Little Salkeld Watermill & Tea Room
Penrith, East Cumbria

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Little Salkeld Watermill and Tea Room is a wonderful place to visit and discover the art of flour milling as it has been done for hundreds of years. The Tearoom is delightful and offers visitors a wide choice of home made delicacies and a lovely place to buy some truly organic varieties of flour.

Cumbria's only fully operational Watermill and Tea Room set in the quaint village of Little Salkeld, close to Penrith in East Cumbria.

Restored in 1975 by Ana and Nick Jones, we are Cumbria's only fully operational watermill, committed to the production of high quality flour using British grain. With the help of a small, dedicated team of people, this business and its products are both unique and special. Currently we are producing a wide range of biodynamic and organic stone-ground flours milled the traditional way using clean, self-renewing waterpower.

The mill was built in 1745 - a modest affair - taking grain from local farmers to be milled. When the Carlisle Settle Railway was built, which passes through Little Salkeld, there was a big increase in trade and the mill prospered.

When Britain began importing Canadian wheat, it became economic to build the mills at the ports, and Carrs Flour built a huge mill at Silloth on the West Coast of Cumbria, and the mill declined. Much of the machinery was ripped out during the war and turned into guns. Today though, people are turning back to traditional methods and realising that stone grinding with waterpower using grain produced without chemicals is good for the earth and good for the consumer.

The Tearoom at Little Salkeld Watermill has a growing reputation for delicious organic vegetarian food, refreshing drinks and reviving cups of tea and coffee. Everything is made fresh on the spot by our...

 

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Little Salkeld Watermill & Tea Room
Little Salkeld
Penrith
Cumbria
CA10 1NN
01768 881523
 

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