For our lunch date this week, my Mum and I ventured a little further to Jordans Mill in Broom, Bedfordshire – very different from our last lunch at Kazoku in Hitchin!
It took about 20 minutes from Letchworth and is an easy drive (well, it is when you’re following your SatNav which is a must for me!).
What is Jordans Mill?
Think delicious crunchy granola and cereal bars. Yes, it’s that Jordans! Jordans Mill is owned by the makers of Jordans cereals. The family originally owned Holme Mills which milled flour, and then the family eventually moved into granola production in the 1970s.
However they wanted to keep the last working roller flour mill in Bedfordshire (once a major centre of flour production, who knew?!), and it is now a working mill and visitor centre where you can take guided tours and learn all about the Jordans family history.
My Mum is obesessed with Jordans granola and absolutely has to eat it every single morning. Needless to say, she loves it here.
What can you do at Jordan’s Mill?
Honestly, we primarily came for lunch. But, as always, we had a good nosey around and there are a whole host of things you could do here, solo or with the family.
As well as the Mill, you’ll find a restaurant, cafe, gift shop, gardens and nature trails.
They also host family-friendly events during the holidays, so if you’re stuck for something to do, it would be well worth checking out their events page.
The Riverside Cafe
There is a smaller cafe where you can grab a coffee or light lunch (paninis etc.). There is also a restaurant that serves breakfast/brunch until 11.30am and then lunch from midday. They also serve afternoon tea.
There is a lovely decked area outside The Riverside Cafe – this would be stunning in the summer.
Brunch in the restaurant looked good but unfortunately we were a little late for that. The lunch menu offers proper meals such as burgers and pasta.
If you want something a little lighter (which we did), there is also soup of the day, and jacket potatoes. We enjoyed our food – the soup was thick and tasty, and the jacket potato came with coleslaw and salad.
All food is locally sourced and freshly prepared.
Two light lunches plus a drink came to about £15.
Is it child friendly?
Yes – there were plenty of families eating in the restaurant. Tables are well spaced and high chairs are available for little ones. There is also a kids lunch menu which looked really good with plenty of options.
Where can I find more information?
For more information, please check out the Jordans Mill website.
Have you been?
If you’ve been to Jordans Mill, please share your experience in the comments. Thank you!