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China Blue

Station Road, Totnes TQ9 5JR, England
+44 1803 860908
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Delicious food and great activity

We ate before we did paint a pot, the food was delicious and we sat in a sun soaked beautiful... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Maxine M
via mobile
Nice shop but awful food

We popped in here to see the otter and get some lunch which wasn't very nice. There was a load of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah F
via mobile
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Treat yourself to a creative experience at China Blue’s paint-you-own ceramic studio - the largest of its kind in the South West! If paintings not your thing, then take time to look around our homeware & accessories store, packed full of gifts ideas for any occasion. Or sit back, relax and refuel in our cafe. Open 7 days a week. Cafe & Homeware Store - Mon / Sat 9:00 – 5:30, Sun 10:00 – 5:00. Ceramic Studio - Mon / Sat 10:00 – 5:30, Sun 10:00 – 5:00
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:30
Station Road, Totnes TQ9 5JR, England
+44 1803 860908
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ate before we did paint a pot, the food was delicious and we sat in a sun soaked beautiful garden that has been thoughtfully created, it's a complete sun trap, we would have had desert but the kids were keen to get painting. We...More

Thank Maxine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We popped in here to see the otter and get some lunch which wasn't very nice. There was a load of tables that weren't cleared. I bought a cheese n ham crossiont which was dry and stale and had a manky dry bit of ham...More

Thank Sarah F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Grubby and slow with surly staff who don't seem to prioritise the customer. Food mediocre, nothing special. Wiping down tables, removing dirty plates and service with a smile would work wonders. Disappointing.

Thank Carriemoonbeam
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Good activity for an hour or so on a rainy day. Not cheap though. You pay for 'studio time' as well as your pot which makes the job quite a costly affair if you go for/get hit for the firing and postage options as well....More

Thank SalmonellaSam
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We are usually excited to visit China Blue as it has a wide range of lovely homewards. However, this time, not so. We were a little disappointed with the lack of choice this year.

Thank restaurantninja
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Cafe staff so rude it ruined my experience at China Blue as I was so upset at being spoken to in such a manner. I politely asked if I could have more coffee in my latte as it tasted purely of milk to be told...More

Thank Joanna10uk
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Friendly and pleasant spot. Good food and family friendly. An interesting shop to go with all this. Will visit again.

Thank Tjwswazi
Reviewed 30 July 2017

I was on holiday with my sister in Torquay and was our second year staying there. The highlight last year was the visit(s) to China Blue. We really could not wait to go back this year. We made 3 visits and had something to eat...More

Thank annrobinson49
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Visited today as something to do with the kids in wet weather. The shop was lovely to browse around. Although we didn't eat here the cafe food looked delicious and good value. My children loved painting some china ornaments and were very reasonably priced. The...More

Thank tigalily23
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We stopped here, wrongly thinking it was a pottery outlet: our mistake, as we discovered a studio for painting pottery. It was virtually empty, but I imagine it's popular with children. The rest of the large shed is cluttered with tat and junk: it is...More

Thank KevinHorlock
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Questions & Answers
6 October 2016|
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Response from hepa | Reviewed this property |
Yes, cafe is but beware the shop, as a lot of items are on display on random sized display tables, easy to accidentally knock things off.
18 August 2016|
Response from Natalie H | Reviewed this property |
It may be online. The prices are on the bottom of the unpainted items when you arrive and there is an additional studio charge for them to fire them. You are best to go at the beginning of your trip as it can take up to a... More