FROM THE MILL
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Come along and enjoy visiting us this August Bank Holiday, our opening hours are as follows:
From 9am to 5pm (Riverside Cafe closes at 4pm).
Like all hospitality businesses, the last 18 months have been exceptionally challenging for our small team at Jordans Mill, and as we approach September, we have taken the decision that will allow our team to take a bit of a breather from what has been a hectic summer for us.
To enable our team to take a well-earned rest and recharge their batteries, from 1st September you will see a few simple changes in our Café and Coffee Shop service:
- We will be reducing our opening days – we will be open from Thursday through to Sunday each week.
o We know that many of our regular Wednesday visitors will be disappointed, and we sincerely hope you will be able to join us on another day of the week instead.
- Our menu will be simplified to include:
o A simple breakfast sandwich option between 9am and 11:30am
o A cold lunch menu of sandwiches and baguettes from 12:00noon to 3:00pm, supplemented with a hot Holme-Made soup option
o We continue to offer our fabulous locally home-made cakes and bakes along with the same great range of hot and cold drinks
o Watch out for some enticing Specials and Weekend Treats from time to time too!
Our Mill Shop will continue to offer the same great service and range of products including store cupboard ingredients, gifts from local producers and our exceptionally successful range of Holme-grown plants.
Our Gardens and Meadow remain open and we look forward to launching our Autumn / Halloween Trail in time for the Autumn Half Term holidays.
We have been delighted in the level of interest and the number of questions we have had about when the Mill will re-open for tours. We have exciting plans ahead, including a refurbishment and reimagining of the Mill Tour Experience and as a result, the Mill building will remain closed through the Autumn and Winter. News of our re-launch plans will be shared in the New Year.
I am sure you will join us in taking time to thank each and every member of our team at Jordans Mill for their tireless hard work and dedication to make it through to here with a smile on their faces.
We look forward to your continued custom and continued good health
Bill and David Jordan
However you are planning to spend your days this Summer, make sure you squeeze in a trip to Jordans Mill! Whether its for a yummy bite to eat, a stroll of our beautiful gardens or a browse of our shop, there is something for everyone. Take a look at some of the fantastic activities you can get involved in below.
Our monthly Craft & Food Fayres are a huge hit, come along to our next event on Saturday 14th August, 10am to 3pm. On every second Saturday of each month, we're joined by a host of fantastic local stallholders, including baked treats, gifts, flowers, clothing, art and more.
Entry to the event is free - we can't guarantee you won't be tempted to fill your shopping bags though!
Can't make this date? Don't worry, pop along to our next one on Saturday 11th September.
In partnership with Royal British Legion, Poppies at the Mill is a one day event, on Saturday 21st August. Expect a day filled with the sounds of local performers and artists, a Mini Craft Market, our Pop Up Jordans Barbeque and all of the usual on site activities Jordans has to offer. Join us in supporting and raising funds for the Royal British Legion.
Admission to this event is free, with opportunities to make donations to the RBL charity throughout the day.
If you are looking for an activity which will involve the whole family, our Activity Trail is perfect! Explore the nature & wildlife of our Gardens, Meadow and Woodland whilst discovering some rather interesting facts along the way. All Bugs & Birds have superpowers, you'll be amazed at what your discover!
Our Activity Trail runs daily Wednesday - Sunday until 30th August. No need to book, just turn up. Trail sheets are just £2.50 and include a prize at the end.
Our Riverside Cafe is open Wednesday - Sunday, we serve scrumptious breakfasts, lunches, light bites and everything in-between! We're no longer accepting reservations (other than Afternoon Teas which require 24hrs notice) - you can just turn up on the day for a table. You can also purchase hot drinks, snacks, sandwiches and cakes from our Mill Shop.
Explore our Gardens, Meadow & Woodland
Take a relaxing stroll of our Gardens, Meadow and Woodland. If you are lucky enough to spot our Head Gardener, feel free to have a friendly chat and ask your questions about our Gardens. Everyone is welcome, bring along your budding explorers to let off some steam, and yes, even dogs are welcome (as long as they are kept on a lead at all times, and any mess is cleared up).
Pop into our Mill Shop
Have a browse and marvel at some locally sourced food, drink and gift items from our Mill Shop. Stock up on your cereals & oats, dried fruits and more.
Unfortunately our Mill is still closed, please do bear with us while we form our plans of re-opening in the background. Do keep an eye on our website and social media pages for any future information regarding the reinstatement of our Mill Tours. You can also sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest news and site wide offers.
Site opening hours
Wednesday - Sunday
9am to 5pm (Riverside Cafe closes at 4pm)
Throughout the pandemic, we have taken great care in ensuring that we have operated as safely as possible, in order to keep our wonderful customers and staff team safe.
We are still committed to keeping your safety as our priority, which is why we will be politely encouraging the continued use of face coverings, use of our hand sanitising units and ‘checking in’ via the NHS facility. Please also take your time to read our on-site information posters.
We will of course respect the decision of each individual, and we kindly ask you to also respect fellow visitors. We as a country have been through a whirlwind since early 2020; it is important to be kind and mindful while we approach the new ‘non-restrictive’ way of living.
Thank you to all of our supportive visitors, whether you’ve just popped in for a slice of cake, a stroll of our gardens, shared our social media posts or recommended us to a friend, we very much appreciate it!
We look forward to welcoming you to our ‘We’re Good To Go’ site soon.
Readers in receipt of The Villager Magazine, July editions (Potton, Henlow & Cambs) are entitled to 10% off any purchase from the Riverside Cafe or Mill Shop upon presentation of the advert. Please find Terms & Conditions below.
Terms & Conditions
- Recipients can redeem 10% off any purchase made from the Riverside Cafe or Mill Shop, on presentation of the voucher
- Voucher validity: 01/07/2021 - 31/08/2021.
- Management reserve the right to remove this offer at any time
- Vouchers can not be photographed, photocopied or duplicated. Any voucher presented of this kind will not be accepted.
- Voucher can not be exchanged for cash or other value.