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Residential Gold DofE Cookery Course

2019 and 2020 Residential Gold DofE Courses

Are you studying for a Duke of Edinburgh Award and need to learn to cook? Look no further. We are a DofE AAP (Approved Activity Provider) who hold a 5-day Gold Residential Course perfect if you are working towards your Gold DofE award.

The following are our Residential Gold DofE Cookery Courses available for 2019 and 2020

2019 Dates
Monday 15th July – Friday 19th July
Monday 22nd July – Friday 26th July
Monday 23rd July – Friday 2nd August
Monday 5th August – Friday 9th August
Monday 12th August – Friday 16th August
Monday 19th August – Friday 23rd August
Monday 26th August – Friday 30th August
Monday 2nd September – Friday 6th September
Monday 9th September – Friday 13th September
Monday 16th September – Friday 27th September – 2 weeks
Monday 30th September – Friday 4th October
Monday 7th October – Friday 11th October
Monday 14th October – Friday 18th October
Monday 21st October – Friday 25th October
Monday 28th October – Friday 1st November
Monday 18th November – Friday 22nd November

2020 Dates
Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February
Monday 30th March – Friday 3rd April
Monday 6th April – Friday 10th April
Monday 13th April – Friday 17th April
Monday 25th May – Friday 29th May
Monday 1st June – Friday 5th June
Monday 8th June – Friday 12th June
Monday 15th June – Friday 19th June
Monday 22nd June – Friday 26th June
Monday 29th June – Friday 3rd August
Monday 6th July – Friday 3rd July
Monday 13th July – Friday 10th July
Monday 20th July – Friday 24th July
Monday 27th July – Friday 31st July
Monday 3rd August – Friday 7th August
Monday 10th August – Friday 14th August
Monday 17th August – Friday 21st August
Monday 24th August – Friday 28th August
Monday 31st August – Friday 4th September
Monday 7th September – Friday 11th September
Monday 14th September – Friday 25th September (2 weeks)
Monday 28th September – Friday 2nd October
Monday 5th October – Friday 9th October
Monday 12th October – Friday 16th October
Monday 19th October – Friday 23rd October
Monday 26th October – Friday 30th October
Monday 2nd November – Friday 6th November
Monday 9th November – Friday 13th November
Monday 16th November – Friday 20th November
Monday 23rd November – Friday 27th November
Monday 30th November – Friday 4th December


Bed and breakfast accommodation in a charming 18th Century building full of character and charm and nestled in the idyllic setting of the Surrey Hills.

What was The Abinger Arms pub is now a state of the art cookery school and brings the 18th century inn back to life. The Abinger Cookery School is located in the village of Abinger Hammer right in the heart of the beautiful Surrey Hills.  Home to some of the most stunning English countryside and surrounded by rolling hills and quintessentially English villages it is perfect for walkers, cyclists and those wanting to escape London.

We are just over an hour away from London by car and train. We have plenty of parking available and only a 5 minute walk from Gomshall train station – give us a call and someone will come to the station to collect you.  We also have storage for your bikes if you’ve decided to give public transport a miss! We are within walking distance of the adjacent charming villages of Gomshall and Shere.

Our Rooms

We have 3 beautifully appointed bedrooms each decorated with a farmhouse feel. Rooms are available to students who wish to have overnight accommodation the night before or after a course. All rooms are on a Bed & Breakfast basis. We offer a choice of breakfast, from continental, something healthy to kick-start your day or an English breakfast. Wherever possible we source our ingredients locally. Breakfast is served from 8am and served in our dining room.

Our Prices

Our standard price is £695 but if you require accommodation from Sunday to Thursday nights the cost will be £795. Students stay in our comfortable, shared rooms at The Abinger.


For room availability and to book your course call 01306 730470 or email info@abingercookeryschool.com