PANARY Craft Baking Courses

I have been an artisan baker for 40 years, and a teacher of breadmaking courses for nearly 20 years.

I established PANARY in 1997, and now teach an array of craft baking courses in a working watermill near Shaftesbury in Dorset. Much of the flour used in the courses is sourced locally from the mill.

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The Right Baking Course For You

Select a baking course from my menu of craft baking courses. Whatever your level, I’m sure to have the right course for you. Not sure which course to choose? I’ll be more than happy to offer some guidance.

Whichever course you choose, you’ll learn about real bread in the atmosphere of a working watermill in rural Dorset.

You’ll acquire knowledge from me, Paul Merry, master baker and devoted exponent of my craft with vast experience of all aspects of artisanal baking.

  • Baking courses for beginners and advanced
  • Gain insight into the whole process of yeast fermentation
  • Learn hand skills from a master baker
  • Small tutor group with friendly atmosphere
  • Take home your inspired produce
  • Tour the working flour mill

PANARY is located in the beautiful rural setting of north Dorset, in Britain’s South West. So if you live in Somerset, Devon or Wiltshire, we’re right on your doorstep. For those that require an overnight stay, we have a list of recommended accommodation.

Having been given the Paul Hollywood Bread book last Christmas, I have been baking bread for just over a year. I attended the PANARY Basic Bread course with Paul Merry just to ensure that I really understood the principles of baking and to learn from a master baker. I must say the day was fabulous, the programme covered a range of flours, breads and very hands on. Paul is very personable, obviously extremely knowledgeable and has an easy teaching style. I have already booked up for my second course and would recommend PANARY to others.
John TurnbullBerkshire