We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: The Old Pottery, Shanagarry, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 464 6807
Website
Today
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Description:

Home of the famous Stephen Pearce Pottery. Visit the original Showroom...

Home of the famous Stephen Pearce Pottery. Visit the original Showroom & Workshop while enjoying a treat from our Tea Room. Browse the most complete collection of Stephen's renowned earthenware pottery which ships all over the world every week. First established in 1953 by Philip Pearce who developed the Shanagarry range of black and white earthenware that became internationally recognised for its elegance of form and pure functionality. Stephen began his own pottery next door in 1973 and started his Classic range of terracotta and white pottery. The two potteries officially merged in 1993 on Philip's death.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 14 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 9
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Nice Surprise

The café was cold, they forgot the soup, but the Bacon and Leek Linguine was the best I've ever tasted. An explosion of flavor, stunning. Best of local ingredients used and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bryno
,
Cork, Ireland
Add Photo Write a Review

14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 14: English reviews
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
374 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 570 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The café was cold, they forgot the soup, but the Bacon and Leek Linguine was the best I've ever tasted. An explosion of flavor, stunning. Best of local ingredients used and cooked to order. It's a small café, only 6 large tables. Staff are friendly and you can watch the chef cook through the hatch to the kitchen. They could... More 

Helpful?
Thank Bryno
ireland
Level Contributor
51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

What can i say ....if you want a quirky out of the ordinary cafe/pottery shop then this cafe is a must.Hidden in a oasis of shrubbery that is a total surprise you enter into a world of good food. You must try their scones which are to die for.Staff are friendly and efficient. Atmosphere relaxing.Enjoy.

Helpful?
Thank rossbrook
Ireland
Level Contributor
84 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Quaint building in a lovely rural setting. Some lovely pottery for sale - need to keep your hands in your pockets or you could put a burden on your credit card. And a gorgeous tea room for lunch or snacks. Well worth a visit.

Helpful?
Thank NoelPrendiville
Newtownabbey
Level Contributor
19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I'm a huge fan of Stephen Pearce so I would be a bit of a regular here as I love visiting to see if there is any new additions! The staff are so nice and are extremely helpful. The kids will even love the visit as they always have clay seating out for them to try 😀 The little cafe... More 

Helpful?
Thank Tootsystar
Level Contributor
208 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

This is the home of Stephen Pearce pottery. The shop is in an old building which also houses a cafe. His work is easily recognisable - his "splash" is the significant identification. I see from his video that he has a team who make the pieces. No sign of tours or classes or demonstrations. He has seconds at lower prices.

Helpful?
Thank A228
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Stephen Pearce pottery is a classic staple of Ireland. I live abroad now, but whenever I drink out of my Stephen Pearce cups I am brought back home to Cork. I love visiting whenever I am in the area. The cafe is delightful and it feels really special to visit where the pottery is made!

Helpful?
Thank nicoladida
Omagh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
72 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Called here with my wife and left with a few bags of pottery to bring home! My wife already collects this range so it was likely we would buy. You can view the potters in action and they have a gift shop and tea room. Well worth a visit.

Helpful?
Thank Leg016
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
301 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2015

We came here with my sister, who is the real Stephen Pearce fan. But my, I think I fell in love too. The setting its lovely, surrounded by tall green trees is an inconspicuous building. You venture in to find pottery. So much pottery. All the pottery. But not just that. There is also a brilliant kids corner. A pottery... More 

Helpful?
Thank Cristin L
Coventry, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
59 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2015

Stephen Pearce distinctive pottery is a joy to own. The little cafe is great for a quick light lunch or afternoon tea and scones

Helpful?
Thank dympna k
Ireland
Level Contributor
56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

What a wonderful wonderful place.....difficult to find but do ask if your having problems locating it. Its down a magical wooded lane hence the fresh air with all the trees and there is a very old cemetery at the end of the lane worth a respectful visit. We parked the car and were immed cheered when we saw the colourful... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank eire317

Travellers who viewed Stephen Pearce also viewed

Shanagarry, County Cork
 

Been to Stephen Pearce? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Stephen Pearce staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?