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Stainsby Mill at Hardwick Estate

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Flour power - and then some...

Sometimes you just arrive at the right time. We had a splendid guided tour of this mill, bought the... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
Barry, United Kingdom
A very interesting restored mill

We called in at the mill after visiting Hardwick. A lovely restored working mill and an excellent... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2018
Gail M
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

A very interesting insight into a working watermill. The staff were very friendly and the short tour informative and you can buy some of the flour produced here. However there are only three relatively small rooms to view (not counting alcoves and outbuildings) so don't...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank inoble
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Sometimes you just arrive at the right time. We had a splendid guided tour of this mill, bought the flour, made the bread...and it was good! Highly recommended, dedicated volunteer staff - there is nothing not to like!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We called in at the mill after visiting Hardwick. A lovely restored working mill and an excellent guide to explain its history and how it works. Well worth a visit and looking forward to using the milled flour I purchased.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Gail M
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We decided to visit the mill prior to Hardwick Hall. It’s was an absolute treat. The guides were knowledgeable and informative. We bought a bag of its flour and watching it handmade and using the same methods that have been used for 100’s of years...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Happymujer
Reviewed 12 October 2018

We had a lovely a lovely time exploring the Mill and listening to your interesting guide. My husband bought Stainsby Mill organic stoneground flour and when we got home to Bristol he baked with it a delicious, suprisingly light sourdough loaf. All the staff were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained all the workings and history of the Mill. It was amazing how such a long time ago people were able to produce quality flour without all todays modern equipment. The history of the people and what they did...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Margaret J
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a visit to this lovely mill which although we visited towards the end of the day having spent most of it at Hardwick Hall, made us very welcome. We were given a tour of the mill & the older lady who did so made...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Weegiegirl1
Reviewed 2 October 2018

We visited Stainsby Mill with our grandchildren during the school summer holidays. Initially they were rather reluctant to go into the mill which is a bit dark, but once we were inside,with the help of an enthusiastic National Trust volunteer,they became very interested in the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank bridgetlpugh
Reviewed 16 September 2018

We went to the mill last Sunday for our first visit. All of the staff were really pleasant and we were instantly offered a guide to tell us of the history of the mill. The best for an was very knowledgeable of the purpose and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Russspencer1957
Reviewed 16 September 2018

Visited on way to Hardwick Hall. Parked on road side along with several other cars. NT members so quickly welcomed. We were then given an in depth tour of the mill. All the workings and stories behind its history explained to us in detail by...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Elaine W
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