The Miller will introduce himself and explain the format for the afternoon tour.
The first part of the tour will be St Margaret’s Church both outside and inside. (Subject to no Services
within). After leaving St Margaret’s, there is a short walk to the watermill. Once inside the mill, the Miller
will provide some of its history, an explanation on how it works and about the flour which it still
produces. The tour will include information about the Archimedes turbine which is located next to the mill.
After the Miller has finished speaking we will be free to wander around the mill and go upstairs to the
stone floor, browse round the mill gift shop, and go out onto the island to see the turbine. When we leave the watermill, it is a short walk to The Coach House Tearoom where we will be greeted by the Miller’s wife for a cream tea. The scones are made by the Miller’s wife using her own stone-ground flour from the watermill (as it should be). The tea consists of scones, jam, clotted cream, tea and coffee.
Depart Bourne End 1pm, arrive Mapledurham House 2pm. Depart Mapledurham House, 4pm arrive back 5pm.
Price £25.50pp to include return coach travel from Bourne End, admission charges & cream tea, plus tip to the driver. Payment is due within seven days of confirmation of your booking. A gluten-free option is available but you must tell me in advance.