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 with a maximum of 30 people).

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 Tours

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 14.00. 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 – £5.25

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 – £5.25

         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 3  

    thumb Wendy Brown
    4/17/2014
  • review rating 5  Lovely hand-crafted products in the shop and a brilliant cafe. Shopping and cake combined, what more can you ask for?!

    thumb Emma Hoskisson
    7/28/2016
  • review rating 5  Lovelly cheese scone and Victoria sponge . Weather was lovelly yesterday . Gardens were lovelly .X

    thumb Mel Hopkins
    7/19/2017
  • 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 5  A really good time and the bubbly was a great treat the food was back to normal and lots of Christmas gifts to choose from and the new floor had lots of exciting gifts well done Aston Pottery

    thumb June Small
    11/05/2016
  • review rating 5  On our doorstep and have never paid you a visit - lunch was divine & bought a super liberty design butter dish, we will be back & soon.

    thumb Philippa Elsmore
    8/28/2017
  • review rating 5  A really enjoyable experience, lovely food, the service was excellent the staff made you feel relaxed and very welcome. Will be going back again. Xxx Thank you to my daughter and son in law Leanne and Andy x

    thumb Anne Gee
    3/10/2018
  • review rating 5  My sister and I took my mum who is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer for lunch. The people were friendly the food was lovely and the christmas gifts wete beautiful.

    thumb Tania Tipping
    11/08/2017
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Jon Jordan
    4/03/2017
  • review rating 5  Excellent modern light barn restaurant...quality items in shop ...pottery range....children's toys ...cookware...gifts ....and a seasonal border garden. A great place to take visitors too.

    thumb Pat Dyer
    10/20/2016
  • review rating 5  Lovely location, gardens, building and products. The food and drinks are excellent quality and the products in the shop are unique and it is a lovely shopping experience.

    thumb Mountain Ash23
    8/26/2019
  • review rating 5  Lovely place, nice handmade pottery, Jerry, clothes toys, very nice restaurant with large slices of good cake and cooked food always looks tempting.

    thumb Angela Bassett
    5/30/2019
  • review rating 5  Excellent cafe located within Aston pottery. Very good food with daily specials and good hospitality. Toilets on site and plenty of car parking. Well worth a visit when decked out for Christmas.

    thumb Terry Joy
    1/13/2019
  • review rating 5  Lovely food, gf options, peaceful atmosphere, gorgeous flower gardens. All beautifully presented. Also a gift shop with a very wide range of items, including some books. Very popular with cyclists!

    thumb Ed Lehmann
    8/11/2019

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Aston Pottery, 

Kingsway Farm, Aston, 

Oxfordshire, OX18 2BT

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

Aston Pottery Limited © 2018