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Curated Experiences
and supporting local businesses too...


Introduction to Sourdough

Sourdough baking is the most ancient way to make bread using flour, water and salt which are fermented using lactic acid bacteria and wild yeast. This process transforms the flour, giving depth of flavour and nutritional benefits.

In this hands on workshop, we will teach you the techniques of making sourdough bread but most importantly help you build knowledge and confidence around it: more than a technique, sourdough is about understanding the process.

You will make and bake your own loaves and have plenty of time to ask your questions throughout. We will break to have a taste of homemade seasonal savoury and sweet sourdough bakes.

4 hours £225

​Available Friday & Saturday Only.

Must be pre-booked with Stephanie


Buntingford Brewery Tour

Situated in the picturesque rolling hills of Greys Farm in North Hertfordshire, we were very fortunate to relocate here from Buntingford in 2005. Whilst many breweries are set within urban industrial settings for production purposes, the 100 + acre backdrop here supplies us with some of the most important parts to our processes.


Brewery Tours can be arranged for Monday to Friday (in advance) for a wander around the brewery as well as a tasting. Prices starts at £15 per person.


Some Saturdays are available (generally once a month) so please get in touch to enquire about these.

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Pottery & Prosecco with Amber B

Come and join me for a glass of fizz in my studio on the Beds/Herts borders, where we will spend 2.5 hours together learning all about the process and techniques of pottery.


Whilst in the studio you will have the opportunity to hand build, glaze and throw your own pots! I will ensure your creations are fired and posted to you directly.

£150 for 2
Please follow the link below to book your class.

(include a note that you are staying at Bethnal&Bec Luxury Stays. A min of 24 hours notice is required to book/cancel class)

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Fermenting Workshop

Fermenting vegetables is an old way of preserving them thanks to naturally occurring bacteria. More than a preserving process, it is incredibly delicious and nourishing. The benefits are both culinary & nutritional.

The workshop starts with a taster of sourdough breads & selection of fermented products to excite the tastebuds! Then you will be making your own ferments: a traditional Korean kimchi and an amazing variety of fermented foods and drinks which you will keep and see ferment overtime (we provide the glass jars and containers).


We will be discuss gut health & why eating and drinking fermented foods contribute to our overall wellbeing.

3 hours £175​. Available Friday & Saturday Only. ​Must be pre-booked with Stephanie. Stephanie is available for bookings from January 2024

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Plantbased Cooking Class

Passionate about reconnecting people with food through cooking classes and workshops, Chef Naturelle is a small business run by naturopathic chef Stéphanie. The dishes are plant-based and inspired by nature and its seasons with a focus on vibrant, nutrient-rich and sustainable food, using natural ingredients free of refined flours, sugars. All ingredients are organic and sourced locally as much as possible, some of which are homegrown.

Designed to give people the knowledge and the tools to develop their confidence and trust their senses whilst having fun in the kitchen! Guests can choose from learning to cook a delicious and wholesome 2 course meal from scratch or a themed class .

Prices start at £250 for 3 hours, including all the ingredients and the washing up!

Stephanie is available for bookings from January 2024

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Mindful Making | Tassell Garland

Create your own totally on-trend tassel garland in an array of beautiful colours to decorate your home! 

2 people £25 per head

takes approx. 2 hours 

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Rutherford Punting | Cambridge

Choose one of our Cambridge punting tours & our chauffeurs will guide you along the stunning College Backs, as you learn Cambridge’s inspiring history and discover the secrets of the city. Dog friendly too!

We offer diverse punting choices on the river Cam including gin o’clock & our popular romantic tour for two with petals & Champagne.

We’re Cambridge’s newest official punting company and we’re focused entirely on hospitality and your city adventures.

Bethnal&Bec guests can receive 10% off all tours throughout the year, using the code: BB10

Booking is essential so please head to the WEBSITE to find out more!


Wellbeing Experiences

We can recommend some incredible local mobile therapists who can come to your retreat & offer the following...

- facials

- massage

-sports massage

- reflexology

- yoga

-manicures & pedicures

What could be more relaxing than that...

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