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“Abysmal service and food” 1 of 5 stars
Review of The Mill Wheel

The Mill Wheel
Ticknall Road, Hartshorne DE11 7AS, England
+44 1283 550335
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Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Hartshorne
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: Nestled in the rustic village of Hartshorne, this 17th Century country inn offers AA Rosette accredited dining, delightful accommodation and free Wi-Fi and parking. Bustling with charm and style, it effortlessly fuses contemporary décor with traditional aesthetics and still retains many of its original period features, including fully-restored timbered ceilings, stone walls, a roaring log fire and even a working water wheel, creating a truly authentic experience for guests. The Mill Wheel is renowned for its friendly and efficient service and has garnered a loyal following amongst the country pub community. Known as Derbyshire’s best kept secret; the Mill Wheel’s Restaurant has garnered an impressive reputation among seasoned diners for its impeccable cuisine and relentless commitment to quality.
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“Abysmal service and food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Waited over an hour for our food and when it did eventually arrive it was very bland. Several other customers were heard to be complaining....one of which had a hair in their home made steak pie.Such a shame as the pub itself is very nice.

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  • English first
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English first
Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“60th birthday celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

20 of my friends and family joined me for Sunday lunch at the Mill Wheel to celebrate my 60th birthday. We had brilliant service from very friendly staff, and the children were made very welcome. The food was excellent with a good choice for each course. Even the ice creams on offer were home made. Couldn't fault the meal at all.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Derbyshire
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Our local”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We ate here on Saturday night and the food was delicious.Both had the sea bass on crab and red pepper risotto. We shared a brandy snap basket filled with homemade ice creams. Good selection of beers and wines. The white wine is never cold enough, however. The menu now offers more affordable options for midweek diners who do not want to spend a fortune or for those who eat out 2-3 times a week. Definitely an improving menu.

Visited August 2012
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Not impressed”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

Eaten here several times but owners don't particularly go out of their way to be welcoming in the bar especially. Food ok but had better but ok for somewhere to go

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“A MUST visit venue for the lunchers amongst us”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012

A sunny day in August returning from Derbyshire, this was the first place that came to mind. Even though the back area had a Marquee up, the front outside area was the sun trap. Initially sceptical that the A la Carte was not available in the afternoon (we were late), scepticism turned to delight with a really well balanced selection of 'Lounge Menu' choices. We opted for the homemade Derbyshire beef and Chorizo burgers in Ciabatta with salad and chips.(struggling to choose between that, the Salmon or the Thai!) Really really fabulous burgers, great side salad. Very well thought out wine list - we had a super Rioja and sampled the Chenin Blanc. Good choices. My Brulee was to die for with mango jelly on the side and a lovely Coulee - they even had a decent pudding wine. Service with a smile, nothing too much trouble. Sad that the place was quite empty when it should have been buzzing during the day as such a great all day menu selection. Really good to know that it's not only the Pub chains that are open all day for food - and this offering is fresh as it comes! Super afternoon.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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