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Ballydougan Pottery at Bloomvale House

171 Plantation Road, Portadown, Co Armagh, BT63 5NN
Ballydougan Pottery at Bloomvale House

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Welcome to the historic grade II listed Bloomvale House, home of the award-winning Ballydougan Pottery, Gift Shop, Restaurant and Coffee Shop, Pottery Workshop & Courtyard Cottages.

At Ballydougan Pottery, the tradition of excellence is carried on to this day by highly skilled potters. In the workshop each piece of pottery is thrown and decorated by skilled hands to produce a comprehensive range of kitchenware and giftware items. Each piece is designed to be used and enjoyed and is as strong and reliable as it is beautiful.

Take time to meander through the historic 18th Century gift shop, where the full range of Ballydougan Pottery and other quality gifts are on display. Then relax in the restaurant & coffee shop and enjoy fine home cooking at its best, freshly prepared in our kitchens using the finest local produce....breakfast, morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea.

Our team of talented chefs create traditional dishes with a modern twist........"Good food served on great pottery". Family gatherings, special occasions, wedding receptions, group outings, business events & teachers conferences all catered for. Contact us to discuss individual requirements.

Be inspired by the Ballydougan experience and make a pot yourself in our studio pottery. Group demonstrations available & classes to suit individual requirements: birthday parties, hen parties, group workshops – choose from Paint-a-Pot, Hand-building with Clay or throwing on the Potter’s Wheel. Contact us for details.

For those who wish to stay a little longer, Ballydougan Pottery Courtyard Cottages offer comfort and quality while you share a romantic break with someone special, or as a homely base for visiting family and friends and exploring Northern Ireland. Five Cottages to choose from.

Contact us or view our website for detailed information:

Ballydougan...unique and special...a place to be inspired.

Guide Prices

Pottery Demonstration and talk - lasts approx 50 minutes = £ 70.00 per Group (max 40 persons) & £ 85.00 per Group (over 40 persons).
Handbuilding with Clay Workshop - lasts approx 90 minutes = £ 20.00 per person + £ 65.00 for Potter's tuition.
Throwing on the Potter's Wheel - lasts approx 90 minutes = £ 60.00 per person.
Advance booking is essential for all workshops.
For reservations please contact Ballydougan on Tel: 028 3834 2201.

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Opening Times

* Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 17:00
Evenings for private parties and family celebrations. Contact us to discuss your requirements - Tel: (028) 3834 2201

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Ballydougan Pottery at Bloomvale House is located on the B3 road; 3 miles from Lurgan and 3.5 miles from Gilfrod. (Follow brown tourist signs).

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