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The Mill House Bar & Restaurant

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Blackfell, Birtley DH3 1RE, England
+44 191 415 1313
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You cannot fault the size and quality of the Sunday dinner at the Mill House. Between us we had three types of meat, and all were perfect. Nothing left on any plate. I personally recommend the pork, as the huge piece of crackling was done to a turn. Oh, and the Yorkshire puddings are big enough to fall off! They... More 

Thank C3722MBmarkb
Durham, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went on Saturday for a girlie catch up.. Orders were taken but two of the mains came out well before the shared starter.. Then after a good few minutes their two sides of chips came out with the other two remaining main dishes.. We ended the night with v&ts and g&ts.. The tonics were not from a bottle but a... More 

Thank Guapa46
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Turned up at 2.45pm expecting to be told service had ended. Welcomed with open arms, and taken straight to table. Staff were pleasant and attentive. The restaurant was really well furnished with old style chairs and tables, all mismatched, delightful. We all opted for the two course lunch menu at under £10 per head. The food was served quickly, presented... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Been a while since we've been to the mill house but wont be returning in the near future. The table was dirty as were the plates, the staff were pleasant but the service slow, and the dinner was bland.

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Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked afternoon tea for my partner and her friend. When she returned she told me that she had a wonderful afternoon and can't wait until the next one. My partner has been to afternoon teas in and around the Newcastle area, and puts the Mill House up there as one of the best she's been to. Well done Mill... More 

Thank briancree
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time here today for lunch. Poor service, ignored when entered, asked for ameretti beer, none, asked for Peroni, none, had to settle for pint of Kronenburg for £4.40. Food was average at best and minimal, paid £12 for lasagne the size of a deck of cards. Counted 9 chips that i was served. Had to send lemonade back as... More 

Thank Lisa B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined early with friends thinking on a Saturday night this would be the best option. The entire meal felt extremely hard work. Half of the drinks didn't turn up until after we'd eaten our starters, we had to ask for water to tide us over! We were informed there was a wedding on and a long list of drinks... More 

1 Thank ditsydorah
Gateshead, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After arriving for a pre booked meal we were eventually served....the meal was drier than Ghandis flip flop with a thimble full of gravy. On receiving our food we were asked if we required condiments...which never materialised....we'd finished our desiccated offerings still minus the condiments and gravy to pass our concerns to the waitress....who really couldn't care less...as opposed to... More 

1 Thank Shooby2013
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just happened upon this place (not far from the Angel of the North) at lunchtime - what a diamond. The express lunch menu of 2 courses plus a glass of wine for £9:95 was great value for money and delish! (Main menu looked pricey but if the lunch was anything to go by may be worth a punt). Staff... More 

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1,004 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a Saturday lunchtime with friends and we all ordered from the lunchtime special menu (2 courses and a glass of wine for £10). Whilst the lunchtime specials menu isn't extensive, it's certainly really good value for money and both the food and wine was very tasty (most of us had creamy mushrooms to start with, followed by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?