The Old Mill
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After more than 3 decades, The Old Mill is currently receiving a refresh and will remain closed. We cannot wait to open our doors and welcome you again. Stay tuned for all the wonderful things we are planning. While we remain closed, do enjoy the wonderful views and take in all the beauty of Lower Slaughter. See you very soon!
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4.0 of 5 bubbles422 reviews
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Kevin L
Fort Collins, CO14 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Looks like we visited on the very last day they will be open…maybe ever? Sign said closing, owner wants to retire. So if you are planning on visiting you’ll want to adjust.

The owner wasn’t rude like other people have mentioned but you could tell they were getting ready to shut the whole operation down. The building from the outside is still very picturesque.
Written 19 June 2023
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Richard B
London, UK31 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The mill now appears to be closed. The location is pitched as a "village worth visiting" but the overly aggressive signage dotted all over the village makes it very clear that the locals don't want you there. I found the markation of 'private waterway' (the river Eye) particularly insulting, as this is not owned by any individual. They've made parking extraordinarily difficult and the place really gives off an unfriendly, unwelcoming vibe. Clearly they don't want tourists - I'm tempted to buy a few properties and convert them into cafes and sweet shops. That'll show them.
Written 30 May 2023
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opheliaVenice
Oswestry, UK23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The Woman (Owner) Slammed the door in my face even when the notice said they were open! She screamed "We're closed!!" Enter at your own risk if you visit!!

At least they should have taken down the open sign which would have saved embarrassment and annoyance.
Written 26 March 2023
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Orator11
Singapore, Singapore7,450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
A nice walk around this very small village, with a beautiful church. The mill is now a gift shop, selling leather jackets and bags, as well as cast iron decorations. Some reviews said they sell ice cream but that was not so on the day we visited. The mill is still running and water is flowing.
Written 11 November 2022
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black2black
Dartford, UK113 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We have been visiting The Old Mill for many years and have noticed that it is seriously declining in customer care and any items that anybody would want to buy. They main items they sell seem to be leather bags and jackets. In the past you could buy unique items and we never failed to buy anything from this lovely Old Mill shop. Years ago you could visit the museum inside the Mill itself, but it is currently closed and there is no longer a tea room. We were served by an extremely arrogant man who gave the impression that he didn't like any customers. Very disappointed at the lack of items for sale and the owner is badly letting down the tourist industry and should not have the privilege of owning such a historic Grade II listed building.
Written 10 August 2022
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Millieguinness12345
27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
The worst experience I have ever had from a tourist / shop experience in my life whilst on holiday .
We were told that there were tea rooms but was told but a man at the shop it had closed 3 years ago didn’t we know ! He was rude , and spoke to us as if we were something off his shoe. Asked if we could use a toilet due to medical condition within our party and continued to be rude and arrogant and said know didn’t want to know. Shame as I was going in the shop , let’s hope he doesn’t close down with that attitude
Written 26 May 2022
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Sally B
Plympton, UK11 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We were looking forward to visiting Lower Slaughter Mill. We checked the opening times and we’re interested to visit and enjoy the craft shop and especially to try their ice cream, which sounded delicious from the descriptions on the website.
Unfortunately, having travelled quite a way to get there, we found the Mill closed at 2.30pm, when we arrived. There was no note of explanation on the door and we were just one of several bemused and disappointed groups of people there.
I understand that, in these tricky times, there may be illness or a shortage of staff- but the lack of consideration shown by not even explaining this (if that was the issue) by putting a note of some sort on the door, show scant regard for visitors.
Written 20 April 2022
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wombatdavid
Hobart, Australia2,619 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
We got a really helpful little walking map here which shows all the local walks. They have loads of lovely local items at great prices. Contrary to other reviews, the service was polite and friendly.
Written 20 March 2022
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Graham B
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Couples
What an interesting place and lovely lady who runs it, if was quiet when we popped in and we found loads of great things to buy, do make conversation if it is quiet as the place has so much history. Well worth a visit and such a pretty tranquil location.
Written 18 March 2022
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DiamondChris
Hertfordshire942 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I wonder if the female owner of the museum ever reads these reviews. She should certainly learn from them.
Lower Slaughter is a stunning village but to arrive on a bright but rather chilly day we were looking forward to visiting this pretty mill and museum. The sign on the door said open 10am. It was 10.15. There was a woman wandering around and when I enquired if the museum was shut, her surly response was 'I open at 10.30.'
Apologising that I must have misread the sign on the door, she was quite rude. We wandered off and returned at 11am. She had only just opened the door and as we approached to enter, were told 'I'm not open yet'.
I asked if there was anywhere we could get coffee. No! Her whole attitude was 'go away'. Needless to say, we did not return later.
Someone should turn this museum over to a person who cares about it and on their visitors.
Written 8 March 2022
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