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A very saucy two days and some hot salsa action!

My wife and I attended the 'Essential Skills: Sauces - The Classics' and the 'Sauce - Spice Up Your... read more

Reviewed 28 May 2014
Mark A
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London, United Kingdom
Perfect Day

My wife bought me a days cookery course. Holly and David were great hosts and I thoroughly enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2014
Robert S
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Exmouth, United Kingdom
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A family run cooking school established in 2006 and overlooking the River Dart. We specialise in Bread, Fish, Mediterranean and Asian Cuisines and Wood-fired Oven Cooking. Holiday times will feature Family Classes aimed at inspiring youngsters to...more
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Fir Mount House House Higher Higher Contour Road, Kingswear, Dartmouth TQ6 0DE, England
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

My wife and I attended the 'Essential Skills: Sauces - The Classics' and the 'Sauce - Spice Up Your Cooking' courses back-to-back. Holly and David were very friendly and helpful. A great experience, we both learnt *so* much, including a bunch of peripheral skills, techniques...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

My wife bought me a days cookery course. Holly and David were great hosts and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Holly structured the day to suit my needs and nothing was too ,much trouble. The Lamb was delicious. Thank you so much and i will be...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Apart from staying for two nights B & B - lovely room and wonderful breakfasts, we attended the Fabulous Fish Course. After a brief introduction from Holly to some fish orientated cook books and some basic knife skill techniques, we were presented with a wonderful...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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David J, Owner at Manna from Devon Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2014

Hi Malcolm and Helen, it was lovely to meet you both and we're so glad you enjoyed the class. Is competitive filleting now a regular feature of Peplow family get togethers? best wishes Holly and David

Reviewed 22 October 2013

Arrived with two girlfriends on Saturday afternoon to be greeted by Molly. Having familiarised ourselves with our room (triple room) we went down to the kitchen for a lovely cup of tea and cake and immediately felt at home. Spent Sunday making pasta, pesto, chicken...More

Date of experience: October 2013
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David J, Owner at Manna from Devon Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2013

Hi Kim, many thanks for the lovely review and thanks to you, Kate and Liz for helping to make it such an enjoyable day. best wishes Holly and David

Reviewed 13 October 2013

Some work colleagues bought me a day on the Success with Bread course which I went to yesterday - this course is blooming great. Holly and David gave us a really warm welcome and the atmosphere was just what I wanted - informal and friendly,...More

Date of experience: October 2013
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David J, Owner at Manna from Devon Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2013

Hi Mandy, thanks again for joining on Saturday and many thanks for your review. Hopefully you'll be able to put it all into practice very soon. Best wishes, David

Reviewed 16 September 2013

My partner and I stayed at Manna from Devon for 2 days in september 2013 as part of my partners birthday celebrations. We arrived to a friendly welcome from Holly and were shown to our lovely bright room overlooking the river dart. Our room was...More

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed 27 June 2013

As a Master student of the Slow Food University in Bra/Italy we've been hosted by Holly and David for one whole week. Their in depth knowledge of the local food scene, as well as their wonderful cooking was amazing. We enjoyed every single minute with...More

Date of experience: June 2013
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davidjones943, Owner at Manna from Devon Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2013

Hi Chris, many thanks for the review. It was a pleasure having you all here and showing you the gastronomic delights of Devon. Best wishes, David

Reviewed 13 June 2013

I bought the course for my husband, after he'd built a 'pizza oven' in the garden. The course was completely beyond our expectations! We knew we should be able to cook more than just pizzas but we came away with a world of possibilities! The...More

Date of experience: June 2013
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davidjones943, Owner at Manna from Devon Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 15 June 2013

Hi Laura, many thanks for the review. I'm delighted you found the class so helpful and wish you many happy hours cooking with your oven. Best wishes, david

Reviewed 28 May 2013

I have just spent a fantastic day with my granddaughter at Manna from Heaven on a course for bread making and pasta creation......... The class was small in numbers , perfect environment to learn some new skills and techniques, and with delightful company too....we were...More

Date of experience: May 2013
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davidjones943, Owner at Manna from Devon Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2013

Hi Steve, many thanks for your review. It was a pleasure meeting you and Hannah. Best wishes, David

Reviewed 18 May 2013

A lovely weekend including a cookery workshop on the Saturday, learning to bake with a wood-fired oven. The location was great, nestled on the Kingswear hillside looking out over the estuary with views of Dartmouth over the water. David and Holly were very hospitable and...More

Date of experience: May 2013
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davidjones943, Owner at Manna from Devon Cooking School, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2013

Hi Robert and Gill, thanks for the review; so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I hope the oven has arrived safely and progress being made with the fitting out. Best of luck with the new venture, David and Holly

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Response from Richard S | Reviewed this property |
Hi Gary - I know that there have been specific events for children, as well, but I would suggest contacting Holly and David directly, with your question. All the dates have been on the website, so easy to pick and choose... More
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