Foodie Day in Collingbourne

This one-day itinerary is of interest to anyone who likes food!

It includes a baking or cookery course with Laura from Mindful Bakes, as well as lunch at The Shears Inn and a visit to the local delicatessen, Gastro Nicks, where you can find local and Mediterranean produce from artisan food producers.

You can organise your day according to availability of the activities.


A cookery or baking course with Laura from Mindful Bakes.  The ethos is that you should cook mindfully, using good quality ingredients and immersing yourself fully in the activity.  Adults and children are welcome.

Find out more about Mindful Bakes here.

2 to 2.5 hours

Email Laura at Mindful Bakes or call Laura on 01264 850 918 to book.  Classes subject to availability.


Lunch at The Shears Inn in Collingbourne Ducis is a real treat - make sure you book your table in advance as it is very popular.

This beautiful thatched country pub has a spacious feel inside whilst retaining its cosy, 500 year history.  The extensive garden has a large seating area and there is plenty of parking.  It also has 6 B&B rooms.

You can find out more about The Shears Inn here.


What a pleasure!  A browse around Gastro Nicks is so interesting - full of artisan products which Nick and Jane will be able to tell you all about.

You can also ask to taste before you buy on many of the products - particularly the wide range of cheeses which are just delicious.

If you would like to take an Antipasti Box home with you to round off the day, please pre-order and collect when you visit.

Allow 1 to 1.5 hours unless you are there for Pizza Night in which case allow longer!

Call Nick or Jane at 01264 852701 or email them at

On both Thursday and Friday it's fresh fish day - sustainably caught, seasonal fish from fishing ports along England’s South Coast, Brixham or Newlyn and delivered fresh each morning to the shop.

If you are there on Friday, it's Pizza Night with toppings of your choice - perfect with a glass of something from their range of soft and alcoholic drinks.  Have a look here for the current Pizza Night Menu.

Find out more about Gastro Nicks here.