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Are you looking for a fun family day out in East Devon?

Situated in the Exe Valley of Devon between Exeter and Tiverton, Bickleigh Mill is the perfect location for a fun family day out. We are one of Devon’s largest and most exciting rural shopping, dining and recreation destinations, housed within a historic 18th century working water Mill.


Shopping at Bickleigh Mill

Love shopping? Bickleigh Mill is renowned as one of the best shopping destinations in East Devon.

Shopping at Bickleigh Mill in East Devon

QUALITY GIFTS
Our gift shop is a veritable treasure trove of unique and interesting gifts for adults and children. Looking for a traditional quirky gift for a birthday, wedding or Christmas? We like to think that we have something for all occasions.

CHILDREN’S TOYS
Looking for something for the kids? Whether they are a newborn, toddler or pre-school we have a toy for every child. Situated in the old corn loft, our dedicated children’s store houses brands such as The Puppet Company, Jelly Cat, Big Jigs & Ragtales. We also stock fancy dress, traditional puzzles, craft items as well as wooden and soft toys.

JEWELLERY & CLOTHING
Want to treat yourself or need a gift for a lucky friend? We stock a wide range of ladies jewellery for every occasion, as well as a range of clothing. We stock brands such as Coeur de Lion, Black Ginger Scarves, Charlie Bears, Helen Moore & Emma Bridgewater.

Dining at Bickleigh Mill

Love food? Come and join us in our Bistro restaurant & bar for an evening meal, a light snack or Sunday lunch.

Dining at Bickleigh Mill in East Devon

PERFECT LOCATION
Our bistro restaurant and bar is open 7 days a week, with late opening on a Friday and Saturday. The warm and traditional restaurant is set in the old mill house, with log fires burning during the winter months as well as beautiful views of the mill wheel and waterside gardens.

LITE BITES & AFTERNOON DELIGHTS
Why not come and join us for lunch or an afternoon bite? Our restaurant serves a range of light bites throughout the day including sandwiches, panini’s, soups and salads. We also offer a range of deserts including cheesecake, pie and ice cream for the little ones. We also sere cream teas and home baked scones.

SPECIAL EVENTS
We run special events throughout the year including Christmas and Easter. We also run a Parent & Baby Coffee Morning on the first Monday of every month, bringing together parents from the local community. Check out our Special Events page for our latest events.


What are you waiting for?

So if you are looking for a unique and interesting day out in East Devon for the whole family, why not take a trip to Bickleigh Mill? As well as the mill, you could also check out some of the local attractions including: the Devon Railway Centre; Bickleigh CastleTiverton Horse Drawn Barge and Tiverton Castle.

A fabulous place this. A delightful shopping area in a lovely location. The cafe/restaurant is also very good as well. That offers theme nights on Friday’s. Prices are generally not too bad either. Looking forward to their Christmas shopping events.
Tim Smith
Tim Smith
06:32 05 Oct 17
Great menu's for snacks or more filling dishes. Lovely shopping area on several floors that will keep you entertained for hours. Plenty of room for free parking and great to sit outside on a sunny day with a delicious cream tea and see the peacocks roaming freely near you.
Donna Jeffery
Donna Jeffery
16:45 16 Jul 17
Love this place. The food is great and the shop is brilliant too, lots of interesting things
Margaret Morgan
Margaret Morgan
12:04 07 Nov 17
Went there for an impromptu dinner. The welcome was warm and friendly. Lovely meal had the rump steak cooked to perfection. Hubby had haddock and chips and he's fussy but cleared his plate and said it was delicious.
Karen Kitchener
Karen Kitchener
16:35 19 Nov 17
A lovely mill on the Exe river. you can see the mill wheel turning inside the shop with gears and millstones. There is a nice park for children with a ridable minitrain close by. There is arched bridge over the Exe river that is quite beautiful and 400 years old.
John Beenen
John Beenen
16:42 10 Dec 17
We went for Christmas lunch. I am a Coeliac and the three course meal was excellent. Very friendly staff, food delicious and plenty of it.
Eileen Brister
Eileen Brister
13:14 01 Jan 18
Great welcome and good service. Coffee and cake top notch
Chris Beighton
Chris Beighton
16:09 07 Jan 18
Really good food
Doug Dowling
Doug Dowling
10:30 02 Jan 18
Superb food and friendly staff. Have been many times and will continue to do so.
linda evans
linda evans
16:17 21 Dec 17
Lovely place,very good food and lovely things to buy as well
Maxine Pain
Maxine Pain
08:32 12 Dec 17
Cute Place With Lovely Cakes and tartes
Be Spectacled Spectators
Be Spectacled Spectators
17:22 08 Dec 17
Lovely place , beautiful food and shop.
Annie Pope
Annie Pope
10:20 14 Nov 17
Ham egg and chips
Richard Sanders
Richard Sanders
23:12 28 Oct 17
Great food.. Nice cheap day out with the kids
If i Were a toy
If i Were a toy
22:02 04 Oct 17
Attentive staff in beautiful surroundings with excellent fayre
Clive Barnett
Clive Barnett
16:03 04 Oct 17
Provided delicious vegan friendly food
Jim Retallack
Jim Retallack
19:44 17 Sep 17
Lovely 2 night stay meeting friends for lunchThe location is idyllic. Food staffRooms great and staff very helpful
Judy Hodges
Judy Hodges
15:36 17 Aug 17
Lovely place with a warm feel to it inside & out, great food and drink as well.
Barry Shackson
Barry Shackson
08:30 16 Aug 17
Delicious food!
Revolution Fpv
Revolution Fpv
12:48 24 Jul 17
Lovely food in a beatific setting. Nice shop with interesting things.
Gaye Murfitt
Gaye Murfitt
08:27 18 Jun 17
Love the cute shop - all levels good fun! Food always good here too, I recommend the panini and soup option 😀
Amy 'Oomy' Bolton
Amy 'Oomy' Bolton
16:54 16 Jun 17
Good food and lots to see
Martin Spencer-Thomas
Martin Spencer-Thomas
21:48 04 May 17
Great food but remember to book
Rob Lovett
Rob Lovett
10:27 21 Apr 17
Great food
Jamie Platt
Jamie Platt
20:22 16 Jun 16
Dropped in to escape the M5 traffic. The food was beautiful; bags of flavour and very well presented. It was a very busy bank holiday but they managed to fit us in and serve us in a very acceptable time.
Sean Lavelle
Sean Lavelle
17:51 28 Mar 16
without a doubt the best food we tried whilst staying in bickleigh slightly back off the main road bickleigh mill with a home cooked menu with food cooked in the oven and not a deep fat fryer, my wife and i stayed at the cot a beautiful location dripping in history but was only let down by the menu,we tried the trout but found it cold and unloved so much potential wasted. liked shopping in tiverton quaint little town see you soon devon.
Kyle Marsden
Kyle Marsden
10:26 19 Oct 15
Very quick delivery, item was perfect and great value for money!!
Lou P
Lou P
12:55 12 Aug 15
This is a little gem within Bickleigh that my partner & I wanted to try & when we did we were blown away with the quality of the food. When we have been on our own or with family/friend's, we've found that the best food is in the evenings. There is a specials menu with a variety of foods on offer each day. The shop is really lovely too, just watch out for the delicious looking chocolates. We're yet to try any of their chocolate, but our temptations with cave soon I'm sure.
DJ Price
DJ Price
13:15 24 Sep 12
We had a delicious lunch here, and found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. The shop is an Aladdin's cave of goodies - well worth a visit! Unlike another reviewer we found the coffee to be lovely, with the beans freshly ground for my latte.
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06:35 19 Aug 11
Great welcome and good service. Coffee and cake top notch
Chris Beighton
Chris Beighton
16:09 07 Jan 18
We went for Christmas lunch. I am a Coeliac and the three course meal was excellent. Very friendly staff, food delicious and plenty of it.
Eileen Brister
Eileen Brister
13:14 01 Jan 18
A lovely mill on the Exe river. you can see the mill wheel turning inside the shop with gears and millstones. There is a nice park for children with a ridable minitrain close by. There is arched bridge over the Exe river that is quite beautiful and 400 years old.
John Beenen
John Beenen
16:42 10 Dec 17
Went there for an impromptu dinner. The welcome was warm and friendly. Lovely meal had the rump steak cooked to perfection. Hubby had haddock and chips and he's fussy but cleared his plate and said it was delicious.
Karen Kitchener
Karen Kitchener
16:35 19 Nov 17
Love this place. The food is great and the shop is brilliant too, lots of interesting things
Margaret Morgan
Margaret Morgan
12:04 07 Nov 17
A fabulous place this. A delightful shopping area in a lovely location. The cafe/restaurant is also very good as well. That offers theme nights on Friday’s. Prices are generally not too bad either. Looking forward to their Christmas shopping events.
Tim Smith
Tim Smith
06:32 05 Oct 17
Great menu's for snacks or more filling dishes. Lovely shopping area on several floors that will keep you entertained for hours. Plenty of room for free parking and great to sit outside on a sunny day with a delicious cream tea and see the peacocks roaming freely near you.
Donna Jeffery
Donna Jeffery
16:45 16 Jul 17
What an amazing view and location!!! Well presented inside and the food is great. Priced well and good variety on the menu. Highly recommend this establishment and would most definitely visit again!!!
Andy Sims
Andy Sims
21:41 28 Jan 18
Top notch. Lovely roast lunch with great service and friendly attitude. Nice setting too.
David Govier
David Govier
18:08 04 Feb 18
I love it. People are very friendly, foods great and live the shop
anji Palmer
anji Palmer
16:49 16 Feb 18
Lovely spot in gorgeous mid Devon.Nice food and friendly service
David Lawrence
David Lawrence
16:51 23 Feb 18
Lively place great staff and food also very clean
Mo Yeo
Mo Yeo
14:07 09 Jun 18
We popped in for lunch whilst visiting the train centre next door. Very accommodating and nice staff. With fussy eaters (2 and 4) they accommodated all our food requests no problem and the food was delicious. The cream teas after were also very nice 😂.
Neil & Sophie Burnham-Miller
Neil & Sophie Burnham-Miller
18:33 28 Aug 18
I can't believe I've never been here before! What have I been missing?! The food was great, hearty, tasty food at a very reasonable price. The staff were really friendly and polite, excellent customer service. The whole place was clean, tidy and well presented. The shopping was quirky and eclectic. Lovely setting, very pretty surroundings. We'll definitely come again.
Sarah Mee
Sarah Mee
16:57 16 Jun 18
Stunning location, perfect spot on a Sunny Sunday afternoon. I went here recently with my sister and her baby girl for a cream tea. The cream tea was delicious and we'll definitely be going back again to try more from their menu.
Irene McManus
Irene McManus
09:30 01 Aug 18
Lovely outside seating areas, one under large umbrellas ,other each table has small umbrella. Excellent snack lunch and good service. Plenty of parking
Jean Brian
Jean Brian
14:55 15 Aug 18
Superb place in the most beautiful place in the country. The restaurant deserves a 3 star Michelin rating. The service is second to none with very intelligent staff who will recommend to you where to visit in the area. A more professional manner and the staff are aware of the all the mill has to offer. I cannot wait to be able to make another visit. If wasps are the only thing to worry about I suggest that you speak to your psychologist. I an sure he will be able to help you. P.S. try to get a life.
Martin Enright
Martin Enright
19:26 19 Oct 18
Had an excellent roast beef lunch. Delicious. Also tempted by the wonderful choice of puddings. Pavlova for myself and bread and butter pudding with the obligatory custard for my husband. Could not fault it. The staff were friendly and helpful .Perfect.
Alison Stoneman
Alison Stoneman
18:19 28 Oct 18
Really impressed by the food and service we received at my brother-in-law's 60th birthday meal at Bickleigh Mill last Saturday evening. The food was excellent - mackerel pate especially - generous portions, fresh high quality ingredients and everything tasted delicious. The staff were attentive, efficient, patient and friendly. All in all, excellent value and quality - thank you to everyone concerned for giving us such an enjoyable evening.
Joanna Backhouse
Joanna Backhouse
21:12 29 Oct 18
Lovely picturesque location, good food. Gift shop caters to various tastes.
Tony logicalmanus
Tony logicalmanus
09:05 22 Dec 18
Great place. Lovely place to eat, great for shopping, lovely gardens & downstairs disabled access. Parking is good but can be limited.
Sally Wheeler
Sally Wheeler
19:24 02 Feb 19
Lovely food. Very dog friendly, even allowed in the shop.
Julie-ann Binmore
Julie-ann Binmore
16:25 17 Feb 19
Lovely food & setting. Been a couple of times in the last few weeks & had the lunch menu. Fantastic value £10 for three courses. Would highly recommend.
sylvia hancock
sylvia hancock
20:45 12 Mar 19
Dog's are welcome hare good restaurant shop & out standing warks as well so cum & have a look four your selves
Les Parkes
Les Parkes
09:12 23 Mar 19
2/3 floors of excellence, interior and exterior seating. Snacks, lunches, teas
david honeywill
david honeywill
08:09 29 Mar 19
Lovely shop to wander around lots of things a bit different nice cafe with a friendly atmosphere seating outside pretty grounds for a short stroll
shane elliott
shane elliott
14:38 02 Apr 19
A firm favourite of mine is Bickleigh Mill, a family run restaurant housed in former Mill (my mother in law used to work in it in the 60's). They have been producing some excellent value food for years, and we visited a while back to take advantage of their Sunday menu.Best roast potatoes I've had eating out for a very long time. Crisp and flavourful, the whole meal was a success. There was a small incident with some milk, but this didn't overshadow our experience and will be returning for their Sunday roasts as soon as I can.On a previous occasion the manager printed out some photos of the mill during it's working life for my mother-in-law. It was a very special visit as it was not long after my father in law passed away. The food is consistent, good value and the staff are incredibly accommodating.
Chris Gower
Chris Gower
09:34 03 Apr 19
Had a cream tea for two adults. Sat outside as the sun was shining with our dogs and children. A unexpected massive coach party arrived at the same time as us but it didn't make them panic. Cream tea served quick and was delicious. A bit more milk would have been good as had to keep asking for a top up as a tiny jug between two. The resident peacock was on full show showing off his gorgeous feathers which my two toddlers enjoyed.
Sammy Coleman
Sammy Coleman
18:32 07 Apr 19
Very nice. Much improved since I was last there a few years ago. Very nice, friendly staff and a decent garden to sit out in
megan morris
megan morris
10:21 17 Apr 19
Food is always delicious and service very good. They have a great selection on menu and specials board. A place you can rely on for a good meal.
Milly Edmonds
Milly Edmonds
18:31 23 Apr 19
Came across this place by accident, stopped for lunch, it was really busy but staff were really nice and helpful ,finding us a table, right next to the old mill wheel which was lovely. Served promptly, food was freshly cooked, hot and very tasty, we both had ham, egg and chips, eggs had bright orange yolks and tasted fab, lovely atmosphere good value and then a host of arts and crafty type shops at the venue. Well worth s visit
Claire Lawrence
Claire Lawrence
17:01 26 Apr 19
Lovely shopping area. The Bistro served lovely food too. Really good for dogs too.
Michelle Lewis
Michelle Lewis
19:33 26 Apr 19
Great relaxing place to the pudding are amazing would recommend any one to go
Jay Kemp
Jay Kemp
21:22 28 Jun 19
Staff are always helpful and pleasant. A good place for a treat for my son after a long day of volunteering. He loved the Tiramisu with raspberry ice cream. Just a really nice peaceful spot. Choice of gifts aren't all out of reach either. I wandered around thinking I hope prices don't go higher before Christmas as there were lots of things I would like to get for my kids.
Patricia Stone
Patricia Stone
11:13 01 Jul 19
Just met an old friend there and didn't know anything about the place before we got there. The food was fantastic and would recommend to others also a lovely location. Maddy was our waitress and was a pleasure having her tend to our table, she had a good sense of humor and made the evening.
Paul Knutton
Paul Knutton
20:51 20 Jul 19
Lovely place to visit, nice outdoor seating and dog friendly. Gift shop is worth a visit, no charge for parking
Nicola Hemingway
Nicola Hemingway
15:55 04 Aug 19
Wonderfully quirky shop and restaurant. We are moving to Devon to be near this type of place. You have to visit and have the experience.
Howard Chesterton
Howard Chesterton
16:51 12 Aug 19
Amazing place and some amazing walks around here. Could easily get lost in the shop and spend hours looking at stuff.
David Smith87
David Smith87
13:24 30 Aug 19
me and my wife were on holiday on a campsite about 22 miles away from here we had a drive around and we saw this really beautiful Bickleigh Mill we pulled up into the carpark witch is only down a bit from this lovely place we sat and had a drink I had a lager and my wife had some tea she was driving. there was a lovely sky and warm sunshine and we were sat in a really well looked after garden .put Bickleigh Mill on your places to visit
Arthur Murden
Arthur Murden
09:29 05 Sep 19
Lovely tranquil trip along the canal. Very friendly and good refreshments and souvenirs on board.
Jennifer Hyett
Jennifer Hyett
20:47 11 Sep 19
Google Rating
4.3

Location and Directions

We are situated just off the M5 between Tiverton and Exeter, making us accessible from almost anywhere in East Devon. Please use the interactive map below to plan your trip.