Nelstrops Have Been Making the Finest Quality
Flours in Cheshire for Over 200 Years…

In 1820, aged 19 years old, William Nelstrop crossed the Pennines from the family’s farm in Ackworth, Yorkshire and founded Nelstrops flour millers in Stockport, Cheshire where the mill still stands today.

From delivering flour by horse and cart, receiving sacks of grain along the Stockport canal and milling under steam power, the Nelstrops mill has lived through local history. Its traditions live on, and is still proudly run today as an independent family business by the sixth generation of the Nelstrop family.

What Makes Our Flour Special?

Nelstrops flours have won the highest awards in the food and drink industry… After a long history of only making flours for craft bakers and chefs, Nelstrops are now making their flours available in retail sized bags for the homebaker.

Since their recent launch, Nelstrops flours have already won three 3 Star Golds and five 2 Star Golds in the Great Taste Awards, making them the highest awarded flours ever entered in the Great Taste Awards. Using only the finest wheats from Cheshire and from around the world, and a relentless focus on taste and quality, Nelstrops flour add something a little special to your home baking.

A Family Business with Family Values

As the one of the oldest family millers in Britain today, a combination of traditional milling techniques with state of the art milling technology, and traditional values with a progressive outlook, Nelstrops is a successful blend of the past, present and future of flour milling.

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Sixth Generation Millers

From Grain To Premium Flour

Nelstrops make a wide range of flours from wheat, spelt and rye with exacting standards on quality. It has long been recognised by the family that a commitment to quality has, and always will be, the key to company’s success.

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What Our Customers Say...

“I am a chef and this is hands down the best bread flour I have ever used”


“The strong white is the best flour for sourdough that I’ve ever used. Fantastic service and fast delivery”


“I made bread with the malt flake yesterday and my husband and son say it is the best bread I have ever made”

Mrs A

“I am completely hooked on making my own bread since buying your flour”

Mrs P

“Your flour which was gifted to me by a friend is amazing to work with and reduces the stress and the faff that it takes to make decent sourdough bread”

Mr L

“I’ve tried a few strong white flours recently and yours is by far the best!”


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