Burcott Mill is a fully working watermill, guest house and visitor attraction in the village of Wookey, one mile from England’s smallest city Wells, in Somerset. With a history traced back to the 10th Century, the present mill was constructed in 1864 and virtually all the machinery in use today, including the mighty cast iron overshot waterwheel dates from then. Approaching a ton of flour is produced weekly at the mill and sold widely throughout Somerset in farm shops and whole food stores. It is also the flour of choice in several of the county’s best restaurants. Both traditional wholemeal and spelt flour are produced to organic standards certified by the Soil Association.
VISITING, DIRECTION, PRODUCTS, CATERING AND ACCOMMODATION
For the Summer months – July, August and September – the miller is personally conducting tours of this historic mill. The tours take place at 3pm every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and last approx 30-40 mins. During the tour, visitors watch the original Victorian machinery grind the organic grain into flour, using only the power of the water diverted from the River Axe. The tour concludes with a tasting of the bread made from the flour. After the tour, visitors can relax in the mill’s courtyard and enjoy a cream tea. If wet, we serve the teas indoors, overlooking the garden.
Directions: One mile west of Wells on the B3139 Wells to Wedmore/Burnham on Sea road. Look for the brown and white visitor attraction roadsigns. See map: Google Maps
Opening Hours: Flour sales: daily all year. Mill tours (self-guided): Saturday and Sunday, 11am to 5pm, from Easter to end of September. Admission charges apply. Tea room: weekends as above. Group visits (guided tours with the miller): all year round, by appointment only. Adults – £3.50, Children – £1.50, Seniors – £2.50, Families (2 adults + 2 children) – £8.50
Access: Wheelchair access throughout the site, but restricted access within the mill (ground floor only). Wheelchair friendly accommodation in ground floor suite.
Certifications: organic Products: Both traditional wholemeal and spelt flour are produced to organic standards certified by the Soil Association.
Shop: Post Office, tea room, cream teas, flour, preserves, ice cream and sweets.
Wholesale/Trade : Enquiries welcome.