Opening Hours & Facilities

We are now open from 4th July 2020, with some changes to hours and additional measures in light of Covid-19.  See each business page for information.


There is no charge for access to the retail area, or to the café. You are welcome to enjoy the building and access to the beck. 

Free Parking is available adjacent to the Mill behind the Church. There is also a public National Parks Car Park with honesty box in the village. Head towards the church along the river on foot for a short walk and you will find us next to it. 

Customer Toilets are available near the garden and cafe up the path, next to The Watermill Cafe. These are now open during cafe opening hours on a one in one out basis. We have cleaning products, hand gel and hand dryers to keep you safe and will be monitoring cleanliness on a regular basis.

Dogs are welcome in the outside areas and cafe garden.  Please keep dogs on a lead as we often have chickens roaming the grounds.


Dog waste bins are provided around the village.


We aim to be as accessible as possible to all those who would like to visit us. As a heritage building there are some challenges to a building of this age, but please ask for any assistance you may need. There is seating in several areas of the mill where you are welcome to sit, pause for a while and admire the view. 

We offer the following facilities  to help you make the most of your visit.

Parking Facilities - Free parking is available at the Mill and you may drop off visitors very close to the building and car park.

The Mill - The courtyard area at the front of the building consists of stone flag paving and gravel areas.  This may be accessed with care from the car park via a step and also a dropped kerb.  Please ask a member of staff for assistance if needed.

There is a paved path from the ground floor to the garden, cafe, toilets and Little Crooked Tree gift shop.  All shops and the cafe have either solid stone or wooden floors.  Doors may be opened fully for access. 

Toilets - There is a disabled toilet near the cafe, please just ask in the cafe for the key.   

Assistance Dogs - Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in all areas.

Suggestions on ways to improve these facilities are always welcome.


How to Find Us

Nestled on the Northern Border of the Lake District National Park, Caldbeck is within easy reach from Keswick, Cockermouth, Carlisle and Penrith. The Mill is next to St Kentigern's Church and is clearly signposted from the road by the church. 

Full directions to Calbeck and more information on the village can be found at


FREE Parking facilities are available for cars and minibuses. Coaches can park or drop off in the village.  If you plan to arrive by coach or minibus, please notify us in advance.

Stagecoach currently run a weekday and Saturday service 'The Caldbeck Rambler' on a circular route Carlisle-Caldbeck-Keswick.  Check online or on local boards for up to date times and information.

Contact Details


For general enquiries please email

Phone: see below for individual business phone numbers 
Priest's Mill

Church Terrace


Cumbria CA7 8DR