Opening times: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 12pm-4pm
In a picturesque setting by the River Slea, this award winning, fully restored working watermill is thought to be the only Sheriff’s Watermill still operating in England, and millers have produced flour on this site for over a thousand years.
During 2021, North Kesteven District Council funded the restoration of the waterwheel, and now visitors can see this fantastic piece of historic machinery in action once again.
Stone ground flour produced in the mill is sold in the shop together with locally sourced produce and goods. Events are held throughout the year alongside the monthly milling days, special events and weekly wheel turning.
You can also enjoy the riverside setting with a cold drink or ice cream during the summer months, or a hot drink and a cake inside during the chilly winter!
With just a short walk between the mill and Navigation House, a combined visit gives visitors a fantastic background on the history on what was once a thriving riverside industry.
Click the button below to take a sneak peek at Cogglesford Watermill before your visit.
Events & Milling Days
The team at Cogglesford Watermill hold milling demonstrations on the second Sunday of every month – a fantastic chance to see this amazing building in action!
Our next milling day is: Sunday 10th July, 12pm-4pm
Join the team for this extra-special anniversary milling day as they celebrate 30 years of being restored by North Kesteven District Council – a fantastic experience for all ages, there’ll be butter churning, tasters, mill tours and of course, milling!
Do you fancy being trained as a miller for a shift at this historic building?
Working directly with a skilled miller, you’ll explore the inner workings of the mill, operating the machinery as millers have done for hundreds of years. Grind wholemeal and white flour, take a couple of bags of your very own batch and make the best bread ever!
Suitable for groups of up to four, this experience makes a fantastic gift or team-building activity – email the mill to book.
Retail & Shopping
The retail area at Cogglesford Watermill is a pleasure in itself – browse locally sourced produce and gifts with the sound of the River Slea bubbling in the background!
The perfect place to pick up a gift hamper for a loved one, or for a tasty souvenir of the area.
Schools & Group Visits
With workshops, demonstrations and loans boxes focusing on local history, trade and food production, Cogglesford Watermill is a unique and engaging trip that will inspire education groups of any age. Please email [email protected] or call 01529 308102 to discuss your visit.
In the meantime, click the button below for activities, recipes and more!
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Address and contact information
Cogglesford Watermill, East Road, Sleaford, NG34 7EQ