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Our Head Gardeners have been busy building mini beasts, creating new flower and vegetable beds and maintaining our Gardens.

They always try to showcase a range of crops, from fruits and vegetables to cereals and flowers, many of which we use in our Riverside Café.

Here’s a few summer tips to help keep the garden in tip top condition – what to do now!

  • Dead heading to promote further flowers
  • Take relevant for cuttings for propagation
  • Sow spring cabbages – oriental greens
  • Remove lower tomatoes leaves to help ripen
  • Keep picking your crops

What’s looking good now in our garden

  • Tomatoes – 12 varieties including several heritage – have you seen our black tomatoes
  • Large non edible Oregano, which are attracting lots of bees and butterflies!
  • Flower of the year – Zinnia in our small cut flower bed

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Autumn offers at the Riverside Café

We have some great offers on to help you save some pennies during these colder days!

Monday – two jacket potatoes with any filling £10.00 (only one per jacket) offer runs 12pm until 3pm inclusive, subject to availability. Additional filling are chargeable.

Tuesday – buy one breakfast get one half price (full English, vegetarian or benedict’s only) offer runs 9am until 11.30am every Tuesday) subject to availability.

Thursday – buy one dessert and get one free (from 12pm until 5pm) Subject to availability.

Friday – fish and chip for two people £15.00 (12pm until 3pm) Subject to availability.

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Are you brave enough to enter the witch’s creepy woodland trail, delve down into the spooky cauldrons and find the clues to help Zelda make her spell?

How can we take part?

Visit Jordans Mill anytime between the 23rd and 30th of October (Half Term) pay your £1.00 at the little shop of horrors and then fill out Zelda’s spell clues, so that she can conjure up a prize for you!

We’re open a lot!

Our spooky gardens are open 7 days a week from 9am to 5pm!

To find out more about us visit:

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23 September - Harvest Moon Supper night at Jordans Mill

Join us for a night of fantastic food and live country entertainment all set in our beautiful oak framed restaurant.

We’ve lined up an amazing country singer, Jeannie Barry, who will perform some of her latest hits.

As you settle down and choose from our starter, main or desserts, you will see our mouthwatering menu has been put together exclusively for you!

Book now

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Heritage Open Day on the 10 September – free event 10am – 2pm

Come and see our beautiful Victorian mill and learn more about how flour is made. We have activities for the children such as flour milling and corn doll making, but there is a lot more to help get you in the spirit.

Let us take you back in time and show you the story of Holme Mills

On the day we will be around to answer any questions you may have, and we’ve even themed each floor to show how power, harvest, engines and motors all influenced the running of the mill.

It’s going to be a great day so bring all the family

We will run demonstrations of the machines for half an hour during the following times:

Session one (10.30am-11.00am) session two (11.30am – 12.00pm) session three (12.30pm-1.00pm) session four (13.30pm-2.00pm)

Interested in becoming part of our volunteer community!

We are looking for volunteers who are confident talking to people and want to help us promote our mill by becoming a volunteer tour guide or steward. For more information email:


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Daisy Mackinnon (Aged 5) and her family visited Jordans Mill to collect her gardener's prize after she won our children's competition for #NationalAllotmentWeek.

Her mask was designed using arts and crafts from her cupboard in the theme of garden vegetables and fruits.

Daisy’s mum Laura said: “We were so excited when we got the email telling us that Daisy had won the competition.”

“We are going to use our prize to create a new vegetable patch and teach our children how they can grow their own vegetables and enjoy eating them.”

Daisy even managed to meet Bill Jordan and one of our head gardener's, Jenny!

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Come and work for us!

If you like working in a great environment and love working with people then we want to hear from you?

Front of House Staff wanted for busy, Riverside Café.

  • You will look after our visitors serving food and drink, and carrying out other general duties where required.
  • This is a busy “hands on” role and you will need to be able to deliver great customer service, be a confident communicator and be able to cope under pressure in a busy environment.
  • If you can offer a commitment of a minimum of 30 hours per week, flexible over days, evenings and weekends, then we want to hear from you. (Temporary to possible full time employment available for the successful candidate).
  • Competitive rates of pay and uniform provided.

E-mail your CV and a covering letter telling us why you are right for the role to:

Kitchen Porter

  • Working primarily with the back of house team, you will be required to help with the washing up and cleaning as quickly and efficiently as possible to ensure a safe and swift running of the kitchen;
  • Collect and wash up pots and pans that have been used for cooking, cleaning food preparation areas and equipment;
  • Collect and wash up crockery and cutlery from the café area;

E-mail your CV and a covering letter telling us why you are right for the role to:

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We’re looking for country singers!

Country solo acts and musical groups from across Beds, Herts and Cambs are being asked to pitch to perform at our late night harvest moon supper event at Jordans Mill.

This event will take place at our Langford road restaurant in Bedfordshire on September the 23, from 7pm -10pm.

Singers and groups of country music will perform to an intimate audience at this late night opening themed night in our stunning oak framed venue.  We will listen to all of the videos and let the winner know, so get those videos in!

Musicians can email their videos to or post them directly on our Facebook page

Remuneration and travel expenses included for the chosen performer.

Jordans Mill


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It’s finally here and we love National Allotment Week. We are really proud of our market gardening heritage in Biggleswade and want to share our knowledge and facts so that we can encourage more people to eat healthier and grow more fruits and vegetables in their little spaces.

Where did it all start?

In 1929, the term allotment was used to describe a piece of land used for a specific purpose such as market gardening and was promoted during the war with the ‘Dig For Victory’ slogans. In the 60’s and 70’s demand for allotments declined but due to media interest and a boost towards healthy eating and food heritage, plots have once again become popular.

Get creative and grow your own!

If you are lucky enough to have a plot or want to create your own, it can sometimes be a bit daunting to get started.

With a bit of thought and advice from books and the internet you really can let your imagination run wild!

It’s a good idea to break down the plants you would like to grow into separate categories.

  • Fruits/vegetables/flowers or herbs

Then start to list what you would like to produce, remember to grow things you like!

Come and talk to us!

During the week we will have lots of facts in and around our allotments to help get you started – maybe a few jokes too! You will also have an opportunity to speak to our Head Gardeners and pick their brains!

We have a great selection of plants available for sale at the mill shop and lots of guide and support on our website

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Its Afternoon Tea Week so come and celebrate with us!

If dinner is too far away and lunch has passed, but you still feel as if you need a treat for the day, then come and celebrate afternoon Tea Week with us.

Afternoon Tea Week taps into the British Tradition of afternoon tea to help bring a bit of elegance to anytime of the day.

How did Tea Week start?

Afternoon Tea Week was established to help secure a tradition that has graced British afternoons since the 1840’s and invented in Bedfordshire. In those days, dinner often wasn’t served until 8pm, and lunch wasn’t actually a thing. Traditionally this meal contains tiny finger sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, and sweet dainties like cakes and pastries to help lift the spirits, bolster energy, and see you through the rest of the day. We even have a gents version!

How to celebrate Afternoon Tea Week

Celebrating Afternoon Tea Week is simple, for the length of a week make a pause for Afternoon Tea a part of your day.

Why not book our Whizzer’s afternoon tea or Shunter's Afternoon Tea and enjoy the real delights in the comfort of our wonderful Oak framed restaurant with river views. Visit our website to view our selection and book online.

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