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Terrific place to visit

Well worth a visit. A friend and I visited on Sunday (opening hours 1pm-4ish) and had the guided... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2018
Sarah U
Hundon, United Kingdom
Very interesting day out on an open day

We visited the Mill during an open day. It was really interesting to see how flour was ground and... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Anne-Laure C
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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...more
Mill Road, Pakenham, Bury St Edmunds IP31 2NB, England
+44 1359 230275
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

Well worth a visit. A friend and I visited on Sunday (opening hours 1pm-4ish) and had the guided tour. David, the volunteer guide, was very knowledgeable, friendly, willing and able to answer our questions, helpful and careful about our safety, The lady on the front...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We visited the Mill during an open day. It was really interesting to see how flour was ground and buy flour from the mill directly. We had a walk around the grounds and around the mill. As a family we all enjoyed ourselves and learned...More

Thank Anne-Laure C
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Aim to visit on an open day, it is well worth the fee to take the guided tour. Set in a picturesque and peaceful location, you can eat in the tea room or out in the garden. Wildlife viewing opportunities and a river walk, as...More

Thank becca14f
Reviewed 1 May 2018

Pakenham village is down some narrow twisty laned but well worth the effort. The mill is imposingly sited and well worth seeking out. You should certainly not forget your camera. Opening times are a bit limited and you should check the website if driving far....More

Thank Allan C
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We visited on Sunday during the annual "Drive-it Day" for classic cars, and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Fortunately, it was a fabulously sunny day and there were many classic and historic vehicles parked for us to stroll around. There was also lots of tables and chairs...More

Thank Heather Q
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

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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.