Thursday, 13 November 2008

Bread Now Available from Mill

Otterton Mill Bakers Roy Hamilton and Peter Smith, having baked the first post flood bread for our retail partners who include B Natural in Exmouth, the East Budleigh Community Shop and Trumps of Sidmouth.

"We are delighted to be back in business so quickly, especially as we've been told this was the worst flooding for at least 40 years" said Simon Spiller, who runs the mill with his wife Caroline. "Through the fantastic efforts of our staff and other partners we have been able to beat all the estimates on the time-frames for reopening" he added. "We were told by some experts that we would probably be closed until Christmas. But with some creativity and hard work we've been able come-up with a phased opening plan which should see most of the mill open by November 27th at the latest" said Caroline.

The Spillers are delighted with the way the whole team at the mill have responded to the challenge of achieving a rapid reopening after all of their historic mill buildings were flooded to depths of up to two feet. "It has even felt like a team building activity for those of us involved in the clean-up" Caroline added. "We would also like to thank clean-up specialists, Munters, and local land owner Clinton Devon Estates for their very active support" she said.

Since the mill restaurant will probably be closed for another week or two, the temporary shop will be serving a limited food-to-go menu, including: hot soups, baguette sandwiches and hot coffee.

Everyone at the mill is looking forward to seeing their much missed customers once again!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great news. Keep going. with love to you all

Rita said...

Good to hear that all will be well again soon. Looking forward to seeing the gallery again not to mention drinking a nice cup of coffee!