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Chessell Pottery Barns

Chessell Pottery Barns Brook Road, Brook PO41 0UE, England
+44 1983 531248
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Little slice of heaven

I absolutely adore this place - right up my street. Cannot wait to go again this month. Loads of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tessa F
Sheffield, United Kingdom
via mobile
A good way to get creative

We are yearly visitors to Chessell Pottery Barns and went to paint some pottery and experience... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Heather G
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Chessell Pottery Barns is a family owned working pottery in the heart of the West Wight countryside - this complex of converted barns consists of a Studio where all ages can paint their own pottery, a beautiful Gift Barn selling Chessell Ware(our own pottery made onsite) as well as the largest range of Emma Bridgewater Pottery on the Island, plus a great selection of toys, gifts and home made preserves. There is also a Cafe , where chef Bridget Wells prepares simple, light lunches from fresh local ingredients, as well as an array of home baked cakes and an award winning Cream Tea featuring our own home made strawberry jam, and served on the pottery's own pretty Strawberry Ware pottery in the relaxing courtyard garden. The Chessell Cafe also serves light lunches, full Afternoon Teas on a 3-tier stand, and is now licensed to sell wines and local Ales. There is a spacious four star holiday cottage onsite which sleeps 7, so why not stay at the pottery, enjoy a cream tea on arrival and have a go at painting your own pottery during your stay!
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“cream tea” (75 reviews)
“scones” (71 reviews)
“afternoon tea” (16 reviews)
Chessell Pottery Barns Brook Road, Brook PO41 0UE, England
+44 1983 531248
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely adore this place - right up my street. Cannot wait to go again this month. Loads of advice if wanted; we were not rushed at all, could spend all afternoon there if wanted. Loads of equipment / paint / sponges so even the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are yearly visitors to Chessell Pottery Barns and went to paint some pottery and experience their best ever cream tea. They were very busy the day we went (it was a wet day) so it is advisable to book ahead for a table). However,...More

Thank Heather G
Reviewed 20 August 2017

I loath anything arty, mainly because I can't draw or paint or have an artistic bone in my body so when the family voted to go my heart sank. The staff were very helpful and told us what to do and I sat there with...More

Thank Caroline H
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to spend a couple of hours with the kids letting them decorate pottery, plates etc to their own designs. Cafe integral to the attraction so great for lunch as well. A little expensive and watch out for the added cost...More

Thank Andrew B
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Thought we were visiting a pottery which turned out to be a pottery class en masse ..pay to paint a biscuit fired cup or equivalent and collect later in your holiday or have it sent home. Great idea for families with children but not if...More

Thank pethad
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Chessell Pottery is always a 'go to' when we visit the Isle of Wight. We visited this time in August and fortunately had booked a table for painting as it was super busy. It isn't cheap to paint here, but the quality of the finished...More

Thank EmilyS75
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

We visited here with a 12 year old, a 7 year old, the two of us and one of the grandparents. We ALL had a great afternoon and were thoroughly entertained. The kids enjoyed painting their cups and pirate piggy banks, Grandma enjoyed painting her...More

Thank Ruth W
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Came here for a scone and a cuppa. The scones were massive and tasty. They had pottery going on inside, but this was more of a pit stop for us to catch our breath. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Abbey M
Reviewed 4 August 2017

My boyfriend and I regularly pop in here just for coffee (and occasionally a scone) and nine times out of ten will sit outside on the picnic tables or under the weeping willow. It's so nice and quiet there, its lovely. And they do gluten...More

Thank Gingerthings
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Best cream tea we found in 3 days on the IOW. Freshly baked daily, we selected a fruit scone andcherry and almond, both lovelly. Jam and cream are not rationed, so as invited we gotsome more cream at no extra cost. Staff were friendly and...More

Thank billdZ2669SK
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29 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
Suzanne W
1 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...
Jane D
24 July 2017|
Response from Kelly E | Reviewed this property |
Route 7 to Freshwater. There's a bus stop just past the turn off to Chessell.