The Mill House

4.3
1152 reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
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.

Please book ahead before arriving at The Mill House.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
What 1152 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.3
ambience
4.0
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Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Kaz980
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked online and got a table for within the hour.
Staff were lovely and friendly and we had the Sunday roast, lamb for him and beef for me and it was delicious. Well presented and plenty veg and extra gravy to go with it. Oh and the sticky toffee pudding was gorgeous. Will definately return.

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ValerieL
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pub lovely, staff nice and friendly, wine lovely and chilled, roast dinner excellent (but chicken was sold out), puddings scrumptious

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Gorgeous Sunday lunch nicest place for Sunday lunch we’ve found in a while can’t think of anywhere that beats it (only thing stopping 5 stars is we had to wait so long for the mint sauce and gravy boat that our lunch was almost eaten (tried to order the gravy boat with the meals but was asked to ask for it when the meals came out) like many places I just wish they’d ask you and bring condiments out beforehand, saves time and makes a whole difference to your meal) five stars next time if they make this little change 😉😊

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sunday lunch was excellent, really good food and lots of it. The servers were friendly and efficient. The pub itself was lovely. There was some confusion over the menu as the veg and mash had to be ordered as extras but then some veg arrived with the meal? The server pointed out that it did say with seasonal veg but also said everyone thinks they have to pay for extra. It was relatively expensive compared to other nice places but it was a very good lunch.

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HannahP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday lunch as always .... music been played which was nice and serviced was 10/10

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LynneT
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday lunch and table service. Was served really quickly without waiting for long

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Kairen21
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy but plenty of room and not a long wait for food. Food was excellent, tasty, plentiful and hot. Lovely helpful staff also

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Lauren
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food! Great service and really great atmosphere

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NickR
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sunday lunch was lovely pricey compared with others in the area

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Sherrator
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Staff and food were lovely they were very busy when we visited so service was on the slow side and the got our table mixed up with another which meant half of our party had to wait longer than everyone else ended up spending more on drinks. 🤣 but over all a nice night nice food.

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Fotorat
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food. Large portions on the mains. We will return.

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Icecap
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are always very welcoming, really lovely location and great food!

CJ
CherylJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food on the expensive side but good quality. Drinks are extortionate! Can get just as good a meal for much less elsewhere

LJ
LyndaJ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Staff were great, friendly, knowledgeable of the menu and seemed to work well as a team.
Limited menu and what we ordered seemed good quality.

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Sophie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and fast, great service all around.

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ElizabethT
Newcastle
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful pub with fantastic service. Would definitely recommend

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Titairene
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was super sleek, meet and greet girls are excellent. unfortunately, they had run out of my favourite fish pie and the alternate chicken was just OK..

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ClaireW
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal plenty choice friendly staff will return definitely recommend

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Rach
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food and setting were lovely, however it took over 40 minutes for our first drinks to come and we had to ask twice for side plates for our shared piazza starter. It was also quite expensive for what we got.

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Chrisz
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We haven't been here for years and went on a whim
We enjoyed our meal sat outside in the sunshine
It is noisy here due to the proximity of the roads but we were aware of this
The staff were cheerful and chatty and the food was nice

JR
JaniceR
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice pub the food and service was very good, it was very good value for money 😁😋

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The service was shocking, you spoke to a member of staff and. you never saw them again. We ordered dessert only to be told 10 minutes later we had a choice of two cheesecakes not one so we ordered the one not on the menu to be told 10 minutes later you didn’t have that one. We will not be back.

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Htc3965
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very nice Sunday lunch, shame you have to pay extra for mash potato

BA
BritishAgent
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy the Millhouse. Itya very pleasant dining experience.

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TrudyC
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

Waitress messed up order, we had to wait 45 mins for meal, and restaurant was empty.

No apology or nothing, not very well run, disorganised.

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RachelO
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous inside and out!
Staff friendly and attentive,
Food was served quickly and was delicious!

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Jmcm
Newcastle
6 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly service as always, good food in a great atmosphere

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cherpam60
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and our meal was lovely- we sat outside as it was so warm

MR
vipMarieR
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great friendly cosy pub, great atmosphere, fantastic 🍲

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VanessaR
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing visit From start to finish greeting ordering drinks and food Staff were fab and food amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and good value

PC
PaulineC
Newcastle
2 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was excellent. Really good attentive service. Unfortunately had run out of small bottles of Prosecco but the wine spritzers were delicious. Sat outside on the small terrace which is very pretty. Chairs a little bit uncomfortable. despite been near the road you forget about it after a while.
Lovely place and we are regulars so will be back!

EG
EricG
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience4

We had a meal this evening the menu selection was very good and reasonably priced. We had the chicken klucker I thought the menu said salad or chips ( I probably miss read) I did ask for side salad but was told I had already placed my order and I could not order side salad ( was able to order desert later)
Quality of food firsts class sadly can’t say same about service some staff wear face coverings some didn’t and some covered only their mouth the physical menus are dirty laminated would enable cleaning between customers.
I hope you review my comments what was a first rate meal became below average
Eric

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ClaireR
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Moved our table slightly as it was very close to other table with people on.

PH
PaulineH
Newcastle
5 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual a lovely tasty Sunday lunch,
a great ambience. Staff lovely too.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious

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DavidL
Newcastle
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again an amazing visit, great service coupled with fantastic food. Always a pleasure at the Mill House.

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NathsmamandHil
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booking online was easy, our table was perfect in the conservatory.The service was spot on and the food delicious , couldn’t ask for more.

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GEmmaN
London
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This place is either bang on or awful - no consistency, which is a real shame.

DW
DebbieW
Newcastle
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and value for money good service and social distancing in place

FAQs

The Mill House is rated 4.3 stars by 1152 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.