If you can’t make any of our regular classes why not arrange your own private lessons (for groups of four or more)?

There are two basic options:

1. You come to Burford and have a lesson in our beautiful teaching room at Island House, Lower High Street, Burford OX18 4RR. This costs £100 for four players / £160 for eight / £200 for twelve. Sessions last two hours and include notes and a coffee break. Times and days arranged to suit you. Off-street parking available.
(Why not combine your lesson with lunch and shopping in Burford? Before or after – or both!)

2. I come to you. This is £140 for four (or five) players + travel time (at £25 per hour). Typically this means a total cost of £160 for four players. Groups of eight are £160 + travel. Groups of more than eight are £20 per player including travel. Please note that groups between six and eight are charged at the rate of eight  (i.e. six or seven players would be charged at £160 + travel).

We can also arrange whole days from 10am to 4pm (usually a Saturday).  Complete beginners benefit most from an initial weekend course: all day Saturday + half-day Sunday. Full days / weekends are for a minimum of eight players.

We usually operate within a 20 mile radius of Burford, OX18, but regularly run sessions for groups further afield (e.g. London). Please call me to discuss your requirements: 01993 822450

We can provide all the necessary equipment: tables, cards, set-hands etc. (you just need to supply the chairs!).

Lessons can be a one-off or a more regular once a week, once a fortnight, once a month…….whatever suits you.

You can take a structured course or you can explore individual subjects of your choice.

To discuss your requirements or if you need any further information please call Joe Searby on 01993 822450

Do you have a friend or partner who doesn’t play bridge, but should?


We run courses for Complete Beginners 3 times a year in January, May and September. Please see the BEGINNERS page for full details.

If you need any further information or advice
use the email link below (best) or call Joe on 01993 822450