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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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Afternoon Tea Special Offer

Until the end of June enjoy our freshly baked Afternoon Teas for £15.95 or £18.95 with Prosecco or beer. Our children's Afternoon Tea is £7.95. 

Try our Whizzer's Afternoon Tea, our traditional Ladies Afternoon Tea, or our Shunter's Afternoon Tea, a Gentlemen's Afternoon Tea with a difference. 

Afternoon Teas are served with freshly prepared sandwiches and savouries and freshly baked scones and cakes. 

Afternoon Tea bookings must be made 24 hours in advance with a 50% desposit payable at the time of booking, please call us on 01767 603940 or email joy.buchanan@jordansmill.com to book. 

Visit our Riverside Café page to view our full Afternoon Tea menus. 

 

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Join Bake Off finalist Ian Cumming for a baking demo plus tea and tasting

THIS EVENT IS NOW SOLD OUT

Join us for an afternoon with Great British Bake Off finalist Ian Cumming as he demonstrates the baking skills which took him to the final three of the popular TV baking show in 2015.

On Sunday, 14th May, Ian is returning to Jordans Mill for the second year running and will be demonstrating how to bake the perfect scone as well as a delicious pesto pinwheel bread. Ian will also talk about his time in the famous tent, what it's like to bake for Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, and what he's been up to since leaving the show.

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Join our Community Sponsored Green Wheel Walk and Discovery Day

Walk the Green Wheel and raise sponsorship money for your own local cause at our charity walk and discovery day on Saturday 6th May. 

Choose from either a short walk of 3 miles or a longer walk of 7 miles, both starting and finishing right here at Jordans Mill. Then, discover what your local community has to offer and meet a wide variety of local community groups and charities, offering activities for all the family.

Local organisations taking part in the discovery day include Biggleswade Ivel Rotary, Stroke Association, Carers in Bedfordshire, Biggleswade and Sandy Lions, Biggleswade Health Walks, Biggleswade Good Neighbours, Autism Beds and School Readers.

Check in for the Green Wheel Walk is from 9.30 to 10.30am when maps and instructions will be issued. Registration for adults is just £5 with children under 16 free. For walk entry forms and more information please visit www.ivelrotary.org.uk or call 01767 314669. 

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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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