In response to the Photo challenge ‘Transient

When choosing the carvery option, the transient visitors to the family owned Millstones restaurant are rewarded by a choice of three or more high-quality roasts and a delightful selection of vegetables.

On a recent mid-week visit with my daughter,  I counted three meat options, a savoury pie, twelve different vegetables, creamed and roasted potatoes and of course traditional Yorkshire pudding.

The picture below is of Liam who is one of the chefs at Millstones, Liam is carving my delicious and very tender serving of roast beef. I was one of the many transient visitors to pass his way on that day.



I first visited Millstones over twenty years ago when taking my late mother out for a drive into the Dales. The restaurant has evolved a number of times since then and now boasts function rooms and a Bistro on the lower ground floor named Mill 67 which overlooks Nidderdale, an area of  natural beauty.

Millstones and in particular Mill 67, has become my favourite carvery and believe me when I say I have sampled quite a few. A comprehensive A La Carte menu is also available and as a bonus it also has a gift shop and bakery.  I might also add that the staff here are attentive, helpful and friendly and many have been with the Ashby family for a number of years.

Millstones is situated in the open countryside on the A59 which provides easy access from Harrogate,  Skipton, Ilkley and Otley. They are open 7 days a week for Morning Coffee, Lunch and Afternoon Tea and I have no hesitation in highly recommending a visit.

The countryside, woodland and reservoir walks around here are also pretty awesome.

Mill ‘67, Skipton Road, Felliscliffe Harrogate, HG3 2LT  Tel 01423 779909  

01423 770672


Many thanks to Liam for allowing me to use his photograph for the Photo challenge this week.

12 thoughts on “Millstones

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  2. This sounds like every bit the cozy carvery indeed. Nothing like a good selection of meats and other dishes to choose from. If I ever had the chance to pop by and have a meal here, I’d probably have trouble choosing what to eat (I’d definitely have gone for the creamed and roasted potatoes). Hope you didn’t have that problem. Lovely shot you took of Liam – he looks like he loves what he does, and does with a lot of heart 🙂

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    1. I think Liam was a little embarrassed but he was a good sport. I always have problems choosing the veg becasue there’s so much of it. The desserts are pretty good too. Thank you very much for your comments.

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  3. gc

    Well Susan your article tickles my fancy and whets my appetite for that type of cuisine.

    The photos were well done and your treatment of the restaurant and the cuisine deserve a “well done” –the article not the food dear. xx

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  4. Been there, done that, and would eat there as often as possible if I lived close by. I always enjoy meat from a large joint so much more than from a home sized joint. Must be something to do with retaining juices, and the fat content I imagine.

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    1. I agree with you, the meat is so much tastier, especially the beef. I thought you may have eaten at Millstones seeing as you were only down the road at Menwith Hill.

      You certainly sound as though you’ve spent a lot of time in Yorkshire.

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  5. No, not at Menwith Hill. The Army Apprentices College (now Army Foundation College) from September 64 to August 67. Many visits to Catterick, both long and short, holidays in various locations including Settle, Malham, Whitby, Skipton, Reeth, Staithes. Did the 3 peaks a very long time ago, and also the Knaresborough bed race! Many happy memories.

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    1. Gosh you’ve visited a lot of places here in the North, we do have a lot to offer don’t we? You did the Knaresborough bed race? That must have been a lot of fun, but hard work…. All those steep hills! Oddly enough I’m thinking of going over there this morning, it’s market day and I can never resist a street market! Thanks Peter.

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