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Sarehole Mill

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The Tolkien Trail.Sarehole Mill.

Very impressive building.Helpful and friendly staff.Easy to reach,the number 11 bus stops right... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
rjvb
Nice afternoon visit

Visited with my partner not knowing much about it despite it being on our doorstep. Nice coffee... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
MattT3150
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Visitors can learn about Birmingham's only working, water-powered cornmill constructed in 1765.
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Cole Bank Road, Birmingham B13 0BD, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Travelled here today for what was advertised as a Christmas fayre. As we have an annual pass for the Birmingham museums and not visited here I thought it would be an ideal opportunity to visit. We travelled over 30 miles. There were 5 stalls outside...More

Thank HellsBells202
Reviewed 1 November 2018

*So Overpriced* And the Halloween trail was extremely poor in comparison to the sister Museum site at Blakesley Hall. The trail was actually laughable. The craft activity was poor. It was a case of just get on with it with a paper plate, glitter and...More

Thank Siouxsie54
sarehole_mill, Manager at Sarehole Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Siouxsie54 Thank you for your feedback. We encountered a few problems with the rear of the site prior to the half term meaning we had to condense the outdoor trail and combined it with the craft activity. We do hope that you will return...More

Reviewed 17 September 2018

Not suitable for the young generation or for the disabled as steps are very steep and dangerous in the museum . Parking facilities very poor only a few cars can be parked

Thank Fahim Z
Reviewed 25 August 2018

To put it simply, the visit is not worth the price. Due to a flooding earlier this year the mill was not working as it was being restored, which is understandable. But the smell of the water (which was not running) was excruciating. It terrorized...More

1  Thank denise1562015
sarehole_mill, Manager at Sarehole Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Denise Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are currently working on a plan to get the machinery back into operation and get the mill grinding again. The water was affected not only by the flooding but also the...More

Reviewed 30 July 2018

Been to Sarehole Mill roughly about 15 times. Loved every time I have visited. Home of the Tolkin with his house nearby

Thank trytobeasnorkeller
sarehole_mill, Manager at Sarehole Mill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear trytobeasnorkeller Thank you for your kind words and hope you can come back next year as we hope to have the machinery back up and running so we can once again grind corn! Kind regards, The Sarehole Mill Team

Reviewed 7 July 2018

Very impressive building.Helpful and friendly staff.Easy to reach,the number 11 bus stops right outside.Strangely few visitors during my recent two visits.maybe needs a new publicity campaign.

Thank rjvb
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Great experience with very friendly and helpful staff! Great day out! We were lucky with the weather too!

1  Thank Rosie W
Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Spent 40 mins getting there and back and 30 mins actually at the mill. The mill wasn’t working, the lake is covered with a layer of algae, a muddy path, 3 members of staff with very little to do. They were really nice but with...More

1  Thank Abz-Talks
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Visited with my partner not knowing much about it despite it being on our doorstep. Nice coffee followed by a walk around for an hour or so. Nice bit of information on Tolkien as well as a little walk around the woods behind looking at...More

Thank MattT3150
Reviewed 10 May 2018

Positives: old world charm with hints of Tolkienian wonder. Negatives: there is naff all here. Not much to keep kids entertained. The café is rubbish. Not enough staff when it's busy. Most of the staff seem gormless. There could be more Hobbit stuff and history...More

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