We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Flatford Mill

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Flatford | Flatford, East Bergholt, Babergh District CO7 6UL, England
Phone Number:
10:30 - 17:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:30 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 545 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 316
  • 177
    Very good
  • 36
  • 9
  • 4
A charming visit

We attempted to visit Flatford Mill last summer but it was too packed. However a visit in February was likely to be much quieter. After speaking to the very helpful National... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Epping, United Kingdom

Similar Things to Do in East Bergholt

Add Photo Write a Review

545 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 542: English reviews
Epping, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
67 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We attempted to visit Flatford Mill last summer but it was too packed. However a visit in February was likely to be much quieter. After speaking to the very helpful National Trust worker in the car park he pointed the way and we walked along a well made path towards the river that was made so famous by Constable's Hay... More 

Thank paulF5692MX
Level Contributor
87 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this area we usually park in Dedham and take a lovely walk along the river to Flatford Mill about 50 mins each way beside the stour. Lovely walk for the dog stunningly beautiful. When returning to Denham there are several pubs that serve fantastic food. Also tea rooms at Flatford Mill and by the river at Dedham. Row boats... More 

Thank esper0
Diss, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Beautiful scenic place , Nice walk along the river bank following Stour Valley path, Popular , good paths.

Thank tadpole1950
Hullbridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flatford Mill is a place thar epitomises the essence of England. Made famous by one of Englands greatest sons 'John Constable' through his wonderful paintings in particular ' The Haywain'. Willy Lott's house, which features in the painting is still there and people who are fortunate enough to be on one of the many courses on offer by the Field... More 

Thank Colin M
Canterbury, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Walked a pleasant marked trail around the fields with interesting views of the Mill and surrounding area. Popular with dog walkers and others like myself just out for a stroll. There is a good information building with Constable reproductions and a popular NT tea room at hand. It is possible to hire boats at more clement times of the year.... More 

Thank Tim T
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Visited here today, we had a buggy with us, there's steps to go down or you can take the road but be wary it's a hill on the way back up. We had lunch in the tea room first, prices were cheap and the food was great. Nice selection of cakes and scones too. Our hot lunch was delivered to... More 

Thank FDeuchars
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Lovely setting. As Members the car park was free which is a bonus cheap day out. Will be stunning in spring/summer.

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The area of the mill, where is organised and managed by national trust is so beautiful. The river, the lock and the facade of the houses are mesmerising. But don't expect to see the mill! Cause it is a private house now. Don't forget to have proper boots or wellies specially if you visit in winter. The nature is profound... More 

Thank maghsood105
Essex, UK
Level Contributor
71 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

As the sun was out we decided to walk off some of the Christmas excess and have a nice walk around Flatford to see for ourselves where Constable painted The Haywain, Flatford Lock and Boys Fishing. It was actually quite spine-tingling to be standing looking at these very familiar scenes in real life. Although the tea rooms etc were all... More 

1 Thank panda762
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

The food is tasty, but very expensive. It's cost is similar to Costa or Starbucks but homemade (?). A bacon roll cost £4.50 and consists of two slices of bacon and a small roll. A mocha costs £2.70, and was nice and warming during these cold winter months. There cakes and scones are always nice. The views from the restaurant... More 

Thank Matthew K

Travellers who viewed Flatford Mill also viewed

Horringer, Bury St Edmunds
Woodbridge, Suffolk
Long Melford, Babergh District

Been to Flatford Mill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Flatford Mill and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Flatford Mill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?