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Bean Row Pottery

Bean Row Pottery

Get crafty with clay at the Bean Row Pottery in Falkirk and benefit from the expertise of owner and potter Susan Wade French who has worked with ceramics for over 30 years.

Additional funding from the BIG Lottery allowed us to provide some new experiences for our Third Age Befriending members and we booked in to the Bean Row Pottery for a couple of afternoons. Susan took the group members through a variety of clay techniques and helped them make pinch pots and plates, decorated with slip.

For the majority of the group, it was their first ever experience of working in clay and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Susan’s workshop is cosy and friendly and her adjoining gallery and shop allowed the group members to stock up on Christmas presents as well as creating their own.

Group activities let our clients try out new and exciting pastimes in a small friendly environment. Many thanks to Susan for providing a great afternoon.

Find out more about the Bean Row Pottery

Review: December 2016

Tag: Things to Do
29/12/2016 at 10:43 am



Gingerbread Community Café

Review by Julie

Gingerbread Cafe ExternalThis is a little gem of a café. Run as a “not for profit” community café, it is friendly, stylish, warm and the food is out of this world! Run by the lovely Ania and supported by trainees and volunteers, it provides fabulous fresh food at great prices. A hearty bowl of home made soup comes in at around £2.20 and the traditional bacon roll rolls in at £1.65!

They also offer a huge and delicious array of panini’s and toasties with prices starting at £3, served with a side plate of salad and crisps. Yum! I can’t even begin to tell you how good their cakes are!! I tried the chocolate cake — WOW! A huge slice and possibly the best I have ever tasted, and I’ve tasted many, many cakes, believe me! As the name of the café suggests, their gingerbread is fabulous – spicy, crisp, melt in the mouth.

The café itself is warm and inviting, popular and busy without being too crowded. It has the usual table and chairs, but they also have a friendly little sofa area, perfect for a cosy chat if you’re popping in for a coffee — made barista style! For those sunnier days (they WILL come, I promise), they have a cheerful seating area outside, so that you can sit and watch the world go by.

Gingerbread Cafe InsideThe café also runs craft classes and local people have a chance to sell their arts and crafts in the venue. The handmade jewellery for sale is gorgeous and the artwork for sale is very tempting and reasonably priced and adds to the overall look of the venue, which is sited next door to the big Co-op store in Greenpark Drive.

Ania and the café also do outside catering — something FDAMH makes use of at our various events and AGM’s — and, like the food at the café, the quality is superb and the prices excellent for what is provided.

So, if like me, you’re looking for a new “favourite café” to frequent, you couldn’t do better than this wee treasure. Just leave some of the cake for me!!

Gingerbread Community Cafe
Unit 5, Polmont Shopping Centre, FK2 0PZ
To book a table/place an order: 01324 578 410
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday 9-4:30ish

Tag: Lunch, Tea and Cake, Things to Do
15/05/2014 at 8:40 am