DENBY POTTERY VILLAGE
Denby Road, Denby
t: 01773 740799
Denby Pottery Village is open all year round with the exception of being closed on Christmas Day. Attractions include the largest Denby Factory Shop with up to 70% off selected items, The Walter Smith Farm Shop, Bourne's family friendly restaurant, pottery tours and free cookery demonstrations. Visit our website for Events and offers. Coaches and groups welcome anytime for pre-booked visits or coffee stops. Find Denby just north of Derby in the heart of Derbyshire.
There’s a selection of shops including the award winning Denby Home Store, Factory shop and Emporium, as well as Dartington Crystal Factory Shop.
Tours of the pottery are available between February and November and are conducted in small groups by Denby guides. Walk around the working factory and see the stoneware being handcrafted by four generations of local artisans; jollying, fettling and handcrafting the stoneware. It’s a special process that produces strong beautiful results. There’s a choice of the 90 minute Factory Tour (Monday to Thursday 10.30am and 1pm. Adults £6.95, Children (6+) and Senior Citizens £5.25) and the 60 minute fun family Craftroom Tour (daily at 11am, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Adults £5.25, Children (3+) and Senior Citizens £4.25, Children under 3 are free) – both including popular ‘have a go’ activities like paint a plate and make a clay souvenir. Tours must be booked in advance to avoid disappointment.
In our small museum you can see examples of Denby from early salt glazed bottles and jars to the tableware of recent years.
There are free daily cookery demonstrations in the Demonstration Theatre, at 12.30 and 2.30pm (subject to change) where Denby cookware is put to hard work. An opportunity to have a taste and take away some recipe ideas.
Bourne's is a family friendly restaurant with a coffee and snacks counter, and tempting lunch menu. Serving delicious home cooked meals prepared mainly from local produce, including a Carvery on Sundays and healthy options for kids. Sample the famous Vegetarian Homity Pie, along with meaty Derbyshire Dishes, Denby blend coffee and delicious homemade cakes.
The restaurant is self-service with choice of seating areas, including main restaurant, roof terrace, outdoor picnic benches, and the upstairs Danesby Room. There’s an attractive courtyard with picnic seating and an outdoor play area for children. The Danesby Room can be booked for meetings and private celebrations (please contact us for details).
Throughout the year the Visitor Centre runs special events – like the Clearance marque, Summer Pottery Beach Event and the Christmas Food and Gift Fayre– details can be found at www.denby.co.uk, by calling 01773 740799 or emailing visitor.centre@Denby.co.uk.
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