The Mill is now closed for its annual winter rest and will reopen in April 2022. See you again soon!

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PageLines-tuftedducks.jpgStretton Watermill
Mill Lane
Stretton (near Farndon)
SY14 7HS

Telephone contact is via Weaver Hall Museum, Northwich: 01606 271640


Opening hours

Saturday and Sunday, 1 − 5pm (last tour at 4.30pm).

Closed Monday to Friday

Schools and groups at other times by appointment, see our School and group visits page.

We continue to follow many of our Covid precautions for the safety of our visitors and staff, and we strongly encourage visitors to do the same.

Wedding photos

The mill is located in a rural setting with a sleepy mill pond and charming working water wheel, which make a picturesque backdrop for both traditional and themed weddings. The mill is situated particularly near to the Cock O’ Barton Bar and Restaurant, which hosts wedding receptions.

If you are inspired by the romantic potential of the watermill, please get in touch on 01606 271641 at least four weeks before your special day.

We want to make sure the mill is looking its best for you, so please do ring us.

PageLines-breastshotgearing02.JPGAdmission charges

Currently free as we’re unable to offer access to the inside of the mill at the moment. Instead, please join us for a free external tour and sneaky peek at the machinery. No need to book, just turn up.

Cash donations are very welcome.

PageLines-Stretton-Watermill.JPGHow to get here

Stretton Watermill is 10 miles away from Chester, off the A534 between Broxton and Farndon.  Turn off at the Cock O’Barton pub and follow the brown tourism signs. The mill is located on Mill Lane, but shows as an unnamed road on some Sat Nav systems.

GPS coordinates (Car Park gate): 53.071491, -2.815255

We are situated on National Cycle Route 70, Map 5, Shavington to Beeston section.


The mill is in a rural area and bus links are very limited. The 41 and 41A services from Chester to Clutton via Malpas and Tilston stop closest to the mill.

Stretton ShopFacilities

The mill has an exhibition area, gift shop, car park, accessible toilet and an attractive picnic area. Please bring your own refreshments or picnic to enjoy in the grounds. A gentle slope provides access to the upper floor of the mill for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Please note, the mill cannot take card payments. Cash only.

Access guide

Although Stretton watermill has benefited from extensive accessibility improvements, there are some narrow doorways (back door is 64cm wide), cobbles, some steps and ramps. We have a narrow wheelchair which is available for visitor use. Please note that we are currently only offering external tours of the mill.

Click here for a full access guide to Stretton Watermill, kindly provided by