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  Aston Pottery is such a beautiful and charming place. Very pretty and relaxing and the restaurant serves great homemade food. I love this place.

    thumb Kerry Rees
    11/15/2016
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Amy King
    9/13/2015
  • review rating 1  A good place to eat and drink if you don't have a dairy allergy.......very poor on service if you want dairy free food...not made on a regular basis and not able to offer alternatives!

    thumb Shirley Mitchell-Seaman
    12/28/2015
  • review rating 5  In the restaurant the Cakes are beautiful - melt in the mouth. Lunch really enjoyable, but be warned very filling - problem is they are so enjoyable you are unable to leave any - well in my opinion anyway. We were recommended by friends and have now recommended to lots of others. Pottery isn't bad either !!!!

    thumb Margaret Alexander
    3/03/2015
  • review rating 5  This is a great place to enjoy wonderful food and drink great relaxing atmosphere where the staff are so friendly and helpful good place to meet friends for lunch or afternoon tea and cake thank you Aston pottery.

    thumb Tony West
    3/06/2017
  • review rating 5  The cafe staff are the nicest people! They were really nice to my little boy, even though he was being a terror!

    thumb Princess Erin
    10/21/2016
  • review rating 4  

    thumb Sally Doughty
    9/21/2014
  • review rating 5  Very nice place to visit, interesting shop, good quality merchandise. Food excellent. The flowers and plants in the gardens are very picturesque and therefore garden pots for sale would be useful.

    thumb Jane Luker
    7/14/2017
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Tom Guyatt
    8/05/2014
  • review rating 5  Fantastic food at reasonable prices, staff are extremely friendly and helpful

    thumb Liam Bruce
    3/08/2018
  • 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  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  Such a gorgeous place to visit. The herbaceous borders are stunning. The cafe food is beautiful. It was very busy today but I think that's because Aston Pottery was on Gardeners world last week! A beautiful place to loose a few hours in!

    thumb Sharron Morgan
    9/25/2018

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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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