Everyone’s a baker with Matthews Cotswold Flour
When it comes to baking, there’s power in provenance. For the best bakes, you need the best ingredients. And nothing is more important than the flour you start with.
It’s not just how or where the wheat is grown, but every stage that matters. From farm, to mill, to production, we believe every step counts. Our premium grains, partnerships with local UK farmers, organic methods and passionate community all make for better flour. Which makes for better baking. From professionals to home cooks, everyone’s a baker with Matthews Cotswold Flour.
Milling Britain’s Finest Flour for over 100 years
We may be new to you, but we’ve been around a while! With a milling legacy spanning eight generations, Matthews Cotswold Flour is one of the UK’s oldest family-run flour mills.
Trading grain and milling flour in the heart of the Cotswolds since the 1800s, we’re proud to offer premium quality Organic and Stoneground Wholegrain flour, using grain from local farmers and traditional milling techniques.
Generations of Farming Families
The Matthews Cotswold Flour story began when the original FWP (Frederick) Matthews built a mill on the river Evenlode in 1912. You’ll find us working here to this day, overlooking the picturesque Cotswold village of Shipton-Under-Wychwood. It’s where we mill, pack and ship every order to your door.
Today, the company is led by father and son team Paul and Bertie Matthews – FWP Matthews’ great, great-grandsons.
No shortcuts on quality. No sacrifice on flavour. Just good, honest grain.
Listening, experimenting and researching takes time, but we believe it’s vital to produce premium grains. All this results in a longer process, but that sacrifice is worthwhile for true baking excellence. We work directly with local British farmers, who grow our grain, and the bakers who use our flour, to ensure we’re always learning and improving.
It’s this passion and pride from the field, through to the mill, and into bakers’ kitchens, that we believe makes a genuine difference in the final loaf. Every step is a labour of love.
We also champion sustainable and organic farming practices throughout our production chain. We’re still learning, but reducing waste through animal feed, using energy efficient technology and working to reduce our carbon footprint to net zero are just some of the steps we’re taking.
Farming methods that create healthy soils and resilient fields are a top priority for us. Putting more back into the environment than we're taking out.
We work to minimise disturbance to the soil and maximise crop diversity, integrating grazing livestock and encouraging deep root growth to deliver maximum nutrients to crops.
The Cotswold Grain Partnership
The Cotswold Grain Partnership is a partnership of local farming families and businesses. We are connected by a shared desire to collaborate directly and share new ideas, develop new growing opportunities, and promote sustainable food sources & farming.