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THE MILL    SAT RIGHT ON THE RIVER FROME, THIS RURAL GASTROPUB SURE IS A LOOKER, THINKS JESSICA CARTER

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aving not long been refurbed, thanks to a sizeable cash injection from its growing parent company Butcombe, The Mill feels like a fresh, modern pub, although it’s been carefully designed with rustic touches to keep some traditional character. Outside is a network of decked seating areas, underneath which the River Frome quietly passes. This picturesque alfresco space has probably seen the last of its action for the year, but spent the summer packed out, we were told – and we believe it.   As well as a fancy renovation, the pub also received a few new additions to the kitchen team, including a new, experienced head chef. As a result, the menus have

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increased in their range, meaning the pub classics are accompanied by less traditional dishes with resturant-style finesse – such as a salad of courgette, aubergine, red onion, vine tomatoes and local mozzarella, and whole crab with watercress mayonnaise and fir apple potato salad. Homemade tomato and caramelised onion focaccia with dukkah (£3.50) went down a treat as a little warm up while we read the sizeable menu. A large venue catering for the pub and restaurant, casual and celebration crowds, efforts have been made to keep all kinds of punters happy, with a selection of classic pub dishes, a good few alternative mains, and salads.  With the menu having just been updated with the turn of the season, the scallop

Crumbs Bath & Bristol - Issue 68  
Crumbs Bath & Bristol - Issue 68  
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