Skip to content

Bread making aboard narrowboat Adelante

Oxfordshire, United KingdomPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Check local COVID-19 restrictions before booking

Cooking experience hosted by Stephen

4 hours
Scottish
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Come and spend the afternoon aboard my beautiful narrowboat Adelante In Wallingford, Oxfordshire to learn the craft of traditional breadmaking in a fun and relaxed environment. Eat some of your delicious creations while you're here, cruise a beautiful section of the Thames and take your loaf home with you. Choose between a white loaf, sun-dried tomato and fresh basil, or a traditional cottage loaf for the more adventurous. You will leave with all the skills and knowledge you need to bake your own bread at home and maybe even some narrowboat skills! This experience is ideal for couples or friends, and it's a perfect birthday gift experience to create a memorable occasion. MINIMUM BOOKING 2 PERSONS
Other things to note
I do not serve alcohol but if you wish to bring your own to have with your homemade bread and salad, you're welcome to do so. life vests provided. Not suitable for celiac or wheat or gluten intolerant.
Come and spend the afternoon aboard my beautiful narrowboat Adelante In Wallingford, Oxfordshire to learn the craft of traditional breadmaking in a fun and relaxed environment. Eat some of your delicious creations while you're here, cruise a beautiful section of the Thames and take your loaf home with you. Choose between a white loaf, sun-dried tomato and fresh basil, or a traditional cottage loaf for the more adventurous. You will leave with all…

Stephen's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
Learn more

What's included

  • Food
    We'll eat some of our delicious creations and I'll also provide a salad.
  • Equipment
    I'll provide all ingredients necessary, as well as aprons for everyone.
From £125
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Stephen

Host on Airbnb since 2013
  • 6 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am a passionate bread maker and live aboard a beautiful narrowboat, Adelante. I have been teaching bread making classes for 6 years. I love passing on the skills of bread making, you'll leave with all the skills you need to bake your own bread at home while travelling the Thames on a narrowboat.
To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app. Learn more
AIRBNB EXPERIENCES

Passionate cooks

Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.

Intimate settings

Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.

Vetted by Airbnb

Every experience is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.

Where you'll be

You'll come aboard on the Thames at Wallingford Oxfordshire and explore a few miles of the Thames stopping at a few beautiful spots and I'll drop you back at the starting point.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 6 reviews.

Marcia
July 2019
From start to finish my experience on the long boat with Stephen was enjoyable. The 4 hours flew by! Stephen and Jenni were very nice to talk to and made me feel welcome and at home. I learned a lot about bread making and had fun. Cheers to you Stephen!
From start to finish my experience on the long boat with Stephen was enjoyable. The 4 hours flew by! Stephen and Jenni were very nice to talk to and made me feel welcome and at h…
Sarah
June 2019
Hugely recommend booking a trip with Stephen on his beautiful boat Adelante. Myself and two friends booked a bread making trip cruising from Wallingford to Cleeve Lock near Goring and back. Stephen lives on the boat and so is inviting you into and hosting you in his home. We were made to feel very welcome, the teapot was refilled aplenty! Stephen served a delicious light lunch accompanied by some of his own bread. We made three different loaves each (strictly real, organic bread!) Despite being regular bakers and decent home cooks we all learnt key tips. Stephen's an interesting chap pointing out interesting features along the way about the riverside oactions but also fascinating snippets about bread through the ages. A thoroughly nice chap who is very easy to get on with. By the end of the trip you head home with a beautiful loaf each and a relaxed body and soul. Would make a great present for a loved one.
Hugely recommend booking a trip with Stephen on his beautiful boat Adelante. Myself and two friends booked a bread making trip cruising from Wallingford to Cleeve Lock near Goring…
Beccy
June 2019
What a fabulous experience! I did this with a group of friends and it exceeded all our expectations. Steve was an amazing host, he is very knowledgeable and passionate about bread-making and a great teacher. Being on the river was so relaxing and made the experience even more special and unique. The lunch was delicious, the setting beautiful. We loved taking home our magnificent loaves and are now keen to put our new skills to the test (and actually feel confident we'll be able to do so!). Thank you Steve, we have had the best day. I can't recommend this highly enough!
What a fabulous experience! I did this with a group of friends and it exceeded all our expectations. Steve was an amazing host, he is very knowledgeable and passionate about bread-…
David
June 2018
We did the Traditional Bread making class with Stephen at the weekend for my Dad's 70th birthday and had a great time. I found I learned a lot and have been inspired to start bread making from the lessons learned on this class. Stephen was a great host and with a very chilled out teaching style that made for a superb experience.
We did the Traditional Bread making class with Stephen at the weekend for my Dad's 70th birthday and had a great time. I found I learned a lot and have been inspired to start brea…
Sanette
April 2018
What a lovely experience being shown the ropes of traditional bread making by Stephen. Not only is bread making a passion for him but he is extremely knowledgeable about it all. Very relaxed environment and would highly recommend him to anyone.
What a lovely experience being shown the ropes of traditional bread making by Stephen. Not only is bread making a passion for him but he is extremely knowledgeable about it all. Ve…
Lauren
January 2018
What a fabulous experience! We were immediately made welcome by Stephen in his beautiful home. As well as being entertaining, Stephen is enormously passionate and knowledgeable about bread so the baking was enhanced by his extra snippets of fascinating information - gosh he knows a lot about bread! As well as the delicious loaves we took home we made dough balls to accompany the lovely lunch Stephen made for us. We left with two big beautiful loaves and full of enthusiasm to bake some more! I can't recommend this experience highly enough!
What a fabulous experience! We were immediately made welcome by Stephen in his beautiful home. As well as being entertaining, Stephen is enormously passionate and knowledgeable ab…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.