China Blue

Key Information

01803 860908
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 7:30am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 10am – 4pm


We are a one-of-a-kind destination store for those seeking a unique, curated mix of shopping, creativity and eating! We offer fun and inclusive, indoor activities the whole family can enjoy.

We offer a whole host of services throughout our business along with several events outside of our usual opening hours which include, a monthly late-night painting session, pottery workshops, a live music event every summer and paint and dine evenings. Head to our What’s On Page to view our calendar!

Local & Independent, focusing on our community and our environment.

At China Blue, we craft an atmosphere dedicated to relaxation, providing an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Our inclusive space welcomes everyone, including your pets! Committed to environmental responsibility, we actively strive to reduce our footprint by minimising waste, enhancing energy efficiency, and adopting cleaner energy sources. We forge partnerships with sustainable companies that share our values, aligning with our goals for a greener future.

Our commitment to care extends beyond our valued customers to our staff. We take pride in our culture and the experience that we work together to deliver. Our team receives continuous training and enjoys a range of benefits, fostering a supportive and positive environment that translates to you as a customer.

The Ceramic Studio

We have the largest range of pottery in the South West! The choice is yours from a magical fairy to a fierce robot, tableware to plant pots or even a bowl for your dog! Don’t worry if you are only here for the day, as we can post your item to you.

If you fancy trying something new, maybe pot throwing is for you. Create your own masterpiece from scratch on our state-of-the-art potting wheels. Never tried it before? Don’t worry, we offer one to one and group lessons. A great activity to do with friends or family! If you would prefer to visit in the evening, we run a Pottery Class on the last Wednesday of every month.

Prices start from just £1.00 with a studio charge of £3.40, then vary depending on the size of the ceramic!

If you want to take your item unglazed, you can choose to Paint and Go! Prices start from £3.00 with a studio charge of £2.50 for this service.

The Lifestyle Store

Discover the very latest homeware trends, innovative gifts, artisan kitchenware, and locally produced products in our store. Whether you want to express your personality with iconic, unique pieces or prefer a subtle, natural design, our ever-changing collections will have something to suit your style! Explore our pet range and deli area with a huge selection of amazing food products produced in the UK that you won’t find in your local supermarkets!

Our café, Wild Thyme Deli & Kitchen

We create vibrant, seasonal dishes using only the best, fresh and local ingredients.

Working towards reducing our food miles and taking pride in every cup of freshly ground, artisan coffee we make. Nearly everything is homemade, and our team of chefs refresh the menu seasonally, bringing you the latest must-try dishes, along with weekly specials. Indulge in the tempting creations from our in-house pastry chef at our deli counter.

We do not take bookings. As a busy venue, we operate on a walk-in only basis. This way, we ensure that everyone gets the chance to walk up and enjoy the Wild Thyme experience, no booking required, without being turned away.

You are welcome to enjoy inside or al fresco dining!

The Hair Salon

Our contemporary salon welcomes you with a relaxing atmosphere. Our small team of expert stylists are dedicated to providing a fantastic range of services. We strive to bring out the best in your hair! You can book an appointment online, by phone or via email.

We welcome all well-behaved dogs to join their humans in every China Blue department.

See you soon!


  • Pricing total depends on service and departments.

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