Butchery Class - FAQs and T&Cs
WHERE CAN I BUY A VOUCHER?
You can purchase a butchery class voucher online or in any of our eight shops. You don't have to pick a class straight away. Our vouchers are valid for any of our classes and are valid for a year from purchase, making them a great present.
WHICH CLASS CAN I DO?
You can take part in any class, subject to availability. If you have been given a butchery class voucher, your voucher is valid against any of our butchery classes; pork, lamb, beef, sausage making, seasonal game or poultry. Each individual voucher entitles one person to one class.
WHAT TIME ARE THE CLASSES?
Tuesdays to Saturdays (Moxon Street): 7pm – 10:30pm
Sundays (Moxon Street): 4pm – 7.30pm
Wednesdays to Fridays (Borough Market): 6.30pm - 10.00pm
Saturdays (Borough Market): 1pm - 4.30pm.
WHAT DO I DO IF MY GIFT VOUCHER EXPIRES SHORTLY?
You must book your class by the expiration date on your voucher, though the class itself may take place after the expiry date. We must enforce voucher expiration dates in order to manage the flow of people and class availability, and are therefore unable to extend your voucher’s validity period.
WHAT IF I WANT TO BOOK OUT A WHOLE CLASS FOR A GROUP?
We take group bookings for 10-12 people in Borough Market and 14-16 in Moxon Street. Dates for group bookings will be released a month and a half in advance. At the end of August, December's dates, at the end of September, January's dates and so on. For enquiries, please call 0203 869 7804 with a list of dates in mind and we'll let you know as best we can about availability. We can hold your date for 4 working days before full payment is required by BACs or card, after that we will release your space to a waiting list.
DOES THE CLASS INVOLVE ANY COOKING?
We teach butchery classes rather than cookery or carving - although our butchers will ensure you learn lots of tips on both - but you’ll enjoy a hearty meal prepared by our team at the end of the class.
WHAT WILL I EAT?
Your butchery class tutors will rustle up a big, family-style meal to enjoy at the end of your class, based around the subject of your butchery lesson - usually a roast and a pudding to finish. If you attend our beef class you might feast on roast rib of beef, dauphinoise potatoes and horseradish sauce, whereas with lamb you might enjoy slow-roasted shoulder and mint sauce. Please note that we cannot accommodate additional guests who have not participated in the butchery class.
I’VE GOT A GIFT VOUCHER, HOW DO I BOOK?
You can book your class through the calendar on our website; you’ll need to enter your gift voucher code at the checkout. You must book before the voucher expires. Your class can take place after the expiry date as long as you book from dates available at the time of booking.
WHAT IF I NEED TO CHANGE THE DATE OF MY CLASS?
If you have booked a class and need to change the date, you must let us know at least 5 days before the class date. There is a £10 admin fee per person for moving a class. Butchery class bookings cannot be changed with less than 5 days’ notice (10 days groups of 8 or more). If your class date is beyond this deadline, you are welcome to give us a call to see if we have someone on our waiting list. If we are unable to rebook your space, the booking will go ahead in your name; you are welcome to send someone in your place. You will also be offered the equivalent joint of meat that you would have prepared on the night to collect from your local shop.
HOW DO I ENSURE I CAN BOOK THE DATE I WANT?
In short, you can’t, but booking in advance will help. Places are booked on a first come, first served basis. We release classes for the whole month at least one month in advance (e.g. classes for the duration of March will be available to book by the end of January). If you’d like to speak to us about availability or exact release dates, please call 0203 869 7804 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS FOR BUTCHERY CLASS VOUCHERS AND BOOKINGS
- All bookings made and vouchers sold are non-refundable or exchangeable.
- Our butchery class vouchers are £165 each. One Butchery Class voucher admits one person to the class of their choosing, subject to class availability.
- Butchery class vouchers are sent via email to the purchaser. They come in a printable format.
- Orders placed after 3.00pm are processed the next working day.
- Butchery class vouchers are valid for 12 months from purchase. The expiry date is clearly marked on the voucher alongside the voucher reference number. The recipient of the voucher needs to book their class before the expiration date; the class itself can take place after the expiry date. Once the voucher has expired it is irredeemable and we will not be able to accept expired vouchers as payment towards a class.
- If you have booked a class and need to change the date, you must let us know at least 5 days before the class date. There is a £10 admin fee per person for moving a class. Butchery class bookings cannot be changed with less than 5 days’ notice (10 days groups of 8 or more). If your class date is beyond this deadline, you are welcome to give us a call to see if we have someone on our waiting list. If we are unable to rebook your space, the booking will go ahead in your name; you are welcome to send someone in your place. If you absolutely cannot attend, you will be offered the equivalent joint of meat that you would have prepared on the class to collect from your nearest shop.
- Butchery classes are for those over the age of 18 only. As part of our alcohol licence we have to operate a Challenge 25 proof of age scheme. This shall be operated at the premises where the only acceptable forms of identification are recognised photographic identification cards, such as a driving licence, passport or holographically marked PASS scheme identification cards.
- All of the equipment and protective clothing necessary for the class will be provided. Participants must wear the protective clothing in order to take part in the class.
- We reserve the right to cancel any class at any time. In the unfortunate event of this being necessary, we will do our best to contact you at the earliest opportunity, and you will be offered the choice of an alternative date or a full refund.
- We reserve the right to refuse participation in the Butchery Class to anyone who we believe to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- We accept all major debit/credit cards, including American Express.
Telephone: 0203 869 7804