The Cafe at Winchester City Mill

Freshly baked treats at Benhams Bakehouse

Situated in the heart of the mill, you can escape the hustle and bustle of historic Winchester and tuck into delicious baked treats and a coffee whilst soaking up the atmosphere of a 1000 year old working watermill.


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Discover the cafe at Winchester City Mill

Situated at the back of the Mill Room, our cafe is a great place to enjoy a hot or cold drinks, delicious lunch or a light bite. Everything on our seasonal menus are all freshly made to order right here in our kitchen.

Winchester City Mill's island garden

The Garden at Winchester City Mill

Enjoy your purchase from our cafe in our secret Island Garden. Tucked away at the back of the Mill, our garden offers an oasis of calm amongst the hustle and bustle of the watermill and the city. Sit back and listen to the sights and sounds of the River Itchen and take a moment to observe the local wildlife - you might even be lucky enough to spot one of our elusive otters!

Jude's rose flavoured ice cream

Jude's Ice Cream at Winchester City Mill  

We are proud to be serving Jude's ice cream in a range of delicious flavours here at Winchester City Mill. Made locally in Hampshire, and Britain's first carbon negative ice cream company, Jude's ice cream is the perfect summertime treat to enjoy during your visit to the Mill as you soak up the sights and sounds of the River Itchen.

Baking at Winchester City Mill

Our bakers' favourite recipes 

Our baking team at City Mill have selected their favourite ‘tried and tested’ recipes, for you to enjoy making with the family. Try the easy soda bread recipe, or how about some fresh cheese scones? They only take 15 minutes to bake.

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Sustainability in our cafe

At Winchester City Mill we are working towards a more sustainable future. We use compostable packaging which is plastic free, 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. (This replaces the hot drinks loyalty card scheme, which closed in February 2021.) All profits from our cafe go towards funding essential conservation work - so every time you eat or shop here at Winchester City Mill, you're helping us look after this special place.

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If you have an allergy or intolerance

Most of the food and drink served in our café’s, restaurants and tea-rooms is prepared on site in our kitchens, 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 in our cafés, please ask the café staff who will be happy to help.