From the Dover Mercury, 10 November, 2011.
THE MILL INN HAS NEW LOOK WITH SAME WARM WELCOME
The "Mill Inn" has undergone an impressive £160,000 refurbishment
inside and out meaning customers are getting what they deserve from the
only pub in Mill Hill.
Admiral Taverns has invested in a lick of paint and refurbishment of
the windows, while father and son landlords John and Mike Townsend have
given the interior afresh look, including newly-painted walls,
comfortable bench seating and new carpets.
Known as the "Mill," it is a community pub attracting the old and new
- exactly the ethos they have nurtured by making changes suited to the
needs of local residents.
"In the next year, live music will be performed every Saturday night
and on occasional Sundays," said John, who has been in the trade since
Already benefiting from regular clientele coming to watch quality
bands, the "Mill" is spacious, airy and has a stage and dancing area.
The music programme has also undergone a re-think, with heavy rock
music being dropped in favour of the more retro sounds of the 70s and
John said: "It's more of a family pub now and we get couples coming
in, too, with a great garden for summer days."
Traditional pub grub is now being served for £4.99 or £8.50 for two
meals and freshly-made baguettes are also available with a variety of
Themed events are often held, with regulars dressing up to join in
the fun, and kids can sometimes come along too. Two pool tables with
pool and darts teams add to the entertainment.
By far the most popular event is the Sunday meat raffle where £200
worth of pork, beef, chicken, sausages and bacon are among the prizes
With a cold buffet being served, people flock to the "Mill" for the
"There will be a massive Christmas raffle with £1,000 worth of
prizes," added John.