Aston Pottery and Gardens

Aston Pottery and Gardens

Group Visits, Pottery Demonstrations and Garden Tours

Cyclists please be aware for groups of ten or more, we need you to phone at least four days ahead of your visit to allow us to accommodate your numbers on the servery.

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 a 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 of 12 or more

Why not eat with us while you are here? Our award winning café serves a variety of meals that are perfect for any visit.

Cream teas, lunches or afternoon tea are all available. We just ask that all groups of 12 or more pre-book with us 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.

The maximum group size that can be accommodated for food in one sitting is 20. Larger groups may need to be served in two or more sittings. Bookings are only available from Monday-Friday.

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

Pre-Order Menu
(Prices listed per head)

Morning: 9.30am – 11.00am
(Gluten free options are available; please enquire when booking.)

Cream Tea – £4.95

Tea & Cake – £4.95

Lunch: 12.15pm – 14.15pm

We offer two sittings for large groups at lunch time:
> 12:15pm – 13:00pm
> 13:00pm – 13:45pm

These slots give you plenty of time to enjoy a relaxed lunch, and fit in perfectly with the times of our Pottery Demonstrations and Garden Tours.

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

Jacket Potato & Salad – £6.95
Tuna Mayonnaise (gf)
Coronation Chicken (gf)
Cheese & Ham (gf)
Cheese, Chive & Spring Onion (gf) (v)
Prawn Mayonnaise (gf)

Sandwiches & Side Salad – £4.75
(Available on white or brown bread. Gluten free bread is also available.)
Tuna Mayonnaise (gf)
Coronation Chicken (gf)
Prawn Mayonnaise (gf)
Cheese, Chive & Spring Onion Mayonnaise (gf) (v)
Cheese & Spiced Tomato Chutney (gf) (v)
Egg Mayonnaise & Cress (gf) (v)

Afternoon: 15:00pm – 16:00pm
(Gluten free options are available; please enquire when booking.)

         Cream Tea – £4.95

         Tea & Cake – £4.95

         Sandwiches, Scones & Tea – £9.95

With lunch, we provide chilled tap water to drink, or for an additional £2.00 per head we can provide tea and filter coffee for the whole group. When pre-ordering your food, please specify which you would prefer.

For more details, or to make a booking, please contact our office at info@astonpottery.co.uk, or call on 01993 850960.

Once your booking has been confirmed, two weeks before your visit, the café will be in touch to confirm numbers and your food choices.

Cyclists Visiting Aston Pottery

Our café is an ideal place to have a break whilst cycling through the Cotswolds.
If you are a large group of cyclists, planning to stop with us, please give us a call on 01993 852896, or email cafe@astonpottery.co.uk, to help us prepare for your visit.

When you arrive, please park your bikes along the wooden fence, to help keep access clear.

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

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  Lovely opening ceremony. The new floor is stunning, such gorgeous items to buy. The Christmas trees are beautiful and certainly give ideas for colour schemes. Had a yummy lunch to round the day off, what more could you want! Please everybody, make a visit, well worth it. Thank you Steve and Co. Had a lovely time. Xx

    thumb Eileen Franklin
    11/04/2016
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Bridget Reynolds Holt
    5/04/2017
  • review rating 5  The cafe made a get together with friends to celebrate my daughters birthday extra special, went over and beyond what I asked for, the cupcakes were amazing also! Thank you so much.

    thumb Charlotte Robinson
    1/28/2017
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Zoe Johnson
    9/14/2017
  • 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 4  What a fabulous floral delight walking through the garden this place is. So pleasantly surprised at such a display of wonderful flora. I agree totally with everyone's comments on the restaurant and gift shop though the excellent and rather unique Pottery on sale was a little out of my price range, which was a shame.

    thumb Martin Russell
    8/15/2017
  • review rating 5  I have been to Aston Pottery on quite a few occasions, they have some very unique items for sale. The food in the Resterant is all home made and exceptionally good, great portion size. Well worth a visit, a little Gem

    thumb Jayne Eley
    6/16/2016
  • review rating 3  

    thumb Katia Hougaard
    8/27/2016
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Sandie Baylis
    2/24/2017
  • review rating 5  I've just visited the pottery and had my lunch in the cafe. The Fish Pie was superb . It's a beautiful place to visit

    thumb Chris Dudfield
    6/06/2016
  • 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  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  Wonderful Place near Oxford for pottery, superb food and drink. They started the gardens from scratch and they are becoming more beautiful each year. I have had the pottery now for more than 20 years and they still look like new. Very recommendable!

    thumb Ulrike Rees
    10/15/2018
  • 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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