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Pakenham Watermill

Mill Road, Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds IP31 2NB, England
+44 1359 230275
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Step back in time: start baking folks!

We visited during heritage days special event week-end. A plus that not only were we able to visit... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2017
Susan M
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Interesting place

I have always been fascinated by watermills qnd Packenham is a great example. I especially live... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
Elindal V
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Pakenham Water mill is a working mill, dating from before the Domesday survey. It is run by volunteers, who offer tours of the mill, flour sales and refreshments in the cafe. It is a great place to visit for photographers, families and anyone wanting a day out discovering the local history.
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Mill Road, Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds IP31 2NB, England
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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We visited during heritage days special event week-end. A plus that not only were we able to visit the mill, see it working and explore the grounds, exhibits of old crafts such as wood turning, coracle rides and local iron works were on show. It...More

Thank Susan M
Reviewed 16 September 2017

I have always been fascinated by watermills qnd Packenham is a great example. I especially live that you can buy flower that has actually been milled there. It's important these places are preserved so future generations can have a connection to the past and see...More

Thank Elindal V
Reviewed 6 September 2017

We went here with a few friends, the visit was very informative and interesting. Out guide was superb and well versed in his subject. Some Mill machinery workers from "up north" were working at the time restoring yer more machinery. Flour is available to buy...More

Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Beautiful 200 year old watermill on a site occupied since the Domesday book. On Thursdays throughout the summer they are milling wholemeal flour with locally grown bread wheat from Woolpit. There is a very interesting conducted tour around the mill while it is in motion....More

Thank Olwyn H
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Lovely old watermill that has been wonderfully restored and is still a working mill. You can buy their flour in the shop. Highly interesting tour by a very friendly and knowledgeable volunteer, plus a wonderful cup of coffee and delicious cake (I can recommend the...More

Thank bjw2110
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

I came to a meeting at the Watermill and also enjoyed an organised tour and lunch. The lunch was very tasty but they should have had more staff as they knew lots of people were coming that particular day. The tour was informative and interesting....More

Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

The watermill is only open Thursday and weekends during season. The sign for car parking was pointing in wrong direction, unhelpful on single track road. Then we tried to buy tickets for tour , told to buy coffee and buy tickets later, when you get...More

2  Thank normanHertfordshire
kiwimedicuk, Volunteer at Pakenham Watermill, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2017

Hi Norman, Thank you for giving this review of the watermill. Your review has been sent to all our volunteers so that we as a group can use your feedback to improve the service we offer. This is not a problem we have experienced before,...More

Reviewed 31 May 2017

a lovely peaceful setting and run by volunteers. Lovely hand made cakes and nice coffee to start with before an interesting tour round the mill.

1  Thank waylander h
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Interesting introduction to flour milling with explanations from the volunteer miller. The flour is for sale and makes excellent bread and cakes. Nice tea room. Pakenham is, apparently, the only parish in England with both a windmill and a watermill

1  Thank Bob W
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We visited on a Sunday and the Watermill was open from 1.00 pm. We had a very interesting guided tour and the guide certainly knew his stuff. The Mill is run by volunteers and they were all very pleasant. Certainly worth visiting.

2  Thank Cosybears
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Catherine H
18 September 2015|
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Response from kiwimedicuk | Property representative |
Hi there, We have a circular walk around the mill grounds which is suitable for dogs. They are allowed here, but only on a lead. Dogs are not allowed in the mill itself, unless they are a guide dog.