The Mill Lyme Regis

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The Mill Lyme Regis

If you are spending some time on the south coast, you should head to The Mill Lyme Regis. You could easily spend all your time exploring this wonderful town, but you should make sure you head to the Mill as well.

The Mill is located just a few minutes’ walk away from the seafront and it almost feels like a mini-community. There’s a lot to see and do there. First of all you can take a tour of the watermill and see how the structure provides the locals with their milled flour. The mill is still a working feature and as such you can buy flour, so you can make your own bread on your return. The tour is really interesting and I would highly recommend it.

The Mill Lyme Regis
Machinery - Town Mill, Lyme Regis (Chris Allen) / CC BY-SA 2.0

Within the grounds of the mill, there’s a pottery workshop and shop, where you can see the potters at work and buy their wares. There’s also a gallery, showcasing artwork from local artists, a jewellers and last, but not least a dress-maker.

The Mill Lyme Regis
Lyme Regis: Town Mill pottery (Chris Downer) / CC BY-SA 2.0

If you are visiting the mill area over lunch, there is a café you can stop for a bite to eat, but I’d like to tell you about another gem we found. It’s called the Mill Town Bakery. You help yourself from the selection on offer. Generally bread related with a twist and then you sit at communal wooden benches and enjoy the locally produced food and drink.

And boy is the food heavenly. I had a vegetable curry served in a bowl made out of bread. As I was eating the curry, I could break bits of the bowl off and dip it into the delicious sauce. The day we visited, they also had focaccia, delicious-looking homemade cakes and pastries on offer. You pay for what you eat, when you leave.

The Mill Lyme Regis

There’s also a magnificent micro-brewery, where you can stop for a half (or pint) and sample Miller's Mild, Town Mill Best or Lyme Gold. If it’s a sunny day, it’s lovely to sit outside in the courtyard, sipping your drink and watching the world go by.

So if you find yourself around the Lyme Regis area, you should check out The Town Mill and see what they have on offer.

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18 thoughts on “The Mill Lyme Regis

  1. Oh what a fun day out! The mill looks like a wonderful place to visit. And then add home made food on top of it - what a fab place! Thanks so much for linking up with us! #bloggerclubuk x

  2. What a great place to visit, the food looks yummy! I havent been out that way for years despite only living down the road in Bournemouth. Like alot of places around the country, we are spoilt for choice of pretty places to visit. This is now back on my list!

    Mainy

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    • Sally Sally says:

      You really should Mainy. You're lucky you are so close. I'd love to be a bit closer. But then again you have lovely beaches on your doorstep in Bournemouth too. We are spoilt aren't we?

  3. Oh that is so gorgeous such a pity I live in Australia. Thanks for the opportunity to link up with you Sally at #lifelovinglinkie. Have a lovely day!

    • Sally Sally says:

      You never know Sue. If you come to the UK for a trip, you should definitely visit Dorset. It's one of the most beautiful places in the UK.

    • Sally Sally says:

      It would have been great to do the workshop. Maybe I'll just have to go back! Yes, you'd have loved it Katrin.

    • Sally Sally says:

      It's such a nice, welcoming place with such interesting things to see and do. A really nice weekend away and a lovely day out.

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