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Denby Pottery Factory

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Address: Derby Road, Denby DE5 8NX, England
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+44 1773 740799
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The Denby Pottery Visitor Centre lies on the edge of the Peak District next...

The Denby Pottery Visitor Centre lies on the edge of the Peak District next to our original factory where we have been producing handmade stoneware for over 200 years. Find a great selection of shops and have a bite to eat at Bourne’s Restaurant. Book yourself on a fully guided pottery tour, visit our museum and watch a free cookery demonstration in our emporium. See our website for seasonal events for all the family.Free entry and large free car park. Open Daily (closed 25th & 26th Dec).

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Granddaughters loved making the frogs

We pre booked the 11a.m tour at the Visitor Centre for our three young granddaughters (9, 8 & 7 years) as they were staying with us fir the half-term holiday and we needed... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We pre booked the 11a.m tour at the Visitor Centre for our three young granddaughters (9, 8 & 7 years) as they were staying with us fir the half-term holiday and we needed something indoors for them to do. Joan was our guide and she was really good with her explanation and demonstration. The girls loved handling the clay in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent day out, we had bought some Denby ware recently from our local John Lewis which had been reduced,but wanted to add to it. This Denby pottery village was in every possible way was fantastic with genuine savings to be made. Staff very helpful and friendly and coffee and cake was excellent. Would definitely recommend and will be returning in... More 

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The site is a factory with shops. The shopping is good and with the factory shops there were some good bargains to be had. We also attended the factory demonstration ( the main factory was closed as it was a Saturday) it was really good. Very informative and very well presented. Our guide was called Dan and he was really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I learned quit a lot about the History of the place and it was quite interactive because we were able to make our own frogs for free but the plates we made come with a price to take home because it had to go in the kiln and could be taken home at a later date. Overall, a good place.

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Thank Digasaurus_rex
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took my granddaughter on one of the Denby Pottery Paint A Pot visits and we found everyone at the factory to be extremely helpful. The ladies in the Paint A Pot couldn't have been more helpful. The lady showed my granddaughter what she could do, all the kit needed for the Pait A Pot was laid out and ready... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Without easy access to the interesting factory this just becomes a shopping trip albeit a good one if you like denby ware and are looking for a bargain. The factory is bookeable for a visit but I think they are missing a trick as most customers are walk ins and will not pre book. The lady in the pottery painting... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You can do tours of the pottery. There is also a large factory shop. Also a glass shop and a food and souvenir emporium. The usual restaurant.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Denby visitors centre is part of the working factory. We went on the factory tour which was informative and enthusiastically shown round by our knowledgeable guide. The restaurant was reasonably priced, and the farm shop had an impressive display of local produce.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had nothing to do for a day and hadn't been to Denby Pottery Factory for a few years, (we live within a few miles) It was a nice trip out and spent a couple of hours there and had a nice cup of coffee. The Pottery has a factory shop for pottery, glassware, outside garden pots, farm shop and... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having first known this pottery 40 years ago, it is always a pleasure to revisit this site. The main Denby shop is well situated from the car park and sets itself out very well, showing items off in a premier arena. This leads to the factory outlet which sells first quality, slight seconds and associated kitchen ware. The extent of... More 

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