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!
Really good quality food both starters and mains representing very good value for money. Friendly and helpful staff made for a very enjoyable evening meal
In a beautiful setting, the food and service at The Old Mill were exceptional, making it one of the nicest lunches I've ever shared with my mum. I can't recommend it highly enough
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.