Spend the day as a Blacksmith in Glynde Forge

A Glynde Forge experience is perfect for a day away from the hustle of the city, or a gift for an adventurous loved one. The fully equipped Forge is nestled in the heart of the South Downs, surrounded by picturesque countryside.

You will spend your day in the beautiful village, under the old chestnut tree, being taught basic blacksmithing techniques by resident blacksmith Thomas Gontar. You will get to grips with the tools of this ancient trade as well as the art of lighting & maintaining the fires. And, will leave with all items you craft in the historic fires of Glynde. 

Blacksmithing is an incredibly enjoyable craft, but at times be quite physical, tea/coffee and other refreshments are provided. However, students are advised to bring a packed lunch or alternatively visit Glyndes village shop and tea rooms for refuelling (located 20 meters from the forge).

Price (per person) £180 - 3 people maximum


Please contact Thomas Gontar 

thomasgontar@hotmail.co.uk or call 07873327628 

Please Note:

Each workshop will consist of an initial health and safety briefing and protective equipment will be provided. Please ensure you wear sensible clothing and footwear (flip flops & open shoes are not permitted).