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“Such a pretty place”

The Old Mill Museum
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Owner description: Old Mill Museum, Gifts & Local Crafts, Handmade Organic "Ice Cream Parlour", River Cafe & Tearooms by the river.
Useful Information: Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 11 October 2011

Lower Slaughter is absolutely delightful and not so crowded as other places nearby, in some of which we could not park the car, so crowded were they.
We did not visit the museum but the shop which was full of interesting things to look at and/or buy and we had some amazing ice cream. We visited the village and went to the Rollright stones which are a well hidden secret.

Date of experience: September 2011
1  Thank AndieBuenosAires
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

This is a quiet village near Bourton on the Water. Whilst Bourton is very crowded with tourists, the pretty village of Lower Slaughter seems ignored. It is very pretty. The Old Mill Museum is just a short walk away from the street parking and easily found. The mill itselve was most attractive and the shop had much to ponder over. However, the high point of our visit was the lunch in the Riverside Tea Rooms - excellent food at a very reasonable price and the service was friendly and courteous. Well worth a visit. We didn't visit the museum as spent too long over the lovely lunch

Date of experience: August 2011
Thank Jill P
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Reviewed 30 July 2011

We had a delicious lunch of home made soup and, according to my son, 'the best salad ever' in a Ploughmans lunch. Lots of fresh ingredients used. Excellent idyllic location next to the pond which is hidden from the road. Would thoroughly recommend. The chocolate cake is also a must! Staff very friendly and service good. Prices surprisingly cheap.
I've seen a previous posters rant about not being able to use the cafe loo having just bought an ice cream in the shop (to take away) but the layout of the cafe is such that it would disrupt all the cafe guests and I think many of us have had enough of noisy kids and their inconsiderate parents ruining the ambiance of such pleasant peaceful spots. Well done to the staff for sparing us this.

Did not do the museum itself.

Will visit again if in the area.

Date of experience: July 2011
1  Thank mitch000000
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Reviewed 2 July 2011

Having spent a delightful weekend in the Cotswolds, by chance we heard about the water mill at Lower Slaughter, so we made our way to this picture postcard place and we were not disappointed. The place is simply charming and we ended up spending a fair amount of time at the Mill, which has a shop, museum, ice cream parlour and tea rooms. The tea rooms are an absolute treasure and we lost ourselves in the jazz music and the relaxed atmosphere by the river. We noticed detail in every part of this quaint little hideaway and the food was lovely too. I've read the reviews from those who wished to use the toilets having bought ice creams in the main shop and I sympathise. However, we have to defend the owner who was serenading customers with jazz songs, chatting with each and every one of them, and being generally helpful and courteous. To get to the toilets you have to walk right through the middle of where everyone is sitting in the tea rooms and it would spoil that experience for them as the area is fairly compact, so perhaps the owners should invest in a separate toilet for the main shop. Museum costs £1.50, it's only 1 room, but we found it interesting and didn't mind donating such a small amount to see it.

Date of experience: June 2011
1  Thank Natzs1
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Reviewed 1 December 2010

In reading the previous review of the Mill, I was shocked when I realised someone else had been treated in the same way. We also spent £12 on icecreams and asked if we could take our 2 yr old (who was desperate) to the loo. The owner refused saying it was only for tea shop customers. To which I asked if I purchased a cup of tea, would be able to use the loo. Yes was the reply! That is madness I spent well in excess of that! The worst service anywhere in the Cotswolds.

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