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Bar, British, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to come to The Old Mill when it was called The Old Mill Burned Down, which was a unique and fabulous name for what was then a unique and fabulous old pub. The name, now, is rather less U&F. So, as I discovered...on Sunday, is the pub. The three stars I've awarded are slightly misleading in that some aspects of our meal at The Old Mill were certainly 5 star, whilst others were more 1 star. On the positive side, my sea bass with garlic vegetables was superb and the roast chicken was very good too. Veg and gigantic Yorkshires on all roasts were excellent too. Great coffee to finish with. Service was polite and friendly. The pub interior is attractive and the price was reasonable. On the negative side, we had chosen this pub based on its menu as shown on its web page. This consisted of an impressive range of choices from hot meals to sandwiches, salads etc. However, upon arrival at the pub we were handed menus with fewer than 10 choices of main meal and no lighter options at all. It even turned out that one of the main courses on that scant menu was off. This is not acceptable and amounts to misleading advertising. On the basis of that menu, we rejected other local venues that may well have offered us a better choice. Incidentally, the response 'It was Sunday and we only do roasts on Sunday' won't do. Nowhere on the website is that mentioned. The other main negative issue was that those of our party who had beef or lamb found the meat almost inedibly tough and stringy. Indeed my father left most of his. I notice that this is something that's been mentioned in other reviews. it is a little inconvenient that the pub does not have a car park. In such a small village, parking on the street is not ideal for either customers or, I imagine, residents. There is space to the side of the pub and to the back but they've chosen to devote it entirely to garden. Even a few spaces of dedicated parking would ease the situation in the village. Potentially a great pub but improvement is required in some respects.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious sandwich lunch on gorgeous bread, beautifully served. Even the coleslaw ( which I don't usually like) was very nice. Friendly and welcoming proprietor. We ate in the garden which was manicured to perfection.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited for a Sunday lunch with a couple of friends in mid July in the heatwave. The inside of the pub/restaurant is tastefully decorated. The service was attentive. The food was exceptional. You could tell that the meat was sourced from a local supplier....We decided to sit inside as it was in the middle of the heatwave and the restaurant was a comfortable temperature. The rear garden is well maintained. I recommend anyone who reads this review to give this place a try.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 9 August 2021

Beef was really tough. Cauliflower cheese, just cauliflower with cheese on top. Staff asked how the food was before we had even taken a bite. Staff did not know what wines they had.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 8 August 2021 via mobile

The menu is good, although none of the starters appealed to us, so we had the cheesy garlic bread instead. We had a mixture of meals, chicken, burger, fish and chips and all were lovely, hot tasty and well presented. We took our dog Bob...and typically it rained so we had a private dining room which was really nice too. Bob enjoyed sitting near to the table. We had cheese as deserts and all wanted port but unfortunately there wasn’t any - that’s a shame as it’s advertised as an add-on with the cheese. Service was good and will go back another day.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 24 June 2021 via mobile

Started outside in an immaculate garden with a drink. Order for food was taken here and we moved indoors when starters were ready. Salmon cheesecake ,pate and chicken wings were all presented well and were very tasty. Mains of home made goulash, fish and chips,...and sea bass were served on hot plates and we all enjoyed them. Service was very good, attentive but not intrusive. This venue is a little gem. It’s clean, well spaced and well stocked. The menu is varied and the food is well cooked using fresh ingredients. I would thoroughly recommend this and we shall,definitely return.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

Warm, friendly welcome from staff and the real ale was well kept aind very good. We ordered two main meals, I had the pork belly. The pork was cooked to perfection and a good size however the accompanying vegetables were very meagre. A slice of...potatoe and what amounted to a couple of teaspoons of veg puree with a bit of watercress. This was soon eaten and then I worked my way through the pork on it's own. Such a shame and for £16.95, I would have thought a little more in the way of vegetables was reasonsble. My husband enjoyed his chicken and the ratio of meat to veg was more balanced. I did inform the waiter when he brought the bill and asked how the meal was. It is a shame because if not for this I would have been giving 5 stars.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 12 June 2021

This afternoon we ended up at this delightful pub and sat in theIt beautiful pub garden. The service was great making us feel very welcome. Food was excellent and we will definitely coming back!

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 9 June 2021 via mobile

Very welcoming pub which we frequented on a nice warm evening, we cycled from our local town, and was greeted by the owner who took our drinks and left us in the peace of the beautiful garden. We decided on having a bite to eat...whilst putting off the cycle ride home. The food was full of flavour, rich and well seasoned and very much enjoyed. The pub is well out of the way from passing trade so if you are looking for a destination pub, I would very strongly recommend. The coffee isn’t half bad either. Now for the cycle home…More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 6 June 2021

We have just had the best roast dinners ever at the Old Mill. The family are very friendly and welcoming and we could not fault the service or the food (puddings were great too) The garden has been revamped and all in all it was...a very pleasant meal out. We will be returning soon.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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We can provide a variety of the menu as gluten free options if you let us know in advance what you would like. Mains prices range from approx £10-£16 or we serve smaller portions at between £6-£7. The menus can be found on... More
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The Old Mill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4