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The Mill on the Fleet

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Cafe, bookshop, artists corner and information centre in a wonderful building

Visited 3 times during a weeks stay. Had assorted coffees, hot chocolate, mocha cake, frittata and... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2018
N Wales
Interesting history - nice cafe

We were passing through the area and saw signs for this attraction / museum. It’s a bit of a walk... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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“old mill”(9 reviews)
The Mill on the Fleet is a restored cotton mill dating from 1785 which is now an exhibition centre. It is attractively situated on the banks of the River Fleet with a long riverside terrace as part of the dog-friendly Mill Café. The exhibitions are...more
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Mill on the Fleet High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HS, Scotland
+44 1557 814099
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All reviews second hand bookshop book shop old mill local crafts cakes great bookshop cotton mill interesting exhibition working models overlooking the river ground floor ecclefechan tart scale model frittata nice cafe lovely art home baking
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Reviewed 29 December 2018 via mobile

We visited The Mill which is quite a local for us, for breakfast on a weekend. It was quiet, peaceful and our waitress was so friendly and welcoming. We both had a Full English breakfast which was lovely and hot and HUGE! It consisted of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit here. The exhibition was enjoyed by all the family especially the water display. The cafe had a good range of food and lovely cakes. Very nice visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Helenhelen1
Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

We took a wrong turn and landed up here. A beautiful place. Parking is free outside the museum. It's a lovely walk in where you can see the wheel that was used in the mill. Have a look at the photographs in the museum and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank toko_1965
Reviewed 17 October 2018

We were welcomed upon entering the door by the gift shop/book store proprietor, who did mention that if we had any questions, he would be upstairs. The museum itself, is self explanatory and I didn't find the need to have someone in the room to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank geismom
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Downstairs no one spoke to us , we were just ignored. Upstairs a very nice lady said hello to us. Came out of the lift on the first floor to fall over a box in the way. Fire people need to look at the safety...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ted B
Ken S, Manager at The Mill on the Fleet, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2018

Sorry your visit was less enjoyable than you would have wished. There are always welcoming staff in the café and you certainly shouldn't have felt ignored. The building is largely run by volunteers and most are usually very happy to engage. There shouldn't have been...More

Reviewed 29 September 2018

Visited 3 times during a weeks stay. Had assorted coffees, hot chocolate, mocha cake, frittata and soups. All lovely and reasonably priced. Dog-friendly. Toilets could do with a clean (cobwebby and dusty). Enjoyed browsing the well-stocked bookshop and bought a couple of pieces from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank bluelizard
Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

We were passing through the area and saw signs for this attraction / museum. It’s a bit of a walk from parking on main road or public car park opposite. There is wheelchair access but lot of ups and downs. An interesting former (rebuilt) cotton...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AlanE856
Reviewed 25 September 2018

Very good value for money. Lovely coffee and superb home baking. Try the homemade carrot cake and the cheese scones,,

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank elspethm1967
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

This a restored and converted cotton mill, now featuring an upstairs bookshop and crafts display. Ground floor features a cafe, overlooking the river. Cafe fayre includes: cakes, quiches, sandwiches, toasties, Panini's, breakfasts, scones, teas, coffees, etc, etc. Quite an extensive menu for a fayre which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom L
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Very friendly and good food, had eggs benedict Yumm. They even allowed us to print Brady and Ziggy the Dogs in to eat with us and explore the mill which is excelent and to they get top marks. Another fine eatery in Gatehouse !

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard m
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Susan S
20 July 2017|
Response from Heather R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry unable to help we visited lunch time and did not notice the opening hours. Possibly they have. Web site which will help
17 April 2016|
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Response from Ken S | Property representative |
Hi Heather. Thank you for getting in touch. The Mill exhibitions are usually open Easter - October. It is likely we will be completely closed in January, but you can walk around outside and access the river terrace. I... More