Retaining our AA 4* status

We were delighted to receive the report from the AA Hotel and Hospitality Services last week and to hear that we have retained our four star silver status in their designation of ‘restaurant with rooms’. The inspection covers three distinct areas: overall...

Quintessentially British picnics

This is Wind in the Willows country, so no amount of messing about in boats would be complete without a proper picnic. You can hire boats from The Swan, over the river in Streatley – mention that you’re staying at The Miller and they might even have a...

Time for tea

We recently had a clear out and reorganisation of our tea stocks. We had a lot of tea. We still have a lot of tea. We have loose leaf and bagged teas from your bog standard English Breakfast through to  naturally caffeine free Rooibos and all manor of herbal...

Nick’s kitchen: summer’s in full swing

It’s a funny time of year. Sometimes the sun shines; sometimes it doesn’t. But also on the foodie front. Everything you could quite easily grow in your garden is in full flow right now and we’re using as much of every one of those ingredients across...

Nick’s kitchen: cold cucumber

Cold soup conjures thoughts of Gazpacho on Spanish menus, what’s spurred you to add this dish to the menu? Actually a discussion with Mary about gin and cucumber. Naturally, at this time of year I’m looking for inspiration and attempting to make something...

Afternoon Tea Week 8-14 August 2016

It really would be rude not to indulge an entire week dedicated to the finest pastry chef creations, a dollop or two of jam and cream, and a quaff of bubbles (optional obviously). So in celebration of Afternoon Tea Week we’ll be offering Miller Afternoon Tea all...

Nick’s kitchen: Crispy Wigmore Cheese

Firstly, what is Wigmore Cheese and where do you source it from? Wigmore Cheese is a semi soft sheep’s milk cheese. Made by Ann and Andy Wigmore in Riseley south of Reading. They have a great cheese making story behind them and have been producing since 1986. How do...

Wine of the month: Cabalié Rosé 2015

Our wine of the month for July has been chosen by The Miller bar team. They like it so much it’s also going to be our new house rosé. Stop! Don’t run away. Not all rosés are bad. In fact this is part of our mission to prove that there are some delectable rosé wines...