About Us

Here is just a little info to let you get to know our pub better...



Here is little potted history of our pub and the local area... if you have a spare minute or two and maybe a cup of tea (or is that a G&T), we think it's well worth read.

Read on...

The Mill House was one of eight mills listed under Odiham in the Domesday book. This sounds like a very large number for a comparatively modest community, but of course the water wheel was one of the few sources of power generation available to the contemporary population (alongside the horse).

It was burnt down in 1345 and was subsequently rebuilt. It was called King's Mill, and was owned by the former royal Manor of Odiham, and subsequently by successive Lords of the Manor until 1920. Sections of the present building date from the 17th century.

The first known miller to operate the mill was John Hooker in 1615, and it was last used as a corn mill in 1895, when the then miller, Sydney Loader, was described as an il cake and manure merchant".

The mill became a residential property in the early 20th century, and was sold with the rest of the manor in 1920, at which time it was restored. It became the Mill House restaurant in the early 1990's, and the mill wheel was restored in 1995.

The wheel ceased working a couple of years ago, but we completed a further restoration of the wheel as part of the current refurbishment of the building.

When we took the Mill House under our wing, it was trading as a Blubeckers branded restaurant, with a 'meet and greet' station at the front door and full table service. There was a scheme in place to introduce a staircase from the gallery down into the restaurant, but we scrapped that as we felt it would spoil the layout of the building.

As part of the renovations to the Mill House in early 2011, over a period of eight weeks, we moved the bar to a more central location and substantially increased its size. In addition, we re-located the loos, and undertook a major renovation of the kitchen, replacing almost all the existing equipment.

Many thanks to local historian Sheila Millard for all your help compiling this history: your assistance has been invaluable.


If you'd like to put a name to a face, allow us to introduce you to the crew...


Front of house

Eleanor Moore


Better known to everyone as Ellie, unless she is in trouble. Eleanor can be found most nights serving behind the bar, but would much prefer to be sat the other side with a large G&T. Ellie keeps very busy at home running around after her little boy, Teddy. Theres no rest for the wicked and Ellie is known for being the life and soul of any party.

Anita Stanford

Assistant Manager

Anita has worked in the industry for 34 years! Although she has only been in the company since May 2017! When not at work she is usually spending time with her family and is a very youthful Nanna!

Marta Rokita

Bar/Waiting Staff

Marta knows the pub like the back of her hand. No one really knows how long she’s been here, she’s just always been here.

Emily Price

Bar/Waiting Staff

Emily has done an apprenticeship in hospitality with The Mill House and is very excited about learning more. When she’s not at the pub she can be found watching beauty tutorials surrounded by her extensive make up collection.

Sarah Higgins

Bar/Waiting Staff

Waitress by night, comedy manager by day. Always on the lookout for the next Micky Flanagan. She’s a bit tall so she forever having to duck under the beams.

Neve Mills

Bar/Waiting Staff

You will never find Neve without a smile. After interrailing around Europe she has now caught the travelling bug she is always planning her next big trip around her university applications.

Amanda Ford

Bar/Waiting Staff

Mandie is the mummy of the Mill House. She looks after everyone here like they’re her own. Shes worked in the industry for years and has run her own pub, so she knows a thing or two about what she’s doing.

Ginette Main

Bar/Waiting Staff

Ginni’s been in and around the pub trade for many years, she now keeps her toe in the water by coming in and keeping our pub looking pretty. She enjoys a good pint of Renegade.

Edward Cole

Bar/Waiting Staff

Ed is always smiling, you’ll often see him bringing out your food. If you haven’t already noticed we have a few Ed’s in the crew so this particular Ed is always given his full title as not to confuse Ed, Edd and Eddy.

Lily Devon

Bar/Waiting Staff

Lily quite literally lives in our back garden. She’s one of our most dedicated waitresses here. Shes not got a bad bone in her body and is always smiling. Lily and Emily often get compared to each other, we think they’re secretly twins.

Felicity Mant

Bar/Waiting Staff

Felicity is usually known by Flick, unless she’s done something wrong. She spends a lot of time outside of work looking after her daughters. Flick also loves dogs and real ale, you will often find her the other side of the bar with a cheeky pint when she’s finished.


Szabolcs Szabo

Head Chef

Szabi has been with us since October 2008. He has a great passion for food and experimenting with new ingredients - his favourite is chorizo and he makes a mean goulash. Out of the kitchen he loves his camera and wasting time editing pictures 'til they're perfect.

Gergely Kapka

Sous Chef

Gergely and our head chef have been friends for many years and have found each other again in our kitchen, how cute! He is a cage fighter by trade but has decided that cooking is a skill he would like to pursue and it is safe to say he makes a cracking crispy beef salad!

Angelo Costa

Chef de Partie

Angelo is from Sicily, not to be stereotypical but he is uber friendly and is a little bit of a feeder just like his mamma. He doesn’t stray to far from his roots and is partial to the Sicilian Malfy gin at the end of a long shift.


Karen Constable


Karen has been with the pub since it reopened under the Brunning and Price umbrella, and as well as keeping the place spick and span, is also to be found doing our washing and ironing and generally making sure we are ready for work and all the cogs keep moving! Away from work she has a growing family (2 lovely grandkids) and is on a mission to find a wine glass big enough to get her ‘small’ dry white in.

Simon Skeates


Simon is our ‘go to guy’ for pretty much anything. If it needs unblocking, mending, tidying, pruning – he will have done it. Always to be seen with his beloved dog, Pip, at his side and on a mission to get the latest set of crazy jobs he's been given done, but never in a Polo shirt. When he’s not at work, he’s mainly working !

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