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The Old Mill - Tursdale/Metal Bridge
« on: Oct 05, 2004, 22:51 »
http://www.theoldmill.uk.com/index.htm
The Old Mill,
Metal Bridge, Durham, DH6 5NX
Tel: 01740 652928

It was Den's choice tonight, so we stayed really local and went to the Olde Mill at Tursdale/Metal Bridge. Those old enough will remember the building as Metal Bridge Workingmen's Club.

The pub is actually a very large building with several seperate rooms around a central bar. They have a set menu and a specials menu that changes from week to week. The meals are very nice and the service is quick and polite. Bar staff are smartly turned out.

The decor is tasteful if dimly lit in places, but this adds to the atmosphere. One criticism - they still haven't improved the steps that cross the main floor. The carpet pattern doesn't help and is a tripping hazard. Steps need edging with a contrasting colour, otherwise someone is going to come a cropper and cost them a lot of money.

You could do far worse than check this one out though.

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re: The Olde Mill - Tursdale
« Reply #1 on: Oct 06, 2004, 00:35 »
Yes meals are very nice indeed, we visit this establishment regular and I too have fallen foul to those wicked steps as our lass likes a balcony seat :cry:

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« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2005, 08:35 »
The Old Mill - Metal Bridge

Following a nice walk from Ferryhill on Sunday afternoon, Pam an myself had a meal in the Old Mill at Metal Bridge.
Pam decided on the salmon salad from the special board while I had the duck stir fry.
I thought the salad's were supposed to be small for dieters, not this one.
There was a large slamon steak on one side of the plate with a huge salad covering the rest together with a seperate plate of potatoes and crusty bread roll.
My duck stir fry was done with oyster sauce and cashew nuts and was delicious as usual from this place.
Also had to sample a couple of pints of the Durham Canny Lad, which was one of three real ales on at the time.
Finished off (after a rest) with Bailey's cheescake and cream.
Had to get a taxi back as we were too stuffed to walk.
Well worth a visit.

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« Reply #3 on: Oct 11, 2006, 00:24 »
Tried the Olde Mill for a quick bite and found the food to be good. We had the chicken and prawn stir fry at ?11.75 x 2,  a childs chicken curry, two soft drinks and a pint of Canny Lad = ?32, felt it to be abit on the pricey side OR is that just me ? 

Overall worth a go BUT in my book not really for a quick bite.

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« Reply #4 on: Oct 11, 2006, 19:05 »
Yeah this place is putting itself on the upper market end of the scale.  Have not bgeen for a while to be honest, come to think of we have not been for a meal anywhere for a while (other than the Post Boy if we happen to be hungry when passing).

But to be honest I do not mind paying that bit extra if the quality and service is good.

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« Reply #5 on: Oct 11, 2006, 20:58 »
Quality was pretty good and nicely presented BUT as for service you order at the bar, pay at the bar and get your own drinks so not exactly a "full service" restaurant if you know what I mean.

Plus menu's would be better on the tables instead of the boards.

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« Reply #6 on: Oct 16, 2006, 09:15 »
We stopped off there last night on the way to the pictures - hubby had lamb cutlets from the special board, I had steak pie, he had treacle sponge for desert, 2 glasses of wine and half a cider and it was ?33.
The food was nice. The pie certainly tasted home made and it was an individual one with proper pastry, none of this meat in dish covered with puff pastry.

But I'm with you Joe. I think it is a bit overpriced as essentially the set up is like a Wetherspoons - table service would be better.

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Re: The Old Mill - Tursdale/Metal Bridge
« Reply #7 on: Dec 19, 2007, 15:40 »
Decided to try here again last week and take my parents who'd just come back from their hols. Was disappointed it's still menu boards and no table service.

Dad and I had crab cakes to start (not the best I'd ever had, padded out with too much spring onion, but still tasty enough). Hubby ordered pate and OMG! it would have fed us both, it came in a huge pot and two massive doorsteps of bread and salad. Mam didn't have one which was just as well as she and dad both had a cod special and there was an impressive 3 fillets of fish on their plates. I had a chicken & prawn stir fry and himself had the lamb special. No room for pudding.

We all had one drink and bill was just under £80, so it's not somewhere we could afford to go often.


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Re: The Old Mill - Tursdale/Metal Bridge
« Reply #8 on: Jul 23, 2008, 19:20 »
I have been a couple times here. Both times have been good.
Last week me and my Bro took the old man out for a meal. I have to say the portions are huge.. MASSIVE.

I had steak and kidney pudding which was big, my Bro had mixed grill which was BIG and my father had Duck in hoi sin which was plentiful. Only BIG Bro finished his meal.

The place is nice, the food is good, the prices are normal.

Next time I will have the starter moulles mariniere and have a side of chips. That should be enough for me!

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Re: The Old Mill - Tursdale/Metal Bridge
« Reply #9 on: Dec 31, 2009, 17:04 »
Been a few times and never had a bad meal or poor service

The only problem I have, is I normally break my neck  leaving the pub

My missus says its the beer ,   but I always blame them stone steps  :tease:





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Re: The Old Mill - Tursdale/Metal Bridge
« Reply #10 on: Feb 14, 2010, 15:12 »
Took the "girls" out for lunch today

Absolutley fantastic !!   clean plates all round

kept off the booze today... ( on a wadge of pills ....  if I dont eat ...  I rattle )

guess what ?

never fell down the steps

should know by now

women are never wrong !!

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« Reply #11 on: Feb 15, 2011, 08:15 »
I have liked the food at The Old Mill for a long time and after being bought a voucher for Christmas as a pressie from sis, thought we would save it and use it last night on Valantine's night.

Got ready and arrived there to find the place in darkness and a sign at the entrance to the car park saying "Shut due to fire"  :shock:
I hope it is open again soon.

We ended up driving back home and walking up the street for a meal in Bayleaves instead.

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