Pin Mill is a hamlet set in a sheltered anchorage about half way up the River Orwell. Once a busy landing point for barges and home to many small industries such as sail making, a maltings (which is now our workshop) and a brickyard, Pin Mill is now generally known for The Butt & Oyster pub and for yacht and dinghy sailing.
Over the last few years work to improve Pin Mill hard has been ongoing, resulting in a much cleaner landing for your dinghies, and much improved scrubbing posts. The ‘grindle’, which runs alongside the hard, now has new edging which is considerably smoother to pull dinghies up and down. The hard is managed by Pin Mill Bay Management and Community Interest Company which was set up as a not for profit company to ensure the hard remains clear and fully usable for all.
Pin Mill Sailing Club is situated up river from the pub, with a fantastic viewing platform to sit and look out at your boat. PMSC and Harry King boatyard work closely together and has recently built and now maintains a jetty which runs out the front of the boatyard and can be used by all boatyard customers and members of the sailing club.
Pin Mill Studio, which is located in the old sail loft, is run by photographer Anthony Cullen who also runs photography workshops. There is also a gift shop and cafe and original artwork from local artists and craftspeople.
A short distance up to the village of Chelmondiston you are able to visit shops (which includes bakery, butchers and newsagent), a Post Office, and a takeaway.
Pin Mill offers beautiful walks along the shore either up river to Woolverstone or down river through National Trust woodlands.