Skidby Mill is being renovated by a firm of professional millwrights. While works are ongoing, the sails of the mill have been removed to prevent damage. This means we are unable to sell any of our flour and the mill tower is closed for safety. Once works have been completed, we will review replacing the sails and restoring the milling of flour. At present, we do not have an estimated time for completion. Our priority is the sustainable running of the mill so that we can keep it open and generations to come can enjoy this wonderful heritage site.
Skidby Mill Museum remains fully open to visitors, and you can access the flour bagging area on the first floor, where we have a display of machinery used to grind animal feed during the height of Skidby Mill’s operation as a business. From here, you can also have a glimpse into the area where the ground flour descended via a chute from the stones above. A display in the base of the tower gives some information on the process of turning grain into flour.
The miller’s garden, adjacent to the mill, and the adjoining acreage with the wildlife meadow and children’s play equipment, are open to visitors at all times.
Sails Cafe in the Courtyard serves food freshly prepared on the premises using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. A children's menu is available as well as picnic baskets made to order. The cafe can also cater for buffets for family gatherings, business lunches or meetings. The cafe is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm. Please note the cafe is closed on bank holidays. Booking advisable: telephone (01482) 847831 or email email@example.com The Sails Cafe is an independently run business and opening times may vary at the discretion of the business owner.
About the mill
Download the fact sheets at the bottom of this page to discover more about Skidby Mill's history and how the mill works.