Aston Pottery and Gardens

Aston Pottery and Gardens

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  We Had a wonderful lunch today. Not for the first time. It's always lovely home made food and very very tasty. Staff are very friendly advice helpful. The shop is full if wonderful things for all ages ⛤⛤⛤⛤

    thumb Gill Haley
    3/28/2017
  • review rating 5  A real treat for a visit for coffee and to admire the beautiful gardens. The shop is irresistible too ..

    thumb Bobby Hebron
    4/27/2016
  • review rating 5  Lovely Christmas evening free mince pies and mulled wine and money of! Christmas trees are beautifully decorated and nice cake in the cafe.

    thumb Mary Peacock
    11/23/2017
  • 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 Jorge Saraiva
    2/05/2017
  • 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 4  Place I’ve always wanted to go as only 10 minutes away, had a good look round got lots of lovely things bit expensive but taken into account all made from scratch on site etc worth the money. Cafe was lovely only had coffee and a fruit scone but very yummy .bit disappointed about gardens as nothing was in flower even though I looked on website and there should have been definitely tell others about my visit ??☕️

    thumb Maureen Evans
    2/24/2018
  • review rating 4  

    thumb Ruth Harris
    10/02/2017
  • review rating 5  It just gets better here, wonderful food especially cakes, excellent gifts and amazing Christmas displays. The new gift section upstairs is brilliant and it is such a lovely experience visiting you leave feeling relaxed and calm.

    thumb Jude Richards
    12/16/2016
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    thumb Jasmine High
    9/17/2017
  • 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
  • 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  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
  • review rating 5  Lovely surroundings, beautiful pottery and a smashing afternoon tea ???

    thumb Mark Chaney
    11/27/2015

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Aston Pottery, 

Kingsway Farm, Aston, 

Oxfordshire, OX18 2BT

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