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Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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What a wonderful place

My husband and I took our 6 month old grandaughter to decorate some Christmas Baubles, What a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Francisco
We had an enjoyable and relaxing afternoon

We visited here as a party of 4 ladies and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Painting the pottery is... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Andy S
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“toy shop”(2 reviews)
We are a paint your own ceramics studio, and gift shop. We also serve freshly ground coffee, teas, and cakes/snacks.
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Nayland Road | Great Horkesley, Colchester CO6 4AH, England
+44 1206 271990
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took our 6 month old grandaughter to decorate some Christmas Baubles, What a lovely place, we was made so welcome and nothing was to much trouble. I will tell all my friends and family to go. They have a lovely cafe,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank PaulaFrisby12345
Reviewed 28 October 2018

We visited here as a party of 4 ladies and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Painting the pottery is totally relaxing and absorbing.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Andy S
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

This place was amazing!!! We loved painting & the cafe section with toy area. Perfect. Such a warm friendly helpful atmosphere. If we lived locally we would be in here ALL the time. A wonderful time had by all- kids, mummy, daddy & grandma too....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Excellent afternoon at the Blue Owl. Great environment. Get the kids away from the iPads. Very reasonably priced.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank CByrne74
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Extremely friendly service. Lovely fresh food. Easy parking. Very interesting inhouse pottery display and shop.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank howardfn
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Nice ambience,good coffees, cakes and ice creams available. Wide range of pottery products to colour, and instructions given.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Peterwbarton
Reviewed 4 May 2018

We visited here as a group on a monday afternoon (4 adults & 3 children) and had a lovely time. It was the first visit at this location (have been before to both of the previous premises) and I was impressed with how spacious it...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank haribosmum
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Not being at all artistic I had no idea what to expect on my first visit. I went along with my son just to try something different. We had a great time. For the first time in ages I actually had 2 hours where I...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Winkywoo444
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I would highly recommend this place. The staff are great! I stupidly turned up without booking to find them fully booked. When I was about to leave with a disappointed daughter, they informed me that they’d shuffled things to make space for us. As well...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank leonih942
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

Have visited the Blue Owl on a number of occasions mainly for a coffee and catch up with friends. Staff are very welcoming and they serve good teas, coffee and cakes.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank ellenmG1121EE
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