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Poole Pottery

The Quay, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
+44 1202 668681
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Not just pottery

Pleasant shop with lots of touristy souvenirs, and a section for Poole pottery at the back. Can... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wickham Market

Visited here for a quick visit. Lots of amazing goodies for everybody and everything you never... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jamie A
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Poole Pottery's rich history dates back to 1873 and has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for the most skilled craftsmen and artisans. Visit the working Studio and meet our Throwers, Artists and Designers. Watch pot throwing and decorating and find out more about how Poole Pottery is made. Discover the largest collection of Poole Pottery in the world. Giftware, Lighting, Quality Seconds, Collectors Corner, Vintage Tableware and Museum pieces.Discover a selection of unique pieces by our Studio artists, only made and sold at the Home of Poole Pottery. Feel inspired? Have a go at painting your own masterpiece in our Paint a Pot area. Find great bargains with two floors of Outlet Shopping: Gifts, Homewares, Fashions, Shoes and Accessories.Relax in our Pottery cafe on the first floor. We serve a selection of drinks, lunchtime meals and snacks made from locally sourced ingredients. We are situated right on the Quay in Poole. Group Visits and Coach Parties Welcome, Wheelchair accessible, Seating throughout the store, Baby Changing Facilities, Free Entry, Open Daily Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 5.30pm Sunday 10.30 to 4.30, closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Day.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
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The Quay, Poole BH15 1HJ, England
+44 1202 668681
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Reviewed yesterday

Pleasant shop with lots of touristy souvenirs, and a section for Poole pottery at the back. Can also decorate your own pottery as a souvenir.

Thank drpetembe
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited here for a quick visit. Lots of amazing goodies for everybody and everything you never wanted. Some beautiful pottery although most made elsewhere now with small pottery for tourists. Worth a visit. Not cheap.

Thank Jamie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

The areas most famous export. As well as being an outlet shop, they also have a gift shop selling other local items and souvenirs. It is also possible to watch potters at work, who are quite happy to tell you about the process. There is...More

Thank ZoeBailey72
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited over the weekend for the first time for many years. Unfortunately, its wasnt the same, with many other products and knick knacks for sale and not the extensive coverage of old and new products. However the "paint your own plate" looked good and not...More

Thank Tickledtrout23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasant interesting place to wander around, a variation of reasonably priced jewellery and more expensive pottery items...not all Poole Pottery it would seem, however...it did tempt me to spend on something I hadn't intended buying but that's the way it goes.... a good variable...More

Thank jeffersid
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I first went here it was simply Poole Pottery items, no longer. While there are a load of great things and plenty of collectable items from the past, it is not the same. I am sure the tourists are just looking for cheap items...More

Thank WVHighlander
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Like other people we went into the shop to find the pottery very expensive (even though there were 50%off) and also do they not sell seconds at a cheaper price?.Also we found the shop had a lot of quite expensive none Poole pottery stuff like...More

Thank len h
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A trip to Poole cannot be without visiting Poole Pottery. Apart from pottery, the vast shop was more like a garden shopping experience without the plants !! Price choices for everyone from the v v expensive plates and vases to good priced seconds which are...More

Thank btbl
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Looked around the shop then went to paint our own. They have a large range of things to paint to suit all ages, prices from around £5-15. The pottery painting was mainly aimed at young children, which we didn't realise, so all of the paint...More

Thank Fiona L
Reviewed 12 May 2017

The shop has interesting displays of Poole pottery but at prices way above my budget, even for the seconds. I imagine that selling only it's own pottery would not be commercially viable but it was rather disappointing to see so many unrelated items such as...More

Thank Richard H
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Pauline F
Hi do you still allow coach drivers a gratuity for bringingin customers, I am thinking of Poole Pottery as a half day excursion//?
19 December 2014|
Response from PoolePottery | Property representative |
Hi Pauline F Thanks for your question. Yes we still welcome coach visitors. If you would like to contact the store on 01202 668681 we can send you our leaflet and provide any further information you may require. We look... More