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Whitchurch Silk Mill

28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch RG28 7AL, England
+44 1256 892065
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Currently closed and the shop is small

We knew it was closed but had high hopes of the shop, however it is sited in a very tiny hard to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jg H
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London, United Kingdom
Intersting place

Interesting working mill telling how high class silk is made. We'll presented. Lovely location... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
JudithSims
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Warsash, United Kingdom
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The Mill and Riverside Cafe are now closed for refurbishment as part of our Heritage Lottery Funded 'Preserving the Fabric Project'. Due to reopen Summer 2018, please check our website for details. A gem of industrial heritage in beautiful, rural Hampshire, Whitchurch Silk Mill is a 19th century water mill that weaves British silk fabrics using Victorian machinery. The Mill is the oldest working silk mill in Britain, still weaving in its original building. An historic silk mill. Whether you're machine-mad, an admirer of silk fabrics, a child learning about the Victorians, or just looking for a delightful day out in Hampshire, Whitchurch Silk Mill has something for you:> the original mill wheel and Victorian machinery;> fabulous fabrics on the looms;> a shop to indulge in silk products from the Mill, and much more;> peaceful setting by the River Test, with tearoom for lunch and refreshments.
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“trout” (17 reviews)
“water wheel” (13 reviews)
“duck food” (3 reviews)
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28 Winchester Street, Whitchurch RG28 7AL, England
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+44 1256 892065
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We knew it was closed but had high hopes of the shop, however it is sited in a very tiny hard to find space. They had a few scarves and were very nice but I think it's best to wait until it reopens.

Thank Jg H
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

Interesting working mill telling how high class silk is made. We'll presented. Lovely location. Cafe very basic but the village a has other places on offer.

Thank JudithSims
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Reviewed October 4, 2017

Now closed for much needed refurbishment, the mill is an old fashioned type museum experience set in beautiful surroundings.Worth combining with a visit to Bombay Sapphire distillery.

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ManagerWSM, Manager at Whitchurch Silk Mill, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2017

Thank you for your review, we look forward to welcoming you back after our refurbishment!

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Reviewed September 20, 2017

The best thing about the Mill is that it is still an actual working silk mill. Unfortunately on the day we visited the weaver was not present - it would have been good to have seen the machinery in use. There are good information boards...More

Thank Tony67967
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Reviewed September 15, 2017

you have to find your way around without people explaining the history. The story boards though give good explanations and as we are interested in handicrafts, we were able to find enough information. We had tea and sandwiches which were fresh and nice. The shop...More

Thank Gudrun A
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

We arrived here on a Saturday lunch time in need of a snack after yet another lovely ramble near the Test completing the walk along the Mill Trail. My wife had a Coronation Chicken sandwich, whilst I had a ham Ploughman's though whether it is...More

Thank ChrisC46
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Reviewed September 3, 2017

As I enjoy crafts, when I last visited this mill about 20 years ago I was totally inspired. I decided to visit again with a friend on sunny Bank Holiday Monday, as much for the setting and the café, as for the museum. This time...More

Thank Rosalind M
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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Visited the mill yesterday for the very first time. Parking was not a problem and was greeted by a very welcoming lady as we entered reception. The mill is very well kept, informative and welcoming. A lovely location for a picnic. We would return to...More

Thank Squeaky81
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Easy to find but smallish car park. Stunning setting. Water of stream so clear could see dozens of basking trout. Interesting walk around the mill. Good coffee and cake. Shame there was no machines at work. Would have been lovely to see one running.

Thank Christine H
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Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Book the tour it is much more informative than just walking around , the setting is beautiful sitting on the river Tess, buy duck food on the shop to feed swans and duck in the river very therapeutic .

Thank Malcolm P
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