HONITON POTTERY SHOP AND MILKSHAKE BAR is situated at the Dorchester end of Honiton High Street and is noticeable by its white walls and bright red signage. Inside the shop has a retro 50?s style diner feel to it ?
complete with its own juke box. Customers can sit down and enjoy lunch with filter coffee, cappuccinos, lattes, teas, cold drinks but extra time is needed to study the variety of fresh fruit smoothies and the choice of over 45 different homemade milkshakes! Pancakes, waffles, cream teas, homemade cakes, ice cream desserts including Knickerbocker Glories, banana splits etc are available. Customers can choose to eat in, sit outside in our patio garden or takeaway.
Whilst chatting over coffee why not let your children or even have a go yourself at making your own pot on the potter?s wheel. We provide the clay and the apron and you have all the fun. If you do not feel like getting messy why not choose to paint something. We have pre-fired bisqueware ready to be painted. We have character mugs, photo frames, money boxes, ornaments, plain mugs, plates, pet bowls that can be personalised. You paint and we will glaze and fire for you. Prices start from £6.50 and includes studio time, paint, glazing and firing.
Honiton Pottery has a long history with the town. Pottery was made in Honiton in 1648 by a Mr Ford. In 1881 Mr Webber started to produce improved earthenware from local clay at what subsequently became Honiton Pottery in modern Pottery Close. Mr Webber retired and Messrs Foster and Hunt ran the pottery until 1918 when Mr Charles Collard bought it. Mr Collard put Honiton Pottery on the map with his new patterns and shapes.
In 1947 Mr Collard then sold the pottery and it changed hands several times between then and 1991 when Honiton Pottery was sold to Dartmouth Pottery ? though Dartmouth Pottery do no longer make any Honiton Pottery.
Because of these events Honiton Pottery is now becoming quite collectable and we are pleased to be able to sell pieces from the shop. So, if you want something as a memento from your holiday in Honiton why not treat yourself to a piece of pottery or alternatively if you have a Honiton Pottery set and are missing an egg cup for example why don?t you call in to see if we have one!
At the shop we also hand paint celebration plates and house name plaques to order. We can take a hand or foot print of your baby and glaze it with contrasting colours and then mount and frame it as a keepsake.
Birthday parties at the shop have become very popular. For more details on this and anything else please call Lisa on 01404 42106.