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Step back in time to discover a restored mill and working forge in this pretty village
Nestling in a valley that reaches down to the sea on east Devon’s dramatic Jurassic Coast, the village of Branscombe is surrounded by picturesque countryside with miles of tranquil walking through woodland, farmland and beach. Branscombe's charming thatched houses, working forge and restored watermill add to the timeless magic of the place.
An easy graded trail winds up from the beach to the village passing Manor Mill, the Old Bakery tearooms and the working forge. For the more adventurous join the coast path and wander around Beer, once a notorious smuggling centre, or explore eastwards and discover wild dramatic cliffs and steep, green valleys.
Enjoy the spring
Lunch and tea
At the Old Bakery tea-room enjoy morning coffee, lunch or tea under the historic thatch or alfresco in the pretty garden. Dogs in the garden are welcome.
Mill opens on Sundays
After a good spring clean, the mill opens to visitors in April. Visit on Sunday afternoons from 2pm to 5pm and discover the mill's story. Children can enjoy dressing up and completing their own quiz.