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 5  

    thumb Bridget Reynolds Holt
    5/04/2017
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Ben Ellis
    2/16/2017
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Kelly Glaister
    10/22/2014
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Sandie Baylis
    2/24/2017
  • review rating 3  

    thumb Katia Hougaard
    8/27/2016
  • review rating 4  

    thumb Jennifer Wales
    9/21/2013
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Anne Williams
    6/16/2017
  • review rating 5  Lots of lovely things to look at. So much choice, definitely need to go around and look first time, choose items on second walk around. Delicious food and drinks in the cafe.

    thumb Wendy Norman
    10/12/2016
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Lisa Kemp
    4/29/2016
  • review rating 5  We had a lovely relaxed lunch today thank you. 🙂

    thumb Sharon Harley
    5/22/2016
  • 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  This is my first visit here. The shop has lovely products. All staff are very friendly and helpful. The café has tasty food and great tasting coffee. The atmosphere is very relaxing and the flowers are wonderful. Thank you for a fantastic visit and we will definitely be back!

    thumb Kerry Brewer
    7/17/2018
  • 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  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.

Aston Pottery and Gardens © 2018