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 this link

This ancient watermill, set in the artisan quarter of Lyme Regis, was rescued from dereliction by local volunteers, through a ten-year restoration project.

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

Nestling around a cobbled courtyard, these restored mill buildings house a working flour watermill, as well as an art galley, a restaurant, a silversmith, a seamstress, a pottery, seaweed art, a design agency, a Pilates studio and a micro-brewery.

Opening of the mill is reliant on our volunteer availability so please do check our opening times before making a special journey.

The Town Mill & Shop

We open our three external viewing areas for the curious to get a sneak preview of the working water wheel – and hopefully drop a donation in the box to keep the wheel turning!

While you are here you can also visit the Town Mill Shop, selling our own milled wheat, rye and spelt flour, plus a selection of flour baking kits and gift packs.

The Town Mill – Guided Tours

We offer a fantastic guided tour with one of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable millers! You will have the opportunity to visit all three flours of the Mill and get the chance to really explore, along with details and great stories of the history, restoration and present day working of The Mill.

Tours last approximately 1 hour


-Adults @ £8 per person

-Children @ £4 per person (under 5’s Free of charge)

-Groups of 6+ Adults @ £7 per person

-Family Ticket @ £20 (2 adults, 2 Children)

To book a guided tour visit the Town Mill Shop, or alternatively, you can pre- book to secure your preferred day and time by contacting us on 01297 444042 or

Group Bookings

We can offer pre booked tours with further discounts and packages available for larger groups – please contact us to discuss your group requirements.







Join our mailing list!

Why not request to join our mailing list? We provide a monthly newsletter which covers the mill, the Malthouse Gallery programme and news about  the artisans based at The Town Mill – it’s an easy way to keep in touch and find out what’s happening at the mill.

For any specific information, please do get in touch at or call us on 01297 444042

The Town Mill Trust is a small charity and relies pre-dominantly on donations made when visiting the mill, mill tours and flour sales from our Town Mill shop.

Please do support The Town Mill by paying us a visit when you are in Lyme Regis – the mill area never disappoints!


Become a Friend of The Town Mill

The Friends of The Town Mill play a pivotal role supporting and augmenting the work of the Town Mill’s Charitable Trust which looks after the Mill’s historic buildings The Town Mill is also proud to have created employment opportunities for its small artisan businesses. We need your support now more than ever.

Please consider making a small gift of as little as £5.00 a month today

If you feel this is something you could do please drop us a line at



Recent News

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

Malthouse Gallery has a full programme for 2022

Visit news and events for Artists programme 2022

Full program guide listed

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.

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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.

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