Sarehole Mill turns gift shop into community food shop 4 May 2020

Sarehole Mill is a 250 year old watermill, famous for its association with author JRR Tolkien and is a part of Birmingham Museums Trust. Since early in the lockdown, it has repurposed its gift shop to offer basic food items to the local community – particularly flour, which has sometimes been hard to find elsewhere. It has recently launched a ‘Bake & Take’ service offering locals to pre-order a loaf of freshly baked bread for collection – using Sarehole’s Bakehouse which coincidentally opened a few weeks before the lockdown. Comedian Joe Lycett has been among the customers popping in to collect supplies. Sarehole Mill (Facebook), BMT (Sarehole Mill), BMT (‘Bake & Take’), Sarehole Bakehouse (Instagram)