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Old Mill Guest House & Restaurant
Ranked #27 of 37 Swellendam B&B and Inns
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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“What a find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

What a fabulous find this was. The restaurant was great, the food and the service was outstanding. We hung out there pretty much all day as we had been on a long flight. The guy running the restaurant was so attentive without being intrusive.

Our room was very comfortable..we did arrive in South Africa's winter so the evenings were chilly so for me the one thing that would have made a huge difference would be to have electric blankets on the beds, otherwise not complaints.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2013

I've been visiting the Western Cape for several years now, and never miss the chance to visit The Old Mill.
The accommodation is comfortable and the food is varied and plentiful, not to forget delicious.
For those of us who enjoy a drink the wine list is terrific.
I strongly recommend a visit, and look forward to my next stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
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Richmond, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2012

Review of resto only, we were staying nearby at the superb Moolmanshof
Open and ready to serve at any time, we had good wholesome food, plentiful portions with good wine, good choice of food, and service polite and pleasant. Quiet each time we went in but we weren't quite in the full spring season but they were ready to serve and gave us a good welcome.

Food well prepared and delicious, not pretentious.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, UK
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2012

We've stopped off several times in the past for lunch at the Old Mill en route to somewhere else. This time, we were staying at Bloomestate directly opposite. Ominously, we'd noticed that the Old Mill Guest House & Restaurant was for sale when we popped into a Pam Golding franchise on a walk before lunch. As far as we could tell, the menu was much the same as on our previous trips, with the usual light lunches of salads, sandwiches, local hot specialties and so on. It's also still quite a nice spot for lunch, with a raised part in the garden more separated from the road. The wine list was adequate but with quite a mark up. We chose a spinach and mushroom quiche with salad and a smoked salmon salad. It's sad to say, but the quiche was quite possibly the worst quiche I've ever had (even worse than my mother-in-law's, in fact): it looked and tasted as if it had been made two weeks ago and then warmed up a hundred times since. The accompanying salad was mainly lettuce and the coleslaw and chutney were awful. My husband's smoked salmon (actually salmon trout) certainly came with a generous amount of fish but the salad was similarly uninspiring.

Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Old Mill Guest House & Restaurant
Address: 241 243 Voortrekstraat | P.O.Box 557, Swellendam 6740, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Swellendam
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Ranked #27 of 37 B&Bs / Inns in Swellendam
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Hotel Class:4 star — Old Mill Guest House & Restaurant 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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