Aston Pottery and Gardens

Aston Pottery and Gardens

Group Visits, Pottery Demonstrations and Garden Tours

Groups and societies are welcome to visit us at Aston Pottery. Alongside our Multi-Award Winning Gift Shop and Country Cafe we are happy to offer Pottery Demonstrations and Garden Tours which entertain and inform in way fantastically unique to Aston Pottery.

All our tours and demonstrations must be booked a minimum of 2 weeks in advance and have a minimum group size of 12 (full details are below). To make a booking, or for more information, please use our Contact Page or call: (01993) 850 960.

We are more than happy to receive visiting groups of almost any size, however, even if you are not booking an event, we always like to hear from groups of 12 or more to help us maximise your visiting experience, particularly during busy parts of the day.

Pottery Demonstrations

Our demonstrations look at the processes of creating and decorating an Aston Pottery teapot.

Numbers are usually between 12 and 20 people (larger groups by arrangement).

The teapot demonstration will last approximately 1 hour and is £5 per person.

The demonstration area is wheelchair accessible.

Demonstrations run from April through to August, Monday to Friday at 11.00 or 14.00. Subject to availability.

All bookings must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Colours mixed and ready to use in the workshop

Garden Demonstrations

To those who enjoy our gardens we offer guided tours and talks on everything from approaches to design, methods of planting and all important garden maintenance. Our tours are suitable for the potting shed enthusiast through to the all-weather gardener.

Garden Tours are available for groups between 12 and 60 people.

Tours duration approximately 1 1/4 hours and cost £5.00 per person.

Tours run from June through to October, Monday to Friday at 11.00 or 14.30. Subject to availability. (Evening tours are sometimes available.)

All bookings must be made a minimum of two weeks in advance.

Dahlia ‘Alfred Grille’, a sumptuous semi-cactus dahlia with salmon pink and orange outer petals, changing to gold near the centres. This dahlia inspired the floral design on a range of Aston Pottery.

Country Cafe Booking (12 of more)

Why not eat with us while you are here? We offer not only great food, but a great experience.

Lunch, morning scones or afternoon tea are all available. We just ask that all groups of 12 or more pre-book at least two weeks in advance. Food can be timed to fit alongside your Pottery Demonstrations or Garden Tour, giving you time to relax and enjoy your visit.

Maximum group sizes are 40. Larger groups may need to be accommodated in two sittings.

Food Options (12 or more). Pre-book only. Prices listed per head.

Morning 9.30am – 12.00pm

Cream Team and Jam: £4.95

Tea and Cake: £4.95

Sandwiches, Tea and Scones/Cake: £9.95

Lunch 12.00pm – 14.30pm

Quiche & Salad main: £9.95
Mushroom & Bacon
Leek & Stilton (v)
Crustless Quiche of Day (v)(gf)

Jacket Potato & Four Salad main: £9.95
Tuna Mayo
Coronation Chicken
Cheese & Ham
Cheese & Beans (v)(gf)

Afternoon 14.30 – 15.30

Cream Team and Jam: £4.95

Tea and Cake: £4.95

Sandwiches, Tea and Scones/Cake: £9.95

Awards and Reviews:

Oxfordshire Restaurant Awards Winner Aston Pottery 2016
Aston Pottery Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2018
Aston Pottery West Oxfordshire Business Award Winner WOBA 2017
  • review rating 3  

    thumb Katia Hougaard
    8/27/2016
  • review rating 5  Fantastic food at reasonable prices, staff are extremely friendly and helpful

    thumb Liam Bruce
    3/08/2018
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Emma Wilde Dorrian
    5/02/2016
  • review rating 5  Wonderful place..the cafe/restaurant is modern, bright and clean serving wonderful home cooked food, displayed exceptionally well. A large choice of delicious cakes and savoury lunches it was hard to make a choice! The waiting and serving staff were cheerful, helpful, quick and courteous. Lots of clear tables at all times. The gift shop is packed full of gorgeous goodies to buy..Thank you for a lovely visit I would love to return soon.

    thumb Louise Cordas
    2/27/2017
  • review rating 4  

    thumb Becky Darren Groves Faulkner
    4/30/2016
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Edward William Ellis Baughan
    2/16/2017
  • review rating 5  Had a wonderful lunch cafe very nice and clean very friendly and helpful staff well done will be back to see you all very soon

    thumb Karen Kelly
    5/22/2017
  • review rating 4  

    thumb Sally Doughty
    9/21/2014
  • review rating 3  

    thumb Wendy Brown
    4/17/2014
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Linda Beresford
    3/26/2017
  • review rating 5  The potery here is amazing, and we have lots of it at home. The cafe and other services here are very nice to. A great place for a morning / afternoon trip for some down time.

    thumb Archie G
    7/12/2018
  • review rating 5  Always a beautiful place to visit. The staff are just amazing, smiles and friendly. Lovely tea and coffee with great cakes and scones.

    thumb Erica Mildenhall
    7/17/2018
  • review rating 5  What a lovely day. We had a fabulous talk and demonstration in the pottery. A real eye opener to how much work goes into making just one piece. Lovely lunch in a really pleasant restaurant/ cafe. Shopping was a delight, we all spent a few pounds. The gardens are beautiful and all the staff were friendly and approachable. Fabulous,we will definitely be back

    thumb Janette Kilby
    6/26/2018
  • review rating 5  Very beautiful gardens. Good quality plants on sale at reasonable prices. Restaurant serves good food. Not cheap but well presented. Gift shop very expensive for those on tight budgets. Would do well to offer some small items at reasonable prices by

    thumb Lesley Evered
    7/26/2018

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Aston Pottery, The Stables,

Kingsway Farm, Aston, 

Oxfordshire, OX18 2BT

All pottery products designed, manufactured and hand-decorated in Aston, Oxfordshire.

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