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Review of Melinsey Mill

Melinsey Mill
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Great after a walk or a beach day. cake good, tea fab, children love it. Reasonably priced, lots of parking interesting working mill.

Visited September 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“Hidden gem”
Reviewed 21 October 2013

Nestled on the "main road" between Veryan and St Mawes this is a beautiful spot full of character and the cream teas are excellent

Visited October 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
433 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2013

Melinsey Mill is a little water mill nesting in a valley on the outskirts of Veryan on the Roseland Pininsula. Melinsey Mill is one of the smallest mills in Cornwall, it actually started its life smaller than it is today. It is one of only half a dozen left out of approximatley 700 mills in Cornwall. There has been a mill on this site since at least 1210. The Mill that we visited has been there since 1565.

Melinsey is a Grist Mill which means it would have produced fodder for livestock; originally the mill had two sets of stones enabling it to produce granary flour as well. The stone for grinding the flour would have come from Brittany, which was the closest and easiest route for transport to Cornwall. The stones at the mill now are grist stones and would have been made from local granite. The wheel and gearing were once made from oak, elm and apple wood. In 1882 they were replaced by cast iron. The last time the mill produced fodder was in 1928. After this date it began to fall into disrepair. In the early 1980's Melinsey Mill was purchased by Dr Frank Clynick who began to restore the mill along with Rick Hancock. Melinsey opened to the public in 1996 and is now owned by Rick and his wife who run the tea room and craft centre there.

We walked round the mill and mill pond and we had tea in the tea room. My husband had a wonderful homemade treacle tart with clotted cream and I had a lovely Mocha coffee with a wonderful slice of coffee and walnut cake.

The Mill is well worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
Thank Carol B
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Preston, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Visited this mill on several occasions over the years, there's always something new to look at or do each year. We went to one of their pizza nights this month. High quality, cooked in a clay oven, nicely presented but boy they were expensive! I've been all over the world but never paid £14 for a pizza!

Visited August 2013
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9 reviews
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“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed 15 August 2013

We have visited ths wonderful working watermill on several occasions now - during the August holidays they do special pizza nights - cooked in an outdoor pizza oven, and eaten sitting outside. They are delicious and the atmosphere is great - highly recommend the experience, but check it is a night they are doing it, and book first because it is popular with locals and holiday makers.

Visited August 2013
Thank Mary S
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