The Bridge Mill is in Bridgerule, Devon, a small village on the River Tamar between Holsworthy and Bude. The post code is EX22 7EL.

Please note that if you are using a Satnav, this post code may lead you to the church at the top of the hill in Bridgerule. The mill is at the bottom of the hill!

From Holsworthy, take the road to Bude (A 3072). Pass Rydon Park, then the Golf Club on the left. After the golf club there are a couple of bends in the road before you reach a left turn signed to Bridgerule. Turn left here and drive for three miles. Enter the village of Bridgerule passing the church on your right. Drive down the hill (take care as the road is very narrow). The mill is on the right at the bottom of the hill opposite “Short and Abbott” agricultural engineers.

From Bude, take the A3072 to Holsworthy. Turn right at Red Post on the B3254 towards Launceston.Take the second left turn to Bridgerule village. Drive past the Bridge Inn, over the river bridge then immediately left by the chapel. The Bridge Mill is the second property on your left, opposite “Short and Abbott”  agricultural engineers.


By telephone 01288 381341



Open Days 2017

We are open to schools from May to October

Adult groups of 15+ are also welcome by arrangement at other times in aid of the National Gardens Scheme nursing charities (Macmillan, Marie Curie etc.).

Visit the National Gardens Scheme website for more details. To make a booking, please contact Rosie on 01288 381341

The smallholding and gardens will also be open on 2nd June 2019 for the National Gardens Scheme (the Yellow Book) from 11am to 5pm. Tea and homemade cakes will be served all day and there will be an exhibition of Embroideries by Linda Chilton on show in the white barn.

Admission is £4 for adults, children are free.

For schools and nursery groups we offer free visits, usually during the spring and summer terms, under the Educational Access Scheme as part of Higher Level Stewardship administered by Natural England. Under the new rules we’ll only be able to welcome schools/groups that follow the National Curriculum and are inspected by OFSTED. The visits last for two hours and are for a minimum of six children in the group plus adults. The visits must be linked to farming, the environment or the curriculum.

Alan and Rosie have been hosting school visits to the Bridge Mill since 1988. For more information click the Free visits link.

To book a visit ring Rosie on 01288 381341.


National Mills Weekend and presentation of Plaque

On 14th May, for National Mills Weekend we welcomed over 500 visitors to the mill and smallholding. Alan was kept very busy grinding flour in the mill but paused at mid-day to receive a plaque from Martin Watts on behalf of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.  Sophie Martin of SPAB said: “Plaques are awarded to projects that accord with our philosophy of repair and demonstrate high standards of workmanship. The Bridge Mill is an exemplar of what can be achieved through dedication, inspiration and sensitivity; and presentation of this award raises awareness of what is possible.”

To mark this, our 20th year of opening for National Mills Weekend, we welcomed the Lodestone Morris dancers from Tavistock who entertained the visitors throughout the day. Refreshments, madrigals and a plant sale were provided by Bude Choral Society, while two other choirs, the Bradworthy Baroque and the Tamarside Singers, sang folk songs relating to mills and country life. A very special song about the mill restoration was written and performed by local musician Phil Williams.

The 28th May, when we opened for the National Gardens Scheme was another lovely sunny day. Lots of people came to support this worthy cause and we raised £1600 for nursing charities; Macmillan, Marie Curie etc.

A fantastic result.

National Garden Scheme