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summer 2022 dates: 23rd July - 13th august - 20th august

"Our friend came back raving about his course he did on Saturday with you - he loved it!"

"It's still all going round in my head and I'm still on a high!"


"5 star fun mixed with clear teaching and new skills combine for an amazing weekend"

"Our family had a great time, thanks Matthew!
Amazing that three teenagers can be actively engaged for two days of satisfying graft in the fresh air...
We can't wait to get building at home"

"Fantastic one day oven building course! Just sourcing my materials atm!
Thank you Matthew for an excellent and practical day!"

"Just had an amazing day. As a complete novice I wasn't sure what to expect but Matthew is a great tutor,
and we ate some of the best pizza ever. Can't wait to take these skills home and get 'cobbin'.
If you are thinking of booking...don't dither; book it, you will have a great time and come away
confident enough to build your own oven at home."

"{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."

"I bought a 1-day training session for my husband for Christmas and I can honestly say that this
had been the most successful gift of all time! He's currently up to his elbows in cob as he builds an
oven in the garden. Hats off to the Fabulous Cob Oven Company, the smiles continue!."

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one day workshops hosted by
GIFT VOUCHERS ARE AVAILABLE NOW and are valid until redeemed.
Call, email or hit the PayPal button to book a place/order a voucher.
Vouchers can be left open or be date specific.

2020 dates: all dates currently postponed due to covid.
new spring 2021 dates will be posted here as soon as possible.

Location: Leintwardine, Herefordshire, England.
Times: Arrive 9am for 09.30am start, finish approx 5.00pm

Tutor: Matthew Lloyd

Please Note: 8 places per workshop. I keep to this low number to ensure you get the attention you deserve.

Description: One day cob oven workshop that includes lighting, using and caring for your oven.
We start the day by lighting an oven so we can bake our wood-fired lunch, then go on to build an oven throughout the day, covering materials, techniques and processes.You take home oven plans, so there is no need to make notes during the day. My aim is to inspire, inform, and instruct you to be confident and able to go and build your own cob oven at home.

Cost: STILL ONLY £75 per adult. Includes locally sourced organic wood-fired pizza lunch.
Book via email, telephone or PayPal: Call Matthew Lloyd on 07974 955196 or email : cobovenman@me.com

One Day Cob Oven Workshops


DSCF1Why not make a weekend of it and stay in or near the historic Roman village of Leintwardine?

• The Buzzards - self catering & camping

The Lion at Leintwardine

Mocktree Holidays - self catering

Herefordshire Glamping

Explore Mortimer Country

Shropshire Hills Buy Local

 a very special TWO

I often have a small number of two day workshops available. These differ from the One Day workshop in that we build an oven, from scratch, at lovely venues where the oven will stay and be used by the host and their guests.
In the past I have worked with wonderfully glamorous campsites, a vineyard and a nature
conservation centre - all with accomodation available.
This way you can make a relaxing weekend break of the experience and benefit from the extras that the hosts provide.
I have found these workshops provide more time for sharing and playing, and we are often very creative in our designs!
The links below take you to the host websites, where you can make your booking.

Dates will be shared when Covid restrictions are lifted

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.

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