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The Mill Bar and Grill

3.2
3.2
111 Reviews
£25 and under
Contemporary British

Dinner & Cocktails at The Mill

Located in The Maltings along the River Gipping,

we offer a wide range of fine beverages, delicious food, a spacious outdoor terrace and evening weekend entertainment.

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  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary British, Gastro Pub, Contemporary French

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00
    Sun 12:00–18:00
    Dinner
    Tue–Sat 18:00–21:00

  • Phone number

    01449 674674

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Kaine Moseley

  • Area

    Stowmarket

  • Cross Street

    Just outside the train station

  • Parking Details

    We have a gravel car park situated at the front of the venue.

  • Public Transit

    We are located 1 minute walk from the main train station in Stowmarket. 3 minute walk from the town centre.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

To Get You Started

  • Homemade Crispy Salt & Pepper Squid£6.00

    • Dingley Dell Pork Belly£6.00

      Served with cauliflower puree and a golden black pudding croquette

      • Sautéed Wild Garlic Mushrooms in a Fromage Sauce£5.50

        Served on grilled bread

        • Drunken Mussels£6.50

          Cooked in sauvignon blanc sauce with cream and local herbs

          • Oven Baked Camembert£7.00

            With onion infused chutney and grilled herb parsley toast

            • Terrine of Chicken Liver£6.00

              With lightly toasted bread

              To Keep You Going

              • 28-Day Aged 8oz Sirloin£18.50

                With triple cooked chips, cherry vine tomatoes, locally sourced mushroom and beer battered onion rings

                • Mill's Signature Burger in a Brioche Bun£11.00

                  Your choice of steak or chicken burger served with fries and homemade burger sauce

                  • Southern Fried Halloumi Burger in a Brioche Bun£11.00

                    Served with fries and lime crème fraiche

                    • Homemade Beef Lasagne£11.50

                      With toasted garlic bread and house salad

                      • Pan-fried Atlantic Cod Fillet£14.50

                        With three-bean cassoulet and Spanish cured sausage

                        • Roasted Pork Belly£15.00

                          With Aspall's infused apple spheres, blood sausage, baby onions and bacon infused mash

                          • French Trimmed Lamb£18.00

                            With charred shallots, pea puree, seasonal greens and sautéed new potatoes

                            • Chicken Supreme£12.00

                              With prosciutto di parma, fondant potato, roasting juices and heritage carrots

                              • Pan Fried Salmon£15.00

                                With pea and lemon velouté, crushed potato and seasonal micro herbs

                                • Courgette and Lemon Risotto£11.50

                                  With a hint of basil

                                  To Finish

                                  • Construction of Rhubard and Custard£6.00

                                    • Chocolate and Cherry Textures£6.00

                                      • Suffolk Farmhouse Cheeseboard£7.50

                                        • Selection of Award-Winning Ice Creams and Sorbets£5.00

                                          • Chef's Signature Honey Cranachan£6.50

                                            Infused with Scotch whisky

                                            Extras

                                            • Garlic Ciabatta£3.50

                                              • Streaky Bacon£1.50

                                                • Fried Egg£1.00

                                                  • Extra Cheese£1.00

                                                    • Warm Toasted Bread£3.50

                                                      With extra virgin olive oil and balsamic oils

                                                      • House Coleslaw£2.50

                                                        • House Salad£2.50

                                                          • Buttered New Potatoes£2.50

                                                            • Medley of Vegetables£2.50

                                                              • Triple Cooked Chips£3.50

                                                                • Skinny Fries£3.00

                                                                  • Sweet Potato Fries£3.50

                                                                    Sauces

                                                                    • Peppercorn£2.50

                                                                      • Blue Cheese£2.50

                                                                        • Garlic Butter£2.00

                                                                          • Brandy and Mushroom£2.50

                                                                            For menu edits, please contact SinglePlatform at 00 1 866 237-4564.

                                                                            What 111 people are saying

                                                                            Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                            3.2
                                                                            3.2 based on recent ratings
                                                                            • 3.5Food
                                                                            • 3.2Service
                                                                            • 3.3Ambience
                                                                            • 3.4Value

                                                                            NoiseEnergetic

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                                                                            1. c

                                                                              carolinew

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 28 October 2021

                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                              Had a lovely meal staff very polite only let down by 1 minor thing was given a free drink for forgetting something and when we got the bill we had been charged for it.

                                                                            2. SM

                                                                              SharonM

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 24 April 2021

                                                                              overall2food2service1ambience1

                                                                              I made a booking with the restaurant based on the menu but when we arrived we got a completely different menu due to Covid and being outside am guessing...but this should have been stated on the website! The bench sitting was not expected as well as i had not been to the restaurant before, was not comfortable at all. I also rang in advance to find out if there were outside heaters as i was bringing kids, was told there are gazebos and heaters only to find no gazebo's with limited heaters spaced out randomly between tables. The food was served in take away boxes and wooden cutlery, so this was uncomfortable to eat. Food and drinks took long to be served and we waited ages for the bill. To conclude, we will not be going back.

                                                                            3. S

                                                                              Sann

                                                                              London

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 24 April 2021

                                                                              overall1food2service1ambience1

                                                                              I made a booking with the restaurant based on the menu but when we arrived we got a completely different menu due to Covid and being outside am guessing...but this should have been stated on the website! The bench sitting was not expected as well as i had not been to the restaurant before, was not comfortable at all. I also rang in advance to find out if there were outside heaters as i was bringing kids, was told there are gazebos and heaters only to find no gazebo's with limited heaters spaced out randomly between tables. The food was served in take away boxes and wooden cutlery, so this was uncomfortable to eat. Food and drinks took long to be served and we waited ages for the bill. To conclude, we will not be going back.

                                                                            4. BL

                                                                              BernadetteL

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 23 April 2021

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Very polite, great service and even better food:-)

                                                                            5. KG

                                                                              KatieG

                                                                              London

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 18 April 2021

                                                                              overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                              Nice atmosphere, food was small portions, had to order more sides, I had the 7’ pizza which was tiny and was a thin base so I would say it was a child’s size when ordering. Drinks were a fair price. Service was ok

                                                                            6. AF

                                                                              AndF

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 17 April 2021

                                                                              overall2food3service2ambience2

                                                                              The COVID measure were not great, had people moving from table to table, groups of people jumping from table to table to talk. Drinks and food going to the wrong table then forgotten about. Long wait, alot of staff but noone making sure people stay to the tables there assigned. I get it's outside and u can mix but not to the extent of jumping table to table over again.

                                                                            7. JE

                                                                              JEMM

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 17 April 2021

                                                                              overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                              Booked 2 tables and both orders went in a few minutes apart,our table service took a while but our friends table the food took nearly 90 mins to be served after prompting staff twice. I am afraid it spoilt our evening as was waiting far too long.

                                                                            8. AH

                                                                              AndrewH

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 17 April 2021

                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Lovely to be back and enjoying a drink and food with friends , the mill bar made are experience an enjoyable one and will be returning

                                                                            9. M

                                                                              Manicmummyof2

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 12 April 2021

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                              It was lovely to be back out and in the local again. Food was quick and was from Portmans rather than the main menu which is a shame, but we did know this when we booked. Food was quick, hot and lovely and the drinks were also quick to the table. We were seated and all ordering is done table side so no moving around. Nice and chilled but chilly - please invest in some patio heaters or blankets! Bring a big coat and a hat as all seating it outside in the carpark under cover.

                                                                            10. NM

                                                                              NatashaM

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 6 December 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Fabulous food and great customer service. This was our first time at The mill. We will be back for sure.

                                                                            11. RW

                                                                              RichardW

                                                                              Bath

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 6 December 2020

                                                                              overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                              Sunday lunch. Starters were good. No lamb main so three of us had beef. Was quite tough and a bit disappointing. Staff very good and offered free desserts but had already paid and after two courses didn't really want more. Shame as we'd been before and food was great. Temporary chef apparently.

                                                                            12. M

                                                                              Michelle

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              1.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 4 November 2020

                                                                              overall1food1service2ambience2

                                                                              Nobody came over to seat us when we walked in which wasn't great as we'd not been in since Corona and werent sure what to do. We were eventually given a choice of where to seat, we ordered our drink and food, drink was extortionate priced. The food took a long time to come, we were ordering our second drinks by this time. They forgot to give us our side which we also forgot we'd ordered until later on, this was then removed from the bill when we said about it. My halloumi burger came burnt on one side so it tasted bad and my boyfriends burger was extremely pink on the inside which wasn't asked for. Poor selection of foods to choose from, not helped by corona, its a shame the website doesn't match the actual menu as we looked forward to some of the things on the online menu but as this wasn't updated we couldn't order what we wanted. Overall very expensive for what you get. Sad as reviews are good.

                                                                            13. AD

                                                                              AshD

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 30 October 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              I really enjoyed the Lamb complements to the new Chef, great value for the whole meal.

                                                                            14. JW

                                                                              JanW

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 6 October 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                                              First time visit. Covid secure. Happy with protocols in place. Food exceeded expectations so will happily visit again. It was a Tuesday lunchtime so very quiet so hard to rate ambiance. We were looked after very well.

                                                                            15. J

                                                                              Juke18

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 4 October 2020

                                                                              overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                              We asked to be moved because at first we were not seated within the 2m covid guide lines,we were prepared to wait for another table to be cleaned. We had booked a table but still had to wait over 35 minutes before our meal was ready, service was slow but the food was good.

                                                                            16. CM

                                                                              ChristineM

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 4 October 2020

                                                                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                              Our second visit to this venue for Sunday lunch. Although there had been a change of chef, the lunch was still very good. For me the amount served was more than adequate and I feel very good value for money. My friend’s Beef was a little rare for his liking but it was changed for the Sunday roast pork with no quibble. Would definitely recommend this venue if you want a Sunday off cooking.

                                                                            17. A

                                                                              Alxz

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 3 October 2020

                                                                              overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                              Great tasting food. Service was a tad slow but understandable as they were short staff and it was a busy Saturday night. Drinks were pricier than expected and it would have be great if they showed the prices on a drinks menu - as it'stable service only.

                                                                            18. SH

                                                                              SusanH

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 2 October 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Food excellent, service excellent, very nice ambiance.

                                                                            19. DO

                                                                              DawnO

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 29 September 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              All round brilliant meal. Service excellent, food wonderful.

                                                                            20. A

                                                                              Adam

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 28 September 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              It was a very quiet evening but staff were great and very apologetic about how quiet it was. Food was excellent and well presented. Would come again.

                                                                            21. LB

                                                                              LucyB

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 22 September 2020

                                                                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                              Booked because they were still offering the 50% discount in September. Really good value for money. Lovely food and generous portions. Staff were attentive.

                                                                            22. LR

                                                                              LisaR

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 15 September 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Food, hygiene was great and service was outstanding. Can't recommend enough they were very accommodating.

                                                                            23. MM

                                                                              MookhoM

                                                                              London

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 12 September 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great place to eat and drink with family or friends, we thoroughly enjoyed our lunch

                                                                            24. l

                                                                              lumpy

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 11 September 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Lovely evening. Weren't rushed to sit at our table so we could enjoy a drink first. Service was absolutely excellent, could not fault the lady allocated to our table. Food lovely as always. Good social distancing measures in place too.

                                                                            25. R

                                                                              Rmoore

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 10 September 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Good food and good service. Low back ground music so can here your self think.

                                                                            26. JR

                                                                              JoanneR

                                                                              Yorkshire

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 9 September 2020

                                                                              overall3food5service1ambience2

                                                                              Service was shocking, was shown to a table then waited at least 30 minutes for our drinks order to be taken then waited a further 10 minutes for food order to be taken, could have understood if the place was busy but it wasnt

                                                                            27. SC

                                                                              StewartC

                                                                              Hertfordshire

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              2 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 31 August 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Friendly service at a reasonable price highly recommended.

                                                                            28. f

                                                                              familymeals

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 25 August 2020

                                                                              overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                              We have eaten here once before and that was a much better experience in the restaurant downstairs with lovely decor and good service. We booked ahead but were seated upstairs which was really lacking in atmosphere and had tired decor. We were in a dark unused corner and had to ask for the lights to be turned. Service was slow and we had to ask to place our order as we seemed to have been forgotten. The food was nice but it was a real shame to have been put upstairs.

                                                                            29. B

                                                                              Beastie

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 25 August 2020

                                                                              overall3food5service2ambience4

                                                                              Food was lovely. Staff were very slow. Waitress didn't know the difference between onion rings and calamari. Not very covid friendly. No masks warn by staff and they were re using paper menus.

                                                                            30. E

                                                                              Earlyeveningdinner

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 24 August 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Went for dinner on a Monday evening. Food was lovely & staff were very polite & helpful.

                                                                            31. TW

                                                                              TrudyW

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 20 August 2020

                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                              Amazing steak! Great service and a great social distancing outside area!

                                                                            32. J

                                                                              Jasmine

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 19 August 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great meal and lovely polite staff, would come again and recommend to others!

                                                                            33. M

                                                                              Micheal

                                                                              Essex

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              4 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 18 August 2020

                                                                              overall3food4service4ambience2

                                                                              Unfortunately we had to wait an long time for our meal. Although the staff were apologetic, even the chef came to our table.

                                                                            34. KR

                                                                              KathrynR

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 18 August 2020

                                                                              overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                              It was a long while for food to be cooked and served, but very good meal and with the government 1/2 price was excellent value...I think this initiative has meant quiet times are now really busy and staffing not recruited for this initiative. Worth the wait and these comments are a sign of these strange times.

                                                                            35. A

                                                                              Anonymous22

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              2.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 18 August 2020

                                                                              overall2food2service2ambience1

                                                                              I was really looking forward to eating out at the mill bar, as it was my first time there! But unfortunately it wasn’t the best experience! We arrived 10 minutes early for our table, but was seated straight away, fantastic! We ordered our drinks and then we had to ask to order our meal, to be told that we would have to wait 20 minutes till we could order as there were 9 tickets already in the kitchen and only one chef! One chef on a Tuesday evening with the eat out scheme is terrible! We waited 1 hour and 20 minutes for our food from the time we ordered and even then we had to ask how much longer it was going to be. We eventually got our food which was luke warm! Are table was situated by the doors where the food came out so I was fully aware of how long our food had been sat there, our food came out in drips and drabs, we had to ask for our sauces we had also ordered. We also witnessed one waitress clearing a table and then another seating people on that cleared table before it had been wiped! With the current global situation you certainly don’t expect to see that. I certainly won’t be rushing back there! they need more staff that’s for sure.

                                                                            36. SD

                                                                              SarahD

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 18 August 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Amazing food! Highly recommended. Will definitely visit again!

                                                                            37. JV

                                                                              JoVee

                                                                              Norfolk

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 18 August 2020

                                                                              overall3food4service2ambience4

                                                                              Food was nice but it took over an hour just to get our starters. Manager was very apologetic.

                                                                            38. M

                                                                              Mira

                                                                              London

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              5.0

                                                                              3 reviews

                                                                              Dined on 14 August 2020

                                                                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                              Great food - absolutely loved it. Service and atmosphere were nice as well. I only got problem with noodle dish - it was not clear that the dish is sweet and it did not occur to me to ask (I am quite sugar intolerant). I bet this dish is nice, but I cannot tolerate sweetness of fruits even. Camembert as a starter was divine, and I loved dish cakes I ordered later on! My boyfriend said the steak he got was exceptionally good.

                                                                            39. L

                                                                              Luna

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              3.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 12 August 2020

                                                                              overall3food5service3ambience3

                                                                              Service was quite slow, although I would imagine that was due to the lack of staffing (from the pandemic). However the food more than made up for it and the waitress who served us couldn't have been more pleasant. Would visit again.

                                                                            40. ST

                                                                              ShaneT

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              4.0

                                                                              1 review

                                                                              Dined on 12 August 2020

                                                                              overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                              It was a lovely evening, good pint and food. Service was very good. Only this I would say is have table cloths as the table's were like old pub tables and did not match the quality and price of food.

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                                                                            • Cross Street

                                                                              Just outside the train station

                                                                            • Area

                                                                              Stowmarket

                                                                            • Hours of Operation

                                                                              Lunch
                                                                              Tue–Sat 12:00–15:00
                                                                              Sun 12:00–18:00
                                                                              Dinner
                                                                              Tue–Sat 18:00–21:00

                                                                            • Cuisines

                                                                              Contemporary British, Gastro Pub, Contemporary French

                                                                            • Dining style

                                                                              Elegant Dining

                                                                            • Dress Code

                                                                              Smart Casual

                                                                            • Parking Details

                                                                              We have a gravel car park situated at the front of the venue.

                                                                            • Public Transit

                                                                              We are located 1 minute walk from the main train station in Stowmarket. 3 minute walk from the town centre.

                                                                            • Payment Options

                                                                              MasterCard, Visa

                                                                            • Executive Chef

                                                                              Kaine Moseley

                                                                            • Additional

                                                                              Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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