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Easter Holiday Fun at Jordans Mill!

Easter will soon be upon and to make sure your Easter is as eggsciting as possible, we’ve put together a packed programme of cracking activities!

From Monday 10th April until Monday 17th April little explorers will have great fun on our Easter Trail around our mill garden, meadow and woodland, answering our eggsciting questions to find the mystery word and claim an Easter treat! 

Our Easter Eggsplorers Trail is available from 9am to 5pm daily and costs £1.50 per child. 

On Tuesday 11th and Thursday 13th April join us for crafting fun with a host of fun Easter makes to while away the Easter holidays. Or children’s crafting workshops start at 10am until 12.30pm and cost £4 per child. 

And if you need to relax after all that crafting and egg hunting, join us for a special Easter Sunday lunch in our Riverside Café.

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Update on Riverside Café Redesign

Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback on the redesign of our Riverside Café and our move to table waited service since we reopened on Monday 30th January, we listen to all feedback and appreciate all comments.

Unfortunately, a table waited service has meant that customers have experienced long wait times to place orders, for food to be served and to pay for their food.

We apologise to those customers who have visited the Riverside Café during the past week and have had a disappointing experience; this is not the level of service we aim to deliver.

Having listened to all feedback, we are acting to prevent further inconvenience to customers and will revert to our previous system whereby customers will place their orders at tills.

As from Wednesday 8th February, customers visiting the Riverside Café will find a table, make a note of their table number and place and pay for their order at a till. Food and drinks will then be brought to their table.

We would like to thank our customers for their patience and we look forward to seeing you at the Riverside Café soon.

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New breakfast menu

Start your day the right way with Jordans Mill’s new breakfast menu, with a range of healthy options as well as a traditional Full English breakfast and wholesome porridge and granola. 

Our wider breakfast menu includes pancakes, eggs benedict, eggs florentine, and griddled asparagus, poached egg and parmesan. 

Breakfast will be served from 9am until 11am daily. 

 

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Enjoy 25% off Afternoon Teas at Jordans Mill

Enjoy a decadent and delicious Afternoon Tea, available daily from 2.30pm until 4pm and for a limited time only until the end of March, customers can enjoy 25% off the usual price.

Choose from Whizzer’s Afternoon Tea, a traditional Ladies’ Afternoon Tea with delicate finger sandwiches, cakes and scones, or Shunter’s Tea, a Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea with mini beef sliders, scotch egg and fish fingers, and cakes and scones. Both served with a selection of teas and coffee or the option to upgrade to Prosecco or beer. 

Afternoon Teas with the 25% discount will be priced at £13.45, usual price per head £17.95. Afternoon Teas must be booked in advance with a 50% deposit payable at the time of booking, please call 01767 603940.

See our new Afternoon Tea Menu and buy Afternoon Tea Gift Vouchers online

 

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New Year, New Start for Jordans Mill in January

It will definitely be a case of ‘New Year, New Start’ for Jordans Mill in January 2017, as the visitor attraction’s popular Riverside Café will reopen following a short period of closure to allow for a redesign of the dining area and kitchen.

The transformation is in response to customer feedback, and will result in an improved experience and a wider food offering including a larger range of lunchtime specials, extended breakfast and brunch menus, afternoon teas, and exciting themed menus.

Rather than ordering food and drink at the tills, customers will be shown to a table where staff will take their order, which will then be brought to their table.

The food heritage attraction in Broom near Biggleswade opened in April 2013 and since then the Riverside Café has become a sought-after destination for fresh, seasonal food, and a great place to catch up over scones and tea.

Jordans Mill will close on Christmas Eve at 3pm for a period of approximately three weeks to allow the changes to take place.

Bill Jordan, Trustee of Jordans Mill, said: “This change is very exciting for everyone here at Jordans Mill as not only will it improve the customer experience, but it will also allow us to widen our food offering, and as a food heritage attraction this is very important to us.

“We have always sought to use fresh seasonal ingredients in our dishes, and we have a strong commitment to using local food where possible, which will continue.

“Food is at the heart of everything we do here at Jordans Mill, from showing how grains were once milled to produce flour, growing cereal crops and fruits and vegetables in the Mill Gardens, and creating dishes in the Riverside Café using our homegrown produce.

“We are extremely grateful for the support and custom we’ve received from all our visitors since we opened, and we are looking forward to this next exciting chapter for Jordans Mill when we reopen in January.”

The Riverside Café will continue to welcome ‘walk-ins’ and will now also offer the opportunity to reserve tables.

Customers are invited to monitor the Jordans Mill Facebook and Twitter channels and the website for updates on the redesign and information on reopening.

All of Jordans Mill including the Mill and Mill Gardens will be closed during the redesign.

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Christmas Robin Hunt 3 to 24 December

Explore a festive trail around the Jordans Mill Gardens this December and search for our robins’ nests on our Christmas Robin Hunt! Discover the Christmas objects hidden in the nests and find them all to complete the trail and win a chocolate treat.

Once all the nests have been found, enter your completed Robin Hunt sheet into our prize draw to win a meal in the Riverside Café and a children’s book.

The Christmas Robin Hunt is £1.50 per child and is running daily from 3rd to 24th December, simply head over to our reception desk to pick up the trail sheet. Good luck!

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Celebrate the festive season with our Christmas Carvery lunches

This Christmas, we enjoy a special festive carvery on Mondays to Fridays, perfect for celebrating with family and friends, or for your office Christmas lunch.

The three course lunch features a choice of delicious starters and tempting mains, from traditional Roast Turkey with all the trimmings, to a seasonal mushroom, brie and cranberry wellington, or oven baked salmon with potato gratin. Rounding off the festive feast is a selection of desserts including traditional Christmas pudding, spotted dick with custard, warm mince pies or cheese boards. All finished off with coffee and mints.

Our Christmas Carvery lunch is £24.95 per adult and £14.95 per child. To book, please email sam.wright@jordansmill.com or call us on 01767 603940.

 

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2,500 crocuses planted at Jordans Mill to help eradicate Polio

On a wet and windy morning in Biggleswade, 2,500 purple crocus bulbs were planted at Jordans Mill as part of a campaign by Rotary International and Purple4Polio to raise awareness and funds for the global eradication of Polio.

Members of the public braved the weather to support the campaign and create a visual reminder of the importance of ridding the world of this devastating disease.

By lunchtime, the early rain cleared to make way for a beautiful sunny Autumn afternoon, with the remainder of the 2,500 bulbs being planted to conclude a successful day.

Representatives of the Rotary Club of Biggleswade Ivel and Jordans Mill joined members of the public in planting the crocus bulbs, and were on hand to speak to visitors about Polio and the Purple4Polio campaign, with an iron lung situated in the lobby at Jordans Mill providing a striking talking point.

Nicky Carlyle, Marketing Manager at Jordans Mill, who attended the crocus planting day with her three children, said: “Jordans Mill was delighted to support Rotary International’s campaign with Purple4Polio and it was fantastic to see lots of visitors and families planting the purple crocuses in our Mill Gardens.

“We are now very much looking forward to the spring when the bulbs will have bloomed to reveal a stunning show of purple providing a lasting reminder of the impact that Polio has on the countries in which it still remains, and why eradicating it is so important.”

As well as the crocus planting, visitors on Sunday were able to enjoy a special Teddy Bear Trail around the grounds of Jordans Mill with the chance of winning a giant purple teddy bear. Local girl Jessica Leonard, age 4, was the lucky winner of Boris Bear, who is now looking after him in his new home.

To find out more about the Purple4Polio campaign and Jordans Mill, please visit www.ivelrotary.org.uk and www.jordansmill.com.

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Jordans Mill wins 2016 Living Countryside Award

Jordans Mill has won a Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) Living Countryside Award for Building Design & Restoration.

The award was announced on Tuesday 4th October at a ceremony held at John O’Gaunt Golf Club in Sandy, with Jordans Mill being awarded the CPRE Mark, the highest accolade in the awards.

The annual Living Countryside Awards, run by CPRE Bedfordshire, showcase the individuals, community groups, landowners and businesses that make special efforts to enhance Bedfordshire’s rich and diverse environment.

Upon announcing Jordans Mill as the winner of a coveted CPRE Mark, the judges commended the ‘truly beautifully designed and restored site’, referring to Jordans Mill as ‘an asset to the local community’.

Bill Jordan, Trustee of Jordans Mill, and Tom Baker, Site General Manager, collected the CPRE Mark from Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis.

Bill Jordan, Trustee of Jordans Mill, said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded the prestigious CPRE Mark for the restoration and design of Jordans Mill. The Victorian Mill was restored in keeping with the original and traditional materials used to construct this beautiful structure and we are delighted to have been able to preserve this iconic building for future generations to enjoy.

“Our Heritage Centre was designed to be sympathetic to the construction of the Mill, using materials that would blend in with and enhance the rural environment and incorporating energy efficient technology.

“The CPRE is a hugely important organisation working tirelessly to protect and enhance our countryside, and we are delighted to have been recognised by such an organisation.”

Jordans Mill is a thriving visitor attraction offering something for all ages. Visitors can take guided tours of the Mill and watch the machinery in action, stroll around the food and flower gardens, or relax in the Riverside Café which serves freshly prepared food and drinks.

The biodiverse meadow and woodland area provide space for children to explore and let off steam whilst the Mill Store stocks a wide range of locally produced food and drink, as well as the largest range available locally of Jordans Cereals.

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Christmas Photography Studio

This Christmas, why not give the gift of a beautiful photograph of your family to loved ones and friends? Our family photography sessions on 26th and 27th November with Darren Harbar Photography at our Christmas Fayre are the ideal way to capture beautiful family memories, ideal either as gifts or as special keepsakes.

Sessions can be booked direct with us with a £30 deposit to secure your slot. The deposit will be used as part payment towards your order (minimum order value £50). Sessions will last approximately 25 minutes and groups are limited to six people. The following offers are exclusive to Jordans Mill and prints or digital files will be delivered in time for Christmas (orders must be received by cut off date).

Print Packages

£50 Package: Three 5x7in mounted prints (save £10)

£75 Package: Three 5x7in mounted prints and one A4 mounted print (save £20)

£100 Package: Four 5x7in mounted prints and two A4 mounted prints (save £75)

Digital Files

Digital files will be supplied electronically (email link for download). Five digital images for £100, additional images charged at £15 each.

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