Wines off the beaten path
If you’re looking for the perfect wine to accompany the finest food, you won’t be disappointed. The Millstone at Mellor is part of Thwaites plc, the independent family controlled brewer, who also own James Pickup & Co. Wine and Spirit Merchants. Established in 1790 and purveyors of fine wines ever since, they are our exclusive supplier.
The wonderful thing about having our own wine merchants is that the list has no limits and when we find a fantastic wine to share, we can easily access it. Similarly,as we deal direct with small growers in many instances, we’re able to offer top quality wines at a competitive price.
Look out for a selection of wines we refer to as our hidden gems. They’re from small committed wine makers, who you may not have heard of, but we believe they’re worthy of a special mention and well worth a try. You won’t be disappointed!
Director’s Bin End
You’ll also discover a board in our informal dining room that features our Directors Bin End. A selection of excellent Bin End wines which are highlighted and chalked off within the restaurant.
To really showcase the thinking that goes into our wine selection, we also hold Special Suppers throughout the year, where wines are specially chosen to complement each course. Please see the What’s On section of our website for dates when our Suppers are held.
Wine by the glass
We now give you the option to buy wine by the smaller glass measure of 125ml. But don’t worry, we still offer 175ml glasses when you haven’t got to worry about driving the car!
Price Range and Policy
We’re very conscious that prices of wine are increasing for many different reasons – the change in VAT, the increase in duty and the relative weakness of the pound against other currencies. So we’re delighted to inform you that many of our ‘entry level’ wines are available for less than twenty-five pounds. We also continue with our policy of pricing wines with a standard mark up, with a small additional charge for financing some of the older stored wines. Simply, the better quality the wine, the better value it is, so go on, spoil yourself.