Indulge in a traditional Cream tea before a tour around the Town Mill dated 1340.
Cream Tea 3.30pm
Tour starts 4.15pm
Tickets must be purchased in advance. £10 pp.
Cream tea has been served in the UK since the 11th century and arguments surrounding the order of spreading the scone’s traditional toppings have ruminated ever since.While those in Devon typically spread the clotted cream first followed by jam, the Cornish tradition is to spread jam first followed by cream.We really don’t mind which is your preference.The important part of our cream tea is the scones are homemade with our freshly ground flour.Following your refreshments you will be guided through our Mill by an expert guide who also happens to be a Miller. Discover the restored mill with its Victorian milling machinery and watch the giant waterwheel turn as it is driven by water from the River Lym. A miller will demonstrate how the huge gears harness this power to drive the heavy grindstone. Watch the whole process over three floors as grain is converted into finely ground wholemeal flour: Wheat, Spelt and Rye are milled which is available to buy in our shop. Displays chart the history of Lyme’s Town Mill, the history of milling in general, how the Town Mill was saved from redevelopment and the mill’s lifeblood, the River Lym.
As part of the tour you will also be able to see how water from the Lym is helping with the environment by generating electricity through the Town Mill’s state of the art hydro-generating installation, and also browse the fascinating exhibition on the history of electricity in Lyme Regis.
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