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Our Glasses are Flying Out for Summer Weddings

Whatever your favourite tipple you can be sure we have glasses for every occassion…

From a summer Pimms in a tall glass with ice, an Elderflower & Mint Mocktail, a Gin Bulb of Gin & Tonic over ice & fruit or a Pudding Wine to end a sumptious Wedding Breakfast.

One things for sure, it’s thirsty work packing in this heat, we will be definately be testing out a tipple at the end of week..oh but what glass to choose!!??


21st April is National Tea Day

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National Tea Day is observed in the United Kingdom every year on 21 April to celebrate the drinking of tea.

It is celebrated in tea rooms, hotels, pubs and cafés through special events,[2] and charitable fundraising events held across the country, including a tea ‘Fes-Tea-Val’ at Chiswick House & Gardens in London.

Tea brands and press outlets run promotions and features in conjunction with the day, including The Independent,[5] Metro[6] and The Telegraph,[7] as well as local newspapers.[8][9]

Great to hear tea is being celebrated with it’s own at Crockery HQ we celebrate it every day! Asaam, Darjeeling, Earl Grey Lemon & Ginger…We have the lot!

Our Guide to Table Laying Etiquette

Laying the Table

Whether it is a formal dinner or a much more casual occasion, the basic rules do not vary when laying the table.

Give each person as much elbow room as the table permits. Leave an even amount of space between places. Knives and spoons go on the right, forks on the left. The idea is always to work from the outside in.

Formally, it is correct always to lay side plates – even if they are not going to be used – with the napkins simply folded on them.

Once you’ve mastered the basics…go wild with the decorations!!

Winter Weddings & Festive Celebrations

November & December have been busy months for the Crockery Crew as we headed out and about to some amazing venues across Lancashire & Cumbria, not only for weddings but some fabulous Christmas Parties too! It seems like these are the perfect months to get together with friends & family for a celebration, good food & wine & best of all…No Washing Up!!

We have now got everything clean, polished & packed ready for the New Year!

Happy New year to all our Customers past & present!


Wonderful Autumn Weddings


What a gorgeous time of year to get married!

We’ve taken our crockery to some lovely venues in the past few weeks…including this one at Park House Barn near Milnthorpe, what a beautiful setting – inside & out!

Crockery…What does it mean?

When we were looking for a name for our tableware hire company, we had to go back in time..All the way back to the early eighteenth century in fact!

Q: What do you call a collection of pots & vessels for holding food and drink?

A: Crockery!

Although it isn’t referred to as often now, we loved the fact the it linked all the way back to the designing & making of the actual pots by a potter or ‘Crocker’ as they would have been known.


Here at Castle Crockery Hire we love the idea of mixing quality & tradition with up to the minute design. 

Bringing you the latest styles & looks to ensure your tables will be looking fabulous!