Blackheath Pottery serves up delicious coffee and some tasty cars too!!

Blackheath Pottery serves up delicious coffee and some tasty cars too!!

I had received an invitation from my friend Ken from the Porsche Club (who aspires to own something Italian!!) to drive up to see him in Coleraine, to get a bite to eat in Portrush or Portstewart and see what cars paraded along the Strand on Sunday afternoon. Ken suggested that we also call in to Blackheath Pottery, Killeague Road, Blackhill, Coleraine as there was a Cars and Coffee gathering there on Sunday morning.  Suitably impressed by this proposal I gave the Alfa GT a wash on Saturday and hoped it would stay dry – at least until I got to Blackheath on Sunday morning.

I had not heard of the Pottery before and did not know what to expect. I was however pleasantly surprised with the beautiful surroundings as I drove in. The pottery is nestled in the courtyard of the historic grounds of the Georgian Blackheath House and it was a very cosy and intimate setting for the event. As with all Cars and Coffee meetings I have been to it was relaxed and informal and there was an interesting variety of cars there, old and new  – from a beautiful Armstrong Siddley to a Toyota Starlet and other interesting motors to catch the eye. The dominant marques were Porsche and BMW but other cars that interested me were a Jaguar XJS, Honda S2000 and a stunning Montreal Green, Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadfrofoglio.

I took the opportunity to speak to its owner, Andrew and hopefully he will join us on a club run or attend some shows with us in the future.

Blackheath Pottery prides itself on serving quality tea and coffee and although I resisted the wee Bundts and other treats they did look scrumptious.

It was definitely an enjoyable way to spend a few hours on a Sunday morning and depending on the chosen route a pleasant drive there too.  Certainly one for club members to consider on the first Sunday in the month.


Tim Logan

Club Chairman