Reservations are available for those wishing to join us for lunch. The best way to book is via our online calendar below or under the ‘Reservations’ tab on the home page. Online reservations can be made up to 24 hours in advance. If you would like to make a reservation within 24hrs you can call the day before, but please do so before 11am or after 3pm. Please note that the majority of our tables are offered on a walk-in basis so we should be able to accommodate you.  However, on the weekends it can be busy and a 5-10 min wait for a table can be common. 

Please note- We do not take reservations for guests planning to visit for drinks & cake, tables are offered on a walk-in basis only.  We will always do our best to accommodate you on the day, but recommend that you avoid the busiest times (11.45am-2.30pm) due to high demand at breakfast & lunchtimes as we prioritise guests coming to eat.

All tables are allocated for a maximum of 75mins.

Last orders for breakfast are taken at 11.30am & 3pm for lunch.  Last orders for drinks are taken at 4pm.  We shut at 4.30pm. 

Table requests for six people or more- Please contact us by email or by telephone after 2.30pm at least 24hrs before (contact details below) and we’ll do our best to assist – To ensure you’re served efficiently, we will require a pre-order for groups of seven or more guests. In order to guarantee great service for all our guests, the maximum table size we can accommodate at the weekend is six.

If you’d prefer an outside table (available May-Sept), require a highchair or if you’re bringing your dog with you – please note this in the ‘Comments/Request’ box and we shall try our very best to fulfill your request.

Tel- 01727 856995 – Email- [email protected]

Free Parking- (Max Stay 2hrs)

Please Note- We are a CARD ONLY venue and do not accept cash payments

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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.

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