Eleven years ago, Maria gave husband Mark a bread-making course as a 50th birthday present. It was a life changing moment for them both. Mark’s newfound passion for baking led him to quit his day job, become a full time baker and set up Mark’s Bread on North Street, Bristol.

Today Mark and his team run monthly bread making courses, passing on their knowledge in an intimate setting. Course numbers are limited to eight- ten people at a time so that each person can enjoy some one-to-one tutorship and guidance. Demand is high so booking well in advance is recommended.

Introduction to the hand-made loaf


This one-day bread-making course with Mark and team covers:

  • Exploring ingredients

  • Making English & continental breads

  • An introduction to enriched doughs and sourdoughs

  • Scaling, shaping and slashing

  • Making poulish

  • Tour of the bakery & equipment

Course details:

  • 10.00 – 17.00 at Mark's Café. Guests are asked to arrive at 9:45 sharp

  • Coffee and croissants are served on arrival, plus afternoon refreshments

  • A hearty lunch is accompanied by local beers or a Luscombe soft drink

  • All the bread you make is yours to take away (it tends to be a sack-full!)

  • A special goody bag will be provided on completion of the course

  • £165 per person

Contact us to book for yourself or buy a voucher for a friend.

Email: info@marksbread.co.uk
Call: 01179537997

*Please note that once a booking has been made the date can only be changed once. Any cancellations must be more than a month in advance or the fee will be forfeit.