A relatively new kid on the block in the centre of Portishead, The Old Mill on High Street is a relaxing yet wonderfully stylish pub where everyone is welcome. Of course, being a pub, the focus of the food at The Old Mill is British but that’s not to say you won’t find some internationally-inspired dishes as well. Dishes are thoughtful, prepared with passion and presented beautifully. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Old Mill is just one of those pubs that makes you smile. The people of Portishead are certainly pleased to have it.
With a stylish, welcoming interior and plenty of outdoor seating for when the sun decides to show its face, The Old Mill of Portishead is charming and popular. It’s everything that a modern British pub should be with a kitchen serving well-priced, satisfying food and a well-stocked bar that showcases beers, wines and cocktails. On top of all that, The Old Mill is as accessible as it’s possible to be here in Portishead with a prime location on High Street in the very heart of town. There is plenty to love about this pub, but now, onto the food…
The Old Mill is open seven days a week for the people of Portishead to enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner and, of course, a cracking Sunday roast. Each day The Old Mill offers a gluten-free special, a dairy-free special and a vegan option, but for now let’s rundown the main menu. All the British pub classics are to be expected here, so start with soup of the days or baby back ribs, share a surf & turf board and then, for your main, why not get involved with fish and chips, gammon and eggs or steak and ale pie? We love The Old Mill and we know you will, too, so make a reservation and head to central Portishead right away.
Pancakes were a great idea, but 1 plate would have been plenty for the 3 of us. Great service, everyone trying very hard to please. Will use again
Very nice Sunday lunch. Kids meals were off on a Sunday which was different to what i was informed when I booked. My 2 don't really like roast so that left kids size fish and chips as the only option. Parking procedure and charges overly complicated...
Very good meal! Had a lovely time there with good food and drink. Will definitely have another burger night there. Perfect for people on a budget and really good food!
Sunday lunch, fantastic. Cooked really well with generous portions. Service very friendly and welcoming, nothing too much trouble. Will definitely be back to eat here again
This was the first time we tried the Old Mill since it opened and we were not disappointed. They recognise that they have to work hard to get people through the doors and the deal that was on offer was excellent value for money. We will definitely be back and I urge those that have yet to try the Old Mill to book a table soon. The quality of the food was excellent and the service was top draw also.
The food was OK, not brilliant but acceptable (except the raspberry ripple ice cream with sponge roll for £5:50 which in reality is 4 wafer thin slices of an arctic roll! Yes really!) the setting was fine, the service was not really, in reality they were either very inexperienced or just completely untrained in serving customers, putting another tables dirty plates on our table whilst picking up one of our parties finished plate while the rest of us are still eating was not really acceptable. Service was extremely slow and when we ordered deserts we got 'yes you might just be in time for desert, this at 21:30, distinctly felt we were being rushed so they could leave. Would not go here again. Thankfully the company we were with more than made up for everything else, will just take the company elsewhere in future
The food was fine, wasn't bad but wasn't outstanding either, just average pub food really so seemed a little overpriced for the standard. Food came quickly and the waiter was nice. Good to see full English breakfast available until 4pm and the prices for breakfast were very cheap. Only had 1 pudding available from the whole dessert menu and the room was draughty. During a delivery they left the door open for ages so we froze while we ate. They apologised but it's not exactly nice to sit in 2 degree temperatures during my dads birthday lunch and they could have closed the door between each load if they had any sense. Overall a pretty average experience - a weak choice for a birthday meal but good for breakfasts and sandwich lunch deals.
a bit of a mish mash of decor,a pub that's unsure of what it wants to be.lighting upstairs is very bright,and sat directly underneath I couldn't see a thing as it reflected off of my specs.Food was good 😁 Staff were ok,although they were short staffed.food was good if a fraction pricey for what it was
Food was ok - decent pub grub, generous platefuls. Service needs some finessing - had to ask for menus (!), table next to us had to ask for cutlery, another table had empty dishes uncleared for around 20 mins. But that will come with experience - staff are still learning. Not great, but certainly not bad.
The specials are good, but attention to detail required. Some of the dishes were dry (lasagne) & the mushrooms - which was part of the Steak & Chips special - were stone cold. The White House wine was exceptional, as was the waitress service.