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Chessell Pottery Barns

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Address: Chessell Pottery Barns Brook Road, Brook PO41 0UE, England
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+44 1983 531248

Chessell Pottery Barns is a family owned working pottery in the heart of...

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!

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Summer day out

The cafe was busy but we found a table outside and enjoyed a delicious frittata and lunch box style salad. The service was friendly though not exceptional

Reviewed 5 November 2016
Lymington, United Kingdom
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

The cafe was busy but we found a table outside and enjoyed a delicious frittata and lunch box style salad. The service was friendly though not exceptional

1 Thank Kezziahk
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is a really good place to visit. I went with my 6 year old granddaughter. She chose a squirrel to paint. The staff were so helpful in explaining how to paint the pottery which was so helpful. My granddaughter said it was much more fun than she had expected. Her finished squirrel was it was glazed and fired was... More 

Thank Teresa H
Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 2 October 2016

Decided to take visiting friends to have an "arty" afternoon at Chessell. A very sweet young lady (Charlotte) was helpful and explained the process to us and was on hand for any assistance or questions we had. We were a little nervous to begin with but once we got stuck in we all agreed that it was a good way... More 

3 Thank Raine-IOW
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

Good facilities and choice of pieces to decorate. Woman who showed us what to do was rather giggly and not very clear. A bit expensive for what you get but enjoyable all the same. Torn around time to collect pieces was good. The shop was good and staff very friendly and helpful.

Thank StanleyGBeds
Cowes, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2016

This was one of the best cream teas I've had, Scones were scrumptious as was the home made jam and clotted cream. The staff were great too,

Thank k2r2016
Southwater, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Really lovely place for a savoury or sweet afternoon tea. Friendly and helpful staff. We sat in the garden area in the sun which was really nice. Good choice of seating inside or outside either in the sun or shade.

Thank Trudie H
Stourport-on-Severn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We love coming to Chessell Pottery Barns and have done so whilst holidaying here for the last 3 years. Always excellent service and delicious homemade cream teas a plenty! Can be expensive so select your pottery pieces carefully and don't forget to add the price of the studio fee on top. The menu in the cafe although very scrumptious is... More 

Thank Lynn B
Yarmouth, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

My wife Sharon & I met for a cream tea with three dogs and had a wonderful light lunch from the Todays" board, followed by a perfect cream tea. Chessell Pottery Barns never fails in delivering a great food in their lovely shaded gardens. Of coarse we will be back again in the near future. Rob, Sharon, D'Artagnan,Sherlock and Sammy.

Thank RobL946
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Working pottery with cafe that allows you to decorate your choice of pottery and pick it up later/ get it delivered once it's been baked in the kiln. Good fun and novel if a little pricey.

Thank bunsen_burt
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend came here for a birthday treat for her. Great place to be creative in the studio with friendly and helpful staff to ask for any guidance. All was round off with a great afternoon tea in the cafe watching the rain come down. Good for indoor activity if the the weather is not great.

Thank dickinsm

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