Porches Pottery

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Our opening hours are as follows: 

Monday to Friday from 09:00 until 18:00 and Saturday from 10:00 until 14:00.

We are always closed on Sundays.

We will be closed for the holidays on Friday, 22nd December 2023. We will reopen on Tuesday, 2nd of January 2024.

Porches Pottery, Algarve

A visit to Porches Pottery has proved popular with visitors to the Algarve for many years. The pottery is situated within a walled garden where a fountain plays. The building itself is in the style of a 17th century farmhouse. Within you will discover the atmosphere of a working pottery studio, you will likely find artists at work painting beautiful ceramics by hand.


Porches Pottery

Café Bar Bacchus

Alongside the pottery, the Bar Bacchus Café offers delicious light lunches and snacks This intimate café is decorated with beautiful tile panels that depict the life of the Roman god, Bacchus, that were painted by the pottery’s founder, Patrick Swift. In the summer, you can enjoy the shade of the gazebo and terrace enclosed by our gardens. 

How to get here

From Faro:

Leave the motorway A22 at Exit 7, following signposts for “Alcantarilha”. Take the EN125 in the direction of Portimão/Lagoa. When you reach the roundabout at the village of Porches, continue on the EN125. After 500m, you will pass us on your left side, but due to traffic restrictions, you must continue to the next roundabout and return to enter the car park. 

De Portimão/Lagos :

Leave the motorway A22 at Exit 6, following signposts for “Lagoa”. Follow the signs for “Lagoa Sul”, and join the EN125 heading in the direction of Faro/Porches. Continue East on the EN125 for about 4km, after you pass the International School continue straight through the roundabout, you will find us on your right in about 500m. We suggest driving a little slower, as it is easy to miss the entrance.

GPS: 37°7'35.01"N 8°24'40.54"W