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Pakenham Water Mill

Suffolk’s last working water mill, producing traditional stone ground flour. Beautiful setting with garden by the millpond, guided tours, tearoom, shop and special events.


A water mill has stood on this site for nearly a thousand years. The present building dates from 1814 and is still producing fine wholemeal flour in the traditional way. You can watch the flour being milled on the first Thursday morning of each month during the season and on most other Thursdays and at special event days (see our website for details). The BBC television food programme ‘The Hairy Bikers’ featured us in their recent series on local food in Britain.

The mill is owned by the Suffolk Building Preservation Trust and run by enthusiastic volunteers who will show you round, explain how wheat is ground into flour and tell you something of its history.

You can see the old kitchens in the miller’s house, go for a short walk by the stream or relax in the garden by the millpond. Our tearoom serves coffee and cakes or cream teas and on Thursdays light lunches.