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Stainsby Mill at Hardwick Estate

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Address: | Doe Lea, Chesterfield S44 5RW, England
Phone Number: 01246 850430
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Buy your flour from here!!!

An enchanting little place where the staff are very knowledgable and happy to take you on a tour and tell you the story of the mill. I also liked the fact you can buy flour here... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 16, 2015
Miles N
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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Mansfield, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

An enchanting little place where the staff are very knowledgable and happy to take you on a tour and tell you the story of the mill. I also liked the fact you can buy flour here, but more importantly, if it is your first time, buy the gift pack as this comes with a little recipe leaflet and yeast and... More 

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Thank Miles N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

This place is lovely for a little wander around. The workers and volunteers chat away to you and are helpful and informative. There's goods to purchase. The staff sometimes let you have a little go depending on who's on and how busy they are. I'd recommend this place for a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Stainsby Mill opens before the Hall and is located right by the vehicular entrance to the estate but a couple of miles from the exit so the right time to visit is before you want your morning coffee at the NT cafe. There is limited parking on the country lane outside but it is a small attraction and visitor numbers... More 

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Thank sheepygold
Stafford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Worth a visit after Hardwick Hall. You can buy flour ground at the mill. Very well explained by the volunteers. Parking in lane alongside mill might be difficult.

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Thank doddflier640
Denmead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

This is a great working mill and a fantastic place to visit if you like mechanical things. The water mill runs so you can see everything working. We got a superb guide who explain everything in detail and the tour was about 30 minutes. We got in free as NT members but thought that the entry fee was a bit... More 

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Derbyshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit to the mill. The staff were extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. This is a small place and therefore doesn't take long to visit. We are NT members but thought the entrance fee for non-members is rather steep. Well worth an hour out of your day :-D

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1 Thank customadebabe
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We had been to water, wind and tidal mills before but this was a very interesting visit. The staff were great at demonstrating the milling process and we were fortunate enough to see the wheel start up and corn being ground. Even though Derbyshire is renowned for millstone grit, it was French quartz which used for milling here giving a... More 

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Thank Phillip B
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

if your paying individually it costs £5.30 which I think is quite steep for a few minutes looking inside the mill although the staff were very helpful and gave a free guided tour. This Mill is part of the national trust so members will be able to get in here just by showing your cards. not sure if you can... More 

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We stopped in today and loved it, I have been before with my grandparents many years ago and wanted to keep the memory alive with my own children. They loved looking at all the mechanics and watching the water wheel. The staff were super friendly and didn't mind my 3 children (all under 5) running around exploring and were very... More 

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Thank Amy C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the mill. The guides were very children friendly and let the children have a go at pulling sacks up to the top floor and outside the children were able to grind corn into flour with a small hand grinder. They really enjoyed it and asked if they could go back again to grind the... More 

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