Lorton House

Foodie Experiences

Wanting an incredible experience without even leaving Lorton House? That is exactly what our foodie experiences are about. No matter if you’re a chef, a novice or simply like your food, these experiences are led by incredibly talented local people with a passion and talent in what they do. They’re available for groups of up to 16 people and can be booked directly with the foodie of your choice below.

Young woman preparing cupcakes in the kitchen
Evening Workshop


This tasty evening workshop will be led by Clair Burnett, who with her husband Andy, founded the Chococo in Swanage in 2002, which is now renowned for creating award-winning fine handcrafted chocolates.

Half Day workshop

Sally's Fish Camp

‘Sally’s Fish Camp’, which is available for a half day workshop experience, all starts with Sally arriving with freshly caught shellfish from just a few miles away – from crabs to oysters!

Making blackberry jam at home.
Half Day workshop

Preserves & Sauces

Team up for half a day with Tracey Collins, who prides herself on the quality, integrity of her multi-award-winning preserves and sauces. She’ll expertly talk you through how to make your own.

Making home made gin and tonic
Evening Workshop

The Gin Connoisseur

Visitors to Lorton House are able to enjoy an evening being educated and entertained by Ros Nelmes, the founder of Fordington Gin, the distilled alcoholic drink that derives its flavour from juniper berries.

Men eating Vegan Creamy Roasted Pumpkin Soup on wooden background
Evening Workshop

Seasonal Produce

Dorset is sometimes known as the ‘West Country’s larder’ due to its abundance of food and drink producers. Make the most of what’s in season with this informative workshop with Richard Mabb.

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All day workshop

For the Baker

Spend a day with Maggie Richardson, who you may recognise from ITV’s Great British Bake Off in 2021. Start your day with the hardy loaf and enjoy how she works in some of Dorset’s best local produce.