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3.9 /6 Very Good 18 Reviews

The Old Mill - Portishead

Town Centre European, British £££ +100
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About The Old Mill - Portishead

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.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 10:00 - 22:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 22:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 22:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 22:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 22:00
The Old Mill - Portishead, 1 High Street, BS20 6AF Portishead

Further Information

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.

18 Reviews

3.9 /6 Very Good 18 Reviews
Service: pleasant
Waiting Time: average
Noise: average
Food: tasty
Atmosphere: lively
Quality/Price: reasonable
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1 review so far 6
14.08.2017 19:36

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.

1 review so far 6
09.07.2017 10:46

Good value for money, food was great, would recommend. Good value for money, food was great, would recommend. Good value for money, food was great, would recommend.

1 review so far 6
30.05.2017 10:12

Booking was very easy and the staff were very helpful . Our meal was very enjoyable, and the ambience was lovely - my friends and I will be visiting again soon.

1 review so far 6
27.05.2017 08:35

Nice surrounding''s, great food and good service. Very well priced and the portions are huge!!! Selection of beers is good . Needs music in the up stairs restaurant.

1 review so far 3
29.07.2017 07:44

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

1 review so far 4
12.05.2017 22:57

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.

1 review so far 4
22.07.2017 10:36

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

1 review so far 5
15.08.2017 21:56

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.

1 review so far 3
16.05.2017 21:41

Lovely place, but the service is very very slow, and you get the general feeling that the staff don't really know what they are doing. It was over an hour before our food order was taken, and then at least another hour to get the food! We were even brought our bill before the food had arrived. We are not likely to be going back anytime soon :-(

1 review so far 5
13.08.2017 10:16

Food was very good. Large portions. Seating upstairs more comfortable and cosy. Service was good. Car park in grounds was not available due to a Saturday market which was unfortunate because we had elderly people to get there.

1 review so far 3
15.05.2017 15:04

We booked our table for 8 at 7:45 and were not served our food until 9pm. The manager was apologetic ad gave us drinks for the inconvenience so 10/10 for instantly offering an olive branch. Food however was excellent, especially as vegetables etc were not just 'standard fare' and suited the meal chosen.

1 review so far 5
14.05.2017 13:15

We enjoyed our meal but my chips seem to have been recooked and were hard, but as I am not overly keen on chips it wasn't too much of a problem.

1 review so far 5
04.06.2017 10:43

Good basic food. Helpful and attentive staff. Small but attractive outside eating area, but unfortunately for us, a bit too windy that day to sit outside.

1 review so far 4
09.06.2017 11:36

The food was good but the service was very slow and the music was rather loud but it was turned down when we asked. Staff were pleasant.

1 review so far 2
26.06.2017 07:30


1 review so far 2
12.05.2017 16:39

Very basic menu, most dishes came with chips only. Waiting staff mostly young and inexperienced. Really need to up their game if they hope to make it in Portishead.

1 review so far 1
26.07.2017 23:45

We were unable to find a member of staff to help us. Two young staff members at the bar were struggling to cope with people at the bar. After searching upstairs and downstairs to find where we should go for our meal, we finally left and ate elsewhere. Very disappointing.

2 reviews so far 1
07.07.2017 07:35

Not good! Staff, if you could find them, were untrained and food service was poor.Food when it came was okay but I won't be rushing back!