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  

    thumb Edward William Ellis Baughan
    2/16/2017
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Lisa Kemp
    4/29/2016
  • review rating 5  Gardens were a glorious riot of colour. Staff were very helpful in the cafe carrying our lunch upstairs for us. The food was excellent.

    thumb Lynda McShane
    10/07/2017
  • 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  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 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 Hester Wall
    3/26/2017
  • review rating 5  Nice selection of crockery and gifts, bit pricey, but last year I won £70's worth of items. Nice food on offer in the restaurant. Nice country surroundings, staff friendly and helpful

    thumb Paul Hutton
    1/06/2014
  • review rating 5  

    thumb Jean Rippin
    7/01/2017
  • 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  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  Went along to there Xmas shopping evening. Very nice and welcoming. Hot punch and mince pies.

    thumb Bob Cox
    11/15/2018
  • review rating 5  The pottery and attached cafe are well worth a visit! The pottery is well designed with a wide range of shapes and patterns. The designs are original, cheerful, and reflect much of the local plant and animal life. As for the cafe, both times I have been there it was packed, because they serve a small range of fairly simple home-cooked food (quiches are a speciality) at very reasonable prices; they are, however, invariably tasty, and if I lived nearby, I would turn up regularly for lunch. The gardens are also worth a look if you can spare the time!

    thumb James McKenna
    6/03/2019
  • review rating 5  This is my first visit here. The shop has lovely products. All staff are very friendly and helpful. The café has tasty food and great tasting coffee. The atmosphere is very relaxing and the flowers are wonderful. Thank you for a fantastic visit and we will definitely be back!

    thumb Kerry Brewer
    7/17/2018

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Aston Pottery, 

Kingsway Farm, Aston, 

Oxfordshire, OX18 2BT