Our History

"Riley’s at the Potting Shed, Pot House Hamlet, in Silkstone, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire, was launched by owners James Riley and his wife Nikki in 2013."   

The couple decided to upsize here after Christmas 2012 from their successful dining pub, the Rose and Crown at Hoylandswaine.

James and Nikki had run the Rose & Crown for 9 years and felt they had achieved all they could and fancied a new challenge.

Now they’re at the Potting Shed, the cafe for Pot House Hamlet, a former glassworks and mill turned into posh shops and a plant nursery, serving up a delicious range of starters, main courses and desserts.


Our Testimonials

  • “Spot on service and food”

    We had a delightful late lunch at The Potting Shed - part business part pleasure - the service was first rate and the quality of the food was excellent. SG. Sheffield

  • We have visited the Potting Shed for breakfast,lunch and evening meal on different occassions. We have experienced great food and excellent service on every occasion. We recently took friends to the wine tasting dinner which we all thoroughly enjoyed. We love the decor and the outside courtyard where we enjoyed lunch on a sunny day. We have recommended the Bistro to several of our family and friends who have also had great food and service. DL. Huddersfield


    Went for tapas night with my husband, food was excellent and kept coming out all night. staff worked extremely hard to make sure everyone had a good night well done to you you all especially Nikki and the chef James. Whether it's an informal lunch or something a little more special, this place never fails to provide a great venue. We often visit for a coffee, brunch and lunch, this was our first evening at the potting shed and the food & service has been excellent as usual. The staff are friendly & efficient. Well done everyone. Another very enjoyable visit. AW. Barnsley