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Address: The Quay, Poole, England
Phone Number: +44 1202 668681
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Sun 10:30 - 16:30
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:30
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Poole Pottery's rich history dates back to 1873 and has long been...

Poole Pottery's rich history dates back to 1873 and has long been recognised as a centre of excellence for the most skilled craftsmen and artisans. Visit the working Studio and meet our Throwers, Artists and Designers. Watch pot throwing and decorating and find out more about how Poole Pottery is made. Discover the largest collection of Poole Pottery in the world. Giftware, Lighting, Quality Seconds, Collectors Corner, Vintage Tableware and Museum pieces.Discover a selection of unique pieces by our Studio artists, only made and sold at the Home of Poole Pottery. Feel inspired? Have a go at painting your own masterpiece in our Paint a Pot area. Find great bargains with two floors of Outlet Shopping: Gifts, Homewares, Fashions, Shoes and Accessories.Relax in our Pottery cafe on the first floor. We serve a selection of drinks, lunchtime meals and snacks made from locally sourced ingredients. We are situated right on the Quay in Poole. Group Visits and Coach Parties Welcome, Wheelchair accessible, Seating throughout the store, Baby Changing Facilities, Free Entry, Open Daily Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 5.30pm Sunday 10.30 to 4.30, closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Easter Day.

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Ok for a walk around to escape the sun

Not the same as it used to be, a lot has been taken over by other retailers inside the building, so its slightly lost its feel.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Miss Moffat A
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Poole, United Kingdom

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La Tour Sur Orb
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Poole Pottery has an extensive range of household pottery, decorative glassware and gifts. There is a pottery decorator "in house" and it is possible to "have a go". The company has worked hard to keep Poole Pottery alive by bringing in other manufacturers, which does not detract from their own products, although I found them rather dated.

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Thank Boubals
Henry247Poole, General Manager at Poole Pottery, responded to this review

Dear Boubals, Thank you so much for your positive review! We hope that you enjoyed your visit and we take all your comments on board. with kind regards All at Poole Pottery Retail outlet More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not the same as it used to be, a lot has been taken over by other retailers inside the building, so its slightly lost its feel.

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Thank Miss Moffat A
Henry247Poole, General Manager at Poole Pottery, responded to this review

Dear Miss Moffat A, Thank you very much for taking the time to post your review. The site has certainly changed over the years; however we do still manufacture Poole Pottery on site and have 4 kilns in the studio area where you can see the pottery being made. Once again, many thanks for your feedback. We hope to welcome... More 

Arundel
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited Poole with my friend Sat 12th Nov by National Express, the journey was great,lovely driver. I was wanting to go back to the Pottery to find out the name of the pattern on a vase bought several years ago. Very interesting to see all the patterns that have come out of Poole over the years, wish I'd had some... More 

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Thank M B
Henry247Poole, General Manager at Poole Pottery, responded to this review

Dear M B Thank you so much for your positive review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and were also able to meet the artist too! We hope to welcome you again soon, with kind regards All at the Poole Pottery retail outlet More 

Buckinghamshire
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147 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been coming to Poole Pottery for many years and despite the main factory having moved away from its original location, there's still plenty to see and do here. You can see a potter hard at work and watch various decorations being applied. It's also a good place to pick up spares to replace pieces from older Poole Pottery sets... More 

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PoolePottery, General Manager at Poole Pottery, responded to this review

Dear UncleAlan471, Thank you so much for posting your review following your visit to Poole Pottery. We are so pleased that you are still enjoying your visits after visiting for many years. We hope to see you again soon. With kind regards All at Poole Pottery Retail Outlet More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Grandson loved watching the potter at work - especially when he made a special item just for him. The family enjoyed walking round looking at all the excellent items on display. Staff very helpful in finding 'lost' items needed to replace items in an old set. Staff were happy to keep purchases behind till for later collection.

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Thank Andrew R
PoolePottery, General Manager at Poole Pottery, responded to this review

Dear Andrew R, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again. Kind regards All at Poole Pottery Retail Outlet More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I honestly didn't think this place was for me, but HOW WRONG I WAS. It doesn't look much on the outside but I was so excited when I walked in, the shop is stunning, with everything imaginable, a little bit for everyone, or in my case everything for me :-) i was in my glory, everything was very reasonably priced,... More 

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PoolePottery, General Manager at Poole Pottery, responded to this review

Dear wonderqirls, Thank you for your positive review. We are so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again when you next visit Poole. With kind regards All at Poole Pottery More 

Colchester, United Kingdom
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217 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Although they do sell some Poole pottery (still quite expensive seconds), this is like any other gift shop, with some nice stuff and some not so nice. It does have some live pottery demonstrations and you can have a go at decorating some plates, so it has some attractions, but I guess most people just go to look at things... More 

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PoolePottery, General Manager at Poole Pottery, responded to this review

Dear Andy E, Thank you for taking time to post your response. We hope to see you again when you next visit Poole. Kind regards All at Poole Pottery retail outlet More 

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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

What a lovely place you could spend hours walking round beautiful things you will want to buy everything

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Thank Mary J
PoolePottery, General Manager at Poole Pottery, responded to this review

Dear Mary J Thanks for your lovely review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you again sometime soon. with best wishes All at Poole Pottery More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Large shop selling gift and kitchen items, Christmas candles & decorations and Poole pottery seconds. The collectable pieces on display were beautiful but expensive. During our visit we were able to watch a couple of people painting pottery.

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PoolePottery, General Manager at Poole Pottery, responded to this review

Dear katemk k, Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit. with kind regards All at Poole Pottery Retail More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Don't visit if you are expecting a pottery trip. It is a good large shop with poole pottery some seconds and other gift and kitchen items that are end of line. You can find some good deals and gifts.

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PoolePottery, General Manager at Poole Pottery, responded to this review

Dear lovegoodfood62, Thank you for taking the time to post your review and for your positive feedback. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Poole. With kind regards All at the Poole Pottery Retail Outlet More 

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