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“Denby quality and value at sale time.”

Denby Pottery Factory
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Denby
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Owner description: 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).
Reviewed June 20, 2013

We visit the shops and restaurant at Denby quite regularly - we live locally. The shops are always clean and tidy and the restaurant gives good value for money with a nice selection of food from snacks to meals. We went at a Denby Shop sale time on this visit to replace our everyday crockery and were spoilt for choice with the offers etc. available.

Thank Peter A
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Reviewed June 11, 2013 via mobile

I bought a Groupon voucher for here which included a tour, cooking demo and lunch. What amazing value! The tour was great, we made a clay frog each that we could bring home with us and we also painted some plates which we bought and left there for firing which we need to collect, they will post them if required. The tour lasted an hour and a half and we then went for lunch, luckily it was a lovely day so we could sit outside on the rooftop. The food choice was good and it was very tasty.

We then went for a walk around the factory shops before we left. There is quite a bit to see there and we thouroughly enjoyed it.

Thank Tony_and_Kay
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Went with friends whilst in the area . Bank holiday Sunday so pottery was closed but visitor centre was in full swing on one of our rare summer days .
Bourne restaurant patio was a sun trap for lunch shame the coffee did not match the ambiance , tepid and a pale imitation of capuccino .
Shopping in the seconds shops is a pleasure ,but always buy more than you intend .

Thank Malcolm C
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Reviewed May 26, 2013

A good afternoon out, lots to look at and of course buy. The coffee shop is well worth a visit for a nice break from spending money.

Thank Lynne G
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

From junction 28 toward Derby on the A38 we took a turning for Heanor/Belper and followed the brown signs for Denby Pottery Factory. Less than 10 mins we came across our turning on the left which is on the old Denby Colliery site. You will notice the wheel from the old colliery as you head for the free car park. The car park is right next to the Denby Pottery courtyard which is surrounded by shops selling Home, Garden, Cookery items as well as a Denby Pottery Factory shop with reductions up to to 70% off the RRP. The first store you will probably notice ahead of you is the Home store and if you enter then you will be directed downstairs to the Factory clearance shop. To your left is a small garden shop with a cookery and gift shop on the same side. At the end of the courtyard on the left is a restaurant on 2 floors and on a fine day you can sit outside. The factory is situated behind the restaurant at the end of the courtyard. Unfortunately when we visited there was no factory guided tour so if you really need to do this then I suggest contacting the centre beforehand to check tour dates and times. Twice a day there is a cookery demonstration which we attended. They are timed at 12.30 and 14.30 and last for about 30 mins. You do get a copy of the menu and if you wish you will be invited to sample what was cooked at the end. I would recommend arriving just before the demonstration as the seating in arena fashion is uncomfortable as they are hard wooden slippery benches and at one point we were tempted to leave as it was spoiling our experience. However, we were pleased we stayed until the end but you will find you are looking up at the cooking area and cannot really see what is cooking unless you glance at the small TV screen behind and then it's not that clear. On the day we were present the dishes consisted of one main and one desert. Please be aware that naturally this is an opportunity for the site to promote their cookery items which are demonstrated and we did observe a queue afterwards of customers purchasing the items that were shown. So be prepared to spend a little during your visit as it is mostly shops and a restaurant but we are pleased we took the time out to stop off and enjoy our hour or so. By the way the toilets were spotless.

Thank Mel271
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