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Braised beef steak and sticky toffee pudding with custard.

Monday 17th October 2022 - Monday saw the installation of a new WM for St Aidan Lodge at The Mill House Venue and they chose to dine on braised steak followed by Sticky toffee pudding and custard. I can't take any credit for the pudding - it was Cartmel Sticky Toffee Pudding Co. and I can't compete by making my own so why bother when they do it so well! Everyone loves it, and my contribution is the vanilla custard.


A good clear out is good for the soul!

Tuesday 18th October 2022 - Tuesday was a quieter affair with 6 dining on soup, sandwiches and black forest gateaux. I took the opportunity to tidy out the cupboards and sort out the chest freezer. I don't have all my tins facing the same way like Sleeping With The Enemy (1991 film with Julia Roberts) but it's more tidy now than it was!

Tesco finest to the rescue

Wednesday 19th October 2022 - Wednesday we welcomed our regular BNI Zeus, Lancashire, UK group and I'd had a special request this week for someone newly diagnosed with a gluten intolerance. Tesco's Finest Cumberland sausages are gluten free so all good there!

More steak and sticky toffee pudding

Thursday 20th October 2022 - Braised steak and Sticky toffee pudding were popular again on Thursday for De Lacy Lodge - I'm going to need shares in the butchers at this rate! 

A day off on Friday so we resurrected The White Horse Bakery for a vanilla sponge birthday cake. 


Kerplunk! into the weekend!

Saturday 22nd October 2022 - We had an educational morning on Saturday with a celebration of Rudyard Kipling for Verity Lodge who dined on beef tikka masala, vegetable curry, rice and chips and for those who weren't curry fans - beef stew and suet dumplings.

We all got our 70’s glad rags on for Saturday night's Ladies Evening for Lodge of Amity & Rossendale Forest No.283. We served a 70’s themed 3 course dinner with vol au vents, devilled eggs, chicken supreme, beef stroganoff, Charlotte Russe and pavlova amongst other things! The table centrepieces were 70’s board games including KerPlunk, Battleships, Connect 4, Downfall and Frustration. Which would be your favourite? 

Kerplunk came out on top for us! Buckaroo and Backgammon arrived in the post the following morning too, although just a touch too late for the Saturday night shenanigans.


A christening and a wedding fair

Sunday 23rd October 2022 - Sunday was a christening celebration for Louie and we served up 45 portions of meat and potato pie, 25 cheese and onion pies and 5 vegan and gluten free cottage pies with 5 children's lunch bags thrown in. All thanks to Chris, Imogen, Sarah, Millie and Will who (despite my misgivings) didn't burn the pies and all managed really well without me. It seems passing on some responsibility was a good thing!

Where was I? I had a chance to show off and promote The Mill House at Stoneyhurst College at the Little White Books & The Great Northern Wedding Show wedding fair.  We took our ceremony decor and our wedding brochures with details of our packages, wedding menus in a little goody bag with some extra gifts. - Little tealights in a holder in a little organza bag with flowers on, and tiny little jam pots with pink 'millions' in - a bit different than the love heart sweets that suppliers usually give out. Such a beautiful college and it was lovely meeting some newly engaged couples and discussing all things wedding!


Another busy week here at the Mill House! More next week!

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  • wow the food was delicious, the service was impeccable and the staff are the nicest people Ange B
  • I've recently had the pleasure of attending more than one function at this recently refurbished venue. The building is really lovely, with a stunning function room and stylish bar. The food is very reasonably priced and first class, all of our guests were very complementary Ray G
  • Food was incredible, had a burger, pizza, wings and salt'n'pepper fries. All presented beautifully. Atmosphere is great with lovely decor and music at a good volume - can actually hear each other! Staff are fabulous - always smiling and happy to help! Sophie B
  • Lovely venue! A real hidden gem tucked behind a main road thats had extensive renovations over the last few years. Plenty of parking. Claire G
  • From the moment we went to set up till the last person left, you were all very helpful and excellent company. Big thanks to the bar staff, laughing, dancing and singing all night. Food was delicious and the presentation was beautiful. Michelle S
  • Can't recommend highly enough, had the school leavers party today. What a beautiful venue, Sharon has done an amazing job refurbishing and was brilliant with helping me organise a fab party. All the staff was so friendly will 100% be having an event here again. Charlene S
  • Outstanding Afternoon Tea - The Mill House put on a special Afternoon Tea for Mother's Day and it was fabulous. The attention to detail was second to none, with the whole tea being served in a very unique manner. There was also the option of gentleman's tea and children's tea so no-one was left out. The staff were very attentive and chatted with us and smiled throughout the whole afternoon. Sheila M
  • We had a christening party here a couple weeks ago. What a brilliant venue. Sharon and her team couldn't do enough to help and made it very special through lots of little extra touches. The venue itself is lovely and a great size for any function big or small. Dev
  • I couldn't recommend this place enough ,if there were 10 stars that's what they would have been given . This is the second function me and my family have attended here first my nephew's wedding and last night my nephew's 30th masquerade ball and it looked amazing and from the minute you arrive you couldn't be made to feel more welcome Amanda F
  • My brother and sister-in-law got married at The Mill House Venue on Friday and I literally couldn't fault a thing. The whole day was perfect, the staff were all amazing and the bride and groom had the day they dreamed of! Hollie B
  • Thank you so much for making my 40th birthday party so amazing! The staff were so friendly and helpful, the venue is stunning! The food was so yummy, everyone was really impressed! Kim S
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