Combe Mill is a historic sawmill adjacent to the River Evenlode and close to Combe railway station, between the villages of Combe and Long Hanborough in Oxfordshire, England. A Grade II* listed building, it was restored in the early 1970s and is open to the public.Work out when and for how long to visit Combe Mill and other Long Hanborough attractions using our handy Long Hanborough online sightseeing planner.
Combe Mill reviews
Visited with a couple of friends not really knowing what to expect as we knew nothing about the place beforehand. It was a Steaming Day so the waterwheel and beam engine were operating. The short... more »
Superbly friendly place with lots to see and do during steaming weekends. Stalls, activities (we learned how to carve spoons) and even a chance for kids (of all ages) to learn to blacksmith! Super... more »
We went on a steam day (when everything was running) and it was great fun, there were multiple stalls set up around the area selling a range of arts and crafts. They had a lovely barbeque where they served a delicous burger piled high with home grown vegetables and with a gluten free bun, then we settled down to watch traditional Morris Dancers for a while before going in to the mill itself and listening to a talk on the history of the mill. After this we looked around the workshop and enjoyed watching the steam engines and water wheel turning, to top it all off for £10 or £6 if you are u16 we got the chance to work on a historic forge to take home a toasting fork or a poker.
This just didn't appeal to me and my wife. If you like events with Morris Dancers, men with beards, and women spinning wool and running the tea room, then maybe it will appeal to you more. £7.50 entry is expensive in my opinion - there was a mention of doing your own forging but that would have been an additional £10 and no one was even doing it. We've previously had fascinating discussions with people running restored steam engines (at different places) so I expected something a bit more engaging.
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