It is with great pleasure that we would like to welcome you to the Ballacregga Corn Mill Tea Room, Restaurant at the Salmon Lake Centre Facebook page. Ballacregga Corn Mill, close to Laxey Wheel offers a mix of heritage, contemporary art and tea rooms.
It is a far cry from the industrial use made of the buildings for the past 60 years, when it was occupied by Manx Engineers Ltd. The company transferred to Ramsey in 2009 and the building was purchased by Stewart and Barbara Clague, directors of Manx building services firm SCS (Stewart Clague Services).
They have worked flat-out to convert the former factory complex into a heritage centre that they feel complements the famous Lady Isabella. The old corn mill itself is now a cosy café.
The old mill, situated at the confluence of the Laxey and Glen Mooar rivers, was first documented in 1863 and was called Creer’s Mill after William Creer, the miller in 1880. The last miller was Lou Killip, who ran it between the First and Second World Wars. He also ran a small fair with a coconut shy, skittles and an archery stall, while his wife sold refreshments and ice creams.
The mill was sold to Manx Engineers Ltd in 1945. It was intended to use the waterwheel to provide power for the machinery, but this did not happen and the wheel was removed and broken up. Fortunately, the mill buildings were largely unchanged.
Largely thanks to Bob Jeavons of Tynwald Mills, who loaned the moulds for the castings, a new wheel was built and installed. It is named ‘Barbara’ after Mrs Clague!
When Manx Engineers moved to Ramsey there was a lot of local interest in the future of the premises. Some felt it should be acquired by Manx National Heritage to create an interpretation centre for Laxey Wheel and the village’s mining history. As time marched on and the premises lay empty, the Clague family decided to buy the property.
Ballacregga Mill is open seven days a week throughout the year.
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Have a look at tonight's a la carte menu for our beautiful dining room and we've also included tomorrows Sunday Lunch menu too! If you would like to book a table for tonight or tomorrow's Sunday Lunch please give us a call on 860840.
We are delighted to have the award winning Manx Voices back with us this Christmas
One of our lovely customers popped in yesterday and shared some wonderful pictures that she had taken of our beautiful lake and the Laxey Wheel. We love them and hope you do as well!
Join us this Sunday for a traditional roast dinner served with lots of locally sourced fresh Manx produce. We are serving lunch between 12pm and 17pm. To book your table please call us on 860840.
Join us in our beautiful tea rooms this weekend for a lovely lunch. We are really proud to use fresh Manx produce and locally sourced ingredients. All our beautiful cakes are made on the premises and baked fresh daily by our wonderful baker Jackie. If you would like to book a table please call one of the team on 860840.
Our stunning Salmon Lake Centre is the perfect venue for Christmas functions / private dining. We can cater for up to 120 guests, with 2 bars, a dancefloor and a welcoming reception lounge, we can also create bespoke festive menus that are tailored for your personal specific requirements. We also offer outside catering covering the whole island. For more information please call Maria on 860840.
We are currently recruiting for part time weekend staff. Must be 16 years of age or over. Contact Maria on 860840 for more information.
Happy Birthday to our beautiful Olivia, who turns 17 today. Lots of special treats for her today as she is working for us this morning 🎂🍾🍰😍😊🍸. If you're popping in today be sure to wish her well!
We are currently looking for a part time supervisor for our busy tea rooms, must be available to work weekends. Excellent rates of pay and a lovely working environment. We also have a vacancy for a weekend tearooms assistant (must be 16 or over) Please contact Maria on 430757 or call the tearooms on 860840.
Our beautiful restaurant has some availability this evening from 17.30pm onwards, after being fully booked for the last 8 Saturdays!!! If you would like a table tonight please give us a call on 860840 or call Maria on 430757. We have Manx fillet and Manx sirloin steak available tonight as well as beautifully cooked sea bass which is served with a delightful red pepper risotto, delicious!!!
What a stunning picture of our beautiful Salmon Lake 😍😍😍
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Enjoying a fantastic New Years breakfast at Ballacregga Corn Mill Tea Rooms. Happy new year from the Smeeds!
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What Sunday's are made for!
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Lucy's attempt at a smile!
There's sandwiches..... And then there's SANDWICHES!!! Could have one of these right now!
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