Hele Corn Mill (or 'Old Corn Mill') dates from 1525 and is a unique working watermill in North Devon. Located just 300m from stunning Hele Bay beach, a visit to the mill makes a perfect family visit. Click here to see what's going on at Hele Corn Mill.
The Miller's Wife tea room, three times winner of Devon Life's "Best Tearoom Award", is the perfect place to visit for a traditional Devon Cream Tea. Our scones and cakes are baked fresh each morning and throughout the day, many using the wholemeal flour ground in the mill. In addition to plain and fruit scones , we offer some of the long forgotten traditional alternatives of Devonshire Splits and Thunder and Lightning - a cream tea with black treacle or golden syrup instead of strawberry jam.
Guided tours are given by the family who run the mill, and children and adults alike will enjoy learning about the history of the mill, from how flour has been made here over the centuries, to some of the mishaps which have befallen the millers! To keep children entertained we have photo quiz, 'find the mice' and 'count the millstone' challenges.
One of the highlights of our tour is our 1920s National engine which is in full working order and can be demonstrated for you in our guided tours.
In 2012 we returned to milling on the waterpowered stones after a break of some 25 years. Although we do not mill continuously demonstration days will be posted on the "What's on?" page. For milling small quantities of flour, we also use a 1920's Blackstone mill. Our Hele Mill stoneground wholemeal flour is used for baking many of our cakes and can be purchased from our gift shop.
Dogs are welome in the tea room and gardens, although sadly not in the mill itself.
Adjacent to the tearoom is the 2 bedroomed Miller's Cottage which is available for holiday bookings all year round.