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Address: Burcott Mill Wookey Road | Wookey, Wells BA5 1NJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1749 673118
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Burcott Mill is a traditional water-powered flour mill, one of only 50...

Burcott Mill is a traditional water-powered flour mill, one of only 50 still operating in the UK today. uilt in 1863, this mill is still producing high quality quality organic stone-ground flour using the traditional methods and machinery that were employed 150 years ago. In the Summer months of July August and September, the miller conducts tours at 3pm on Wed, Thurs, Fridays and Saturdays. Go to the Burcott Mill Website for more information

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History at your fingertips

The Enthusiasm of the Mill Owner made this Tour. His knowledge of the subject of making Flour was outstanding, and to see the Mill working with the water wheel will not be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Wirral
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Wirral
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Enthusiasm of the Mill Owner made this Tour. His knowledge of the subject of making Flour was outstanding, and to see the Mill working with the water wheel will not be forgotten. You can buy Flour at the venue, and at the end are invited to take Tea. Recommended.

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Uxbridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The presence of a mill at Burcott can be traced back to the Domesday Book (1086). Although the mill and milling site at Burcott has changed during the past millennia, the current working watermill as seen today was built in the Victorian era. The mill was restored to working order by a retired engineer before being sold to the current... More 

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Cheddar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Wandered in here by chance whilst walking the area Wonderful working water milk with flour for sale It apperas a bed and breakfast runs from here too however I was just being nosy so have no information on it Flour for sale in the mill and a post office in a shed. ... *a little odd!! Good photo opportunity in... More 

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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

On the edge of the village of Wookey, a few miles from central Wells. Easy to get to / find, lots of off-road parking. Efficient booking on line, similarly efficient welcome. Clean, comfortable room, large soft double bed, good breakfast with local ingredients, free WiFi. We stayed in the Millwright's Loft, an attic conversion. As such headroom was limited, and... More 

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Buckinghamshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

We were staying at the Mill's B&B when the owner offered us a tour of the Mill itself. He started the wheel working specially and took us through the whole process from the water inlet to the ground flour. We are a retired couple but I would judge this to be an excellent experience for all ages and imagine that... More 

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Had the tour of the Mill by the owner which was most interesting and informative. Fascinating history as well as producing something eco friendly and essential for everyday living. Lovely cream tea and cake to follow. Highly recommended.

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Thank Mike S
UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We passed by, and noticing the sign decided to stop. We were very glad we did - even our teenagers said they found it very interesting! There is plenty of parking and the owners are very friendly. The tour of the mill is interesting and the miller carefully explains everything and tried to pitch to the younger children in our... More 

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Thank ukmummy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

2x adults 2x children 6 & 12 We arrived early before the 3 o'clock start. Plenty of free parking. The working mill is also part of the B&B. The owner took us on a tour of the flour mill explaining clearly & concisely of when different parts of the mill were built and how the 3 different/levels worked. Also how... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Burcott Mill is a wonderfully preserved 19th century water mill. It's great to be guided around is workings by the current owner and miller. The whole tour takes about 45 minutes and is extremely interesting throughout. There are good photographic opportunities during the tour. It's good to sample the tea and cakes at the end of the tour as well.

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Thank andyandkaths
Ebbw Vale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Very interesting tour of the mill included in our stay in the bed and breakfast, if you've not seen a work mill this is an excellent chance to see a bit of working history.

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