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“Good food... awful staff”
Review of Mill house pub

Mill house pub
Ranked #24 of 68 Restaurants in Washington
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good food... awful staff”
Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

We'd heard good things about this so drive out. It's got enough parking and easy find, but on arrival I was confused. There are two restaurants here:The pub and a pizzeria. We weren't sure if it was service at the bar or waited tables. Eventually two staff members standing at a podium thing deemed it appropriate to cease giggling and talk to us. Short wait at the bar was stressful as it was all a bit chaotic with staff sniping at each other and no semblance of order or control.

The food was lovely, a really excellent Sunday roast (£10.50 each), we had the pork and the lamb and the mushy peas were a nice unexpected touch. We didn't have a dessert (around £5) as we were quite full from the good sized meals, but they looked great, the table next to is really enjoyed theirs. Perhaps I'm too used to the formula of modern restaurants, but I noted nobody checked we were happy with our meals halfway through.

We had to beg to pay and on leaving, not a single staff member said goodbye. The staff are clearly unhappy working there bit the food was excellent. We wouldn't go back on a Sunday, as we guess this busier day explains the staff. Couldn't fault the food though.

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English first
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Lovely Pub”
Reviewed January 31, 2014

Visited one Teatime on a cold rainy day in January. Had only been once before as its stuck out of our normal path. the place was busy for a Friday Tea time an dhad a lovely log fire burning in the hearth. The staff were great and very helpful both behind the bar and front of house. I ordered the rib eye steak and the wife had the smoked haddock on risotto. I didnt think it was cheap but the meals were both lovely and the steak very tender. We left thinking we must come back soon. Well done Mill House.

  • Visited January 2014
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Herts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Perfect lunch”
Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here on a Sunday hoping for a panini but told by a friendly staff member that it was Sunday roast only...we decided to try it & thank goodness we did! Great food, excellent service and lovely country pub atmosphere. You can choose to dine in the restaurant area or sit in the pub area so caters for all. A perfect, lazy Sunday afternoon :)

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