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Denby Pottery Factory

Derby Road, Denby DE5 8NX, England
+44 1773 740799
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To purchase a dining set

Great choice's to chose from .with a price range for all ..plus cooking shop / cafe / factory visit... read more

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An interesting afternoon visit.

We had an afternoon tour of the factory in a small group. The tour guide took us to all the key... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janet K
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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The Denby Pottery Visitor Centre lies on the edge of the Peak District next to our original factory where we have been producing handmade stoneware for over 200 years. Find a great selection of shops and have a bite to eat at Bourne’s Restaurant. Book yourself on a fully guided pottery tour, visit our museum and watch a free cookery demonstration in our emporium. See our website for seasonal events for all the family.Free entry and large free car park. Open Daily (closed 25th & 26th Dec).
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  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Derby Road, Denby DE5 8NX, England
+44 1773 740799
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great choice's to chose from .with a price range for all ..plus cooking shop / cafe / factory visit ..good day out .

Thank gramane
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an afternoon tour of the factory in a small group. The tour guide took us to all the key points of the Denby pottery production process, and explained it very well. We were overwhelmed by the size of the site, and the amount...More

Thank Janet K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excessive packaging, appallingly cheap and tasteless white bread, poor quality ham and limp piece of lettuce. Just under £5!! Most tables not cleared or cleaned and yet very quiet. Disgraceful for a venue promoting British goods and tourism. Avoid eating here at all costs. And...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

We enjoyed the tour of the factory which was informative – and very much liked the frog making and plate painting at the end. We were all adults so I am not sure if the tour might not be too long for kids – but...More

2  Thank RewelPeople
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We are here for business once a year and always call for a few replacement items and a lovely coffee and cake. There is always a bargain to be had and it keeps our dinner service up to numbers without becoming a mish mash of...More

1  Thank Steven B
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We had a great day out starting with a coffee and freshly baked scones in the restaurant. There is always a good bargain in the factory shop and every gadget you could possibly want in the shop. Although my children are older for those families...More

1  Thank Amanda R
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Plenty of Shops to browse with a wide range of products,nice quality .Visited the cafe & had a cream tea.Quite nice but have had better.One annoying feature was the persistent " clattering noise" caused by staff collecting crockery/cutlery !!! Good job it was robust else...More

3  Thank Mary B
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Visited while on short break in the area and really enjoyed our time here especially the factory tour. It is really good to be able to go round a working factory and see goods made, so much better that some of the sterile visitor experiences...More

2  Thank Leekies
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We went here when we stayed at Derby. A lovely place to visit. There is a playground for kids, places to eat, and of course big enough outlet store that sell all of it's ranges. They also have a main shop and they schedule attractions...More

1  Thank Lawrence J
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We enjoyed our visit. We liked the Denby factory shop and the Dartington glass shop. We liked the Walter Smith deli and farm shop. Some nice quality pies and sausage including award winning pork pie. We will probably arrange a tour and return another time.

1  Thank Carl P
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Christopher M
Is there a cookery demonstration at Denby?
2 May 2017|
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Response from JANET B | Reviewed this property |
No, and this has become a sadly missed feature of the Denby arena. The whole cookshop has been redesigned, with a superb butchers taking up a great deal of space, gift shops squeezed up to the other end and cookshop itself... More
Linda W
Hello - I run a language school in Nottingham. Each summer ( july and August) we run a Summer School for Young Learners between he ages of 11-17. They come to improve their English and to have fun! Each Thursday we take them on a day-trip to local attractions/activities. For example Alton Towers, canoeing, snowboarding. We are looking for additional activities and wondered if a visit to Denby would be something we could arrange. I like the idea of a factory tour and some hands-on pottery making. There would be about 30-40 students and English is not their first language. Please could you give me some idea of the cost, and whether you think this is possibility Very best wishes Linda
9 March 2017|
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Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Linda , my wife and I had a brilliant day here at Denby potteries , I would definitely contact customer services for group bookings. There is an extremely good cafeteria in the pottery village, but there are picnic areas... More
I have been trying to find where to buy the Denby pink rabbit that was shown on a recent email from Denby. They informed me it is available at the factory outlet. Is this you and can I buy it on line as I live quite a long way away?
11 April 2015|
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Response from Denby_Pottery | Property representative |
Thanks everyone for helping Jenny B! The gorgeous pink Bunnies were a limited edition of 25, made here in Derbyshire to raise money for the Breast Cancer Care charity and sold on our website in 2013. The 'Marmaduke... More