We welcome group visits to Mapledurham both at weekends and midweek. Midweek and Saturday group visits are more private as we are not open to the general public and are guided visits. Sunday visits are not guided and the public are also admitted. There are guides in some of the rooms to talk to.
Midweek group visits
Group visits can be arranged on any day and at most times. Guests can arrive with morning or afternoon with the option of light lunch (ploughmans or soup and sandwiches) or cream teas/tea and cakes being available. If you wish to arrive by boat from nearby Caversham then the boats usually leave at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. Upon arrival you will be met by your guide who will take you round the house, watermill and turbine. You will also get the chance to browse the well-stocked mill gift shop – flour milled here is always available as well as some lovely gift ideas. You can have lunch before the tours begin, or if you chose to arrive later in the day, teas can be served in the Old Manor tea room or the Coach House. Tea options are either a cream tea (two home made scones, clotted cream, jam and tea) or afternoon tea (handmade cake and tea). Refreshments are laid for you and served waitress style. Please do let us know of any dietary requirements and we will try to help. Please note the tea choice should be the same for the whole group. Our policy at Mapledurham is not to rush anyone (particularly our more elderly guests) and to provide a quality outing for our valued guests – so that everyone goes home happy and pleased with their visit.
Sunday unguided groups
House, watermill and turbine £8.00 (unguided, minimum of 20 people)
Helpful tips – if you are arriving by coach, please do consider our golf course for lunch. Only two miles away, the club house offers a varied menu and produces delicious home cooked meals at a very reasonable price. If you are arriving by boat, then there are various places in Caversham for lunch – one (a carvery) is within five minutes of the boat departure area. Or you can chose either a ploughmans or soup and sandwiches in our Coach House tea room.