The Farnham Pottery
The Farnham Pottery
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Farnham Pottery is a restored 16th century Victorian factory, we offer a diverse range of creative experiences from traditional and modern ceramics, stoneware and day courses that are designed for the young amateur through to the energised professional. The central space is occupied by our Gallery and Cafe exhibiting a variety of local artists from photography, sculpture, ceramics and textiles and are refreshed each month. The buzzing Cafe itself is open Tuesday - Saturday 9am - 4pm offering tea, coffee and cake, breakfast, brunch and lunch menu. We pride ourselves as a home-from-home for the local creative community and welcome all come and explore.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Flower
London, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
A great place to soak up the history and lovely vibes of this former Victorian pottery.

The interior of the cafe compliments the beautiful Victorian pottery architecture and the outside amazing Court yard setting. Friendly, helpful staff.

The cafe has 3 lunch time home made options, usually a delicious soup, a yummy toasty with salad and a scrumptious main of the day.

Usually at least one option is veggie, often can be at least 2 are veggie or can be adapted.

Throughout the day they also have cheese scones, banana bread, cake and other choices.

Food is visually appealing, all home made and delicious.

The pottery itself has other highlights, such as, musical evenings, variety of workshops, dog and wheelchair friendly.

This is just outside Farnham, hidden gem, chilled, happy, relaxed.
Written 29 July 2023
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Sally-Ann N
Farnham, UK165 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Friends
A very grumpy manager who placed my food on the table without any eye contact. Such a lovely place and it could be amazing but if the manager doesn’t engage with customers it won’t work. I was shocked at his dismissive manner. The staff didn’t look very happy. I won’t be returning to a place that I did not feel welcome. Such a shame as I have been going for years.
Written 3 March 2023
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Linda T
Farnham, UK35 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
Met a friend unfortunately I was late. My friend had ordered but 20 minuets later she was still waiting , they had forgotten her. Happens no apology. I dashed inside 2? Staff members behind counter, no acknowledgment, one dashed off the other went to the sink to wash up, still invisible. It amazes me how you can train staff to ignore customers. No Sorry . Will not return or recommend. Shame as a very cute historical setting
Written 4 May 2022
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Jasper M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Friends
Amazing setting, lovely to see local artists represented! gorgeous bowl food and coffee! All the staff were very friendly and helpful! Would 10/10 recommend
Written 20 February 2022
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Sarah B
Camberley, UK66 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
Fascinating place to visit as part of Heritage Open Days. So lovely that the building has been saved and still serves creativity in the local community. Excellent café too!
Written 17 September 2021
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Loopyloulounorm
Canterbury, UK125 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
We have just returned from a lovely full English breakfast at The Farnham Pottery cafe. My husband and I both had the ‘small’ full English which was more than enough for us both. Fresh quality produce cooked well. Kim took the time to talk to us about the history of the building and about the area as we are just visitors. Kim and the rest of the staff were great. So glad we found this hidden gem!
Written 2 June 2021
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Maggie C
Ringwood, UK15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
This is one of our favourite go to places in Farnham. The café is under new management and the food is even better than before. Friendly service, good background music, usually some good art on the walls and such a pleasantly quirky venue. Yes, wonderfully cool in the summer and depending on where you sit you might want to have an extra cardigan with you in winter. Well worth a visit. Plenty of parking.

Written 7 November 2019
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Mark M
Farnham, UK76 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
Just when we thought we had found a great place for breakfast/ brunch, it changes hands.
Sad to say this is not an improvement or even a continuation of the previous high standards. The quality of the ingredients has slipped, more Tesco than Farmers market and the service also leaves something to be desired.
The waiting staff are great, however they are let down by the very slow kitchen and the not so helpful management.
I had to send my entire breakfast back, because it was cooked to death, with hard eggs, cardboard bacon and burnt tomatoes. The manager implied it was my fault somehow that I didn't " like " the meal.
It was changed however and a new meal provided, but after a very long wait, by which time my other half had finished her breakfast and then had to sit there while I ate mine. Which spoiled the morning somewhat.
It does seem a shame, when we have several excellent butchers locally, not to source the best local ingredients and cook them with care!
Written 7 November 2019
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DCT
Hampshire, UK330 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
If you want a different type of cafe with an emphasis on art then this is a place to visit. It was a working pottery making tiles, pots and chimney pots until the change of use to the present artistic centre and cafe. The centre still has 320 potters who come for various sessions over the week to throw and create pottery. Although there is as an old kiln on site the firing is now done in modern electric kilns. Worth looking and marvelling at the original kiln- it had a working temperature of 1,100C and items were fired over 30+ hours.
Inside the cafe is a mix of hipster and old industrial with items of art on display all around.
A new and interesting venue with a very friendly owner who gave us the history of the place.
Written 10 September 2019
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Mumsnetter
Elstead, UK101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
There has been a ‘changing of the guard’ at the Pottery Cafe and the Lemon Tree is now running the show. I loved this place under its old management so am pleased to report that I love it under its new management too!😊. Very friendly staff served up a generous portion of delicious scrambled egg with avocado/bacon and a delicious scone was accompanied by a tasty fennel based salad. Lovely!😀
Written 6 September 2019
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The Farnham Pottery is open:
  • Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00