OFFBEET Cookery School - closed until further notice

(Updated 8th Feb 2022)

It is with regret that we have to further delay our planned re-opening of OFFBEET Cookery School.


Our move to The Retreat New Forest following what was already a difficult time due to Covid-19 has left us desperately short of resources. Not just financially but in the team of people that is required for such a venture.


Our restaurant continues to thrive and receive amazing feedback despite team shortages, and we are currently looking to recruit additional chefs and front of house team members to help drive the business further.


If you are an existing customer waiting to rebook a lesson, or if you are in receipt of a school gift voucher, please see below for further information.


We are extremely grateful for the continued support of our customers and anyone else who has helped keep OFFBEET going over the last couple of years. We know there is great potential for OFFBEET Cookery School and we feel positive that this is a set back and not the end!

If you had a course cancelled, please do get in touch. We can either arrange a refund, or a voucher can be issued and redeemed at our restaurant.

For those with Offbeet Cookery School vouchers, expiry dates will be extended indefinitely, so there is always the option of holding on to them until we reopen. Alternatively, you can use your voucher at our restaurant.

Using your voucher as payment at our restaurant – there is no need to worry about the expiry date, our team will be able to process the voucher and update the balance if you don’t use the full amount. We do recommend booking and this can be done from our home page.

If you have any questions regarding OFFBEET Cookery School, please email:

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OFFBEET @ The Retreat 

Find Us:
The Retreat New Forest
Lyndhurst Road
BH23 7EF

Call Us:
01202 800640


Restaurant opening times 

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday:  Closed
Wednesday: 6pm to 10pm
Thursday:  6pm to 10pm
Friday:  6pm to 10pm
Lunch:  12pm to 4pm
Dinner:  6pm to 10pm
Sunday:  12pm to 4pm