The Creative Heart of Lyme Regis

The Town Mill is open to visitors – please see our visitors information page for this week’s opening times or click here:

This ancient watermill, set in the artisan quarter of Lyme Regis, was rescued from dereliction by local volunteers, through a ten-year restoration project and is now run as a small charitable trust.

Today, the unique and intriguing story of The Town Mill is recounted by our volunteer millers who mill stoneground wholemeal flour, and keep this special place open for everyone to enjoy.

Nestled around a cobbled courtyard, the restored mill buildings house a working watermill and mill shop, art gallery, as well as a selection of creative, artisan businesses.

Supporting our Charity


There are many ways in which people can support The Town Mill Trust (Registered Charity 1041614); if you would like to make a donation, you can do so by clicking the link below or scanning the QR Code:


When the Mill is open, you are able to view inside and visit all three floors including the working waterwheel. You can do this self guided and at your own pace. We have lots of information available on the history, restoration and current day working of the Mill and a volunteer Miller will often be available to talk to you during your visit and demonstrate our traditional flour milling process.

There is no charge for a self guided view of the Mill, we just ask for donations to help us to keep our Mill open and the water wheel turning for visitors to enjoy.

No need to book, come along to the Town Mill Shop & Mill entrance, located in our courtyard and one of our friendly volunteers will be on hand to welcome you for a look around!


While you are here, you have the unique opportunity to purchase our award winning wholemeal wheat, spelt and rye flours from our shop. Our delicious flour is milled regularly on site at here and stoneground by our trained volunteer millers.

We look forward to seeing you at The Town Mill soon!

Visit The Town Mill

The Waterwheel and Mill

The Town Mill has delivered flour to the local community since at least the 1300s.

The Miller’s tour guides you through the three floors of the stone-built watermill and unfolds the art of flour making.

Explore the Watermill

The Malthouse Gallery is open for the 2024 arts programme

The Malthouse Gallery is a unique exhibition space hosting a wide range of artists and creatives throughout the year within a rolling programme of events.

With over 55,000 visitors annually and a diverse artistic programme, The Malthouse Gallery is a sought after exhibition space.

Details of our 2024 spring programme can be found here :

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Food & Drink

The Strawberry Tree

The Town Mill houses a little taste of Spain.  The Strawberry Tree serves cake and drinks from 11am to 3pm and tapas from 6pm ’til late. (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

Chef Giselle is the latest in a long line of chefs in her family.  She trained in some of the best kitchens in Gibralter and Spain.  The Strawberry Tree serves the recipes Giselle inherited, filled with the rich history and aromatic flavours of southern Spain and the Atlas mountains.

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Lyme Regis Brewery

The brewery is fully open daily for you to enjoy beers and drinks inside and outside. Please visit their website for more details.

Lyme Regis Brewery is impressive – industrial looking, but on a human scale. From the courtyard, Lyme Regis Brewery doors open to a funky tap room, with state of the art nano brewing equipment and chilled out vibe. Kick back, enjoy a great beer and learn about brewing!

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Learning at the Town Mill

The Town Mill is an impressive working mill at the centre of Lyme Regis, where it has milled grain for over five hundred years. With its milling machinery spread over three large floors, this watermill offers opportunities for the study of history, science and geography topics within Key Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the national curriculum. School, college and educational groups are very welcome at The Mill – do get in touch to discuss your requirements.

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