WE ARE OPEN
The Town Mill is open to visitors – please see our VISITORS INFORMATION page for this week’s opening times or click this link http://www.townmill.org.uk/visitors-information/#openingtimes
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
We can offer pre booked tours with further discounts and packages available for larger groups – please contact us to discuss your group requirements.
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.
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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.
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!
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.