Customer Reviews

Visitor Comments

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"Free entry to very interesting attraction"

Reviewed July 2017

"You don't get much for free these days and parking is free for 2 hours as well so you can stroll along the canal bank as well . The mill has special days when it is working check website for details next one is 9th July . This has been restored to working order using lots of 're engineered pieces to make as authentic as possible along with extra strengthening for safety . The Miller has been there for many years and says that they are looking for a younger energetic person to take it on as at 72 years old it is getting a bit too much for him and getting up and down the steps was difficult but well worth it for us . There is also a gift shop with local produce and crafts at reasonable prices".

"Working Watermill"

Reviewed April 2017

"You can walk along the side of the river from the centre of Sleaford which is very pleasant or alternatively there is a small car park close to the mill. The mill does have open days when you can see the mill working. A lovely building and well worth a visit".

"Beautiful Setting"

Reviewed April 2017

"Beautiful setting, so close to the town centre, yet you feel as if you are in the heart of the countryside. River Slea is so clean you can seethe pebbles on the bottom. The Mill is very interesting and mentioned in the Doomsday Book. The hot chocolate was delicious and very hot. I would definitely recommend to anyone".

"Perfect Place for a Stroll"

Reviewed April 2017

"Free Entry. The Mill has a fascinating history laid out on a timeline inside. Good details of the mechanics of the Mill, and access on 3 floors to see how a water Wheel works. Next 'working' day 14/05/17. Its a charming 10 minute walk fro Town Centre - lots to see on the walk, and a shop at the Mill. Hot drinks only available from a machine on the day we attended 12/04/17."

"Hugely Interesting"

Reviewed 25 October 2016

"If you don't mind low ceilings and un even floors and stairs then this is excellent, full of interesting things and history."

"Lovely Walk to the Mill"

Reviewed 13 September 2016

"We were visiting Sleaford for the Heritage Open days and parked in the town and walked along the river to the mill. It was alovely walk with ducks to feed and a visit to the mill to finish. The mill was working when we visited and you can climb up the steps to see the higher floor where there is a lot of information about the history. Make sure you come down backwards as it is a lot easier.
There is a small shop area and leaflets with information of things to visit locally. All the staff were very friendly and had time to stop for a chat. A very enjoyable visit."

"Heritage Open Day"

Reviewed 11 September 2016

"Nicely sited by river.pleasant greeting and instruction boards and display excellent. Little shop within mill had own milled flour and cakes."

"So Interesting"

Reviewed July 2016

"Loved this little place. A calming river to walk along before visiting this beautiful mill. A 1000 yr old timeline is so interesting. Two levels of the working mill is fascinating. Watch those steep steps to upper floors, but you have to do it, it's not to be missed. It has a small shop for souvenirs. Purchase the Lime Curd, it's delicious."

"Fascinating Undershot Waterwheel"

Reviewed July 2016

"There are few places where you can see such a mill in operation. Once upon a time, there would have been examples all over the countryside. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, well worth a visit with children."

"A fascinating glimpse into the past"

Reviewed June 2016

"Set in a picturesque location by the River Slea, Cogglesford watermill is a fascinating original working watermill, with something to interest the whole family. There are interesting exhibits explaining the process of Milling flour, examples of different types of grain, information boards give details of the building's inhabitants and their working life. There is also an opportunity to try your hand at hand grinding grain into flour. The shop offers a good selection of local produce, great ideas for gifts and souvenirs of the area. The staff at Cogglesford Mill are extremely knowledgeable, and able to answer questions we had. It was a pleasure to hear them explain the history of the Mill."

"A must visit"

Reviewed June 2016

"Great mill, we were lucky to go on a day they were milling. Check there website for opening hours and milling times"

"Brilliant Experience"

Reviewed June 2016

"Really well preserved, we had the luck to see the watermill working, simply brilliant. Several information about the features a working of this particular mill. It was good that the council to some maintenance on public paths surrounding the watermill"

"Great for the Kids"

Reviewed June 2016

"Would advise for this to be on your to do list. we found it very interesting and the kids were all ears"