Eating at Winchester City Mill
Situated in the heart of the mill, the café at Winchester City Mill is an ideal spot for tucking into delicious baked products and a hot or cold drink while soaking up the atmosphere of the 1,000-year-old watermill. Our baked goods are freshly made here each day by our talented team, coffee is Fairtrade and 100% Arabica with notes of butterscotch and shortbread, with a changing selection of fresh lunch options available.
The café provides the perfect spot to relax at any time of the day. The menu changes with the seasons so there is always something new to enjoy, from fresh deli salads and sandwiches in the summer to warming hotpots, soups and sourdough toasties in the winter. The majority of the menu is freshly made on site by our team of skilled bakers and cooks, making the most of seasonal ingredients and flavours.
Jude's ice cream
We are proud to serve Jude's ice cream, made locally in Hampshire by Britain's first carbon-negative ice cream company. There’s a range of delicious flavours to choose from, perfect for the warmer months or any time of the year.
Sustainability in the café
Winchester City Mill is working towards a more sustainable future. We use plastic-free compostable packaging that's produced ethically using less virgin material and creating less CO2. When you order a hot drink and bring your reusable cup, we'll give you 25p off as a thank-you for helping the environment.
All profits from the café go towards funding essential conservation work, so every time you eat or shop at Winchester City Mill, you're helping to look after this special place.
Most of the food and drink served is prepared on site in our kitchen, using a wide range of ingredients. As a result, we can’t guarantee that any of our food and drink products are completely allergen free.
If you have an allergy or intolerance and would like ingredient information about the food and drink served, please ask the staff, who will be happy to help.
Always check when you visit
Visited before? We sometimes change our recipes to improve quality and flavour, including the ingredients. When you visit, please speak to one of our team to check the current allergen information for your favourite dish.
Coming Soon: The Secret Island Garden at Winchester City Mill
Behind the back door of the mill, perched like a venetian island on the River Itchen is our garden. A transformation is underway; a tropical garden is gradually being formed. Come late summer you will be able to enjoy treats from the cafe in this little oasis on the riverside.
Every cuppa or tasty treat you buy helps us to continue looking after places for everyone to enjoy.
Pick up a book from a second-hand bookshop to keep or share. Every purchase will raise funds for conservation projects at the places in our care.
Looking for the perfect gift or perhaps you're in need of some retail therapy? You can browse our full range via our online shop.
There are plenty of cafés for you to visit in Hampshire. Tuck into delicious meals and snacks, often handmade using seasonal ingredients. Or pack a hamper and find the perfect spot for a picnic.
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