We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Aston Pottery & Trading Company

Kingsway Farm Bampton Road, Aston OX18 2BT, England
+44 1993 852031
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Lovely little find

Great shop, lots of lovely things to buy. Cafe was super busy, maybe they could do with more staff... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sherrylann C
,
London
via mobile
Grandparents first visit

I have visited Aston several times and I'm afraid today I was rather disappointed. Although we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Niki Y
,
Oxford, United Kingdom
via mobile
Read all 140 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“quiche” (20 reviews)
“cakes” (45 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
Kingsway Farm Bampton Road, Aston OX18 2BT, England
CONTACT
Website
+44 1993 852031
Write a Review
Reviews (140)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 137 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I have visited Aston several times and I'm afraid today I was rather disappointed. Although we didn't have to wait to be served and we were lucky enough to find a table, it was still busy from the lunchtime rush. The table was very dirty,...More

1  Thank Niki Y
Stephen B, Owner at Aston Pottery & Trading Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear Niki, Thank you for your review. We welcome all feedback and I really am sorry to hear your felt your visit wasn't up to our usual highly set standards. We have recently embarked on a cleaning programme, making sure we complete a thorough deep...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited The Pottery gardens, Shop and restaurant several times over the past two or three years and I feel it is only fair to say why. The gardens change season by season, the shop has delights to suit all tastes and the Restaurant...More

Thank Herb N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was once a lovely coffee shop, now I'm surprised they manage to run. The only saving grace from my visit was the friendly and polite staff. All very young which is fantastic. However, a lack in tidiness. Random clothing? I wasn't sure if some of...More

Thank wils90
Stephen B, Owner at Aston Pottery & Trading Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are sorry to hear you had a bad experience in our cafe, and we apologise for the mix up over the knife used to cut the cake. We do have a strict policy of keeping the gluten free knives separate from the ordinary cake...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is really good, the location is great and the service is friendly. However the management of the cafe is really poor and you often have to wait quite some time to be served as there is the most bizarre serving system in...More

Thank traveling_manc
Stephen B, Owner at Aston Pottery & Trading Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review; we always welcome all feedback! I appreciate your thoughts on the system we currently have in place - we have been trying to address this so that everything runs a little smoother and quicker therefore I will continue to do...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been before and enjoyed afternoon tea. It has now become too large at the expense of customer service and cleanliness. There were nine in our group and we ordered several different cakes and drinks. One person wanted a panini or sandwich. We were...More

Thank zig1234
Stephen B, Owner at Aston Pottery & Trading Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your message. We always welcome feedback and we apologise that you did not enjoy your visit. We really pride ourselves on our award winning reputation and we are very sorry that in this case you felt it didn’t match up to our...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

A wonderful small cafe that has good quality food and refreshments. The staff were helpful and friendly. Plenty of car parking space a pretty gardens on approach. The shop has a wide variety of pottery and gifts. Must mention the cakes which were very tasty....More

Thank CindyNAndy
Stephen B, Public Relations Manager at Aston Pottery & Trading Company, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thanks for taking the time to review us. We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 June 2017

It all works, the cafe, pottery, enormous gift shop & a very attractive garden, an excellent venue for spending money. I reckon 50% of the human race would get quite bored here.when we left I kept thinking that there should be a ladies hairdresser on...More

Thank peterandjenny282
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Aston pottery near Brampton offers a really lovely cafe( amazing cakes and pastries) for lunch or tea, very pleasant staff, and super gardens to wander around (small areas). In additions the shopping area has a massive selection toon of gifts and the beautifully decorated pottery....More

Thank soop77
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Just passing but couldn't go by. What an excellent pottery, shop and restaurant. We spent a long time pottering in the pottery with its excellent range of china and fun items. eventually partook of an wonderful cream tea before continuing on our way.

Thank Mike N
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Country Cafe
47 reviews
.18 km away
Bampton Coffee House
30 reviews
2.19 km away
The Trout at Tadpole Bridge
206 reviews
2.49 km away
The Vines
17 reviews
5.21 km away
Nearby Attractions
St Mary's Church
65 reviews
.57 km away
The Wychwood Brewery
460 reviews
6.91 km away
Bampton Library
25 reviews
2.41 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Sylvia J
21 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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.
0
Votes
RodLangston
8 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
0
Votes
RodLangston
8 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Luke D | Reviewed this property |
Free although if you want a guided tour with all the information it's £4.50
1
Vote