Stanway Watermill, Gloucestershire

Stanway Estate, established in the 8th century, is known to have had four watermills in 1291. They have been used over the centuries for fulling wool, paper production, sawmilling, electricity generation, and grinding flour and animal feed.

Stanway Mill Exterior

The mill in Church Stanway, now fully restored as a working flour mill, was recently re-opened by HRH The Prince of Wales. Its massive 24-foot overshot waterwheel – the 8th largest waterwheel in England – made by local iron-masters James Savory of Tewkesbury ca.1850, drives traditional cast-iron machinery and heavy French burr-quartz millstones, to produce stoneground Cotswold flour.


We use wheat grown on the Stanway Estate less than a mile from the mill, and our flour is distributed to local outlets such as farm shops, delicatessens and several bakers. It is also available as wholemeal or white sifted flour in 1.5, 16 and 25 kg bags directly from the mill during opening hours.

Stanway Mill Interior

Visiting and Access

Visitors may, during opening times, see the mill working, view the idyllic millpond, walk along the nearby Cotswold Way and buy a bag of wholemeal Cotswold flour.

Because arranged on three floors with stairs but no lift, it is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Open Days

June, July and August: Tuesdays and Thursdays 2.00 to 5.00pm.

All other months: Thursdays 10.00am to 12.00pm

Organised parties and schools welcome throughout the year. (Please ask about the special charges for such visits.)


Adults £3.00, Children £2.00.


From M5: exit at Junction 9 (Tewkesbury) and follow signs to Evesham (A436). At Teddington roundabout, follow signs to Stow-on-the-Wold (B4077). At Toddington roundabout, proceed straight over. After about 1 mile, at war memorial, turn left to Stanway village. After 150 yards, turn right onto lane to mill.

From M4: exit at Junction 15. Follow the A419 signposted Cirencester. At Cirencester, follow A429 signposted Stow-on-the-Wold. At Stow follow the B4077 signposted Tewkesbury. After Ford, descend hill and turn right at war memorial to Stanway village. After 150 yards, turn right onto lane to mill.

Local outlets

Full list of stockists in the “Where to buy Flour” section of the Stanway Mill Website.

Contact Details

Stanway Watermill
GL54 5PQ

Tel: 01386 584446 or 01386 584469.

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