Foodie breaks

Revitalise all your senses. Indulge your love of food, inspire your mind and relax your body, combining a Foodworks cookery course with a stay at award-winning country spa hotel, Cowley Manor, or at the traditional Colesbourne Inn to complete the perfect Cotswold mini-break.

The Quintessential Cotswold Inn Package

Available midweek or at weekends for a one or two night stay.


1 night’s accommodation

Full English breakfast

Full Day Cookery course for one person

Please Note: Additional cookery course available @ £125.00 (normally £147.00)


Based on 2 people sharing (1 night stay)


The Colesbourne Inn is an old coaching house dating back to 1827, situated within the Colesbourne Park Estate just a short walk from Foodworks.It is possibly one of the most unique pubs in Britain, built using quartz and tufa, the stone beloved by aquarists for its lightness.Occupying two acres, the Inn has nine bedrooms, a lovely restaurant and a traditional bar including a terrace and garden with stunning country views, all the rooms have been refurbished to a high standard and are traditional in style. All rooms offer flat screen plasma televisions and WiFi Internet access

The Cowley Spa and Gourmet Package

The CowleySpa and Gourmet Package

Escape from the full on stresses of everyday life with a stay at the Cowley Manor Spa and an inspirational cookingcourse at The Foodworks. A break with a difference!

Available Sunday to Thursday for a one night stay or at weekends for a two night minimum stay.Based on two people sharing.


  • 1 night’s accommodation – variety of room categories available
  • Full English breakfast
  • Complimentary use of the award-winning spa
  • Full Day Cookery course for one person

Please Note: Additional cookery course available at £125 (normally £147)


Based on 2 people sharing midweek (1 night stay)


The Foodworks Cookery School provides professional tuition in a relaxed atmosphere. Offering everything from day courses to residential training, private hire to corporate entertaining, its fantastic facilities and beautiful location in the heart of the Cotswolds make it the ideal choice for any event. Our gift vouchers are a lovely way to mark any occasion; it’s the business for thanking clients or hosting a fun team building day; it’s THE place for a party, or even a stepping stone to life’s next adventure after taking one of our chalet, yacht or gap year courses.

Cowley Manor is a contemporary-chic country house, just a few minutes’ drive from Foodworks. Situated in glorious Cotswold countryside, surrounded by 55 acres of parklands, woods and meadows, the gardens are Grade II listed, which ranks them amongst the most important in the UK. With the emphasis on comfort and service, Cowley Manor is the ideal place to relax, unwind and indulge in the heart of the British countryside.

The light and spacious bedrooms are located in the main house and the renovated stable block, fitted with hand-made furniture and fabrics created by young British designers. All have airy bathrooms with huge bathtubs and showers, complimented by the best Frette linens and bespoke bath and body products from Green & Spring. All rooms are equipped with cutting edge TV and music technology, as well as high speed internet connections.


The Green Dragon

The Green Dragon is a beautiful traditional Cotswold Pub which is a 5 minute drive from The Foodworks,

Situated in  the hamlet of Cockleford which provides a tranquil and picturesque setting for rest and relaxation. For visitors seeking an alternative to the bland uniformity of many a modern town centre hotel, The Green Dragon Inn offers an appealing individuality – roaring log fires, beamed ceilings and stone flagged floors set the scene for a relaxing experience

Dating from the 17th century, the Inn has proven to be a popular retreat for those appreciating good food, fine wine, real ales and comfortable cottage-style accommodation.

On arrival, why not sample some of the real ales or fine wines available in the comfort of our warm and friendly bars?

For a tasty snack or full meal, the cosy and informal Mouse Bar or Lower Bar provide a wide range of excellent traditional and modern “pub food with a difference”

Our bars and furniture have been hand crafted by the famous Robert Thompson – the “Mouse Man of Kilburn”.