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“The 17th Regis Classic Tour - what a great venue to visit”

Heckington Windmill
Ranked #1 of 20 things to do in Sleaford
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Owner description: One of only two working 8 sailed windmills in the world, we are now regularly milling again with grain sourced exclusively from within 5 miles of the mill itself. Ample on-site parking and toilets, guided tours available, and audio tours will soon also be available for those who visit when there are no millers on duty. There is a mouse hunt for the children, and all five floors are open to be explored. As we are going through a transition phase after our successful lottery fund application, the other buildings around the site are currently undergoing some development. Visitors who have been before please bear in mind that the professional caterers who used to run the tearooms as a separate business have now left, but to ensure visitors can still enjoy refreshment facilities our volunteers are working hard to provide basic hot & cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches etc. Opening hours: 7 days a week from 12 to 5 during school summer holidays Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 5 the rest of the year except half term weeks, when we are also open Thursday and Friday, 12 to 5. Admission: Adults £3 Children 5-16 £1.50 Under 5's free Guided tour inclusive, subject to volunteer availability. Please check website for up-to-date news, events, and notices.
Reviewed 18 April 2014

This venue was part of our itinerary on the 17th Regis Classic Tour and was enjoyed by our participants. Many also visited the Heckington Station Museum across the road.
A very historic location being opened to the public by a dedicated team of volunteers being the only 8 sail windmill in the country I beleive
Well done.

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"tea room"
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"micro brewery"
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"on site"
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"next door"
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"well worth a visit"
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"the upper floors"
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"tea shop"
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"home made"
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"mouse hunt"
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"small charge"
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"great place to visit"
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"worth the climb"
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Reviewed 17 February 2014 via mobile

i've not seen too many windmills in my time but this working mill is very good. they sell rolled oats & bread flour too, in very nice packages.

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Reviewed 16 September 2013

The windmill is staffed by enthusiastic volunteers. It will be good when the sails are fitted and the mill grinds it own flour but even now it's worth visiting to climb the ladders to the top and enjoy the view. The added bonuses are the micro-brewery, where real ale fans can top up on supplies and chat to the owner, and the delightful tearoom, which under sells itself. The charming coule who run it offer an interesting range of Austrian country cooking. Where else in Lincolnshire will you find that? The decor is plain but the service and food are first rate. I plan to return and enjoy the fare again when the mill sails start turning.

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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We love Heckington Windmill, and because we live locally we visit it often. It is enthusiastically managed by an incredible voluntary group who maintain it, mill the flour, take people on tours, run the shop and undertake bread making demonstrations. It is a beautiful, unique landmark with brilliant views from the viewing platform. There is also a brewery on site specialising in a range artisan ales and a tea room run by Ian and Michaela which serves scrumptious food with an Austrian theme. The site will hopefully be redeveloped in the future and provide many more facilities.

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Reviewed 15 August 2013

The mill is missing its sails( due to be fitted very soon) but it is still worth the £2 fee to climb to the top. Walk the gallery, the view is terrific, really appreciated the binoculars available for peering into the distance. Flour is available at the shop at a great price. I bought 'special' brown flour and a bag of bran. But the real gem is the tea shop. With an extensive menu and super 'specials' board it would be impossible not to find something to eat. From goulash to cake, via spicy carrot soup, Brie and apple sandwich the range of food on offer is imaginative and well made. Next time we come to Lincoln we will try to stay nearer so that we can visit more often.

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