The Creative Heart of Lyme Regis



Town Mill has reopened to visitors.

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

We will continue to open our 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.Those who wish to have a tour with a miller there is the option to buy a tour ticket. Call in and get a tour booked..

Tours are £8 adult. £4 under 16.

Tours last approximately 45 mins

Malthouse Gallery will open February 18th

Please visit our Artisans websites for up to date information.

Please contact Petrina Muscroft

Volunteer coordinator, visitor experience and Gallery manager if you require any more information





Why not request to join our mailing list,monthly information even when we are closed about the Mill, Galleries and artisans. Keep in touch.


The Town Mill Trust, relies on visitors for our art income, our mill tour donations and flour sales . The remaining 1/3 of our income comes from  our tenants, who also rely on visitors to generate income.

Please visit and support 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 contact

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 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 art galleries, a café, a silversmith, a seamstress, a pottery,seaweed art, a design agency and a micro-brewery.




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The Watermill


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 is now open.

Visit news and events for Artists programme 2022

Full program guide listed

The Malthouse Gallery has an unique exhibition space showing contemporary art at The Town Mill. With over 55,000 visitors annually and a diverse artistic programme.

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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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