Terms & Conditions


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Terms of Sale


Shipton Mill Ltd will endeavour to process and despatch your order within 3-5 working days. Should a product not be available and if it is likely to be unavailable for longer than a week Shipton Mill Ltd will refund the value of that product and despatch the remainder of the order.

Shipton Mill Ltd use a third party courier to deliver items. The delivery times are typically from 7:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday. Should a Saturday delivery be required please contact Shipton Mill Ltd and place your order over the phone as Saturday deliveries carry a surcharge. There are no Sunday or Bank Holiday deliveries. Please contact us if your order is over 100kg as it will be subject to a transport surcharge.

Regrettably we cannot accept payment via American Express.

UK delivery ONLY

Shipton Mill’s Flour Direct service only delivers to addresses in the UK. Details of our delivery area and charging structure are set out below.

If you are not within the Flour Direct delivery area, but would like to order flour from Shipton Mill, please call 01666 505050 and we can discuss how we can get our flour out to you and agree the special charges that will apply.

UK Mainland

We deliver to the UK mainland. This includes England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Please note the following conditions that we must apply. Deliveries to places such as Scottish Highlands & Islands, Northern Ireland, Eire, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly and Isle of Wight will usually take two working days from despatch and will be subject to a surcharge.

Northern Ireland and Remote Areas

Sadly we, like many other UK companies, are subject to the charges applied by courier companies to deliver to postcodes deemed further afield by the courier. As a company however, we are very keen to support bakers throughout the UK and unlike some other companies we heavily subsidise this additional charge.


Naturally charges will depend on the size of an order; for the average Flour Direct order to remote postcodes we absorb £12 of the cost but regretfully we have to pass the remainder on to the customer. We are only a small company and on most of our orders to these postcodes our company actually makes a loss. Despite this, our philosophy is to continue to deliver the best possible flour and service to customers regardless.


Variable Charges:

For Northern Ireland, and Scottish Highlands and Islands

Standard delivery charges apply with a delivery surcharge of £6. Delivery will take two working days following despatch from the mill.

For Eire

Due to a temporary suspension of services by couriers, we are unable to despatch to the Republic of Ireland at present.

For Channel Islands and Isle of Man

Standard delivery charges apply with a delivery surcharge of £6. Delivery will take two working days following despatch from the mill.

Charging structure

Our standard delivery charge for order values up to £29.99 is £6.00. There is an additional fee for deliveries to certain areas (see above for details). This reflects increased delivery costs that we are charged by the delivery company some of which we regretably must pass on to our customers.

FREE delivery

With the exceptions of Northern Ireland and remote areas we offer free delivery on orders over £30 up to a maximum weight of 100kg.

Do I need to sign for my order?

All deliveries will be made via courier service and a signature is needed to ensure the safe arrival of your purchase. Once you receive notification from Parcelforce, you may request alternative date, delivery to a neighbour or local Post Office.

PLEASE NOTE: There is no free delivery to Northern Ireland and those areas designated more remote by the courier companies - see above for details.

Non-UK orders

Flour Direct does not deliver to addresses outside the United Kingdom. If you would like to arrange a delivery of flour to an address outside the UK, please contact the Shipton Mill office directly. As an exception, Flour Direct does deliver to the Republic of Ireland; except under circumstances mentioned above.

Orders placed in error

In the event that an order is placed to an address that we do not deliver to (see above for details), that order is invalid. Whether an order is invalid or not is entirely our decision. If your order is invalid, we will inform you by email sent to the customer email address and we will immediately refund the payment for that order.

Errors in addresses

Please ensure your address is accurate when you place an order. In the unfortunate scenario of your address being input incorrectly, your order may be delayed, or the courier may not be able to deliver at all. If the courier charge us to redirect to the correct depot we will regrettably have to pass those charges on to the customer.


Should any product arrive damaged or unsuitable for use then please contact us on enquiries@shipton-mill.com within 2 days of delivery for a complete refund. In some cases we will ask for the product to be returned and we will organise its collection at a time to suit. Do not dispose of any such product unless directed to do so by Customer Services or you may not be able to be refunded.


If you wish to change or cancel an order before despatch please contact us as soon as you can on 01666 505050 between 9:00am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Please have the following details to hand:

- Customer name

- Order number

- Date of the order

Where possible we will try and prevent your order from being despatched but as orders are normally processed immediately we may have already packaged your order and sent it to you.

If this is the case then we cannot always stop the goods from arriving as ordered. In such cases, once you receive the order, you will have to return it to us within 10 days of delivery. If you wish to cancel and return the order within 10 days of delivery, we will refund the cost of the item & the cost of delivery but not the cost of returning the goods to us. We will only do this provided you have contacted us and informed us of your intent to do so and the goods have not been opened or damaged. Live yeast cannot be returned unless on chilled transport.

Privacy Policy

Shipton Mill Ltd and its authorised data processors shall hold personal information about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. Shipton Mill Ltd may from time to time may wish to send you information about itself and/or its products. . If you do not wish to receive such information tick the opt-out box provided later in this site. Shipton Mill Ltd will not use or divulge your information to any third party or other reputable company.

To process purchases, we utilise industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of potentially sensitive information.

Contributors and contributed content

Your conduct

You must not use the website in any way that causes, or is likely to cause, the website or access to it to be interrupted, damaged or impaired in any way.

You understand that you, and not Shipton Mill Ltd, are responsible for all electronic communications and content sent from your computer to us and you must use the website for lawful purposes only.

You must not use the website for any of the following:

  • for fraudulent purposes, or in connection with a criminal offence or other unlawful activity
  • to send, use or reuse any material that is illegal, offensive, abusive, indecent, defamatory, obscene or menacing; or in breach of copyright, trademark, confidence, privacy or any other right; or is otherwise injurious to third parties; or objectionable; or which consists of or contains software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings or any "spam"
  • to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety

Reviews, comments, communications and other content

Users of this website may post recipes, reviews, comments and other content; send communications; and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, as long as the content is not illegal, obscene, abusive, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties, or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of any content. Shipton Mill Ltd reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit any content.

If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you

  • grant Shipton Mill Ltd and its affiliates a non-exclusive, royalty-free and fully sub-licensable rights to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, unpublsh, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media; and
  • Shipton Mill Ltd and its affiliates and sub-licensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose.

You agree that the rights you grant above are irrevocable during the entire period of protection of your intellectual property rights associated with such content and material. You agree to waive your right to be identified as the author of such content and your right to object to derogatory treatment of such content. You agree to perform all further acts necessary to perfect any of the above rights granted by you to Shipton Mill Ltd, including the execution of deeds and documents, at the request of Shipton Mill Ltd.

You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that, as at the date that the content or material is submitted to Shipton Mill Ltd: (i) the content and material is accurate; (ii) use of the content and material you supply does not breach any applicable Shipton Mill Ltd policies or guidelines and will not cause injury to any person or entity (including that the content or material is not defamatory). You agree to indemnify Shipton Mill Ltd and its affiliates for all claims brought by a third party against Shipton Mill Ltd or its affiliates arising out of or in connection with a breach of any of these warranties.

Defamation Claims

Because Shipton Mill Ltd may not be aware of the contents of each recipe, comment or review, or any other content that is displayed, Shipton Mill Ltd operates on a "notice and takedown" basis. If you believe that any content on the website contains a defamatory statement, please notify us immediately by contacting us at baker@shipton-mill.com or 01666 505050. Shipton Mill Ltd will make all reasonable endeavours to remove the defamatory content complained about within a reasonable time.

Copyright, authors' rights and database rights

All content included on the website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Shipton Mill Ltd, its affiliates or its content suppliers and is protected by copyright, authors' rights and database right laws. The compilation of all content on this website is the exclusive property of Shipton Mill Ltd and its affiliates and is protected by copyright and database right laws. All software used on this website is the property of Shipton Mill Ltd, our affiliates or our software suppliers and is protected by copyright and author' rights laws.

You may not systematically extract and/or re-utilise parts of the contents of the website without Shipton Mill Ltd's express written consent. In particular, you may not utilise any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools to extract (whether once or many times) for re-utilisation of any substantial parts of this website, without Shipton Mill Ltd's express written consent. You also may not create and/or publish your own database that features substantial (eg our prices and product listings) parts of this website without Shipton Mill Ltd's express written consent.

Intellectual Property Claims

Shipton Mill Ltd respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your intellectual property rights have been used in a way that gives rise to concerns of infringement, please contact us at baker@shipton-mill.com or 01666 505050.

Applicable Law

These terms are governed by and will be interpreted in accordance with English law.