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Sarehole Mill, Birmingham

A 250 year old working watermill famous for its association with author J.R.R Tolkien.

Also home of The Millers Tearoom and a boutique gift and deli shop!
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  • Despite its location near busy roads and rows of houses the mill takes us back to earlier times. Thanks to devoted volunteers it has been revived and can once again grind corn. Members of the staff sh...  more »
  • More than just a mill. Feels like a corner of Birmingham time forgot. Very helpful staff who made the visit even better with well informed commentary.  more »
  • We though we were just visiting an old mill to find our about early flour production, what we did was step into Middle Earth and got to tour around JRR Tolkien's mind courtesy of our extremely knowled...  more »
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  • Decided to visit on a Middle-Earth Festival weekend. The place was packed with both staff and visitors dressed for the occasion. Excellent example of a working mill, (for two days per week) and sell small bags of the resulting flour in the reception area. Great way to spend a couple of hours.
  • It is a great place close to the city centre. You can learn a lot about the history of Birmingham and Tolkien. I strongly recommend.
  • Great historic old water mill with a major J R R Tolkien connection. Plenty of nature walks to do , a working mill to look around , with a small cafè & occasionally hosting events (The middle earth festival is great fun!) this place is definitely worth a visit with or without a Hobbit/Lord of the rings interest.
  • The first guide stood there like a limpet telling us nothing the next was brilliant and enthusiastic and told us lots the cafe had loads of stuff crossed off the menu so limited glad we had sandwiches with us! We had paid to do an activity drop scones/ pancakes. It was okay for an hour visit not sure it was worth going to especially on its own ok for a quick drop off, won't revisit
  • Very interesting. Nice grounds outside. Parking available.

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