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Porches Pottery, AlgarveAn outing to Porches Pottery has proved popular with visitors to the Algarve for many years. Situated in a walled garden where a fountain plays, the pottery resembles a traditional 18th century Algarvian farm house and has the atmosphere of a thriving craft workshop. Here you can witness the magic of the decorators’ brush work as, seemingly effortlessly, they go about their craft.


Due to concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the pottery will be closed for a short period.

We apologise for the inconvenience, but in order to safeguard our staff and clients' wellbeing we feel it is the best course of action. We expect the closure to be shortlived and look forward to seeing everyone again soon.

If you need to contact us or have any queries, please email us at the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Under normal circumstances, we are open throughout the year

Monday to Friday - 09:00 until 18:00

Saturdays - 10:00 until 14:00

We close on Sundays and Public Holidays


 Café Bar BacchusPorches Pottery

Adjoining the Pottery, the Cafe Bar Bacchus offers charming surroundings and a congenial atmosphere in which to enjoy a coffee or a delicious light lunch. This intimate café -bar, with it's log fire in winter, is decorated with original tile murals by Patrick Swift that depict the story of Bacchus - Roman god of wine. On hot summer days the leafy shaded terraces and copula overlooking the garden provide picturesque and tranquil suroundings in which to relax.

Driving Directions

From Faro direction:

Leave the A22 motorway at exit No7, sign-posted 'Alcantarilha'. Join the EN125 in the direction of Portimão/Lagoa until you reach Porches village, continue straight ahead at the roundabout (do not enter the village), continue for 800 meters and you will find us on the LEFT amongst the pine trees.

From Portimão/Lagos direction:
Exit the A22 motorway at exit No6 sign-posted 'Lagoa'. Follow the Lagoa Sul directions and join the EN125, in the direction of Faro/Porches. Continue straight ahead at the roundabout, past four sets of traffic lights for 3.8kms; after the International School we are the first pottery on the RIGHT before the village of Porches.

GPS: 37°7'35.01"N 8°24'40.54"W

Photographs by Brian Fortune