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“Great Ale...food not so”

The Mill at Ulverston
Ranked #18 of 74 Restaurants in Ulverston
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Converted 17th Century mill with original waterwheel still intact and turning in centre of pub. Venue has a beautiful cask ale bar (CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2011 & 2012) with eight hand pulls serving a variety of Cumbrian, Lancastrian and local ales. Upstairs is a lovely restaurant with 45 covers, chandeliers and beautiful, original mill artefacts. Upstairs at the rear is a large outside terrace area with seating for over 50 and Ulverston's Mill Race stream running through one side. Food offering varies from burgers and pizzas, right through to beautifully presented,fine dining starters and main. All our food is prepared in-house by an experienced and talented brigade of chefs using predominantly local South Cumbrian suppliers.Open 11-12 everday, with food available every lunch and evening, seven days a week.
London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Great Ale...food not so”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

First time visit in this pub and area. Pub looks impressive from both outside and inside, old charm etc. The ales on tap are impressive and prices I could not believe (under £3). However, the food was very disappointing. We sat downstairs (they have a formal restaurant upstairs) and went to bar to order. I opted for the Haddock and chips at around £11. My wife opted for a Margarita pizza. ( around £9).

Fish and chips - batter on fish very very greasy, chips were of small portion and again very greasy and undercooked .

Margarita pizza - this was a joke. I'm pretty sure they went to Iceland or other supermarket and heated up a frozen pizza...soggy base, no flavor or at least even a fresh tomato or fresh basil on the top of it. It was certainly not your standard 'freshly made' pizza with fresh ingredients and fresh dough. My lesson is to always check the menu if it is 'freshly made' or at least I should of asked the waitress.

The waitress who served us seemed embarrassed after she provided the food, usually most places, the staff come back a while later to say 'How's the food?' but alas no. Even when we were getting ready to leave the waitress ignored us...poor thing she probably had the pizza herself for lunch :)

This place has so much potential if they didnt cut corners on food/fresh ingredients

After we left, we walked past another pub called the 'Farmers'..it was busy and the food looked great...oh well next time!

  • Visited May 2014
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Victoria, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good food, good music, and good times”
Reviewed 20 May 2014

Relaxed and inviting, this restaurant was great for a family gathering. Chosen by family who live in Ulverston, the menu was varied and had something for everyone. Service was great and the local cask ale delicious. Choose a table in the back if you want a quieter place to catch up or stay up front and tap your toes to the great local talent.

  • Visited April 2014
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Mossley
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“Lovely beef ”
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

Had the 1-course Sunday dinner for £7. Couldn't fault it - the beef was plentiful and tender. Great veg and spuds.
Only slight negative was the bawdy racket coming from upstairs but it was a bank holiday weekend so not too much of a complaint

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Heusden, The Netherlands
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Tuesday night is pizza night!”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Or well, it used to be Tuesday Night Pizza Night, we were there a couple of weeks ago and the pizza's were priced as they are always.

They still offer good quality fresh pizza's at a reasonable price. Next week we are in the area again and we stick to our Tuesday Night Pizza Night!

  • Visited April 2014
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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“Good food”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

We thoroughly enjoy our meals at The Mill. Lots of variety and always well cooked whether one eats in the downstairs areas or upstairs in the restaurant. Good wine choices avaialble.

Visited December 2013
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