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Denby Pottery Factory

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Address: Derby Road, Denby DE5 8NX, England
Phone Number: 01773 740799
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Description: The Denby Pottery Visitor Centre lies on the edge of the Peak District...
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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An excellent shop

The shop was well stocked and had some excellent items. The factory shop had some good deals and again was well stocked. The gift side of the centre was lovely. An enjoyable trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The shop was well stocked and had some excellent items. The factory shop had some good deals and again was well stocked. The gift side of the centre was lovely. An enjoyable trip had by all.

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Liverpool
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I went with a very close friend with not much expectations and found it a delightful experience. The staff are so friendly and knowledgable. Joan lead us on a trip into Denby pottery world and demonstrated how pots where made. Then Kathy showed her wonderful talent as a painter of pots. We had a go at making a moulded frog... More 

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Chelmsford Essex
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Fascinating visit, guided by the knowledgeable, genial, Cliff. Not only did we follow the process through from clay to quality control, but we got to make a little frog to take home. and try our hand at decorating a plate in the old-fashioned paintbrush way. Almost two hours in total. The site also includes several shops, and a nice little... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Denby Pottery and Visitor's Centre is well worth a visit to just browse around the shop's. There is a tour of the Pottery Factory, a small museum, the Emporium were cooking demonstrations are held, a seconds shop and a restaurant (see seperate review). Plenty of parking is available on site.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Visited Denby pottery for the day to do some shopping and learn about the pottery made there. Lots of choice to either buy the pottery at top quality or if you are looking for a bargain do go downstairs to the seconds department. You would be hard pushed to spot the imperfection and at a fraction of the cost of... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We visited the Denby Factory Centre again yesterday, the latest in a number of visits over the last few years. We have a large collection of Denby tableware, so we are always looking for a bargain to add to the collection. We parked up in the large on-site car park, then headed in to the excellent cookery shop, which has... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Lots of gift ideas in the shops here. Excellent seconds shop for all types of Denby designs. Staff are very helpful. Great kitchen shop and cookery demonstrations twice daily.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Friendly staff, lots of variety in factory shop and 'non' factory shop. With 5 coaches in while I was there, it was a pity they still closed at 5pm as it felt a bit rushed. However I would think the staff were exhausted as the place was packed out. Other shops to see as well and a small craft market.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Denby pottery is always a popular destination in our famly. We visited on Sunday when there was a marquee hosting a craft and gift fair. The Emporium is well worth a visit with displays of Denby through the ages including some fascinating Apprentice pieces. The cookshop is well stocked and there are regular cookery demonstrations. Lovely restaurant on site with... More 

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Hebden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Really good day out and if your looking for some bargain priced Denby it's a must. Staff are lovely and very helpful we came away with a car full of bargains and some Christmas presents too.

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