Cyclists, Group Visits, Pottery Demonstrations and Garden Tours

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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.

2021 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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2021 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

2021 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: 10.00am – 11.00am
(Gluten free options are available; please enquire when booking.)

  • Cream Tea – £4.95
  • Tea & Cake – £5.25

Lunch: 12.30pm – 2.30pm

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  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  

    thumb June Marshall
    6/03/2016
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Catherine Mattachine-Lee
    5/27/2017
  • review rating 4  

    thumb Ruth Harris
    10/02/2017
  • review rating 3  

    thumb Wendy Brown
    4/17/2014
  • review rating 4  

    thumb Katrina Vincent-Mudge
    12/27/2016
  • review rating 5  I've been going to Aston Pottery since I was a little girl as it is just down the road from my Grandparents. It was my Grandparent's Diamond Wedding Anniversary on the 08.12. and I was unable to fly home from Austria to be with them on their special day. I contacted Helen at Aston Pottery who arranged afternoon tea for them and my Parents. I cannot thank Helen enough for all of her help and the staff in the café, my Grandparent's said it made their day. The table was beautifully laid with decorations and was perfect! Thank you very much! I can't wait to come and visit next Spring when I am next home... 🙂 x x

    thumb Poppy Amber Shaw-Rutter
    12/17/2016
  • 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  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 2  In the last month the quality of the cakes have gone from very good to poor who ever is making them would appear to have lost there way. On today's visit Saturday in the female toilet. one door was off its hinge's plus one toilet not flushing. The sign says best cafe in Oxfordshire. not now.

    thumb Heather Evans
    6/04/2016
  • review rating 5  Great place to walk around, loads of unusual items in the shop. The cafe is amazing, the cakes are huge and fantastic.

    thumb Chris Viner
    11/08/2018
  • review rating 5  Spent a lovely few hours here, we had a delicious lunch in the restaurant there. The shop has lots of pretty things in it, especially for Easter I found the perfect card and gift for a friends Birthday. Highly recommended you visit.

    thumb stella johnson
    3/26/2019
  • review rating 5  Cycled to this place from witney Very friendly. Food was good and facilities for cyclists brilliant. Refill water bottles etc Would recommend

    thumb S Dalton
    3/30/2019
  • review rating 5  Yet another lovely visit to Aston Pottery. My bacon and egg ciabatta was so delicious. My favourite place to meet friends for a catch up.

    thumb Sharon Harley
    11/17/2018

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Oxfordshire, OX18 2BT