For Booking Reservations

Please note- We no longer take reservations for breakfast or coffee & cake (unless you require a table for 5 people or more, in which case please call us on the number below). Tables for breakfast and drinks are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. Last orders for breakfast is 11.30am.

Online booking requests for lunch can only be made 24hrs in advance. Please call 01727 856995 to make a reservation on the day.  We only reserve 1/3 of our tables for lunch on any given day, remaining tables are available for walk-ins only.


Welcome to The Potting Shed

Relax and enjoy wonderful food made with great produce

Situated on the edge of St Albans with stunning views over open fields, the Potting Shed Cafe is light and spacious, serving speciality teas and coffee, breakfast, brunch and lunch dishes using our own grown and locally sourced produce.

Beautiful views from our award-winning café

Set within a converted barn and with views over a beautifully landscaped garden and open countryside, the award-winning Potting Shed Café is one of the most picturesque venues to eat in St Albans, Harpenden, Welwyn and villages in Hertfordshire.

On warm sunny days, you can dine outside on our sheltered patio or, with the bi-fold doors open, enjoy the summer breeze gently blowing in.

Well behaved dogs are welcome, so you can relax and enjoy a well-earned drink and slice of cake after a walk around Heartwood Forest situated less than a mile down the road.

Delicious fresh food created with seasonal, home-grown produce

After growing fruit and vegetables on-site for our farm shop for over 90yrs, we’ve gained a wealth of knowledge in growing the best produce.

Our chefs use what we grow to create original dishes and seasonal favourites for our specials menu, so we always have something new to try.

Whether you’re looking for a light bite or hearty lunch, we have a wide range of dishes to suit everyone. You will also find a great selection of Vegetarian, Vegan And Gluten-Free options.

We welcome dogs

We welcome dogs in the café & garden, but ask that owners ensure their dogs are well behaved & do not cause a nuisance to staff & other guests.

Barking, whining or jumping up at the table or furniture will not be tolerated. For hygiene reasons, it is also prohibited for dogs to sit on owners laps or on the furniture.

Due to space constraints, we allow one dog per person and a maximum of two dogs per table. Regretfully, we cannot host large dogs (anything larger than an average sized Labrador).

When making a booking please let us know that you will be bringing your dog so we can reserve a table in one of our dog-friendly areas. We look forward to seeing you and your doggie soon!

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