Vote for us in the Bedfordshire Food and Drink Awards!

We are delighted to have been nominated in the upcoming Bedfordshire Food and Drink Awards - we're in fantastic company amongst the top food and drink businesses in the county and are eagerly anticipating the final announcement later this year.

We've been nominated in the Best Independent Tea/Coffee Shop category and members of the public can vote for their favourite. Of course we'd love as many of our customers as possible to vote for us and it's really simple, all you need to do is click here, enter a few details, and vote!

The closing date for voting is 5pm on 2nd May 2016.

A huge thank you in advance for your support!

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Half term Holiday Fun 16th and 18th February

Our ever popular school holiday craft workshops are back this half term with lots of fun planned for children age 5-9. Our February craft workshops have a rather 'prickly' theme which we're sure your little ones will love!

Join us from 10.30am until 12pm on Tuesday 16th and Thursday 18th February when we'll be making hedgehogs and hedgehog cakes, making decorations, planting seeds, and enjoying some colouring in fun.

Our workshops cost £4 per child including refreshments and take place in the Mill Barn adjacent to the Mill. Adult supervision is required at all times. To book, please call us on 01767 603940 or email dawn.walton@jordansmill.com. Spaces are limited and booking is required.

 

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Made In Bedfordshire Fair 27th February

Here in Bedfordshire we're fortunate to have lots of fantastic food and drink producers right here on our doorstep making everything from rapeseed oil to jams and chutneys, craft beer, flour, wine and even coffee.

As a food heritage attraction we're passionate about food, especially local food, so the Made In Bedfordshire Fair has been born to help celebrate our local food and drink businesses that make Bedfordshire taste great!

All local food and drink businesses are invited to the Made In Bedfordshire Fair on 27th February. Stalls cost £15 and spaces are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

To book, please complete and return this booking form or call us on 01767 603940 or email dawn.walton@jordansmill.com.

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Enter the Rotary Club’s Young Artist, Photographer and Writer Competitions at our Free Workshop

Young people across Bedfordshire have a fantastic opportunity to enter the Rotary Club's Young Writer, Artist and Photographer competitions at a free workshop taking place right here at Jordans Mill on 15th February from 10am until 3pm.

The competitions are open to all young people in school years 3 to 13 (ages 7-17), and are invited to submit a piece of work to be judged at a local level with the winners of the local heats going through to the national stages.

The theme for this year's competition is Our World Is Beautiful, and Jordans Mill's stunning surroundings are sure to provide plenty of inspiration and ideas.

If you would like to attend the free workshop on 15th February, simply turn up on the day any time between 10am and 3pm. Materials will be provided however if you have your own camera or art supplies please bring them along.

For more information on the competition please visit www.ivelrotary.org.uk.

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Jordans Mill in the running for a ‘Rural Oscar’

We're delighted to announce that Jordans Mill has been named a finalist in the Countryside Alliance Awards 2015, dubbed by the industry the ‘Rural Oscars’.

Jordans Mill is one of four finalists in the Tourism Enterprise category and is the only Bedfordshire business to make the shortlist across the entire awards.

The Countryside Alliance Awards celebrates rural life, produce and communities across four categories including Local Food, Village Shop/Post Office, Butcher and Tourism Enterprise.

Jordans Mill will now be judged alongside the other finalists by a panel chaired by the Countryside Alliance Executive Chairman and representatives from the Daily Telegraph, Farmers Guardian and Hunter Boots.

The winners will be announced at a reception at the Houses of Parliament on 26th April 2016.

Bill Jordan, founder and Trustee of Jordans Mill, said: “It’s a privilege and an honour to be a finalist in these highly prestigious awards. The Countryside Alliance is the leading voice of rural Britain and it’s an incredible achievement for Jordans Mill and the team here to be in the running for a ‘Rural Oscar’.

“Here at Jordans Mill we have aimed to build on our long history of flour milling and cereal production by creating a food heritage attraction that preserves and celebrates our history whilst educating and inspiring the next generation.

“Through our Mill Gardens we show how food and farming sit side by side by growing cereal crops, fruits and vegetables and we then use much of this produce in our Riverside Café, which serves freshly prepared food seven days a week.

“We attract a wide range of people who come to enjoy our beautiful gardens, take a tour of the historic Mill, relax in our café or enjoy many of the varied events we run throughout the year.

“2016 is set to be an exciting year for Jordans Mill, not only due to our recognition in these awards but also thanks to the fantastic line up of activities we have planned.

“We’re extremely grateful to the Countryside Alliance for recognising the achievements and ethos of Jordans Mill and we are certainly in very good company looking at all of the other finalists. We are looking toward immensely to the reception in April.”

Jordans Mill opened officially in April 2013 and since then has established itself as one of the region’s leading food heritage attractions.

Jordans Mill attracts local visitors which come to enjoy its famous scones, families who enjoy craft workshops and the meadow and woodland, as well as day trippers and coach tours who experience all Jordans Mill has to offer including Guided Mill Tours.

Jordans Mill is also becoming established as a leading hospitality venue hosting weddings and private functions as well as conferences and business meetings.

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Winter Warmers in the Riverside Café this January

Beat the January blues with our fantastic Winter Warmer offers in the Riverside Café.

On Mondays, Senior Citizens can enjoy two courses from our special menu for just £9.95 - perfect for warming you up on a cold January day.

And on Mondays to Fridays in January, brighten up your breakfast with two full English breakfasts for £10 and two children's breakfasts for £5. Delicious!

 

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Senior Citizens’ Mondays – 2 meals for £9.95

Start your week with a tempting new offer on food in our Riverside Café! Every Monday Senior Citizens can enjoy two main courses for £9.95 from our special menu and add a dessert for just £3.50.

Warm up this winter with a delicious lunch at Jordans Mill - every Monday.

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Looking for the perfect venue for your next conference or private function?

If you're looking for the perfect venue for your next conference or private function, including weddings, join us on one of our open days to see how Jordans Mill can help with your event.

Our weddings and private functions open weekend on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th January will provide a fantastic opportunity to tour our unique and stunning venue with our fantastic team available to discuss your requirements. We'll be serving light refreshments including mini scones and teas and coffees for you to enjoy while you take in the stunning surroundings of Jordans Mill.

Our corporate open day will take place on Monday, 25th January from 11am until 2pm, when our rooms will be open for viewing with our hospitality team on hand to provide tours and answer any questions. Light refreshments will be served and there will be the opportunity to network with other businesses. We will also be running a business card prize draw with the opportunity to win a meal for two at Jordans Mill.

Our three stunning rooms, situated on the first floor of our visitor centre, can be hired for conferences, meetings, private parties and weddings and come complete with a full hospitality team to make sure your event runs smoothly.

Two of our rooms have their own balcony with views across to the Mill and over the River Ivel, providing a tranquil and beautiful setting for all types of events.

Our third room is ideal for smaller meetings or as a break out room.

Jordans Mill can provide a wide range of catering options and full AV facilities and support.

For more information on our open days and to register your interest, please call Steve Mackie on 01767 603940 or email steve.mackie@jordansmill.com.

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