Having eaten at Otterton Mill several times over the last few years, have watched as menu and owners have changed over the years.
Food is geeting better again, some hits and misses, between a group of seven of us, we did a fair comparison. Prices are again more reasonable. Portions are adequate.
Downside ... Is mainly outside! For years they have had a wasp problem, removing the bins has helped, but why management hasn't thought about hanging wasp traps around the garden? The amount of guests that were having to queue and move to sit inside to avoid the wasps. We did ask the waitress, what was being planned, and her comment was they knew about the wasps, but we were welcome to sit inside.
The Mill was always known for being a wonderful local artists place with unusual gifts to be bought .... This is less so now. Upstairs looked almost like a generic posh garden centre with what was on sale, certainly not the place I would have considered buying kitchen utensils. What artist products where available, were very high in price compared to things on sale in places like Sidmouth and Topsham. It may be that with the economic down turn, the expensive artist pieces, were harder to sell.
Would still recommend Otterton Mill for a meal, a cream tea, lovely shop selling local produce and homemade cakes using their flour. Lovely walk along the river bank down to Budleigh Salterton, especially if you have dogs.
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