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Eling Tide Mill Experience

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Eling Tide Mill Cafe

Met a friend here for lunch. It was a lovely clean cafe with very friendly staff. It was a basic... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
mklawrence2018
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Well worth a visit

One of the very few working Tidal Mills in the country. Both an interesting an educational visit... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Treerider
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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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The Grade II* listed Eling Tide Mill, which has stood at the centre of life in Eling for centuries, is one of only a handful of working tide mills left in the UK. The Eling Tide Mill, its gift shop, adjacent Visitor Centre, Mill Café and the...more
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24 Lexby Road, Totton SO40 9HD, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the mill many years ago and so seemed like a good idea on a rainy Saturday afternoon to venture back. The mill has been wonderfully restored and well worth a visit and great to talk to the miller and see him live in action....More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 26 November 2018 via mobile

We popped in for a hot drink after a walk and the place is absolutely transformed following its refurbishment. Great items in the gift shop and the cheese cake is out of this world!!! Next time we will go with enough time to actually check...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We visited for something to do one afternoon, we were able to talk to Matt the miller who was very knowledgeable and showed us around. We saw the mill working and the flour in the gift shop was reasonably priced. We didn't visit the cafe...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Helen R, Manager at Eling Tide Mill Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

Many thanks for you positive feedback. Hope to see you in the Café soon.

Reviewed 23 September 2018

Met a friend here for lunch. It was a lovely clean cafe with very friendly staff. It was a basic menu but that is all that is needed for a small cafe for a light lunch and the prices were extremely reasonable. The latte's were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mklawrence2018
Helen R, Manager at Eling Tide Mill Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 16 November 2018

Thank you very much for your positive feedback, I will pass this on to the Café staff. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 3 September 2018

Visited for lunch & we're disappointed by lack of choice as quite a few items on the menu were not available. Staff said they had had a busy weekend & had run out of several things. Bangers & mash was awful - sausages were supposed...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Helen R, Manager at Eling Tide Mill Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry to hear that your experience was less than positive. We are striving to get both our stock levels and also staff levels correct. We do try and make a number of items on site and also...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

It sounded great: a tide mill. But in reality it is just a watermill that uses water that has been brought in by the tide and collected in a pond to make it work. We followed our navigation and did get there. There is a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Helen R, Manager at Eling Tide Mill Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for your feedback. You are right in that we are a water mill, however, the difference between a tide mill and a river mill is that Tide Mills are much rarer, with only two fully working examples in the UK. If you cross...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

One of the very few working Tidal Mills in the country. Both an interesting an educational visit for families, couples or singletons. An adjacent cafe provides meals and snacks. A nature walk of 1.5K around the holding lake is well paved and suitable for buggies...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Treerider
Helen R, Manager at Eling Tide Mill Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Many thanks for positive feedback. We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards

Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is the first lecture in the new building. They will be held every two months. Mark Garner's talk on Hamwic was illuminating. Tea and coffee provide and a beer followed in the nearby pub - The Anchor

Date of experience: August 2018
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Helen R, Manager at Eling Tide Mill Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for your positive comments. Kind regards

Reviewed 20 July 2018

Firstly, I should point out that this review is only about the Mill Cafe, which is part of the Eling Experience, as I have yet to visit the refurbished Tide Mill and Museum. The cafe was surprisingly quite when we arrived, so it was easy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Helen R, Manager at Eling Tide Mill Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Many thanks for your positive comments. Kind regards

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Visited today for the first time since it's refurbishment. We live locally so didn't have far to go. Loved the Discovery Centre which was interesting and informative and the Mill itself was interesting. We will definitely go back when it is working. The cafe was...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Helen R, Manager at Eling Tide Mill Experience, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Many thanks for you positive comments. Kind regards

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