Glastonbury Tor at sunset

Our Location – The Glorious English Countryside

Food of Course is located in a stunning area of Somerset in South West England. Quintessential English countryside surrounds us, with beautiful market towns and villages to explore such as Castle Cary, Bruton, and Glastonbury.

You’ll find breath-taking walking country, National Trust properties, spectacular gardens, bustling artisan markets and a world class modern art gallery all on the doorstep. And of course we must mention the world famous Glastonbury Festival is just down the road in Pilton. 

The lake at Stourhead, a National Trust property
Basket of fresh veg grown in the garden at Food of Course cookery school

Learn to Cook with Seasonal Local Ingredients

Being set in the heart of lush green Somerset farmland, we exploit the excellent local produce at every opportunity. Famed for cider and Cheddar cheese, Somerset really is a bountiful county.

Throughout the summer and autumn months we are able to harvest home-grown vegetables, herbs and fruit from the large kitchen garden.

Choosing to use wonderful fresh local ingredients to create dishes based on the seasons is really a pleasure, and what we are all about.

Nearby Places to Explore

For Foundation Course students, who decide to stay at weekends, Roger Hutton is a wealth of local knowledge, a fantastic guide, and will happily help to arrange outings for you.

The school is conveniently situated just a mile from Castle Cary mainline train station, so you can hop on a train to discover London, Bristol, Bath, Dorset, Devon or Cornwall with ease.

In just over an hour, by car or train, you can be on the Jurassic coastline in Dorset, famed for its fossils and stunning beaches.

Some students have also taken the opportunity to visit further afield during their time with us. Bristol airport provides swift travel to exciting cities such as Edinburgh, Dublin and even Paris; all very doable for a one or two night weekend adventure or as the next stop on your gap year adventure. 

Durdle Door on the Jurassic coastline in Dorset
Durdle Door on the Jurassic coastline in Dorset

Our Top Ten List of Days Out

With such a wonderful variety of amazing natural and cultural attractions nearby, we have compiled a list of a few of our favourites to inspire you. Click on a title to visit the corresponding website. 

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