Cyclists, Group Visits, Pottery Demonstrations and Garden Tours

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 10 or more cyclists, planning to stop with us, to help our Café prepare, please give us a call on 01993 852896, or email cafe@astonpottery.co.uk, four days ahead of your visit. 

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

Group Visits to Aston Pottery

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.

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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 July 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 10 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.

We just ask that all groups of 10 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. Group visit bookings are only available from Monday-Friday.

Food Options (10 or more). Pre-book only. 

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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: 12.30pm – 2pm

We offer two sittings for large groups at lunch time:

  • 12:30pm – 1:15pm
  • 1:15pm  – 2pm

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.

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Quiche & Salad – £9.95

  • Mushroom & Bacon
  • Leek & Oxford Blue Cheese (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)
  • Chicken & Bacon

Sandwiches & Side Salad – £4.75
(Available on white or brown bread. Gluten free bread is also available.)

  • Tuna Mayonnaise (gf)
  • Salmon & Cream Cheese 
  • Ham Salad 
  • Cheese, Chive & Spring Onion Mayonnaise (gf) (v)
  • Cheese & Spiced Tomato Chutney (gf) (v)
  • Egg Mayonnaise (gf) (v)
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Afternoon: 3pm – 4pm
(Gluten free options are available; please enquire when booking.)

  • Cream Tea – £4.95
  • Tea & Cake – £5.25     
  • Sandwiches, Scones & Tea – £9.95

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

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  Went with the WI, had a fascinating demonstration, followed by a wonderful cream tea. The gift shop is phenomenal 🙂

    thumb Rachel Swieck
    8/13/2017
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Amy King
    9/13/2015
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Emma Wilde Dorrian
    5/02/2016
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Zoe Johnson
    9/14/2017
  • 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  

    thumb Kelly Glaister
    10/22/2014
  • 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  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  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  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  The best place to go for coffee

    thumb Andrew Fisher
    3/16/2014
  • 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  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  This is a wonderful place to visit, if you like pottery, plants and crafts, high quality gifts for all family, and hamper-type food to gift. Of course, the lovely cafe next to the shop has a great selection of cakes, sandwiches, soup and quiches to complement the day. There is free parking on site, access for less abled/pushchairs.

    thumb Tweed Tango
    11/27/2018

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Kingsway Farm, Aston, 

Oxfordshire, OX18 2BT