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Chessell Pottery Barns Cafe

Chessell Pottery Barns Brook Road near Calbourne Yarmouth PO41 0UE 01983 531 248

We say

Home-made cakes and pastries and first-rate tea and coffee are ample reason to stop here, with the creative vibes from the pottery barns an added incentive. Chessell Pottery won the Ultimate Island Cream Tea award from 2009 to 2012, and rightly so – their delicious jam comes from ’just up the road‘, and they take their cream very seriously: it’s all sourced from the RSPCA and freedom food-approved pedigree dairy herd at nearby Calbourne Classics. The tasty treats on offer supplement the 'pottery menu' of the barn where you can chose from the long selection of handmade English pottery, pick some sponges and paints, and set to work on a kettle, dish, jug or mug.

You say Average Rating ★★★★☆

Huge cream tea ★★★★☆

We stopped here to sample the "Ultimate Island Cream Tea" which includes two scones of your choice (plain, fruit or strawberry), butter, cream, jam and a pot of tea. Everything comes in the Pottery's own handpainted china, which is beautiful and available to buy if you so wish (I did wish but it was pretty expensive). If you hadn't eaten for a month you may be able to manage both scones; had one and saved the other for later, it was delicious but huge. There is a lovely garden to sit out in but we fought a losing battle with the wasps and retreated to upstairs in the barn where my daughter had ample opportunity to peruse the kites and other toys on sale. I'd love to go back and have a go at painting something from their large selection of plain pottery.

Chessell Pottery Barns Cafe reviewed by on September 3rd, 2012

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Sandwiches £3.50–£5; cream teas £6.45


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April–Oct daily 9.30am–5.30pm (closed Mon in term time); Nov & Dec Sat & Sun 10am–5pm.

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