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The Mill House Bar & Restaurant

) #4 of 10 Restaurants in Birtley $$ - $$$ , British,
Blackfell, Birtley DH3 1RE, England
+44 191 415 1313
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good22%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Blackfell, Birtley DH3 1RE, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went today with friends, 6 of us in total. Seated promptly and order taken. Food was served all at the same time with veg, gravy and condiments. Absolutely beautiful food with amazing service. We eat out often and have found it difficult lately to find...More

Thank bethan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't know why we bothered but when there is a function on at The Mill, you can't get parked, service is terrible and the noise is unbearable!

Thank Alysa M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I popped in for lunch today, have passed this place many times, we had a 2 course lunch, very fast service, friendly staff PERFECT

Thank Les S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like many locals we thought we'd give the Mill House another go after previously disappointing experiences. We'd missed the 6.30 deadline for the 2 course early evening menu but we're quite impressed with the al a carte menu choices. Waiting staff were efficient and friendly...More

Thank caz821
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had Sunday lunch with my husband and all I can say is terrible service, sticky tables, dirty cutlery and well over priced food for what it is. Very poor veg and who would want mushy peas with Sunday lunch. My husband ordered apple pie with...More

Thank Becky K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely two course lunch with wine for 9.99 very good service food freshly made Lovely quaint Pub/ Restaraunt Great venue for parties as had fabulous outdoor area Great variety of food on menus

Thank Jacqueline B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We haven't been to the Mill house for a while mostly because of the terrible service but we decided to give it another go. The service was really very good . What a difference to our last visit. The food as usual was really good....More

Thank lulu180453
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Staff stood around talking and took about 15 minutes to make a single cocktail. After waiting half an hour to be served, Tom at the bar put it down in front of us, but on his side of the bar with no explanation. When my...More

1  Thank Carls1994
Reviewed 13 June 2017

The restaurant is in a lovely location and is nicely presented inside and out. We were greeted nicely by staff and seated overlooking the nearby lake. Unless you go for the lunch special the menu is about £3/£4 more expensive than chain restaurants. Hard to...More

Thank SnowballNewcastle
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Went for lunch , the place had a terrible smell and should have left there and then . The mussels we ordered stunk so bad a table asked to be moved because of the smell. Fresh mussels should not smell. The burger I ordered was...More

Thank Munchee28
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17 November 2016|
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Response from Karen A | Reviewed this property |
Food is great but last few times the service was poor. Think they need more staff.
Sam C
29 September 2016|
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Response from Joan G | Reviewed this property |
I don't know the price of hire but here is the telephone number 0191 4151313
19 September 2016|
Response from Mark S | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blackfell, Birtley DH3 1RE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Durham  >  Birtley
  • Phone Number: +44 191 415 1313
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The Mill House Never Sleeps....We offer a varied menu with lunch specials,steak specials & a paella evening. Bar tapas also available.
Call in, relax and enjoy a glass of wine from our extensive wine menu.......
It's an excuse to call in and see exactly what we do, how we do it and when!
Look forward to seeing you.
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