Quy Mill Hotel & Spa
Church Road, Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridge, CB25 9AF
Deep in the English countryside amid the neat lawns and gardens of the Quy Mill Hotel is the two-AA-rosette-awarded Mill House Restaurant. The hotel is housed in a stunning historic building that dates back to the 17th century and was once a watermill. It embraces its heritage, proudly displaying the water wheel and using the original Miller’s House as the base for The Mill House Restaurant. Having recently undergone refurbishment, the interior exudes an air of modernity with a cosy country-inn feel. There are a variety of dining areas to choose from, including the patio overlooking the manicured lawns and the main dining area, which offers an intimate candlelit space in which to relax and indulge. The gastronomic offering is just as charming as the surroundings – glance at the carefully considered menu and it’s clear that the kitchen team is keen to show off local ingredients to the best of their advantage. Paired with the team’s enthusiasm, which is reflected in the service, it’s a winning combination. The menu changes with the seasons, focusing on freshly prepared traditional British fare. Delicious starters include sea trout confit with seared king scallop, pickled fennel and Thermidor sauce, and the delectable crispy coated runny duck egg served with smoked cheese, chive and baby potato. Popular main-course dishes include roast cannon of beef sirloin with fried wild mushrooms, brunoise of root vegetables, Parisienne potatoes and oxtail and cheek pie with beef jus. The baked loin of venison, and the Portobello mushroom Wellington are equally accomplished mains. To end on a sweet note, why not try the clotted cream panna cotta with mulled berries and a ginger snap biscuit? The brioche bread and butter pudding with apricot compote, Baileys liqueur cream custard and glazed apricot is another tempting option. Whatever you choose from the menu, you’ll find the perfect wine to accompany your meal from an extensive list of tipples from around the world. The Mill House Restaurant offers something truly special, whatever the occasion. You’re in for a treat whether you’re looking for a romantic evening, a corporate dinner or a family gathering. What’s more, there are sumptuous guest bedrooms available if the temptation to stay is too great. For somewhere truly special, try The Mill House Restaurant.