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Heckington Windmill

Hale Road, Sleaford NG34 9JW, England
+44 1529 461919
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Excellent tour guide

An interesting tour with our excellent tour guide, Joe. Good to see a young person so informed and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lizzie085
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Nottingham
Really Interesting for the full family.

Interesting Wind Mill, highly knowledgeable staff, Entertainment for the full family, something for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chris P
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One of only two working 8 sailed windmills in the world, we are now regularly milling again with grain sourced exclusively from within 5 miles of the mill itself. Ample on-site parking and toilets, guided tours available, and audio tours will soon also be available for those who visit when there are no millers on duty. There is a mouse hunt for the children, and all five floors are open to be explored. As we are going through a transition phase after our successful lottery fund application, the other buildings around the site are currently undergoing some development. Visitors who have been before please bear in mind that the professional caterers who used to run the tearooms as a separate business have now left, but to ensure visitors can still enjoy refreshment facilities our volunteers are working hard to provide basic hot & cold drinks, snacks, sandwiches etc. Opening hours: 7 days a week from 12 to 5 during school summer holidays Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 5 the rest of the year except half term weeks, when we are also open Thursday and Friday, 12 to 5. Admission: Adults £3 Children 5-16 £1.50 Under 5's free Guided tour inclusive, subject to volunteer availability. Please check website for up-to-date news, events, and notices.
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“micro brewery” (12 reviews)
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Hale Road, Sleaford NG34 9JW, England
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+44 1529 461919
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An interesting tour with our excellent tour guide, Joe. Good to see a young person so informed and enthusiastic about the mill. A warning: the steps leading up the mill are not for the faint of heart! Nice tea room - lovely and warm after...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting Wind Mill, highly knowledgeable staff, Entertainment for the full family, something for the dads (Micro Brewery) and afternoon tea for the ladies (Tea Room). PS Wrap up warm if it's a cold day.

Thank Chris P
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

We arrived at 13.45 and feeling peckish decided to visit the cafe. Disappointed to find many of the items on the menu list were not available so settled for a what turned out to be a rather mediocre pot of tea. Our visit to the...More

Thank Roger C
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

The recent development at Heckington Windmill has really given it new lease of life. Visitors centre is very nicely done, interactive and not just for ‘windmill nerds’! It has some great history and explanations on how a windmill works. Windmill itself is brilliant! I’ve climbed...More

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

As the Mill is only a 15 minute away we decided to visit, we had been a few times in the past but not since the amazing work and progress the mill has undertaken had been completed. Well signposted from the main roads and visible...More

Thank Pete C
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

The visit was very interesting and the new refurbishments are obviously very much appreciated by the volunteers. The highlight of the visit was the time offered to the child with us- she was shown all around the activities, had the mouse hunt explained and all...More

Thank Twinsliders
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Drawn to the venue via the clearly visible eight sailed windmill from the A17, we discovered this site had much more to offer to supplement this working historical monument. On site, baking demonstrations were on offer, a micro brewery was in operation and selling their...More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We visited the Windmill Friday the 3rd November we were very impressed with all that accompanied the Mill .The tea room was very nice with prices below a lot of tea rooms we have visited. Visitors Centre excellent, all units run by volunteer staff well...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This only working 8-sailed windmill in the world is well worth a visit with access to the internal machinery. I got a warm reception from Manager Jim Bailey and his excellent knowledgeable team of volunteers. The Tearoom and on-site brewery are excellent, with a step...More

Thank ianforbes2016
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We stopped off here on a long journey for a cup of tea and a bun and were delighted with the 8 sail windmill, on site brewery, café and shop. All immaculately clean and well presented.Though we sat outside in the sun, the cafe's inside...More

Thank verityLeeds
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Robert G
18 October 2015|
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Response from gasman166 |
the mill is open every saturday and sunday throughout the year and every day during the summer school holidaysd
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Robert G
18 October 2015|
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Response from Finn H | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes, we are open every Sunday all year round. At this time of year we open from 12 to 4pm on Sundays. Please see our website for full details of events, ticket prices and the hours of other places on site such as the brewery... More
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