Winner of the Best Accommodation Operator - 2013 Publican Awards
The competition was fierce and judging intense with mystery visits, panel interviews and financial scrutiny – but we’re proud that our wonderful team of people at the inns, and the support team back at the centre too, have been recognised for all the hard work that goes in to setting up and establishing a new business.
We're now a 5* Inn
We’re delighted to announce our status as an AA 5 star inn – one of a small, but exclusive club of just 28 in the UK. ‘The Millstone has evolved a lot in the past few years, and this is fantastic news and great recognition for the team’ says Anson Bolton, Chef Patron. The Millstone is now the second Thwaites Inns of Character to be awarded this highest accolade in the classification.
Tourism Pub of the Year
A highly commended at the Visit England Awards which puts us in the top pubs in England. This is such a great achievement and we would like to say a big thank you to all staff, locals, residents and diners that make The Millstone so special. Onwards and upwards!
Awarded with a Cask Marque
The Independent Award for pubs serving great quality cask ale. The Cask Marque scheme is operated by an independent body, pubs are visited unannounced by an assessor twice a year. The assessor checks all cask ales on sale for – temperature, appearance, aroma and taste.
2 AA Rosettes
The Millstone at Mellor is the proud holder of 2 AA Rosettes for fine food since 2004 and Lancashire Life Small Hotel of the Year 2012.
Lancashire Tourism Awards 2013 - 2014
The Millstone at Mellor won The Tourism Pub Of The Year in The Lancashire Tourism Awards 2012-13. We are also proud to have been highly commended for The Small Hotel Award & The Taste Lancashire Award.
The Millstone at Mellor is the proud winner of The Lancashire Life Hotel of The Year award. The Millstone at Mellor are proud to have been short-listed for The Lancashire Business View Red Rose Awards 2012.
The Good Pub Guide
Every year the Good Pub Guide editors select the very best pubs from across the country to be awarded a collection of National Awards. Ranging from the highly prestigious “Pub of the Year” through a range of other categories these pubs demonstrate an excellence above and beyond even the other entries in the Good Pub Guide itself. Winners 2011, 2012 and 2013.
It's not just our Inns that win AwardsYou can read all about our award-winning beers here too.>