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Jordans Mill’s charming location on the banks of the steady-flowing River Ivel was first mentioned as a milling site in the Domesday Book of 1086. Centuries later, in 1893, the Jordans purchased what was then called Holme Mills to produce flour. With over 400 flour mills, Bedfordshire was at the time a major centre of flour production.

Tragically, only a year later the entire building was gutted by fire. Nevertheless, the family saw this as an opportunity, carrying out a full rebuild and replacing the old millstones with a far more efficient metal roller system that kept more goodness in each grain. This turned Jordans Mill into one of the most advanced of its time and a leading flour producer across the region.

Over the 20th century Jordans Mill continued innovating, becoming part of the worldwide granola movement in the 1970s and creating the famous Jordans Original Crunchy that fast became one of the nation’s favourite breakfast cereals.


  • “The cafe is situated on the river, by the mill. There is a lovely decking area if you wish to be outdoors. The table was beautifully presented with crisp white tablecloth and napkins and the tableware was vintage bone China. Joy served us with a selection of hot drinks before bringing the delicious sandwiches and pastries. The cava was chilled to perfection. We were waited on, but not hurried. All three of us enjoyed a wonderful afternoon and would definitely recommend it.”

    Trip Advisor
  • “I just wanted to send a special thank you for a lovely day at the Mill today, all of our group thoroughly enjoyed their tour and lunch. Thank you for all the attention you and all the staff in restaurant and tour guides gave us it made our day very enjoyable. Everyone said they would visit the Mill and restaurant again soon as the food was excellent. We will be back in near future”

    Group outing organiser for Sandlings Group
  • “I'd like to thank you and everyone at Jordans Mill for making our training session over last weekend so successful. From the venue to the catering and assistance everything was perfect and several colleagues have looked at the other rooms with a view to smaller events so I hope that our booking leads to more.”

    Company Director, February 2016
  • “We really enjoyed our WI outing. The tour was informative and interesting. The guide was friendly and answered all our questions. We really enjoyed the teas, scones and sandwiches. Many thanks to our guides.”

    A WI group President
  • “I like going to Jordans Mill because we can look at the beautiful plants and run around in the gardens.”

    Young visitor, April 2016

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