North Leverton Windmill

North Leverton Windmill, Retford: Address, Phone Number, North Leverton Windmill Reviews: 5/5

North Leverton Windmill
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Nobby
Lincoln, UK9 contributions
The best windmill in the country
Sep 2021
An amazing piece of engineering in equally amazing working order. Fantastic to be inside when the sails are turning and to watch everything moving and the stones actually grinding the corn - superb in every way. The Miller is knowledgeable, skilled and dedicated to the job and the mill. Well worth a trip even when there's no events on, just to marvel at the workings. The flours and oats are better than any factory produced stuff - they have taste! What's more it kept its supplies up when the supermarket shelves were empty. I have visited this mill many times over the years and it remains the best mill in the country. Long may it remain so.
Written November 5, 2021
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Martin1959
Kirkby-in-Ashfield, UK25 contributions
Step back in history
Nov 2019 • Couples
On a cold and miserable November day , what would we expect ?
A 200 year old working windmill and a miller who had time and a great deal of knowledge about the history and workings of this classic piece of engineering
Very rustic and interesting, plus we were also able to purchase oats and flour produced on site
A very worthwhile tour which doesn’t require a huge amount of time to enjoy
Written November 24, 2019
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Amy M
18 contributions
Windmill party
Sep 2019 • Family
Go to the windmill every year for this event with vintage cars and lorries. Make your own pizza and crepes are beautiful and other food and activities for kids like archery 🏹 and the kids love going up the windmill and my dog won last year which was great! They have all different stalls aswell. Then evening music was great sat in our chairs we took 😊
Written October 9, 2019
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Julie B
Retford, UK342 contributions
Fabulous piece of heritage
Sep 2019
There is always a warm welcome here - it is run entirely by volunteers and all proceeds go directly to the charitable trust. Sells great flour and oats. Occasionally hosts events - the September weekend just gets better each year/
Written September 16, 2019
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Janet B
Norwich, UK19 contributions
Heritage weekend at North Leverton windmill
Sep 2019 • Family
Great time had with stalls exhibitors competitions and of course access to the working windmill. Definitely recommend and will be going next year as well as before to buy their flour and porridge oats
Written September 15, 2019
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Peter
Retford, UK10 contributions
Heritage open day weekend
Sep 2019 • Family
I’m writing this before this years heritage open day but we’ve been for several years and always enjoyed it. Seeing a working (and actually turning) windmill right at the top is worth repeating again. And the other things on the day it make a great afternoon with owls and horses and pizza and local beers. Looking forward to it again with all our grandchildren this time.
Written September 8, 2019
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Tilndominie
Sevenoaks, UK77 contributions
A beautiful spot, with an interesting working windmill.
Jun 2019 • Couples
I visited the windmill on a sunny day, and the location is beautiful. There are fields of crops all around and it’s isolated. The windmill wasn’t turning that day, but looking round was very interesting and you can go almost to the top. It’s like going back 100 years. There is a small shop on the floor level where you can buy flour made in the windmill, local eggs and also souvenirs such as bookmarks and postcards. I’ve been a couple of times and enjoyed the visits.
Written August 26, 2019
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Ned N
Doncaster, UK131 contributions
Interesting
Aug 2019
Off the beaten track but well worth a visit and an excellent photo opportunity. One of the last working mills in the country.
Written August 9, 2019
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Dr C White
2 contributions
Short afternoon - visit on a Saturday
Aug 2019 • Business
Visit on Saturday 3 Aug 2019. Only 2 of us there and we were given what I can only describe as excellent introduction to the mill, all its special features, its history - by the miller. His knowledge and enthusiasm were simply great - one of the best I have experienced.
I highly recommend visiting, especially on a Saturday when the wind is blowing so you can see it fully operational,
Written August 3, 2019
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Art140
Retford, UK15 contributions
North Leverton Windmill vs Tuxford Windmill
Feb 2019 • Couples
In a prior review I talked about Tuxford Windmill & Tea Room, I gave it a five stars, I still stick to that, buy now only for the tea rooms (cant comment on the windmill tour as being disabled not able to do it) as for the flour, personally I couldn't recommended it if using a bread making machine, I tried various types of flour but all except one failed miserably.

Leverton Windmill
Much closer to whare I live. You won't find any fancy shop or Tearoom, just an extremely dedicated Miller. The shop is based in the bottom floor of this working windmill. You won't find staggering amount of product available to buy, just the basics White, Wholemeal and Spelt flours and porridge oats (the best porridge I have ever had) so far I have made plane white and a seeded wholemeal loaf with perfect success. The mill is run by volunteers who are doing a fantastic job, the Miller I talked to gave me a brief history of the mill and how the flour was produced, it was an absolute pleasure listening to him. The flour we bought came from a freshly milled batch (cant get fesser than that) he also very kindly carried the bags of flour to the car for us. I have finally found my supplier).
Written March 5, 2019
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