Swinton Cookery School is a relaxed, open demonstration kitchen housed in a converted Georgian stable wing adjacent to Swinton Park hotel, excellent for the preparation and skillful handling of great food and fine wine.

The Swinton Estate team, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, are passionate about using sustainable local produce throughout the four seasons.

The four-acre walled garden behind the hotel is planted with fruit, vegetables and herbs, providing a ready source of fresh seasonal ingredients for the cookery school kitchen, alongside estate venison, rabbit, smoked trout and game, a few examples of the local ingredients sourced from the wider estate.

The Cookery School runs a busy program of half day and full day hands-on, practical cookery classes throughout the year.

Courses can be either residential or non residential and are available for all ages and ability levels, including children’s cookery lessons.

From classic baking and Sunday roasts to Sushi and Thai, there’s a course to suit everyone. So if you are beginner with a keen interest or a professional, broadening their knowledge, join us at Swinton and fall in love with cooking all over again.


Coronavirus Update.

Thank you for visiting the Swinton Estate website. We hope that you remain safe and in good spirits. All the staff here are well and we are keeping busy helping our local community with meals and treats to the key workers in local schools and shops, GP practices, pharmacies and emergency services.

As soon as we are able to, we look forward to re-opening our doors, gardens, woodlands and parkland again for you to enjoy. If you’re yearning for better days and you’d like to have something to look forward to when life gets back to normal, we are still here and busy taking bookings. With no risk to your deposit, perhaps it’s the perfect excuse to plan for the good times ahead.

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