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Great place to visit on hols for food but we were confused as we expected to see lots of pottery... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Oxford, United Kingdom
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We didn't realise this place had reopened and as we were out Freshwater way and noticed the sign... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
nicola o
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Chessell Pottery is now under new management, recently taken over by Mark & Anna (May 2018) who have undertaken an exciting new refurbishment to the buildings, we wish them all the best with their new venture. The business will operate as Chessell...more
Chessell Pottery Barns Brook Road, Brook PO41 0UE, England
+44 1983 531248
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I grew up in a tea gardens, so I think I know a thing or two about cream teas! This is a great cream tea, served by friendly helpful staff in a lovely location. The converted pottery building, despite the high ceiling, is cozy and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chrisofniton
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

My daughter wanted to paint some pottery. Great selection of items to paint, reasonable prices and staff so helpful. We were a little slow in finishing and even though they were shut they never asked us to hurry up. A little sad they didn't post...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Coffee is good and has drawings showing the different types but the hot chocolate is the drink to have with the best flapjack ever. All the food looked good so next time will cycle there to try the brunch. Relaxed setting and a good rack...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank robinson486
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit on hols for food but we were confused as we expected to see lots of pottery. Most of the shop was taken over by usual tourist souvenir items. The pottery element was a paint your own. Food however was excellent. Best...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tigger1987
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We didn't realise this place had reopened and as we were out Freshwater way and noticed the sign, we were keen to visit. We like what they've done. It's like a barn inside and the wooden roof is gorgeous. The vibe is homely and folksy...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank nicola o
Reviewed 20 September 2018

Quite possibly the biggest cream tea I have ever seen. Worth every penny. Lovely surroundings and as it was a beautiful sunny day we were able to sit outside. Quiet when we arrived but most tables taken when we left. Lovely place to visit. Highly...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank keredwh
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Very much off the beaten track, this small cafe is a hidden gem. Staff were smiley-friendly and offered table service eating in or out. I thought the Savory Tea was a nice twist on a Cream Tea, a bit between a ploughman's and a cream...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Harry S
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This was our first visit this year, and we were very disappointed . I had a cream tea, with very under par jam , no fruit in it no flavour to it. Hubby had something from the ' specials ', which consisted of two slices...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Julia S
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Noting the new management, I suggest just calling it Chessell cafe as there is little in relation to pottery, but hopefully that will change. The building layout has been switched around, with the pottery area in effect becoming the cafe. The staff are friendly and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Keith-from-Pompey
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Fabulous cream tea. Large fruit scones with plenty of jam and cream. Even had a bike rack to hold my cycle. Highly recommended and will definately be back very soon. Absolutely faultless. 10/10

Date of experience: September 2018
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14 December 2017|
Response from V1447OCheatherg | Reviewed this property |
Hi there - I think Chessell Pottery is closed in January but not sure. It is usually about a week between firings. They can post though. 01983 531248 is their number to find out. You could try fired art in Ryde instead... More
30 August 2017|
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Response from JohnH0406 | Reviewed this property |
We did our pottery on Monday, and it was only available Friday, so it would be doubtful, but as Hannah F says - just ring them to see
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2 August 2017|
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Response from Pazzerino | Reviewed this property |
Our dog was welcome outside in the garden. And a bowl is provided for water. Inside you would have to ask...