Bunbury Mill
Sunday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Bunbury Water Mill, a Grade II listed building, is nestled in a beautiful spot on the edge of Bunbury village. The grounds include the historic mill, a visitors' centre, car park, tea room, an idyllic picnic area, the mill pond and wildlife pond, together with a bug hotel and wildlife friendly habitat. Whatever the weather, there is plenty to do and see in the mill where local enthusiasts are on hand to paint an exciting picture of the mill’s history, with demonstrations and hands-on opportunities. Opening times are 1.00 pm to 5.00 pm every Sunday (31st March to 27th October 2024). Guided tours start at 1.00 pm and take approx 40 mins.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Sarah W
    Cheshire, United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely little mill in the heart of the Cheshire countryside
    We stumbled upon Bunbury Mill, quite by accident and what a little gem it is. Our guide Peter was informative, funny and a genuinely lovely guy. Questions were plentiful and the history insightful and thought provoking. The mill itself is fully operational and with the interactive tour, you can work the water wheel and other machinery from years gone by and if you’re lucky the flour made can be bought in the visitor centre - thank you Peter for such a fun couple of hours 😀
    Hi Sarah, Thanks for taking time to post such a lovely review, all of the volunteers really appreciate your comments. We hope to see you back again one day soon!
    Written 3 August 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Curiosity731696
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Banbury Water Mill
    Really excellent afternoon spent at the mill. Very good conducted tour by Peter who explained the workings and history of this lovely old water mill and very good tea and cakes in the cafe after. Rate this highly and so close to home.
    Great to hear that you had such a good time on your visit. Thanks on behalf of all of the volunteers for taking the time to post a review, its lovely to get such glowing feedback.
    Written 5 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Philip365
    Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom85 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Look forward to coming back.
    Called in for another tour as we enjoyed the last one a couple of years ago. The volunteers are really welcoming and helpful. We had a different guide this time, Peter, so the talk as we went round was slightly different and we learnt a bit more about the history and workings of the mill. It is a great tribute to all involved that the mill survives in an operational way. Well worth seeing and we will be back in a couple of years.
    Great to see you back at the Mill! Thanks for taking the time to post such a lovely review, all of our volunteers will really appreciate hearing how much you have enjoyed your visit. Come back again soon, you will always be made very welcome.
    Written 5 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 21 August 2023
  • Alan B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our amazing visit to Bunbury Mill.
    Our amazing visit to Bunbury Mill. The tour was absolutely fantastic ,we loved it. Peter made it very interesting and he involved us in operating some of the machinery. He also told us some hilarious facts. Come along and start the 10 Ton Waterwheel to test your strength. We’ll remember this trip for a long time! The above comments have been made by our 8 year old granddaughter who visited the Mill with us and her 4 year old sister. Thank you for a very interesting visit and making it so much fun for our grandchildren as well as us. What a great team you have! Very best wishes. Eadie, Bess, Nana & Alan
    Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review and we are all thrilled that you all enjoyed yourselves so much. The mill is entirely supported by volunteers who are always happy to help. Knowing that your grandchildren had such a good time is especially nice to hear. Hope to see you all again next year!
    Written 31 October 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 October 2023
  • Jana H
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Definitely recommend
    We visited the mill on Sunday afternoon and we had an amazing experience. The tour was very interesting and we learnt about the history of the mill and we tried some of the machinery inside the mill. We visited with a 4 year old and she keeps talking about it and how great it was. This place is supported by volunteers and they are doing an amazing job. Thank you very much for today. 🤩🤩❤️
    Thanks for posting such a lovely review and we are thrilled that you all had such a good time. As you say the mill is supported entirely by volunteers and hearing that their efforts are so appreciated means the world to all of us.
    Written 16 April 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 14 April 2024
  • Julie R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic Watermill - well worth a visit
    A great attraction and definitely worth a visit on a Sunday afternoon. This historic working watermill is just outside the lovely Cheshire village of Bunbury. The mill is run entirely by a great team of volunteers who provide guided tours of the mill, run the visitor centre/cafe and keep the grounds looking lovely. Our guides Paul and Polly were excellent and gave us so much information about the history and workings of the mill. They showed us how all the machinery worked and allowed us to have a go at starting the mill wheel and operating the grain hoist etc. Afterwards we headed across to the well renowned cafe for drinks and homebaked cafes. All the volunteers are so friendly and helpful and value your visit to keep this historic mill going.
    Thanks for posting such a lovely review and its great to hear that you enjoyed all the aspects of the Mill. As you say we are entirely supported by volunteers and I am sure Polly and Paul in particular will be thrilled.
    Written 4 June 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 May 2024
  • 14Paul76
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great place to visit.
    A very interesting place to visit on a Sunday afternoon. The Mill building is deceptive in that at ground level it only appears to be single storey but in reality it extends downwards two floors due to the steeply sloping site (accessed by fairly steep steps) . We were treated to a personal tour by our friendly, knowledgeable guide, Richard, who is one of several volunteers that maintain and operate the Mill. Richard showed us how to start up the water wheel and how the power generated drives the grindstones and sack hoist via a system of ropes, belts, pulleys and wooden toothed gears. He also told us the history of the Mill and demonstrated other machinery that was used by the miller. Having thoroughly enjoyed our tour, we returned to the visitor centre and cafe for tea and delicious cake!
    Thanks for taking the time to post such a lovely review. Bunbury Mill is supported entirely by enthusiastic volunteers and I am sure Richard will be made up to hear that you enjoyed his tour as well as the yummy tea and cakes!
    Written 4 June 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 May 2024
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14Paul76
Norfolk, United Kingdom5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
A very interesting place to visit on a Sunday afternoon. The Mill building is deceptive in that at ground level it only appears to be single storey but in reality it extends downwards two floors due to the steeply sloping site
(accessed by fairly steep steps) .
We were treated to a personal tour by our friendly, knowledgeable guide, Richard, who is one of several volunteers that maintain and operate the Mill. Richard showed us how to start up the water wheel and how the power generated drives the grindstones and sack hoist via a system of ropes, belts, pulleys and wooden toothed gears. He also told us the history of the Mill and demonstrated other machinery that was used by the miller. Having thoroughly enjoyed our tour, we returned to the visitor centre and cafe for tea and delicious cake!
Written 30 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks for taking the time to post such a lovely review. Bunbury Mill is supported entirely by enthusiastic volunteers and I am sure Richard will be made up to hear that you enjoyed his tour as well as the yummy tea and cakes!
Written 4 June 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Julie R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
A great attraction and definitely worth a visit on a Sunday afternoon. This historic working watermill is just outside the lovely Cheshire village of Bunbury. The mill is run entirely by a great team of volunteers who provide guided tours of the mill, run the visitor centre/cafe and keep the grounds looking lovely.
Our guides Paul and Polly were excellent and gave us so much information about the history and workings of the mill. They showed us how all the machinery worked and allowed us to have a go at starting the mill wheel and operating the grain hoist etc.
Afterwards we headed across to the well renowned cafe for drinks and homebaked cafes.
All the volunteers are so friendly and helpful and value your visit to keep this historic mill going.
Written 26 May 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks for posting such a lovely review and its great to hear that you enjoyed all the aspects of the Mill. As you say we are entirely supported by volunteers and I am sure Polly and Paul in particular will be thrilled.
Written 4 June 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Neil S
Holywell, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Excellent guide took us around, very knowledgable and lots of fun too , he had Richard a new guide in training too so we were lucky to have two guides really .Well worth a visit as the mill is fascinating and good to see how everything works .Thank you .
Also the cakes and staff in the cafe were fabulous .
Written 30 April 2024
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Thanks of taking the time to post such a lovely review. Bunbury Mill is supported entirely by volunteers and I know Richard in particular will be thrilled to hear that you found your tour fascinating. Hope to see you again soon!
Written 22 May 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jana H
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We visited the mill on Sunday afternoon and we had an amazing experience. The tour was very interesting and we learnt about the history of the mill and we tried some of the machinery inside the mill. We visited with a 4 year old and she keeps talking about it and how great it was.

This place is supported by volunteers and they are doing an amazing job. Thank you very much for today. 🤩🤩❤️
Written 14 April 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thanks for posting such a lovely review and we are thrilled that you all had such a good time. As you say the mill is supported entirely by volunteers and hearing that their efforts are so appreciated means the world to all of us.
Written 16 April 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Alan B
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Our amazing visit to Bunbury Mill.

The tour was absolutely fantastic ,we loved it. Peter made it very interesting and he involved us in operating some of the machinery. He also told us some hilarious facts.

Come along and start the 10 Ton Waterwheel to test your strength. We’ll remember this trip for a long time!

The above comments have been made by our 8 year old granddaughter who visited the Mill with us and her 4 year old sister.

Thank you for a very interesting visit and making it so much fun for our grandchildren as well as us.

What a great team you have!
Very best wishes. Eadie, Bess, Nana & Alan
Written 23 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review and we are all thrilled that you all enjoyed yourselves so much. The mill is entirely supported by volunteers who are always happy to help. Knowing that your grandchildren had such a good time is especially nice to hear. Hope to see you all again next year!
Written 31 October 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Philip365
Colwyn Bay, UK85 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023
Called in for another tour as we enjoyed the last one a couple of years ago. The volunteers are really welcoming and helpful. We had a different guide this time, Peter, so the talk as we went round was slightly different and we learnt a bit more about the history and workings of the mill. It is a great tribute to all involved that the mill survives in an operational way. Well worth seeing and we will be back in a couple of years.
Written 21 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Great to see you back at the Mill! Thanks for taking the time to post such a lovely review, all of our volunteers will really appreciate hearing how much you have enjoyed your visit. Come back again soon, you will always be made very welcome.
Written 5 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Curiosity731696
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Really excellent afternoon spent at the mill.
Very good conducted tour by Peter who explained the workings and history of this lovely old water mill and very good tea and cakes in the cafe after.
Rate this highly and so close to home.
Written 13 August 2023
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Great to hear that you had such a good time on your visit. Thanks on behalf of all of the volunteers for taking the time to post a review, its lovely to get such glowing feedback.
Written 5 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

adamclark82
Liverpool, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Lovely space for tea and cake. Lovwly garden and pond area. Staff very friendly. Will be back again. Thanks very much. Great place for the community
Written 9 August 2023
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Thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. The Mill is supported entirely by volunteers, so its always nice to hear that you have enjoyed your visit.
Written 5 September 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sarah W
Cheshire, UK2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
We stumbled upon Bunbury Mill, quite by accident and what a little gem it is. Our guide Peter was informative, funny and a genuinely lovely guy. Questions were plentiful and the history insightful and thought provoking.

The mill itself is fully operational and with the interactive tour, you can work the water wheel and other machinery from years gone by and if you’re lucky the flour made can be bought in the visitor centre - thank you Peter for such a fun couple of hours 😀
Written 31 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Hi Sarah, Thanks for taking time to post such a lovely review, all of the volunteers really appreciate your comments. We hope to see you back again one day soon!
Written 3 August 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jay H
Liverpool, UK28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
Really interesting tour of the mill with an excellent guide.Great to be able to get hand on with the exhibits.
Delicious cakes and coffee in the tranquil garden next to the millpool.
Written 30 July 2023
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Thanks for your lovely review and apologies for not replying sooner. Its always great to hear such positive feedback.
Written 5 September 2023
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