Come and visit Hen Corner and try the life for yourself! 


Be it keeping chickens, making cider, growing your own food or artisan cooking skills we are enjoying life to the full and invite you to come and try your hand to it…

All of our courses are run as small groups, for up to 6 adults, from our family home, helping you to transfer your new skills back to your own home.

Please see our most recent reviews on Trip Advisor

‘I was seriously impressed at her dedication and commitment, and passion for sustainable living, and am eager to go on one of her courses.’ Michele Jameson, Country Living Magazine
Courses make an ideal gift; let us know if it’s a present and we’ll send you a free Hen Corner gift card. Gift Vouchers can be purchased here.
FFF Skylar

Family Feathers & Fun!

Full day beekeeping

Full Day Bee Keeping

Children and bees

Bees for Children

UH people

Urban Hens

A day at Hencorner

A Day at Hen Corner

Spoon Carving

Spoon Carving

TM Toast

Toast and Marmalade

Bread sweet and savoury

Bread: Sweet & Savoury

Perfect pasta

Perfect Pasta

Scones and jam

Scones and Jam

PP Pickle

Pick and Pickle

Fruits wines and liq

Fruit Wines & Liqueurs

Sausage making

Simply Sausages

SUS Stir

Stir Up Sunday

Make your own hamper

Make a Hamper

Christmas wreaths

Christmas Wreaths

Baking Together (Family)

Baking Together (Family)

Pizza Together (Family)

Pizza Together (Family)

Autumn Crafts (Family)

Autumn Crafts (Family)

Cheese in a Day

Cheese in a Day

Course Reviews:

‘Hen Corner is a charming place where ordinary people are doing extraordinary things, and showing us how we can have a slice of the country life in an urban environment. Truly inspiring and a great first step on the road to beekeeping. I highly recommend this course to anyone who cares about where their food comes from or just wants to find out more about the fascinating honeybee. Keep up the great work Sara.’

‘Sara Ward certainly exceeded my expectations of an excellent day out making bread at her welcoming corner of Brentford. She is a warm, friendly and an excellent teacher who clearly explains not only how to make various kinds of bread but also the whys behind the process.’

‘Thank you so much for your warm welcome and your excellent course! It was very informative as you gave us all the details one needs to know before starting off with chickens.It was really great that you let us handle your pretty hens and answered all our questions so thoroughly! Would highly recommend this enjoyable course to any chicken-keeping enthusiast!’

‘Sara is a fantastic tutor; engaging and informative in perfect measure. These courses are excellent value for money; to learn in a home environment that you can easily replicate, with like-minded enthusiasts. And with home-made refreshments; endless supplies of wonderful coffee, biscuits and cakes from her own organic produce. And for the day course we were spoilt with a great lunch. Highly recommended and also a great day with friends.’

‘Sara provided a very interesting afternoon explaining the basic principles of bee keeping. I enjoyed the hands on aspect of the session. I strongly recommend Sara’s course to anyone interested in starting bee keeping or who just wants to know more about this fascinating area.’

For more Course Reviews, please see here.



  1. I have just seen your hen keeping course on Omlet and notice that you have an egg storage (?) would you be kind enough to let me know where you purchased it so that I too may be able to buy one.

    We have 6 assorted hens and are now attending bee keeping courses – so much fun.

    Thank you. Best wishes Jane

    • Hi Jane,

      Thanks for visiting Hen Corner!

      We bought the Egg Skelter from the Omlet Shop, it’s great as you can use the eggs in order of freshness!

      Enjoy your chickens…. we are just looking into bees as well!


  2. Thanks for the fun this evening. Koah and I had a great time. It was really interesting meeting the diverse group of participants and being able to share with them the rich wealth of information you both supplied. Lovely grub too!

    After tonight I really feel prepared to take this chicken thing on board. Under your auspices I’ve been able to move it from a dream into a reality.

    You really are very nice people.


  3. Hi Sara,
    Is September 25th the last Urban Chicken Keeping course you are running this year? I promised my friend I’d book us on it for her birthday but now I can’t do that date … and we really want to do it!

    Many thanks,


    • Thanks for getting in touch. It gets too late for evening courses after September, but we run family courses on Saturday afternoons, see any problems, let me know, hope to see you soon…

      • Thanks Sara … we’ve decided to leave it until you resume next year … which we’re hoping will be the spring? Don’t suppose you sell gift vouchers do you?

      • Thanks Lynne,
        Yes we do sell gift vouchers, complete with gift cards!
        I’ve just emailed you…


  4. Hi Sara,
    I had put tomorrow, Saturday 5th April in my diary as “Family Feathers and Fun! (Chicken Keeping for Families)” but I can no longer see this date on your website. Is it no longer on?
    I can’t find a phone number to contact you. How can I get in touch with you?

  5. Thanks Sara. We won’t be able to make it on the 3rd May. Can you send me your email address and/or phone number to discuss potential other date (for a small group of a couple of families)? Thanks.

    • Thanks Lucile,

      So sorry that you can’t make 3rd May.

      Please do email me at and we’ll look at new dates.

      Hope to see you soon,


  6. I’ve attended one of Hen Corner’s courses and can say that Sara is a wonderful and charismatic host. You’re instantly enveloped into her warmth and the gentle (but busy) domesticity. Truly a great experience!

  7. Keeping chickens and bees
    If you’re dreaming of The Good Life but don’t know where to begin when it comes to livestock, head to Hen Corner in west London where husband and wife duo Sara and Andy Ward have created a patch of the countryside in London. Hen Corner has an overflowing kitchen garden and rows of fruit trees, not to mention a growing flock of hens and three colonies of honey bees. On Wednesday evenings from May to September Sara and Andy host beginners courses in keeping chickens. The class runs from 6.30pm to 8pm and cost £30 per person. Also on Wednesday afternoons (1pm to 3.30pm) is Hen Corner’s introduction to bee keeping course, which costs £45 per person. Hen Corner, Hounslow.

  8. i would love to book onto your sweet and savoury bread course. But i just need you to confirm your physical address before i book.
    Many thanks

    • Thanks Jen, as our courses are run from our family home we don’t give the full address until bookings are confirmed, however, we live in Brentford, West London, TW8 0PL just 5-10 min walk from Brentford train station.
      I hope this helps?

  9. Please can u tell me about youre courses I am most interested in the chicken keeping the veggie growing and the cider one thanks x

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