Join women in the know at Renaissance pubs

Renaissance pubs including The Avalon in Clapham, The Bolingbroke in Battersea and The Rosendale in West Dulwich have launched a series of informal events called ‘Women in the Know’, which aim to inspire and motivate women to learn a new skill and meet like-minded women.

First off, The Fresh Flower Company will teach a floristry course, to take place on Thursday 17 November (10.30am-2pm) at The Rosendale. The class will provide participants with tips on flower arranging, as well as information on how to decorate tables and how to create Christmas wreaths and other homemade gifts.

Later in the month, designer Beryl Ware will teach fashion enthusiasts how to customise last season’s clothes for the coming winter and how to knit accessories from scatch. This session will take place at The Bolingbroke from 10.30am-2.30pm (date to be confirmed).

Each masterclass will finish with participants sitting down to a two-course set menu and a glass of wine. Enjoy dishes such as goats’ cheese and roasted vegetable focaccia, or Moroccan chicken skewers with tabbouleh and raita, followed by chocolate-and-amaretti mousse or Sicilian-lemon posset with shortbread.

The masterclasses cost £15 each, including food and a glass of wine.

To reserve a place at the floristry masterclass, contact James Scrancher at The Rosendale or call 020 8761 9008.

To book Beryl Ware’s masterclass, contact Jessi Borhart or call 020 7228 4040.