Visit Bunbury Mill
Routine openings are suspended during the coronavirus crisis
The last mill tour starts around 40 minutes before closing time.
But group visits and private hire are now possible
Group visits can be at any time by prior arrangement, and the Visitor Centre can be hired for private and group events - see the Contact Us page
Tour Prices (2020):
Children 11-16 £2.00
Children under 11 Free
We regret that we are unable to take
payment by credit/debit card
The mill is a registered charity and is owned and run by a charitable trust. ALL of the income goes directly to the running, maintenance and restoration of the mill.
The mill is nestled in a beautiful spot on the edge of Bunbury village. The grounds include the historic mill, a visitors centre, car park, cafe, an idyllic picnic area, the mill pond and wildlife pond. Whatever the weather there is plenty to do and see at the mill and local enthusiasts are on hand to paint an exciting picture of the mill’s history with demonstrations and hands-on opportunities.
Free parking and access to the grounds
Guided tours of the Victorian mill
Tea room offering drinks and light refreshments
Toilet facilities (including disabled)
In the mill, wheelchair access is limited to the ground floor, but the cafe and grounds are freely accessible.
Visitors are conducted through the mill in a guided tour lasting around 40 minutes. We are very hands-on, and you will be put to work when you enter the mill, weighing the grain, winnowing, ringing the bell, starting the wheel, shaking the shoe, trying to hand grind wheat and then testing the quality of the flour. If you do really well you can start on Monday, 5am, as an apprentice at one shilling a week!
Other Local Attractions
St Boniface's Church stands prominently in the village of Bunbury a short distance from the mill. Records show the existence of a wooden Anglo-Saxon church here in 755AD, and a Norman stone church in 1135. The present Grade I listed building dates from around 1320, and contains many fascinating features, including the Ridley chapel, the tombs of Sir Hugh Calveley and Sir George Beeston.
Situated on the Shropshire Union Canal, a mile to the north of the village of Bunbury are two wide-beamed staircase locks. Brightly coloured narrow boats can often be seen navigating through this difficult double feature, which boasts a picturesque and timeless location in the historic rolling hills of the Cheshire countryside.
This 'Castle of the Rock' is famous for its spectacular views, which take in no less than eight counties on a clear day. From its lookout point at the top of a mighty crag, you can see from the Pennines all the way to the Welsh mountains.
Catering arrangements post-Covid are as yet uncertain. We are hoping that drinks and light refreshments will be available.
When Covid regulations allow, we expect that special catering will be possible on request, e.g. bespoke lunches and afternoon teas.
On a nice day you can sit outside and enjoy the peace and serenity of the grounds. You are also free to bring your own picnic and sit out on the sunny lawns.
Wander around the mill grounds
The Mill stands in two acres of wildlife rich Cheshire countryside. Depending on the time of year you may see butterflies, kingfishers, herons, damsel flies and dragonflies, frogs and ducks. You will be able to feed our resident ducks and watch our busy bees buzzing around their hive, making us some honey.
Off Bowes Gate Rd, Bunbury CW6 9PP Grid Ref. SJ574581