The Town Mill

The Town Mill, Lyme Regis: Address, Phone Number, The Town Mill Reviews: 4.5/5

The Town Mill
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Julie B
London, UK435 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
The Mill is a true gem and I would highly recommend booking a tour. It is run by a team of extremely knowledgable and engaging volunteers and is both comprehensive and fascinating, incorporating a significant amount of local history, agricultural & cultural information too. I was glad it was our first stop in Lyme having walked along the leat from the car park. The practical discussion about flours and bread making has prompted my husband to start baking bread again, with delicious results.
Mike was our guide & had a very interactive style. Younger children would have also got a lot out of it. Outside a tour there are plenty of excellent information boards.
Practically it is unsuitable for frail elderly & very young children unless carried. Im not sure if it has a toilet but there is a cafe next door.
Written October 27, 2021
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KTP310
Reading, UK774 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
We spent a lovely hour or so browsing around The Town Mill. The working mill was very interesting, and there were some great art galleries - we especially loved the Seaweed art shop. And a great cafe too, with a lovely courtyard garden.
Written April 20, 2021
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Claire M
1 contribution
Mar 2020 • Family
On a wet and windy Wednesday in Lyme we fell upon this working mill. We were encouraged to have a tour by one of the volunteers(Sue Miller). She spent @ 25 mins showing myself, my husband and our 3 year old the working mill. My son got to experience grinding some wheat( pre mill days) and help pull up one of the full wheat sacks. The workings of the mill were very interesting. She was knowledgeable and let my son participate when appropriate. We bought some of their spelt flour and the gingerbread man kit. Which we made last night. Delicious. You are asked to donate as there is no charge for the tour. We were happy to donate as this was such a great little find.
Written March 5, 2020
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Erica G
Ledbury4 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Fascinating tour of working mill dating back to 1340. So much history and info about milling practices brought to life by volunteer guide Mike. I normally steer clear of museum type places but my partner dragged me there and it was absolutely brilliant! Being right there watching that beautiful wooden water wheel powering round was amazing. The engineering is a thing to behold. I'll never look at *stone ground flour* the same way now that I've actually seen the stones in action. We bought some of it there and I can't wait to start baking bread with it. I thoroughly recommend this. A great visit for all age groups.
Written January 9, 2022
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holidaysjm
Ware, UK45 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Interesting place with a wonderful working, water powered flour mill, a micro brewery, various galleries and cafes and lovely old stone buildings in a courtyard setting. Great for kids too, as the friendly volunteers give demonstrations on the mill itself and the grinding of flour, bags of which you can purchase in their shop. The place is run by volunteers and relies on voluntary contributions and rental of the craft shops and cafes to fund the restoration and daily upkeep of this treasure.
Written March 8, 2020
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Rachel R
4 contributions
Feb 2020
Excellent tour and very interesting history of this working water mill. Watched the whole process of milling from start to finish. Surrounded by artisan businesses including cafe restaurant and bakery.
Written February 2, 2020
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Dryut
Barrow Upon Soar, UK415 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
Amazing to see a water mill in full function. Gives you a real appreciation of the engineering that must have gone into designing this - back before the era of lasers, electronics and industry.

Michael who took us around was so friendly and knowledgeable it made our day!
Thank you so much.
Written November 19, 2021
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Deb L
Lyme Regis, UK109 contributions
Aug 2020
Loving the Millside! What a treat to dine out here after many months of lockdown. Beautiful location by the Lyme Mill.
Service was great and the food excellent. We had the Italian fish dish and the pork belly. The place was a clean as a whistle and a really nice vibe. Must return soon!
Written August 2, 2020
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Alan M
16 contributions
Aug 2013 • Family
The Town Mill sits in the heart of town and represents the heart of the Lyme Regis community. With art exhibitions, a working bread mill, pottery, micro-brewery and cheese-maker there is plenty to see and do. There are also places to eat and drink, and if you still have energy to burn it is also a good place to start your walk up the River Lym Valley. Simply a must-do visit.
Written August 17, 2013
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Steve T
Bristol, UK5 contributions
Jan 2016 • Couples
On our recent visit to Lyme my wife and I were really disappointed to find the Town Mill Cheesemonger had closed down which in my opinion is a huge loss for the mill. The main reason my wife and I visited the town mill during our 3 or 4 visits to Lyme each year was for the great artisan cheeses on offer as other than a cafe, brewery, a jewellers and some art displays there is not a great deal else there.
Written January 26, 2016
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