Stay, drink or dine in these Norfolk B&Bs, pubs and restaurants in converted mills. 

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1. Stoke Mill Restaurant

This restaurant in Stoke Holy Cross, which features in the Michelin Guide, is set in a stylishly restored 700-year-old watermill on the River Tas.

The adjoining building holds huge significance in Norfolk as the Colman family started making mustard there in 1814. 

ith steam train rides and flypast

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2. Store

Chef Liam Nichols teamed up with Stoke Mill owners Andy Rudd and Ludo Iaccarino to open Store in the back room in May 2021. 

It has retained a coveted Michelin star for two years in a row, with top-notch tasting menus served from an open kitchen. 

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3. Sculthorpe Mill

This gastropub with rooms, near Fakenham, has won a whole host of awards and accolades since it was reopened by sisters Siobhan and Caitriona Peyton in July 2021 following an extensive refurbishment. 

The watermill was built on the River Wensum in 1757 and you can feel immersed in history when you visit. 

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4. Cley Windmill 

Cley Windmill was built in the early 19th century and there are nine B&B rooms at the site, plus a cottage with self-catering.

Three bedrooms are in the circular tower of the mill and the others are in the former store rooms, stables and miller’s accommodation.

The building once belonged to the family of James Blunt, known for hits such as You're Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover, and the singer lived in what is now the Stone Room. 

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5. Yaxham Mill 

The mill tower, located near Dereham, was constructed in 1860 and it provided flour to the adjacent bakery in its heyday. 

In 1922, Yaxham Mill stopped using wind power and converted to steam and later diesel.

In 1940, the mill machinery was removed and melted down to be turned into munitions for the war effort.

Nowadays, it is a unique B&B boasting six en-suite double rooms.