The Mill Barns

Building work has started  – Posted May 2016

Following receiving planning permission in May 2016 building work has started on this fantastic property ready for Spring/Summer 2017

Further updates will now be on ‘The Mill Barns’ website & facebook pages;

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Our Planning Application  – Posted February 2015

Planning Permission is in ….

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Our Plans  – Posted December 2015

The plans are looking AMAZING – we will share soon 😉

It’s all coming together 🙂


Our 1st Month  – Posted 29th September 2015

Our ‘Estates Team’ have started making The Mill looked loved once again installing new gates & fencing and now starting to bring the gardens back to life. They are also very busy getting all the services re-connected ready for the build to commence.

Meanwhile we are busy with our architects drawing up plans ready for discussions with the planning authority.

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A New Project for Local Wedding Entrepreneurs – Posted 21st July 2015

The former Mill Hotel at Alveley in Shropshire was successfully purchased at auction on the 14th July 2015 by Ensarb Limited.

Completely destroyed by fire in May 2015, the former Mill Hotel in Alveley featured a historic 16th century flour mill and had been operating as a wedding venue with accommodation.

Having successfully transformed a derelict farm and a sadly neglected Victorian country house into two very successful, award-winning wedding venues in the past eight years, Ben and Sarah Reeves, the owners of Ensarb Limited are no strangers to working on challenging projects and look forward to bringing the site back into use as a wedding venue with accommodation.

“We can’t wait to begin exploring the potential of this incredible site in earnest. Its picture-perfect waterside setting and eight acres of stunning gardens, all surrounded by glorious Shropshire countryside make it perfect for a wedding venue.”

Ben Reeves

Full details of the couple’s vision for the site can be released following consultation and planning approval from Shropshire Council but with a £2million investment planned, we can be fairly sure the end result will be spectacular.

With the project expected to create around 50 local jobs, both Ben and Sarah look forward to establishing strong ties with the local community and have already received a number of good wishes from local residents and business owners alike.


Proven Track Record

Ensarb Limited was formed in 2006 by husband and wife team, Ben and Sarah Reeves, to facilitate the purchase of The Ashes, which at that time was a derelict farm comprising a number of listed buildings which had fallen into serious disrepair.

During an eighteen month restoration, working closely with Staffordshire’s Conservation Service and specialist conservation architects, CTD Architects of Leek, The Ashes was transformed into a multi-award winning wedding venue. Winner of the ‘Best Wedding Venue’ category for three years running at the prestigious Wedding Industry Awards, The Ashes continues to delight couples and provide valued employment for the local community.


Ben and Sarah’s irrepressible entrepreneurial proclivities led them to purchase Pendrell Hall in 2011. This Grade II Listed Victorian country manor house features a number of exquisite Arts & Crafts interior features but had been sadly neglected during its years as a local college.

Prior to opening in 2013, Pendrell Hall underwent a complete restoration and refurbishment under the watchful eye of the Ensarb Limited team whose exacting standards and considered approach is evident in every room of this now stunning, wedding venue with guest accommodation.


The Winning Formula

Ensarb Limited is very much a family business, Ben and Sarah’s undoubtable leadership skills and vision for what they want to achieve, instils fierce loyalty and commitment from their increasing number of staff, many of whom have shared their incredible journey right from the start.

Couples respond to Ensarb Limited’s unique approach to weddings, they promise; exclusive-use of the venue, no corkage charge, bespoke wedding catering and a complete wedding planning service. This combined with the attentive, personal approach of their dedicated team and their simply stunning wedding venues makes Ensarb Limited’s offer extremely appealing to today’s couples.

So confident are the team at Ensarb Limited that newly engaged couples will adore this new wedding venue at Alveley in Shropshire, that they’re happy to take bookings now in readiness for the grand opening, planned for Spring 2017.

They’re offering a special discount of £1,000 off the venue hire price for all bookings taken prior to 31st December 2016, for those couples willing to take a leap of faith and trust in Ben and Sarah’s vision for this spectacular site.


Auction Day – Posted 14th July 2015

After a very nervous morning of Ben pacing the grounds of Aston Villa football ground he was successful in bidding for The Former Mill Hotel at Alveley at auction on the 14th July 2015.

The property will be owned and operated by Ensarb Limited (Sarah & Ben Reeves). The design, planning & re-building of the venue & accommodation and setting up the operations will take place between 2015-2016.

Ben & Sarah with their dedicated ‘Estates Team’ & ‘Events Team’ along with their conservation architects, CTD Architects of Leek, look forward to working with Shropshire Council and the local community in bringing the property back into economic use which will also create many local jobs. We look forward to ‘The Mill Property’ joining our Award Winning portfolio of family run venues.

We will continue to update this page with more information following completion late August 2015 and once we start discussions with Shropshire Council. The intention at this early stage is to be largely complete by Christmas 2016 and to be open by Spring 2017.

It is very exciting, and we can’t wait to get started.


The Former Mill Hotel is located in:
Near Bridgenorth
WV15 6HL

Centrally located between Kidderminster & Bridgenorth – Situated just off the main a442 midway Kidderminster to Bridgnorth road.

Ideally situated with easy access to all major motorway networks.

On the Shropshire / Worcestshire border close to Warickshire & Staffordshire in the West Midlands.)

For all enquiries regarding the property please contact:

Telephone: 01746 781041


Website: The Mill Barns Website

To discover The Ashes Exclusive-Use Barn Wedding Venue please visit: The Ashes

To find out more about Pendrell Hall Exclusive-Use Country House Wedding Venue please visit: Pendrell Hall

Ensarb Estates – Exclusive Use Hospitality

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