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The Mill on the Fleet is a restored cotton mill dating from 1785 which is now an exhibition centre. It is attractively situated on the banks of the River Fleet with a long riverside terrace as part of the dog-friendly Mill Café. The exhibitions are...more
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Mill on the Fleet High Street, Gatehouse of Fleet DG7 2HS, Scotland
All reviews second hand bookshop book shop old mill local crafts cakes great bookshop cotton mill interesting exhibition working models overlooking the river ground floor ecclefechan tart scale model frittata nice cafe lovely art home baking
We visited The Mill which is quite a local for us, for breakfast on a weekend. It was quiet, peaceful and our waitress was so friendly and welcoming. We both had a Full English breakfast which was lovely and hot and HUGE! It consisted of...More
We took a wrong turn and landed up here.
A beautiful place. Parking is free outside the museum.
It's a lovely walk in where you can see the wheel that was used in the mill. Have a look at the photographs in the museum and...More
We were welcomed upon entering the door by the gift shop/book store proprietor, who did mention that if we had any questions, he would be upstairs. The museum itself, is self explanatory and I didn't find the need to have someone in the room to...More
Downstairs no one spoke to us , we were just ignored.
Upstairs a very nice lady said hello to us.
Came out of the lift on the first floor to fall over a box in the way.
Fire people need to look at the safety...More
Date of experience: October 2018
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Ken S, Manager at The Mill on the Fleet, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2018
Sorry your visit was less enjoyable than you would have wished. There are always welcoming staff in the café and you certainly shouldn't have felt ignored. The building is largely run by volunteers and most are usually very happy to engage. There shouldn't have been...More
Visited 3 times during a weeks stay. Had assorted coffees, hot chocolate, mocha cake, frittata and soups. All lovely and reasonably priced. Dog-friendly. Toilets could do with a clean (cobwebby and dusty). Enjoyed browsing the well-stocked bookshop and bought a couple of pieces from the...More
We were passing through the area and saw signs for this attraction / museum. It’s a bit of a walk from parking on main road or public car park opposite. There is wheelchair access but lot of ups and downs. An interesting former (rebuilt) cotton...More
This a restored and converted cotton mill, now featuring an upstairs bookshop and crafts display. Ground floor features a cafe, overlooking the river. Cafe fayre includes: cakes, quiches, sandwiches, toasties, Panini's, breakfasts, scones, teas, coffees, etc, etc. Quite an extensive menu for a fayre which...More
Very friendly and good food, had eggs benedict Yumm. They even allowed us to print Brady and Ziggy the Dogs in to eat with us and explore the mill which is excelent and to they get top marks. Another fine eatery in Gatehouse !
Hi Heather. Thank you for getting in touch. The Mill exhibitions are usually open Easter - October. It is likely we will be completely closed in January, but you can walk around outside and access the river terrace. I... More
Hi Heather. Thank you for getting in touch. The Mill exhibitions are usually open Easter - October. It is likely we will be completely closed in January, but you can walk around outside and access the river terrace. I should note that Gatehouse is about 30 miles from Dumfries, but there is a regular bus service should you like to visit anyway. If you had a particular reason for visiting Gatehouse or the Mill I am sure we would try and accommodate a particular enquiry whatever time of year and you could contact us through the Mill website. Regarding Burns suppers, there should be plenty to choose from in Dumfries around the time of your visit - best to check with some of the Dumfries hotels directly though.