© 2019 Bunbury Water Mill Trust  Registered Charity No. 1137485

Visit Bunbury Mill

Opening Times:

 

The mill and cafe are open to visitors every Sunday afternoon from 1pm-5pm during British Summer Time, 

The mill tour takes around 40 minutes, so the last tour starts at around 4.20 pm.

In addition, at the request of cycling groups, the cafe mayl open earlier, at 11am, on the first Sunday of each month. 

Our Craft Group meets on the first Tuesday of each month - see the Events page.

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 (2019):

Adults                        £4.00

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.

Other Local Attractions

Bunbury Church


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. 
 

Staircase Locks

 

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. 

Beeston Castle

 

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.

 

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.

 

Facilities

 

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.

Guided tours

 

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!

Cafe at the mill

 

No visit to the mill is complete without a cup of tea and a piece of cake. Our Tea Room offers teas, coffee, sandwiches and scrumptious home-made cakes.  Special catering can be arranged 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