Tea and cake at Gladstone Pottery Museum

Gladstone Café

We advise pre-booking visits to the museum but there is no need to book to visit our shop and cafe.

The Gladstone Cafe offers table service and take away with a limited menu and less seating space than usual.

Gladstone Café Opening Times:

October to March, Tuesdays – Saturdays – 11am – 3.30pm

April to September, Tuesdays – Saturdays – 11am – 4pm

The Gladstone Café serves a range of hot and cold food, drinks, cakes and snacks, all served on china made right here in Stoke-on-Trent.

Open to both the general public and museum visitors it offers a friendly welcome and has a unique view over the museum’s cobbled courtyard and bottle ovens.

Our Staffordshire oatcakes are a local delicacy and are popular with our regulars and tourists. They are flat, savoury pancakes served with a choice of fillings and are a must-try for those visiting our area. We serve oatcakes which are traditionally made by a specialist shop only a few miles away.

Families are welcome and we provide highchairs and sell colour-in lunch boxes for younger customers.

We try our best to accommodate all diets and offer some vegan and gluten free options.  Soya milk is provided and there is allergy information available on request.

Access to the Cafe

The Gladstone Café is on the first floor of our main building and can be accessed via stairs.

The lift in our main building is no longer working and cannot be used to get to the cafe.

There are accessible toilets on the ground floor and we have added some cafe seating in our Foyer for anyone who isn’t able to get to our cafe using the stairs.

Museum visitors are welcome to use the outdoor picnic areas in the museum and our second floor Flushed with Pride gallery remains fully accessible via its own lifts.

We’re really sorry for any inconvenience but the safety of our visitors is our priority and we are working to improve facilities for everyone.

If you have any access queries about visiting the cafe or museum please give us a call on 01782 237777 or email [email protected]