Hele Corn Mill

Hele Corn Mill is a Grade II listed water mill dating back to at least 1525. Flour was milled here until the mid 1930s, and later it sadly fell derelict. In the 1970s the mill was restored by a local man named Chris Lovell. Now fully working, the mill grinds a heritage species of organic wheat to provide flour for the adjacent award-winning tea room.

Regrettably, the mill is not suitable for wheel-chair users or the infirm as there are four high steps to the entrance.

Please note that although dogs are welcome in the tea room and gardens, we cannot allow them into the water mill for food hygiene reasons as we mill flour there. Thank you for your understanding.

Guided Tours

Join the miller himself on an interactive tour of our water mill! Children and adults alike will enjoy learning about the history of our mill and how flour has been milled here for hundreds of years.

During the tours, you will learn about the history of the mill and how flour has been made here for hundreds of years! There will be demonstrations of the water wheel turning (water-dependent) and the National Diesel Engine in use.

Children will enjoy having a go at making flour using the hand quern before taking on our 'find the mice', photo quiz, and count the millstones challenges.

We recommend you book in advance as tours are limited to 12 people. Contact us to book your place!

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Adults: £5
Concessions: £4.50
Children (5-16): £2.50
"[David] was so warm, welcoming, engaging and inspiring. He captivated our attention and we learnt so much on the way round. He let the children ask questions and have a go at all sorts of things inspired by their questions."

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Wholemeal Flour

We still grind our wholemeal flour on the original mill stones turned by the water wheel whenever we can.

Bags of our unsieved, wholemeal flour are available for sale in the tea room.

History Day

In 2013 we held a history day, inviting the residents of Hele to share their memories about our water mill and the village.

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