I had only two goals when we decided on a last minute road trip to Bolesławiec, Poland. I wanted a set of Polish pottery and tons of pierogi!
We stayed at the Blue Beetroot Bed and Breakfast that we had heard great reviews of from other military families stationed here in Germany. The reviews were spot on, this place was fantastic!
The room was great. Because of availability, we even got a free upgrade to their biggest and best room upon arrival. The whole place felt like home, the food was great and the people were very friendly.
Both nights we spent at the Blue Beetroot we decided to have dinner at the hotel restaurant because the food was so good. The pierogi were especially delicious, but really, all of their food was outstanding and very well priced. They served local beer ($1 per beer) that we enjoyed as well as special made beet flavored ice cream that was an experience to try. My husband and I also tried a sweet Polish Vodka that was surprisingly smooth and delicious.
We spoke to the owners one night at dinner and they were very happy, outgoing and genuine people. All of the staff at the Blue Beetroot were great too. I could really not recommend this hotel enough!
During our days there, we traveled around to a few different pottery shops, but my favorite by far was Andy’s Pottery. We bought all of our pottery there. The Blue Beetroot B&B gave us a 10% off discount card and Andy’s gives a military discount so we were able to get a good deal.
We bought an entire set of pottery as well as a few extras for about $300. This includes 8 plates, 8 bowls, 8 mugs, 2 wine goblets, and 5 others pieces that will be gifts. We bought the best quality, but depending on how you plan on using your pieces, you can get some cheaper if you go down a quality level or two.
If we were going to be living in Europe longer we would absolutely make another trip to Poland because it was so authentic, well priced, friendly people, and had some of the most amazing food!