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Build and Bake with River Cottage

Take alfresco dining to the next level and build your own clay oven

Sand and clay are the oldest building materials known to man and dry really well in direct sunlight.

Build and bake a clay oven

Once the oven is built it will be a focal point for all outside celebrations. The internal temperature of a wood oven can reach up to 400 degrees C which cooks a pizza in seconds, however the insulating qualities of clay means you can warm your hands on the outside of your oven as your pizza cooks. Perfect for a summers night!

Build and bake - how to build an oven with River Cottage Build and bake - how to make a clay oven (PDF, 430 kB)

Want to learn more? River Cottage run a one day Build and bake course at their HQ.

Events at River Cottage

Celebrate the harvest with a trip to the River Cottage Autumn Fair on 7 - 8 September 2013. 

The Autumn fair is a great opportunity to come and explore River Cottage HQ and meet the gang off the telly, including Hugh himself! 

You can enjoy cookery demonstrations and talks from the team and contributors, fun activities for children, as well as a range of food, drink and artisan producers selling their wares.  

Our team of chefs put on delicious festival food, often cooked on the barbeque or in our wood fired oven and of course there are always lashings of Stinger beer and local cider, with local musicians playing throughout the day.
So whether you're a first timer, or seasoned visitor to our fairs, they are an ideal way to see River Cottage HQ. 

Why not treat the family? Tickets are only £15.00 each and under 12s go free. Find out more River Cottage Autumn Fair.

A few things to note:

Children under 12 years old are completely free and do not require tickets.
Dogs are not allowed on site due to livestock.

What to wear: this event is predominantly outside. There will be marquees and some undercover spaces but please check the weather forecast beforehand and dress accordingly. The event will still take place if it rains.

Food: There will be breakfast, lunch and refreshments available to buy throughout the day, which are not included within the ticket price.