Restored Watermill and Cafe

Restored Watermill and Cafe

On 7th July 2016, during the summer of our 5th anniversary, we were delighted to receive the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at Talgarth Mill.  They toured the Mill, meeting staff, volunteers, suppliers and customers and even had a go at kneading bread!

One guest aptly summed up the atmosphere at the Mill that day as “intoxicating”.  It was certainly a memorable occasion and a wonderful endorsement of the hard work of all our committed volunteers who, by keeping the Mill running, continue to contribute to the regeneration of Talgarth.

 Photographs of the Royal Visit are copyright Paul Cascarini.

Our traditional watermill is working again - milling delicious stoneground wholemeal flour. Both the Mill and the Bakers' Table Cafe and Bakery are open around the year, every day except Monday unless it's a Bank Holiday.

"We were told about this mill, which was featured in a BBC show about its rehabilitation. What a history! The tour is well worth doing, and there's a café serving wonderful lunches featuring the bread made at the mill. Well worth a visit, and we'll be going back for sure."

Restored in 2011 as part of the BBC's Village SOS TV programme, Talgarth Mill is a thriving community enterprise at the heart of the quaint town of Talgarth in the Brecon Beacons National Park in Mid Wales. Our watermill is an hour away from Cardiff or Hereford and is open six days a week throughout the year - it’s a great place to visit for a morning or afternoon and is just down the road from Hay on Wye, the famous book town.

"If you are in the area, then this is a must, The Mill has been renovated and the enthusiastic volunteer staff will guide you around this working Mill, showing all its aspects, there is a pleasant waterside walk alongside, with views of the waterwheel."

There’s something for everyone – you can take a guided tour with one of our volunteer guides and hear the full story of the watermill and its renovation. Alternatively you can wander round in your own time – there’s plenty to see and find out about. Book the Millers Experience and have a go at making your own stoneground flour using our hand-driven mill and learn about where flour and bread comes from.

"A wonderful visit, preceded by tea and cake at the cafe. Interesting tour by knowledgeable and friendly guide, brilliant team of volunteers."

We mill three or four times a week – you may well catch us in action, but we always have the machinery turning and we always have plenty of our lovely stoneground flour and wholemeal bread kits for sale.

"We had a lovely lunch whilst visiting the mill. The team were friendly and we were soon served with a tasty bowl of steaming soup and a chunky sandwich with great bread. Lots of locally-sourced products."

Start your visit in our bakery café, The Bakers' Table where you'll find gorgeous baked goodies for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea. The menu changes every day and we use the flour fresh from the Mill. We have many awards for our cafe and are justifiably proud of our baking. Come and learn how to bake your own bread in one of our Baking Classes and take home your own loaf.

"Always a great visit for coffee and cake, or a light lunch. Busy place but good service and a lovely view of the river running past the old Mill"

Whilst you're here call in to Talgarth Mill Crafts, where you will find gifts from 38 local artists suitable for all the family or yourself.

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