Have oven. Will travel!

A cob oven can weigh in the order of 500kg, and really does not want to be moved, let alone travel on the road. So it was with some trepidation that I built a cob oven-in-a-trailer during 2012.
After installing an experimental suspension system under a base donated by a friend, I built a cob oven just as I would at any school or home - without cement.

It worked beautifully!
Since then, what I thought was going to be simply my demonstration oven has become a popular asset that has travelled many miles and been used to feed hundreds of customers, and I am now using cob oven Mk2.

FCOCoaboardTo date I have baked at Weddings, Birthday Parties, Food Festivals, Carnivals, Farmers' Markets, private functions, Fétes, Historic reenactments, Youth Group meetings, Community Gardens, Fairs, Children's Parties...

I have the appropriate Food Hygiene training and insurance, and in terms of working as sustainably as possible:

• I burn locally sourced air-dried firewood
• I don't use pizza boxes.
• I tow with an LPG converted vehicle
• I use organic flours, such as Bacheldre Watermill
• I buy local organic toppings and organic oils from suppliers such as Myriad Organics in Ludlow and Entertaining Elephants in Church Stretton

If you are interested in adding a spark your event then do please get in touch.

Call Matthew Lloyd on 07974 955196
or email : cobovenman@me.com to get started.

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This is the website for Matthew Lloyd trading as The Fabulous Cob Oven Company.
Established in 2011, based in Ludlow, Shropshire. All material on this website is ©Matthew Lloyd t/as FCOCo.

FCOCo is an award-winning member of the Shropshire Hills Sustainable Business Scheme, plus these organisations

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"{the course} exceeded my expectations.
We met some fascinating people and Matthew was
so full of practical information and enthusiasm.
Best day out this year. We now know building
our own oven is a real possibility."


one day workshops
"The original and best oven workshop"
2020 dates: all dates currently postponed due to cv19 restrictions.
new dates will be posted here as soon as possible.

Location: Leintwardine, Herefordshire
Start: 09.30am, finish approx 5.00pm
Limited to eight places per workshop to ensure the best experience.
One day cob oven workshop that includes lighting, using and caring for your oven.
We start the day by lighting our existing oven so we can then bake our wood-fired lunch, then go on to build an oven throughout the day, covering materials, techniques and processes.
STILL only £75, including lunch & course notes.
HERE to book, or email or call:
Call Matthew Lloyd on 07974 955196
or email :

cob oven TVThe School Cob Oven Project
@ Harlow Green, Gateshead 2016

BBC1 Countryfile featuring
The Fabulous Cob Oven Co.

How to build a cob oven in
under 60 seconds!

Fabulous memories of
Green Man 2014

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