The Mill House
Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Whispers of the past surround you at The Mill House. Sitting proudly amid modern day hustle and bustle, this pub and restaurant is resplendent with historical features, including a water wheel that was used for grinding corn until 1895, reminding patrons of the building’s legacy.
There’s plenty of choice when deciding where to sit and eat. The great hall, where traders once bartered for goods manufactured by the mill, is full of striking latticed windows and wood panelling, while the old storage barn is a more intimate and cosy space. You’d be hard pressed to find a more picturesque setting than outside behind the River Whitewater (the mill’s old power source).
Our meal featured filling dishes inspired by the best recipes from around the globe. To start, the sharing charcuterie platter whet our appetites perfectly. My main course of cauliflower, chickpea and almond tagine transported me to the lively souks of Morocco, while my dining partner’s teriyaki sea bass salad accompanied by crispy wasabi rice balls and pickled ginger was an Oriental feast. The evening ended on a high note thanks to the hot waffle topped with caramelised banana and toffee sauce for me, and berry and apple crumble with custard for my companion.
We’ll undoubtedly be returning soon, next time to sample the Sunday roast that comprises a choice of lamb, beef or pork, and is accompanied by all of the expected delicious trimmings.