This Festive Season Honesty Has Some Great Gift Ideas: From Weekend Breaks At The Crown & Garter To Cookery Courses

This Christmas, Honesty has a range of gifts that will inspire!  Forget soap on a rope, this festive season Honesty Cookery School and The Crown & Garter have devised a range of presents that friends and family will love to receive. Choose from a short break at the newly refurbished Crown & Garter pub, restaurant with rooms in the village of Inkpen in Berkshire, a cookery course at Honesty Cookery School located in Hampshire or if you can't decide an Honesty  gift voucher.


The Crown and Garter is a pub with ten rooms situated in the small village of Inkpen in Berkshire.  Former Claridge's chef, Matthew Ambrose fronts the kitchen which serves simple good food using local seasonal ingredients.  The restaurant is open for breakfast lunch and dinner. There is also a bakery on site which serves bread, cakes and pastries all made from scratch.

Each of the ten rooms are individually designed with king sized Hypnos beds. The rooms are perfect for a  romantic break, a midweek visit or a weekend getaway, this is a festive gift that can be used any time of year!


Honesty Cookery School courses make the ideal gift for those who want to learn how to cook, improve their cooking skills or get some specialised culinary knowledge. There are courses for everyone. Located on the Berkshire/Hampshire border, Honesty Cookery School provides a relaxed, friendly environment.  Classes are kept to a maximum of ten people who all learn together round a central island.

Cookery courses range from Cook Well, Eat Well, Be Well, Beautiful Breads, Children's Cookery Courses, Cheese Making and Perk Up Your Pie Life!  A full list is available at:

Honesty Cookery School is located at The Barn at North Sydmonton House, North Sydmonton, Newbury, Berkshire, RG20 4UL.  Directions can be found at:

Gift vouchers can be purchased for entire courses or can be used as part payment for courses. 

10% of all proceeds go to the Food Education Trust, a charity that promotes the benefit of a home cooked diet. The FET was established by Romilla Arber in 2008.

To book a course at Honesty Cookery School, please call 01635 268 989 or email


This Christmas give a gift that keeps on giving!  Purchase “What's for Dinner? Second Helpings”, a 767 page cookery book for the foodie in your family this festive season and help raise much needed funds for The Food Education Trust (, a charity dedicated to equipping  children and adults with basic cookery skills so they can learn the importance of a balanced home-cooked diet. “What's for Dinner? Second Helpings is THE ONLY cookery book in the UK, where 100% of sale proceeds go directly to charity.

The gift doesn't just end with the giving of “What's for Dinner? Second Helpings” nor with The Food Education Trust.  The recipient will be able to cook delicious, easy to prepare balanced meals for family and friends throughout the year.  Romilla Arber is not a chef; she is a busy mum of four children who recognizes the need to cook healthy food for her family. Everyday cooking is a challenge as it is about more than just the cooking – it's requires budgeting, ensuring a balanced diet, planning what to cook and shopping for it.


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