Situated in Durham, North East of England

The Old Mill started its life in 1813 as a Paper Mill. It later became a joint Corn Mill and Paper Mill until 1890 when its business was transferred to a nearby village. From 1890 the building has had a range of uses, latterly as a pub, but in 2000 it was acquired by Key Inns Ltd, a family-run business with a mission to provide guests and residents with Food, Drink and Accommodation of the highest quality in meticulously-designed premises.

Following comprehensive refurbishment The Old Mill is now a typical English Inn with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, tasteful and stylish furnishings set in an ideal situation only a mile from Junction 61 of the A1M , and 5 miles from the historic City of Durham.

It is a perfect location for visiting the attractions of the North East such as Durham City with its magnificent Cathedral and Castle, Beamish Open Air Museum, Weardale and High Force Falls, the Northumberland Coast, Hadrian’s Wall and more local Roman Sites such as Piercebridge and Housteads, or, for the Shopping Experience, Gateshead Metro Centre.

Stayed here for two nights to visit the Lumiere festival in Durham. Superbly clean, well-equipped rooms which were excellent value for money. Food was well priced and very good. Busy restaurant/bar with friendly, efficient staff. Nothing too much trouble and guests were well looked after. Some intrusion from road noise but nothing too drastic. Will definitely stay here again. Ideally place dfor Durham and only 25 mins to Newcastle as well.


I stayed at the Old Mill for one night at the end of October 2013. It would be hard to beat for the price the quality of the room and the friendliness of the service. My room and the bathroom were both spacious. The bed was large and comfortable. I also ate dinner at the hotel and the it was excellent. Cannot fault the place.


Great place rooms fantastic and food excellent we will definitely be back and great place to go with friends and family. What we saw family more than welcome and a lovely atmosphere! Staff were really friendly and nothing was too much trouble!