comfort zone and I did things that I have never tried before. Dean is an excellent tutor and good fun too!
B Dale, West Midlands
“I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Easy Entertaining course last week, from the wonderful welcome to the kind and thoughtful staff, the excellent tuition and content – I will definitely be back.”
J Cook, Gloucestershire
The whole course was exceptional, a lot of Aga myths were exploded and the whole thing became “doable”
J Robertson, E Sussex
Clive, the master baker had infinite knowledge and was totally inspirational, can’t wait to start baking at home!
K Smith, West Midlands
The brilliant 1 Day Hands on Aga course included an excellent variety of dishes which allowed use of the whole Aga as well as catering for all levels of ability.
C Whittle, London
“The hands on aspect and the instruction on the course was brilliant. I learn things I can really apply at home. The friendly atmosphere made learning fun”
L Barnes, London
“I loved all of it, loads of information, just the right balance of cooking and demos. I enjoyed the lunches, the menu was excellent”
If you have any queries regarding any of the courses and their suitability to your level of cooking please call our team on 01386 751600.
S Hardman, South Africa