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Aston Pottery & Trading Company

Kingsway Farm Bampton Road, Aston OX18 2BT, England
+44 1993 852031
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Lovely pottery and shop and an excellent cafe/restaurant

We were recommended to visit the pottery shop for gifts and were amazed at the beautiful pottery... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Alan P
Just great food , pottery and gardens

Visited today to enter the photography contest , alas it had finished , so had a meal instead . We... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Aston Pottery is a multi-award winning pottery, gift shop, cafe and gardens in the quiet Cotswold village of Aston, Oxfordshire. Offering something for visitors all year-round, we are a fabulous place for all ages to spend an afternoon. If you are interested in learning about the craft of pottery making we offer group tours and demonstrations throughout most of the year, or for those who want to get more hands-on you can decorate you own pottery every Saturday in our shop (due to popularity all activities must be booked in advance). Our Gardens offer a spectacular array of plants, flowers, bees and butterflies from mid-April through to September and lunch in our cafe is not to be missed. For those unable to visit us, you can learn more and browse some of our most popular pottery designs through our website. We design, manufacture and hand-decorate all our pottery in our on site workshop using a unique combination of craft and industrial techniques.
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Kingsway Farm Bampton Road, Aston OX18 2BT, England
+44 1993 852031
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were recommended to visit the pottery shop for gifts and were amazed at the beautiful pottery items and other gifts on display, albeit some were quite expensive, but the quality appeared superb. However the highlight for us was lunch. A wonderful selection of dishes,...More

Thank Alan P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited today to enter the photography contest , alas it had finished , so had a meal instead . We had a panini , bacon , cheese , cranberry and a ham and cheese sandwich . My wife then had a piece of victoria sponge,...More

Thank Rover201457
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I did not see the pottery itself, that did not matter as it was still a very enjoyable outing. The garden is looking beautiful at the moment with a wonderful display of dahlias and a very colourful mixed border with Michaelmas daisies. We had a...More

Thank ES1211
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

My mother is a regular at Aston and being a horrific day we went for my first visit. Beautiful gardens, amazing pottery and frafts and our lunch (leek and blue cheese quiche) was the best quiche I've ever had. A little gem in the oxfordshire...More

Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Est. c.1990 by Stephen Baughan this 1st class pottery business aided by Jane the Artistic Wife, goes from strength to strength, This ex-farm is entered through a superb mixed flower border (Dahlia sales unavailable - shame ) with easy parking. BUT we must reserve our...More

Thank leslie f
Reviewed 29 August 2017

A very worthwhile place to visit and to see the beautiful gardens. All of this must take hours and hours of dedication. Was very fortunate to have a talk by Stephen's Sister who was in the Pottery. A lovely, comfortable visit, plenty of opportunities to...More

Thank MichaelAngelo00
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Visited the Aston Pottery garden which was open as part of the National Garden Scheme. We witnessed a truly awesome display of colour from huge borders crammed with many types of plants in full bloom. It was a spectacular sight and a fine gesture from...More

Thank Londoner3
Reviewed 27 August 2017

We visited these gardens and pottery shop on the recommendation of friends. The gardens were a blaze of colour and varieties. The cafe served a variety of cakes and quiches with salad ,very tasty and in a very pleasant setting. On visiting the shop it...More

Thank 70traveller88
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

It was a rather loud and unpleasant/unwelcoming atmosphere and I felt as if I was being rushed along in the process of being served. The food came having being tempered with by the waiters fingers while carrying. The amount of cobwebs were truly disturbing. I...More

Thank lou64758
Stephen B, Owner at Aston Pottery & Trading Company, responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2017

Thank you for your review. We apologise that you didn't enjoy your visit. During busy periods, we try to be as efficient as possible to make sure everyone is served quickly and we apologise that on this occasion you felt rushed in the process. We...More

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

Great shop, lots of lovely things to buy. Cafe was super busy, maybe they could do with more staff or a better ordering system as we waited ages to be served. Good worth the wait, all yummy home cooked good. Cheese scone was a delight...More

Thank Sherrylann C
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Sylvia J
21 May 2016|
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Response from Pablinska | Reviewed this property |
Not in the shop and cafe, however there is seating outside where I am sure a dog would be acceptable to sit with you if you were having food and drink from the cafe.
8 April 2016|
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Response from Stephen B | Property representative |
Hi, Thank you for your question, our border gardens are free to access and are best viewed May - September. Best wishes, Aston Pottery Team
8 April 2016|
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Response from Luke D | Reviewed this property |
Free although if you want a guided tour with all the information it's £4.50