Redbournbury Mill is situated two miles north of St Albans beside the river Ver. The mill was once one of 13 mills along the river and is now the last working mill on the Ver and one of only two working mills in Hertfordshire.The mill was almost destroyed by fire in 1987 and has been lovingly restored to full working order by the current owners aided by a team of dedicated volunteers.Redbournbury is unusual in having its three pairs of millstones arranged in a line (driven by a lay-shaft). This was as a result of a modernisation of the mill in 1830.The mill now has two pairs of working millstones, milling organic wheat, rye and spelt. The mill has a Crossley HD11 oil engine that supplements the power from the waterwheel when water levels are low.
In 2005 a barn at the front of the mill was converted to a bakery and now produces a range of artisan loaves. A close working relationship with neighbouring Hammonds End Farm in Harpenden means our bread is produced from wheat grown, milled and baked within a one mile radius.
Directions: 2 miles north of St. Albans (in Hertfordshire, 20 miles north of London) on the old Roman road, Watling Street, in the hamlet of Redbournbury. See map: Google Maps
Opening : Mill and bakery open Saturday morning from 9am to 1pm.
Mill is also open on Sunday afternoons from 2.30pm to 5pm.
Certifications: organic (Certification UK5).
Shop : The mill produces a range of stoneground Organic flours milled on traditional French Burr Stones. Some is sieved in a wire screener to produce white flour, brown flour, semolina flour and bran. Some of our brown flour is blended with whole malted wheat flakes to produce “Malted Wheatflake Flour”. The mill produces wheat flours ground from Organic wheat, and are high in gluten, making them ideal for breadmaking, particularly in bread-machines. The mill also produces organic rye flour, which is lower in gluten and produces a darker, denser bread. Spelt flour is milled from Organic spelt grain and has a different protein content to wheat meaning that some people with a wheat intolerance can eat spelt flours and bread.
Wholesale/Trade : Enquiries welcome.