Mapledurham - 50 years on
Yesterday we celebrated being open for 50 years. A small party for staff was held in the grounds to mark the occasion and also to give three long service awards. Julie Burchell, Mark Colston and Lynette Cuthbert have all worked here for over 20 years and we were therefore delighted to present them with a gift to mark the occasion. Well done all three of you - twenty years is a long time! A delicious hog roast was enjoyed by all and then this amazing cake was served. Made by the very talented Jane Starling (the miller's wife) it truly was a work of art. A shame to cut it!
New For 2018
This year we are offering a completely new private pre-booked guided tour at Mapledurham
Run by The Miller and his Wife.
Your guide will be The Miller of Mapledurham and the tour will include the beautiful St Margarets Church, the impressive Archimedes Hydro Turbine and of course
Mapledurham Watermill and Gift Shop, followed by a traditional English cream tea
at The Coach House Tearoom with scones freshly baked and served by The Millers Wife
using our own flour from the watermill. Tours are available on Tues/Wed/Thurs Afternoons
From Easter until the end of September and must be booked in advance(minimum numbers apply)
For more details please visit the Mapledurham Watermill Website
Telephone: 07843 742833 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)
Mapledurham Watermill Tours
The Estate Office, Mapledurham,
Reading,Berkshire, RG4 7TR
Mapledurham house grounds and watermill are not open to the public at weekends .
private Pre-booked guided tours are available during the week as explained under the title "new for 2018"
APRIL 2017 50 YEARS OF OPENING TO THE PUBLIC! We are delighted to say that 2017 marks our 50th year of opening to the public. Hundreds of thousands of visitors have made their way to Mapledurham over the years and so much has happened in that time. When Mr. Eyston and his wife, Lady Anne Eyston, came there to live they were met with the huge task of restoring the estate to make it a thriving community again. The effort and dedication of them both is legendary - bit by bit they have transformed the estate to the working estate it is now with a large dairy unit, commercial and residential properties, the house and watermill opening to the public, the Archimedes screw turbine, the AD plant and much much more. So many people employed here and at our golf course and indeed in the tenanted properties on the estate. It certainly is a great achievement and we are all very proud to be have been involved. Congratulations Mr. Eyston and Lady Anne - you have made Mapledurham what it is today.
So very proud to announce that we won the Silver award at the Beautiful South Awards 2016 in the category of Sustainable Tourism and that Corry Starling won the Bronze award in the Customer Service Superstar category. Great results and we are delighted! Thank you to all the staff for their commitment and dedication - this would not be possible without every single one of you. A wonderful award ceremony was enjoyed by Lola Andrews, Julie Burchell and Lynette Cuthbert at the Hilton Hotel at the Ageas Bowl - sparkling evening , rewarding many many people for their work in the tourism trade. Thank you too to our visitors - none of this would be possible if you didn't visit. We are looking forward to continuing to provide a quality attraction for the many many people who have visited us over the years. Lots of lovely things planned for 2017 - details will follow in due course. Again, our thanks to all staff and visitors - you make it all happen ~~ Lola Andrews
Great news! We have been short listed again for the Beautiful South Awards again this year but this time in two categories. We will be a finalist in the Sustainable Tourism category (we won Gold last year) and Corry Starling is a finalist in the Customer Service Superhero category. I guess Julie and I will have to brush off our posh frocks and toddle off to the Ageas Bowl for the presentation evening in November. Watch this space! We are delighted!