Wonderful food, a warm welcome and a beautiful location.

    Wood Fired Feast Evenings

    Pop up suppers at the cooking school just got a lot more exciting. This year's events will all be held on the covered deck and everything we cook will be done in the wood fired ovens or over coals.

    Fire Feasts

    We'll be taking the best local produce and cooking them with a hint of smoke and fire, a wonderful, traditional seasoning.

Established in 2005, the Manna from Devon Cooking School and Bed and Breakfast is run by Holly and David Jones.  Both the School and Bed and Breakfast are open throughout the year.

We teach cooking skills to small groups in the relaxed environment of our Victorian home overlooking the beautiful River Dart in South Devon. We also have two beautiful bed and breakfast rooms.

Why Choose Manna from Devon Cooking School

- You’ll find us relaxed, friendly and we’ll make you feel very much at home.

- Our school looks across the beautiful River Dart in the heart of South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

- Our small classes of 8 or less mean you get plenty of opportunity for hands on practice.

- We use the best ingredients from local suppliers we have worked with for over 10 years.

- We are experts in our own fields of cooking from wood fired ovens, bread baking and fish cookery to Asian and Mediterranean cuisines.

- We travel regularly to develop our own skills and find new recipes which we pass on to you along with tales of our travels.

- Our aim is always to build confidence and extend your skills, whatever your level of cooking.

- Don’t take our word for it. Read our reviews on Trip Advisor:

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Essential Skills

Essential Skills are our range of short classes focusing on particular skill areas.

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Deer Park Classes

Our series of cooking classes at Deer Park Hotel, Honiton

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Artisan Bread

Bread making

Join one of our breadmaking classes and you'll get to grips with the whole process of making excellent bread

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Indian & Asian

Our Indian and Asian classes are based on our travels in the region and will provide you with the skills and techniques to reproduce authentic dishes.

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We regulary run 4 different classes designed to encourage children to explore flavours and to cook with confidence

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During each class you will learn to recreate some typical and some less well known dishes of each region

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wood fired oven


Our classes will help you to use your wonderfully versatile oven to its full extent.

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Fabulous Fish

For our very popular fish class we take a wide selection of fresh, local seafood and learn to prepare it from scratch

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Group bookings

We have created great foodie experiences for families, friends, corporate groups, hen parties. book clubs and many more.

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At Manna from Devon we run cooking classes which inspire and educate while building skills and confidence. The small number of students attending our cooking courses (typically 4 to 8 people) means we can create a relaxed environment and allow everyone maximum hands on time.

We love the idea that our cooking school allows people to come together and share ideas and learn almost as much from each other as from us.  Our informal classes deliberately encourage the sharing of ideas, knowledge and experience.


We have two beautiful bed and breakfast rooms overlooking the River Dart. Bed and breakfast > Cook and stay offers >

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