Pakenham Watermill, Pakenham

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#7 of 13 in Historic Sites in Bury St. Edmunds
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  • Beautiful 200 year old watermill on a site occupied since the Domesday book. On Thursdays throughout the summer they are milling wholemeal flour with locally grown bread wheat from Woolpit. There is a...  more »
  • Lovely old watermill that has been wonderfully restored and is still a working mill. You can buy their flour in the shop. Highly interesting tour by a very friendly and knowledgeable volunteer, plus a...  more »
  • I came to a meeting at the Watermill and also enjoyed an organised tour and lunch. The lunch was very tasty but they should have had more staff as they knew lots of people were coming that particular ...  more »
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  • Well worth the trip if you're reasonably local. The tour of the mill is great and if you're lucky you'll actually see it making flour. The gardens are picturesque and there's also a tea room. Everything is made with flour from the mill. We had the quiche and the coffee cake...both were delicious.
  • If you're into historical places, and into discovering more about life in Pre-Industrial England, this little watermill is a treasure. For starters, it's about as picturesque a building and location as you could wish for., great for photo opportunities. The tour also has much to recommend it, delving into the site's history back to the tenth century, and providing an excellent insight into how an old-style watermill actually functions through every step pf the process. And once you're done taking it all in, there's a tearoom next to the millpond, where you can relax with a cup of tea and a scone.
  • A fantastic place to visit! We learned about the history of the mill and was amazed to know the mill has been there 200 years and a mill of some sort has been there 900 years! The volunteers who ran it were helpful and friendly and knowledgeable. The kids enjoyed it too and some great food after the tour and walk along the mill pond

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