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Potters Barn

Type:Tea Room/Coffee Shop

Church Street, Ribchester, Lancashire, PR3 3YE

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Tel: 01254 878 431

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Potters Barn tearoom and gift shop area.

Potters Barn is set in the heart of the Ribble valley in the Roman village of Ribchester.   Serving hearty, homemade wholesome food, using local suppliers, creating delicious soups, salads and seasonal favourites.   A daily specials board runs alongside an extensive menu.   Potters Barn is licensed for you to enjoy a drink in the lovely garden, over the summer months or a Baileys hot chocolate by the fire. 

Open seven days a week, welcoming cyclists, muddy paws and boots.  Dog biscuits and blankets are available, always welcoming furry friends.  A takeaway service is available including drinks and ice cream, which also includes a heat at home range, if you want to take meals home for your tea.  Potters Barn cater for gluten, coeliac and dairy free diets and always have these choices available including delicious cakes.

Throughout the years Potters Barn have won several awards including Lancashire Cafe/Tearoom Award in 2017 and pride themselves on still going strong after 10 years.  The great team are warm and welcoming, including the baker who makes all the scrumptious cakes.

A pottery painting business runs alongside the café as well as a wonderful gift shop, including vintage treasures.

A beautiful garden, shelter and wheelchair ramp with access to the disabled toilets next door are available.   Open seven days a week, come rain or shine.  Several events are hosted throughout the year, which will appear on the events pages.  Please book in advance to avoid disappointment. 

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Opening Times

Open New Year
Open (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

* Winter closing time is 16.30
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Closed New Year's Day


Wednesday, 7th June 2023 - Wednesday, 7th June 2023

Wednesday Workshop Pottery Paint AlongLearn techniques and tips to paint your own floral spring jug.  All new and exclusive tools and brushes. 
more info

Friday, 30th June 2023 - Friday, 30th June 2023

Island Pantry at Potters BarnEnjoy an authentic three course meal with a rum cocktail.  
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  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018
  • Sub-Regional AwardsLancashire Cafe/Tearoom Award Lancashire Cafe/Tearoom Award 2017


Road Directions

Ribchester is on the bus route from Chipping and Blackburn

Public Transport Directions

From Longridge, follow signs to Ribchester. The cafe is situated by brown tourist signs in the village and from the Ribchester junction of the A59.



  • Cater for special diets
  • Cater For Vegetarians
  • Licensed
  • Serve Lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Children Welcome

COVID-19 Response

  • COVID-19 measures in place

Establishment Features

  • Conference Facilities
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Garden/patio for guests' use

Provider Preferences

  • Al fresco dining
  • Groups accepted
  • In countryside

Special Offers

  • Brew and Bake
    Only £5.00

    Enjoy a large coffee with either a pan au chocolat or a croissant.  
    Ts & Cs apply 

    Food and Drink Offers - redeem this special offer until 31/12/2023

    More offers like this - Food and Drink Offers



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      Painted deer, created at Potters Barn.Potters Barn, RibchesterPotters Barn is situated in the heart of the Roman village of Ribchester, opposite a large childrens park.  Set in a beautiful barn with a secluded garden and an open fire.  It is a friendly, comfortable space for everyone.

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