Middleport Mutts – Part 1 | Middleport Pottery | Stoke-on-Trent | Staffordshire

Middleport Mutts was held on site at Middleport Pottery; the historic ceramics factory in Burslem, at the heart of Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire.

We only heard about Middleport Mutts a couple of weeks ago via facebook and couldn’t wait to attend! From a fun dog show to shops and an agility course, this is exactly the type of event that we enjoy taking Elsa to.

Middleport Mutts | Sunday 13th November 2016

The first room that we entered was lined with shops selling various things for dogs and dog lovers from beds to toy boxes, treats, trinkets and even dog clothes!

Some of the stalls at Middleport Mutts

Waggs 2 Whiskers

Naomi’s Nibbles

Pebbles Legacy | Dog Rescue

Finka Wood Products

Dog Show and Agility

The dogs had a variety of activities to enjoy and could also have their photograph taken at the back of the main event room by Potteries Images.

We enjoyed watching the dog show for a while, particularly the fancy dress category!

Elsa was thrilled to see her furry friend, Piglet the Frenchie! Instagram @piglet_frenchie

We didn’t enter Elsa into the show today but Piglet tried his luck in the handsomest male category. Sadly, he missed out on the top prize although Elsa still thought he was the loveliest boy in the room!


The café is also dog friendly (on the first floor) so we sat down for a coffee and scone which were delicious! The dog friendly seating area is very spacious.

Burleigh Shop

In the shop you can find a huge selection of this prettily patterned pottery in a range of colours.

Exploring the site

Middleport Pottery is steeped in history. The site itself was built in 1888 and is now owned by The Prince’s Regeneration Trust. We enjoyed exploring the cobbled streets and soaking up the atmosphere with Elsa.

We hadn’t realised how dog friendly Middleport Pottery was until now, and after today I am certain that we will be back again with Elsa!

Click here for the link to Middleport Mutts Part 2 – March 2017

Additional information:

  • There was free entry to the site for the Middleport Mutts event and most areas were open to explore with dogs.
  • There are dog waste bins located in specified areas across the site (signposted).
  • Free parking in several small car parks on, and close to, the site.

Middleport Pottery

Port St, Middleport, Stoke-on-Trent ST6 3PE


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