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!
Had a lovely Sunday lunch, good size portions, we didn’t have a starter as we would have been too full. We will definitely be going back as the food was really nice. Great friendly service and lovely surroundings at the mill.
Excellent food, good surroundings, helpful staff, reasonable price. Moreover, the portions were just right, not enormous as is often the case. Plus, easy on-line booking.
Fabulous food and great service. Really friendly staff and what a beautiful setting. Can’t wait to go back in the summer to appreciate the outside area. Gem of a find and would highly recommend it
Everything was amazing!! The staff were class and everything was fab!!! The food was great... best venison iv ever had!! The seafood was unreal! 😊
This was a great experience. My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and had been recommended this venue from friends. The atmosphere, surroundings, food and hospitality of the staff was second to none. We will recommend it to friends as well. Keep up the good work.
Beautiful food and great service from the waiting staff. They were very attentive to us when we arrived and ensured our order was taken quickly and we all had drinks before our meal. However we did have to wait quite a while for our meals to be served and the portions were quite small. Having said this we would happily return to knitsley as it is such a beautiful place
Although I booked online on Thursday 15th June, they weren't expecting us on the. We were put on a table where a regular customer had just finished his meal and was about to leave. His meal and drink subsequently appeared on my bill. This was quickly rectified, however. Other than that, the meal was good, if the service was a trifle slow, but they were very busy.
Place is gorgeous and the food was lovely. Staff were really nice and nothing seemed too much bother for them. Not too busy considering it was Valentines day so the place was nice and quiet, only tiny down-side was that the conservatory was a bit chilly! Definitely recommend a visit!
Great location. Really pleasant atmosphere. Lots of choice for all three courses (although we were stuffed after the first two so didn't bother with a sweet) Go for the belly pork and black pudding starter. Delicious!!
This was a first time visit for us, it was not a huge place but the atmosphere, the food and the staff were excellent. My wife and I will certainly make a return visit