The Mill House

4.4
550 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub

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Sunday Lunch
We look forward to welcoming you at The Mill House, it is a beautiful ‘country feel’ pub and dining room situated on the border of Springwell Village, Blackfell and Birtley. Google maps have our Location as Birtley, Blackfell DH3 1RE. We are more than just a venue, we are a destination worth travelling to serving classic comforting food made with love.

You can reserve a table in advance, or walk in at the drop of a hat. We have plenty of space for passing diners.

Large Party Bookings of 7 or more require a debit card to secure, bookings can be altered or canceled up to 48 hours. Any cancellations for large parties with in 48 hours may incur a charge, for full T's & C's Visit our website.
What 550 People Are Saying
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SamR
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food with fantastic staff. Not my first visit and will certainly not be the last

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ClaireC
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place very busy night before lockdown but service food etc still first class.. Great system in place with staff each having their own role.
Love the slightly older lady (just a bit older than the girls and boys who work there 😉) she makes the place.. Her energy and personality are just what you want when you go for a meal.. Friendly but not over the top, helpful cheery etc just great.. See you back there in December 🙂👍🙏

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Gillian
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, as always. Lovely atmosphere and great value for money.

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AngelaC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about it. The food is always high quality and perfect. The staff are all young and extremely experienced, helpful, polite and professional. They accommodated my special needs by providing me with a soft seat near the disabled toilets. Also very dog friendly place 😃

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JackieC
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service would definitely return when lockdown lifts

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DarrenS
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

We went as a family and have eaten there before and enjoyed it. However on Tuesday we were presented with an extensive list of what was not available on the menu, this included fries and red wine! This was disappointing, then the service was incredibly slow. We were sat in the conservatory which was chilly and members of my party needed to wear their coats. Very disappointed with this visit.

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Ollie
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Always enjoy meals here. Lovely food, friendly staff( but not in your face). Price is good.
Wasn't sure about social distancing tho . Felt very close to the next tablr

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ClaireH45
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Just a teatime snack for the kids and a quiet drink for the adults pre lkdn #2

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GillianD
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Simply excellent can’t really say more than that 👍

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently superb food and service. The fillet steak is my go-to dish, and once again it was cooked to perfection..5 stars.

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GemmaW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service. Sunday dinner very nice but not outstanding. Average nut roast. Ran out of cauliflower cheese unfortunately which we were looking forward to.

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dustyanswer
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff did an amazing job, despite difficult circumstances.

Food was absolutely amazing, and we will definitely be back when it's safe to do so.

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MaggieO
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our mam in law for a treat and enjoyed a very tasty Sunday lunch. The Beef and Pork lovely and tender, great Yorkies and the vegetables cooked
To perfection, topped off with a tasty gravy.
The fish and chips were also enjoyed by my hubby .
We were tempted with the desserts and not disappointed, Banofee cheesecake and the Mango Sundae excellent. The staff lovely and friendly and the seating comfortable.
Excellent thanks again we would love to return with our dogs next time 😀😀😀

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IanH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, dog friendly, good value. See you the other side of lockdown

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EddieC
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch. Warm fire and pleasant surroundings.

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RosannaH
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing venue! Already booked to go back again.

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Katyb
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely staff and atmosphere.
Food was the best Sunday roast I’ve had. Will definitely be back

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Craig
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a couple of times now really enjoy the sunday dinner. Would highly recommend. The welcome on arrival was very warm and friendly.

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Malcolm
County Durham
4 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Sunday Lunch as per usual, staff polite and welcoming, looking forward to returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Nice food and nice restaurant. Happy with the service form the waiter and waitress.

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LouiseB
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What amazing food and staff were so very nice ! Would strongly recommend this place.

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DavidB
Newcastle
7 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Sadly we never ate her in the end as neither the bar person nor the server had masks or visors on and when challenged they said they were exempt. They were scuttling around rushed off their feet it seemed and the tables were note very far apart. All in all we didn't want to risk catching covid 19 so advised we were leaving.

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely good service and food

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MargaretG
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food, helpful polite staff. Overall experience, very good.

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annaw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, staff friendly and welcoming. Plenty space between tables.

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Betty
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Could not fault the food or the ambience of the setting, very relaxed ., however we did find the service a little slow and had to seek staff out at times to ask for more drinks and sweets. we also had at least two if not three members of staff walk past our table without removing the finished meal plates?

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JohnM
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant atmosphere and good value for money have been a couple of times so far well impressed

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JuliaM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday roast. Meat melted in mouth and homemade Yorkshire puddings.

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TonyB
Selkirkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Had a lovely meal the weekend before, but unfortunately this weekend it fell short. All the veggies with the sunday roast incl a side of cauliflower cheese tasted sweet.
Ordered two double vodkas & lemonade, busy chatting when they were delivered, didn't realise they were virtually two half pints, drowning the vodka. Told the server when paying who said"you should have said we would have changed it" there was a full one left, but no offer to knock it off the bill. Shame really thought we had found a nice place.

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Jmcm
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another booking for Sunday Lunch and again the food was first class. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and very attentive. Covid measures were in place and managed very well with dedicated entry exit routes. Thank you.

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MartynP
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good meal again, thanks to all @ The Mill House.

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DouglasG
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good evening supported by good food and friendly service

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ChristineH
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food amazing, only flaw waited a while for our first drinks but would still go again, thankyou

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I find it so easy to book a table through the app now. Hadn’t been to the Mill House for a while but have been about 3 times in the last month. The food is as good as it ever was and really enjoy it, even with the COVID procedures in place. The staff are really friendly and helpful. We all really look forward to going now

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wendyw
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely meal and great service and lovely to see a pub busy in these strange times.

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Cated
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we have been since reopening and was very impressed. Decor lovely and clean,
noticed tables were cleared and cleaned as soon as they were vacated.

Lots of space to allow social distancing.

We shared the baked Camembert for a starter, followed by pate, both were delicious. Main course was fish and chips, batter lovely and crispy, fish tasty and beautiful home made chips.
Great service and lovely friendly staff.

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NYC18
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service in here was exceptional, staff couldn’t do enough for you. Will definitely be back just for that alone.

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ClaireH45
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There’s a nice menu on offer, the food was tasty and portions are generous. The service is good, the staff are friendly.

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KevM
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday lunch was amazing, veg and meat all cooked to perfection, I will definitely be returning.

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GeraldineM
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday lunch was so tasty. Veg was cooked to perfection and the beef brisket was incredibly tender and tasty. Desert was divine - best sticky toffee pudding I’ve had.

FAQs

The Mill House is rated 4.4 stars by 550 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.