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Stainsby Mill at Hardwick Estate

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Unique working mill

We decided to visit the mill prior to Hardwick Hall. It’s was an absolute treat. The guides were... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
via mobile
Worth a visit at any age

We had a lovely a lovely time exploring the Mill and listening to your interesting guide. My... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan R
Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We decided to visit the mill prior to Hardwick Hall. It’s was an absolute treat. The guides were knowledgeable and informative. We bought a bag of its flour and watching it handmade and using the same methods that have been used for 100’s of years...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely a lovely time exploring the Mill and listening to your interesting guide. My husband bought Stainsby Mill organic stoneground flour and when we got home to Bristol he baked with it a delicious, suprisingly light sourdough loaf. All the staff were...More

1  Thank Susan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was very knowledgeable and explained all the workings and history of the Mill. It was amazing how such a long time ago people were able to produce quality flour without all todays modern equipment. The history of the people and what they did...More

1  Thank Margaret J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a visit to this lovely mill which although we visited towards the end of the day having spent most of it at Hardwick Hall, made us very welcome. We were given a tour of the mill & the older lady who did so made...More

1  Thank Weegiegirl1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Stainsby Mill with our grandchildren during the school summer holidays. Initially they were rather reluctant to go into the mill which is a bit dark, but once we were inside,with the help of an enthusiastic National Trust volunteer,they became very interested in the...More

1  Thank bridgetlpugh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to the mill last Sunday for our first visit. All of the staff were really pleasant and we were instantly offered a guide to tell us of the history of the mill. The best for an was very knowledgeable of the purpose and...More

1  Thank Russspencer1957
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on way to Hardwick Hall. Parked on road side along with several other cars. NT members so quickly welcomed. We were then given an in depth tour of the mill. All the workings and stories behind its history explained to us in detail by...More

Thank Elaine W
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We ambled across this place on August Bank Holiday. There was a couple dressed up in victorian clothing on the roadside so we stopped for a nosey. If you are interested in flour mills and enjoy listening to others tell you about history, then this...More

Thank Jenny T
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Helpful guide told us all about the mill how it was saved and how it still works and makes flour today

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This is still a wortking mill with wholemeal flour for sale. We took some but it doesn't work in our breadmaker, which is a shame. Interesting tour though.

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