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Whilst no fan of this monstrosity, and I did go in it once, under duress but happy to oblige some of my smallies. I have no doubt that it proved to be a attraction for some and they will miss it. The sad thing is that it was entirely in keeping with the way Oatlands is and has become; a far cry from the original concept of a complex restored and built around wonderful ancient brick kilns, an old Guernsey home, two barns and areas which I believe were at one time designated for growing lavender. An opportunity to observe skilled potters hand throwing and then purchase their wares was not a novelty since there were at the time several small outlets on the island. However Oatlands coupled this with areas where it was possible to see the product from infancy, decorators applying their skills and, a showroom where finished items could be purchased. No out of keeping 'restaurant', a simple cafe with the aforementioned tea garden. I very much doubt that the owners have the inititive or conviction to bring Oatlands back to it's former popular days, so we could be stuck with another first class opportunity gone to waste.