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The Tolkien Trail.Sarehole Mill.

Very impressive building.Helpful and friendly staff.Easy to reach,the number 11 bus stops right... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
rjvb
For the old

Not suitable for the young generation or for the disabled as steps are very steep and dangerous in... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
Fahim Z
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Visitors can learn about Birmingham's only working, water-powered cornmill constructed in 1765.
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Cole Bank Road, Birmingham B13 0BD, England
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+44 121 348 8160
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Visited today for the so called ‘family baking day’ which was pancakes. Well, I could hardly call it a family baking day, for £2 per child, each child received a paper cup with a spoonful of mixture which they could mix themselves. They then took...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank sammieb87
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Visited today after checking opening times online.....the visitor centre was closed and a sign outside advised that this attraction is closed in December and January. What's more the other opening times displayed did not match the online information........as we had travelled from Wolverhampton we decided...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Sue C
Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

Travelled here today for what was advertised as a Christmas fayre. As we have an annual pass for the Birmingham museums and not visited here I thought it would be an ideal opportunity to visit. We travelled over 30 miles. There were 5 stalls outside...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank HellsBells202
Reviewed 1 November 2018

*So Overpriced* And the Halloween trail was extremely poor in comparison to the sister Museum site at Blakesley Hall. The trail was actually laughable. The craft activity was poor. It was a case of just get on with it with a paper plate, glitter and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Siouxsie54
sarehole_mill, Manager at Sarehole Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Dear Siouxsie54 Thank you for your feedback. We encountered a few problems with the rear of the site prior to the half term meaning we had to condense the outdoor trail and combined it with the craft activity. We do hope that you will return...More

Reviewed 16 September 2018

Not suitable for the young generation or for the disabled as steps are very steep and dangerous in the museum . Parking facilities very poor only a few cars can be parked

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Fahim Z
Reviewed 25 August 2018

To put it simply, the visit is not worth the price. Due to a flooding earlier this year the mill was not working as it was being restored, which is understandable. But the smell of the water (which was not running) was excruciating. It terrorized...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank denise1562015
sarehole_mill, Manager at Sarehole Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Dear Denise Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are currently working on a plan to get the machinery back into operation and get the mill grinding again. The water was affected not only by the flooding but also the...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018

Been to Sarehole Mill roughly about 15 times. Loved every time I have visited. Home of the Tolkin with his house nearby

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank trytobeasnorkeller
sarehole_mill, Manager at Sarehole Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2018

Dear trytobeasnorkeller Thank you for your kind words and hope you can come back next year as we hope to have the machinery back up and running so we can once again grind corn! Kind regards, The Sarehole Mill Team

Reviewed 7 July 2018

Very impressive building.Helpful and friendly staff.Easy to reach,the number 11 bus stops right outside.Strangely few visitors during my recent two visits.maybe needs a new publicity campaign.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rjvb
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

Great experience with very friendly and helpful staff! Great day out! We were lucky with the weather too!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Rosie W
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Spent 40 mins getting there and back and 30 mins actually at the mill. The mill wasn’t working, the lake is covered with a layer of algae, a muddy path, 3 members of staff with very little to do. They were really nice but with...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Abz-Talks
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