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Claythorpe Watermill & Wildfowl Gardens

| Aby, nr Alford, Claythorpe LN13 0DU, England
+44 1507 451366
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Lovely hidden jewel

We visited the watermill today it's an absolute gem of a place . The price is just right to help... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
christine h
via mobile
family fun day

We came back again after a fun visit last year. It is good for a couple of hours if you have young... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Benfleet, United Kingdom
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Tranquil and beautiful, our former watermill is a small, family run attraction with a little something for everyone. Sit by the river, meet the birds and animals, soak up some history, have a fabulous lunch, or unleash the kids in our woodland play area. Most visitors will allow a couple of hours for their visit, often staying for coffee and cake or lunch in our excellent cafe, while many people take their time and while away most of the day here, feeding the animals and soaking up the atmosphere. Lots of guests return more than once during their holiday, using the free annual pass that’s included with every admission. This is especially popular with people who live locally, and it’s always lovely to welcome our regular visitors who enjoy beautiful surroundings, gorgeous animals, great food, and a relaxing atmosphere. Our lovely cafe is open exclusively to ticketholders. Enjoy freshly made sandwiches, Lincolnshire platters, a classic ploughman’s lunch, homemade cakes, quiches, cream teas and specials. Don’t forget, you can return as often as you like with your annual pass, which is free with your first admission.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible11%
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| Aby, nr Alford, Claythorpe LN13 0DU, England
+44 1507 451366
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the watermill today it's an absolute gem of a place . The price is just right to help with the upkeep of the birds and animals.it is quite small but very peaceful and quiet and the coffee shop is lovely they make a...More

Thank christine h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came back again after a fun visit last year. It is good for a couple of hours if you have young children with you. They sell food for the birds and the have a play area over the other side of the road. The...More

Thank 1954laurence
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have visited Claythorpe Watermill many times and it never fails to deliver. Our daughter loves feeding the fish and visiting the animals, birds, ducks etc. The lunch is great too and the ploughmans are gorgeous with a batemens beer! If you are in the...More

Thank DoozeUK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Seen this place signposted for years but never had the time as I don't live local. We picked a day when the weather was just right and was pleased we went . Won't go into detail of what to do as its not massive but...More

Thank nikndel
Reviewed 15 May 2017

It was really fun and calm being surrounded by animals. Great for the family and we would love to go again. Once you get the admission you can go all year round. 10/10 definitely.

Thank ejrowett
Reviewed 10 May 2017

As other reviewers have said it is well overpriced for what is there. We really only wanted a drink but had to pay the admission as well. This is to stop visitors nipping in for free. As someone who has managed visitors attractions I have...More

Thank yorkshireladdie
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Beautiful place and garden mill. Calm friendly environment. Loved strolling around, looking at animals, and chilling out. For April it was a sunny morning and we stayed for lunch: nice presented food: can recommend the open sandwhich and Goats Cheese and Parma ham. You can...More

Thank nettieforsyth
Mike A, Owner at Claythorpe Watermill & Wildfowl Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We're very proud of our tranquil little spot and I'm so glad you enjoyed your lunch. Hope to see you again soon – don't forget to bring your free annual pass...More

Reviewed 16 April 2017

Popped in here with the Grandson on Good Friday. We were lost for words with how little by way of 'attraction' there was. It would have been overpriced, if we'd paid the same as for our under-three (free). Few animals and those uninteresting and kept...More

Thank Andrew R
Mike A, Owner at Claythorpe Watermill & Wildfowl Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2017

I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy your visit Andrew, but I wish you’d have mentioned something when you were here, particularly if you found something that you felt was unsafe as we’d have attended to it straight away. We did discover some protruding screws on our...More

Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Visited with my sister on Sat 8/4/17 . It was a lovely sunny day which always helps. We have been coming here for years even before the new owners took over . It is great to see all the new developments taking place and some...More

1  Thank shunners
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Claythorpe Watermill is in a beautiful spot; green, calm and sunny. When we went the car park was full and it seemed busy in and out of the cafe. The food was standard fare but the prices were on the high side. Combined with the...More

1  Thank JudiMo
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Janet E
Is this venue suitable for wheelchair users, or those with mobility difficulties?
3 May 2017|
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Response from Vanda M | Reviewed this property |
Most of the area is they were still doing improvements when we were there.