Nestled within its own valley in the County Durham countryside, The Old Mill’s Knitsley location couldn’t be more picturesque, and it's not just the surroundings that are beautiful, but the interiors too, boasting original features like exposed wooden beaming and a traditional log fire, as well as a light-filled conservatory. The menu is filled with British classics, all cooked using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, and no matter if it's for an evening meal, afternoon tea or some Sunday lunch, The Old Mill is the perfect place to dine. You’ll find it situated on Butsfield Lane in Consett – book a table now.
Located just a short drive from Durham city and Newcastle, a trip to The Old Mill is the perfect way to end a day spent exploring the countryside or for a romantic getaway, featuring luxurious guest rooms as well as a cosy pub and a stunning restaurant, housed inside a 16th century mill in Knitsley, close to Consett. The conservatory offers stunning views of the countryside and local wildlife, the perfect backdrop to enjoying some afternoon tea or a relaxing lunch, while the pub’s traditional charm makes it the perfect place for a romantic date or a special meal with your loved ones.
On the menu you’ll find everything from hearty homemade sandwiches to light meals and larger mains, with plenty of options for vegetarians and a comprehensive kids menu too. We recommend beginning your meal at The Old Mill with some pan-fried creamy garlic prawns before moving on to the slow-cooked pork belly served with bubble n squeak mash, black pudding and apple cider sauce. Whether it's for lunch or dinner, The Old Mill is a favourite among Consett locals and visitors to the area alike, drawing in diners from all over to its location on Butsfield Lane in Knitsley – book ahead to avoid missing out!
Excellent service and outstanding food, I will be going back for more of the same very soon. Nice surroundings lovely atmosphere, looking forward to going there on the summer as the country side around the mill will look stunning
Lovely meal, we had the Sunday lunch, beef for me and Lamb for my husband, both beautifully cooked and reasonably priced. Pleasant staff and lovely decor, the roaring fire in the bar was welcoming especially as it was a very cold day.
Excellent food, polite and helpful staff, warm, cosy and lively pub. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Roaring open fire was the icing on the cake on a cold and dreary night.