Pann Mill Watermill
Pann Mill Watermill

Please note:We are a heritage restoration project and keep very little flour available for sale. Most flour is produced for demonstration and is usually sold out shortly after Open Days. However, you can always contact us to see if there is a bag or two available.

Welcome to Pann Mill

Now that the Covid-19 problems are reasonably behind us we are getting back to normal. Therefore, all being well, the next Mill Open Day will  be Sunday, 14th July 2024, from 11.00 am to 5.00 pm. Admission is free and there will be teas, books and other stalls. See below for other days this year.

We use locally grown wheat supplied by Hill Farm, Stokenchurch.

Come and relax to the gentle rumble of a working watermill and enjoy some refreshments and home baked cakes using our own wholewheat flour.

There will be milling demonstrations and wholewheat flour for sale, water permitting.  Hopefully there should be enough despite the dry weather.


Pann Mill sits at the eastern end of High Wycombe and is a gateway to the Rye open space. It is the last operating water mill on the river Wye, a tributary of the Thames. There have been mills on the site since at least 1086, and probably earlier. The previous Georgian mill was substantially altered in the late 19th and early 20th centuries and mostly demolished in 1971. However, the High Wycombe Society saved the remains and the site, which is leased from Buckinghamshire Council, and a restoration project was started which continues to this day.


The mill is located on the A40 London Road, at the Eastern end of the town.


Access for those with limited mobility is available to the ground floor. We are hoping this year to install a video link from the upper floor to show what is going on up there.


Buses from the East stop close by.  Other buses stop in the Town Centre or at the Eden Centre bus station, about a 10 minute walk. 


Chiltern Railways' High Wycombe station is about 5 minutes walk away.


Large public car parks are close by. The nearest is across the road from the mill where parking costs £1.20 all day on Sundays. However, payment must be made by card or 'phone, not cash. There are 2 machines and often one or other is not working so if that seems to be the case, try the other one.

We are located at:

Pann Mill

London Road

High Wycombe

HP11 1BJ

Contact us today!

If you have any queries please contact us:


manager at

Or use our contact form.

Restoration and preservation of the mill is an ongoing project that started in the early 1970s.

During the restoration we produced an occasional Mill newsletter, Pann Mill Times. We have recently found a set of these and will occasionally publish them on this site for your ongoing entertainment. look here.

Mill Open Days in 2024


Now that Covid-19 is receding we hope to be able to open again as usual during 2024. Our proposed dates for full open days are Sundays 12th May, 14th July and 8th September. On these days, water in the River Wye permitting, we will be running the mill and grinding locally grown wheat to make wholewheat flour for sale.


The project team is very small and, at present, we are unable to open more frequently.  However, for educational or special needs something can usually be arranged, although actual milling will not be possible.


We can also provide illustrated talks to local groups or organisations. Please contact us for more information.

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