Forge and Feast

£305 1 day course and dinner

A unique chance to spend a day forging cutlery , meeting chefs and feasting amongst the anvils and fires !

Each student will spend the day hand forging a knife and fork – learning the skills of a traditional blacksmith and creating a stunning set of eating tools which they will use that evening for the dinner.

Our guest chefs will be on hand all day to chat and demonstrate their signature style of cooking in our outdoor kitchen, followed by a fantastic feast in the forge.

After dinner camping is available for those who want to stay over.


We are honoured to have worked with some of Britains best chefs. Each has been specially invited to cook at these events and are experts in their chosen cooking styles.

The Forge and Feast dinners will showcase these styles and embrace the ingredients of the season and the area which we live, and forge, in.


May 9th – Gill Meller : Award winning author, food writer and teacher :

May 23rd – HUNTER GATHER COOK aka Nick Weston : Fire chef, forager and founder of the “finest game and fire cookery school in the UK” :

October 24th – TBC

Upcoming Dates

9 May
23 May
24 Oct

9am - Late

Forge and Feast day program :

Arrive – 8.45am for 9am start.

Forging – 9-12

Lunch – 12-1pm

Forging – 1-5pm

Drinks and chefs demo – 6-7.30pm

Dinner – 8pm – late

further information

  • Courses are run at The Forge, South Harp Farm Yard, Over Stratton, Somerset TA13 5LB
  • Please arrive at 8.45am. Plenty of parking available.
  • Lunch is also provided (as well as tea, coffee) - so you just need to arrive and we provide the rest.
  • There is also free camping in the orchard adjacent to the forge and space for campers or caravans.
  • Please wear good work clothes and sturdy shoes or boots. Steel toecaps not essential. A change of clothing for the evening dinner is advised.
  • All equipment and safety gear will be provided. If you have a favourite hammer bring it along.
  • No previous experience is needed for this course.
  • Please advise if you have any specific dietary requirements, allergies or medical conditions.

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