Abinger Cookery School. Dorking. Surrey. Immersive Cookery Experiences Versatile Facilities For Students


Abinger Cookery School, Surrey. ‘Affiliate ICSA Member’. Supporting & developing new progressive cookery schools.

Abinger Cookery School, Dorking, Surrey. Located in the heart of the Surrey Hills.

Once a pub, this historic building has been lovingly transformed into The Abinger Cookery School. Owned and operated by a team of dedicated food-loving enthusiasts.
The school offers a personal approach to cookery lessons. Teaching is in small groups, allowing time to get to know your tutors and the subjects, assisting you throughout in improving your cooking skills.

From baking to fine dining and private catering, their team is knowledgeable about food and has experience cooking in a broad range of settings.


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Abinger ICSA cookery SchoolChef Tutors share a wealth of experience gleamed from years working within the industry.

Qualifications with ‘Distinction’ awarded to the tutors by two of ICSA’s finest Academies,  Tante Marie and Leiths School of food and Wine.

Courses range from one day, two-day, evening and weekend courses along with their popular 5-day chalet cooks and Gold Duke of Edinburgh ‘DofE’ courses . Alongside these they are one of the leading providers of ‘Weber Grill Academy’ BBQ courses. Accommodation is provided for students on their 5 day Chalet Cooks Course and Gold ‘DofE’ Courses.

Abinger Cookery School offers a fully immersive range of cookery courses and experiences. Including ‘Weber Grill Academy’ BBQ courses. Ask for details on booking, including private cookery courses for small groups and corporate’s.

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Abinger Cookery School
Guildford Road,
Abinger Hammer,
Surrey RH5 6RZ

November 2020: Abinger Cookery School has been awarded the ICSA certification from the Independent Cookery School Association “ICSA”

“…Cookery classes are delivered in a bespoke kitchen environment which is maintained to high standards. The school premises is well located and full of character, presenting a ‘happy ship environment’.

Students are given extensive detail on course content, requirements, expectations of them as students and what they can expect from the school. Welcome briefings are detailed and include safety information including fire procedures and safe kitchen practices. Classes are well structured.

We are delighted to welcome the Cooking School to ICSA as one of our accredited members.” Andrew Maxwell, ICSA Accreditation Assessor.

Owner Lizzie Marsh (pictured) has another massive passion, not only running the school but Lizzie is also regularly seen in the Surrey Hills with her running club. She lives in Godalming and managed the cookery school for nearly a year prior to taking over the business in March 2020. Lizzie loves to grow her own vegetables, coming up with recipes using leftovers (nothing goes to waste in her house) and visiting her friends and family.


ICSA accreditation is only awarded if consistency is achieved, recognising the establishment as a ‘Greatest British Cookery School Collection’ institutions.  Consistency and excellence in cookery skills and training is at the heart of the ICSA along with practicing, and teaching sustainability, seasonality, animal welfare, teaching standards, ethics and single use plastic-free kitchens.


Abinger Cookery School, Surrey

The Artisan Bakehouse is set in a rural idyll in sleepy West Sussex.

This award winning cookery school destination and eating experience offers the best of local, seasonal foods, and teaches artisan baking to the highest standard. The traditional wood oven adds to a great experience in a relaxed, friendly, professional setting. Owners Louise and baker Les are totally passionate about real bread and want to share that with you.

Whether you are a complete beginner or a regular bread maker, they offer workshops throughout the year to help you hone your baking skills and knowledge with a group of like-minded people. Many of the breads are baked in their traditional wood oven giving the opportunity to work with a baker’s peel. The courses are however aimed at baking in the home. You will therefore be able to take the recipes and techniques back home to enjoy as well as the delicious breads you have made!

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