Shopping at Winchester City Mill

Christmas gifts

Located within the historic city of Winchester, just a short stroll from the Cathedral, is Winchester City Mill and shop. Situated in the Mill’s old stable, our charming shop is the perfect place to find that special gift. Stocked with an array of edible treats and seasonal National Trust ranges, we like to spoil you with choice. The money from every purchase you make goes back into looking after special places for ever, for everyone.

Seasonal products

Our stock changes seasonally to reflect the shifting landscape and time of year. Our items are influenced by the special places that we look after. Inspired by slow craft and the maker’s hand, our ‘Grain to Glory’ collection explored the delicately crafted woodwork in our collections that have been so carefully maintained and restored. This process has styled new homeware and accessories creating a timeless collection.

Treat yourself

Life's Little Luxuries

We have a range of unique products to give you a boost this winter. Treat yourself to some of our beautifully scented soaps and lotions. Our Rosemary Leaf and Orange collection leaves a delicate scent whilst smoothing the skin.

Our local Hampshire range includes natural goat's milk soap from Cyril's Goat Shed, introducing the shampoo bar which uses natural ingredients to moisturise and condition the hair.

Blue spruce and frosted pine home fragrance from the National Trust
A selection of home fragrances from the National Trust Online Shop
Blue spruce and frosted pine home fragrance from the National Trust

Food and drink

With food for all ages, enjoy our range of confectionery and luxurious chocolates, savoury biscuits and pickles, jams and sweet curds, as well as beverages, including smooth liqueurs and crisp wines. We also stock a range of local beers and tasty homemade fudge from Pipers Honey Farm which comes in a range of flavours. The perfect boost during a day of exploring.

For the home

To get that ‘homely’ feel this winter, indulge in a luxurious throw or scented candle. Brighten up those autumn senses with comforting fragrances including blue spruce and frosted pine.

Find your perfect fit with our range of unique scarves and fashionable accessories. Our designs are influenced by our special places meaning that each item has an individual story behind it.

Our range of handy packable bags are availble in a range of stylish designs and vibrant colours for those retail therapy sessions.

Stay cosy with a woollen throw
Woollen throws
Stay cosy with a woollen throw

Little visitors

Young explorers will find plenty of ways to make even more of their day. We have a great range of games, sticker books, story books, traditional sweets and, of course, our cuddly otter toy – a perfect reminder of their visit to Winchester City Mill. 

Explore the outdoors

Prepare for an outdoors adventure with our packable rugs and picnic blankets, hats and scarves.

As the official gateway to the South Downs National Park, we have a growing selection of walking books, ordinance survey maps and The National Park Authority’s literature to help you plan your South Downs adventure.

We stock outdoor essentials for walkers and cyclists or those looking for a gentle stroll. Life should be full of adventure and here at the City Mill we have the essentials to get you started.

For Christmas

Explore our shop filled with delightful gifts you won't find on the high street. Be inspired by our beautiful Christmas decorations, find a treat in our seasonal delicacies and embrace traditions with our range of Christmas cards.


Perfect Gifts

With our wide range of products you'll be able to find your loved ones just what they want this Christmas. Indulge in the earthly shades, vibrant tones and rich textures of our Christmas collection.

Christmas cards available to buy this Christmas
Christmas cards available to buy this Christmas
Christmas cards available to buy this Christmas
Local to you

From locally-brewed ales to honey, we are proud to champion an array of local producers, including Long Barn, who produce natural and aromatic beauty and bath products made just outside the city. Want a souvenir to remind you of your time in Winchester? Pick up one of Winchester City Mill’s postcards, magnets, bookmarks or mugs..

Our flour

Winchester City Mill is the oldest working watermill in the country. We mill weekly, producing around 20,000 tonnes of stoneground wholemeal flour a year. 1.5kg and 5kg bags are available to purchase in our shop, as well as recipe cards, created by our volunteer bakers, to inspire you to bake at home. We also stocks bakeware, cookbooks and bread-making books appealing to the novice or more experienced baker.

Pick up a bag of our wholemeal flour and enjoy baking at home
Take home a bag of our wholemeal flour, Winchester City Mill, Hampshire, National Trust
Pick up a bag of our wholemeal flour and enjoy baking at home

Second-hand Bookshop

We have a wide selection of books waiting to be rediscovered. From a captivating classic to a thought provoking mystery, there is something for everyone. If you are inspired by our stoneground wholemeal flour then a ‘new to you’ cookbook may be calling. Our tranquil Island garden provides the perfect reading spot with the River gurgling past.

All monies raised help to look after this special place. If you would like to donate any books they will be gratefully received. Either drop them in at Reception or email:



Visit the secondhand bookshop
A row of second hand books
Visit the secondhand bookshop
Important bits

Gift cards

Accepted as full or part payment, our gift cards can be used online, in all National Trust shops and tearooms and can even be put towards memberships and holiday cottages. Just ask us in the shop.

Returns policy

We are happy to exchange or refund any purchases within 28 days with a valid receipt with the following exceptions for health and safety reasons: Food, toiletries or pierced earrings unless faulty. This does not affect your statutory rights.

Gift membership

Every purchase you make goes back into looking after special places for ever, for everyone