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The Painting Pottery Cafe

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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A lovely way to spend the day

A fantastic little cafe serving simple but good drinks. The outstanding part of this cafe is the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Fiona Y
via mobile
Warm and Welcoming

Good Atmosphere, super friendly staff with a warm demeanor who were very knowleadgeble. Good... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
gbuchanen94
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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We are just a short walk from the train Station, in the North Laine area of Brighton. We love to help individuals or groups spend an hour or two in our fun creative environment. You can choose from 100s of ceramic items to paint or try your hand at...more
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31 North Road, Brighton BN1 1YB, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A fantastic little cafe serving simple but good drinks. The outstanding part of this cafe is the pottery painting (they also do throwing but I haven't tried that). The staff are amazing - very friendly and knowledgeable and happy to go out of their way...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Fiona Y
PaintingPotteryCafe, Owner at The Painting Pottery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your recommendation. We try to provide a happy environment for all ages and abilities and it seems you encountered this. And the idea that we provided one of the best experiences from your trip to Brighton brings a a very warm glow!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good Atmosphere, super friendly staff with a warm demeanor who were very knowleadgeble. Good variety of facilities and choices, everything was explained to us. We made a salad bowl and an elephant, we are very happy salad bowl and elephant owners. :) Sadly we live...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank gbuchanen94
PaintingPotteryCafe, Owner at The Painting Pottery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your comments. With lots of visitors to Brighton we post pottery to every corner of the UK and often to many parts of the globe. Really pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited to celebrate my 30th birthday. Was a fantastic experience. Despite that we visited on a very busy and packed out Saturday afternoon, the staff were accommodating to us and my 6 month old nephew. Highly recommended!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mejma17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the taster throwing session, and got a good amount of time on wheel and shown the basics on making a pot. Everyone produced great bowls and mug-like structures even though it was their first time. The staff were happy, friendly and helpful and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 9, 2019

Came here with a couple of friends, it was a really fun and calm experience. The pots are all reasonably priced and after choosing one, you are given a short talk about how to use the paints, selecting patterns etc. so it comes out well...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Issy S
PaintingPotteryCafe, Owner at The Painting Pottery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded January 10, 2019

Thank you for comments about our workshop. You describe all the elements we try to provide - especially space to spend time with friends and family and a soothing but fun environment to be in. And as you point out - great for those rainy...More

Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

We left some items to be written on by a member of staff before firing, as I had a wriggly baby and not enough hands to do it! We were making handprint Christmas presents for both babies first Christmas. We chose the handwriting we wanted...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank H262015
PaintingPotteryCafe, Owner at The Painting Pottery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2018

Wow – it’s hard to know where to begin. Obviously I am really sorry that you have not enjoyed your visit and that you are particularly aggrieved with my customer service. Sometimes I have to make decisions that do not please everyone and I am...More

Reviewed December 18, 2018

I went recently with my children to make some Christmas gifts and we had a great time. The staff are kind and helpful (I am not creative at all!), there appears to be no rush and the drinks are reasonably priced. There were lots of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JezSnelling
PaintingPotteryCafe, Owner at The Painting Pottery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 19, 2018

Its a special time of the year in the Painting Pottery Cafe. Everyone is focussed on creating something unique to give for Xmas while the children are often very excited. At what can be a stressful time of the year we like to think we...More

Reviewed December 10, 2018

A group of 7 of us came here for an afternoon. It was a really lovely place with a wide selection of pottery, paints and materials. The staff were really helpful and gave us some useful painting tips. You can also get teas, coffees and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kiran B
Reviewed December 2, 2018

Decided to visit after passing through the lanes, the shop clearly stands out with colour appearance, very friendly helpful staff with everything clearly laid out and explained, would recommend allowing plenty of time to paint as it is a long process of choosing and painting...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas S
PaintingPotteryCafe, Owner at The Painting Pottery Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded December 3, 2018

Thank you for your lovely comments. We love to be part of the North Laine - with lots of independent unique shops. So glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed October 27, 2018

Wonderful opportunity to try something new under patient tutelage! The workshop leader was really patient and explained everything clearly so I never felt lost! The space is nice and open too, really chilled ambience! Would recommend x

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dan M
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