A pub and restaurant with history

The pub itself was named after an adjacent mill that had stood for centuries, ,used by the freemen of Durham to grind corn and was first recorded in the Boldon Book of 1183. The mill was rebuilt in the 17th century and stood until 1972. The pub itself displays various prints, texts and pictures depicting the rich history this Durham pub and restaurant. You can find more information on the history here.


What’s there to do?

  • TVs throughout the establishment for sporting events
  • licensed outdoor space
  • Child friendly
  • Good quality food and drink



While at first glance, the staircase leading down towards the entrance may lead you to believe that there is no wheelchair accessibility, there are wheelchair accessible routes to this historic pub and restaurant, and there is step free access to The Bishop Mill, as well as ramps inside the venue to allow for greater wheelchair accessibility.

Additionally, similar to other Wetherspoon pubs, The Bishop Mill allows customers to order and pay through an app, which is incredibly useful for individuals who may be non-verbal or have mental health conditions that may inhibit them from ordering themselves.


A great location

The Bishop Mill is located close to the river, near where the local Sixth Form is located, making it an ideal place for students to spend their free time. It is also located near Durham Cathedral, making it a must visit for those wishing to visit the landmark.

Q When is food served?

Breakfast is served from opening until 11.30am, followed by the main menu from then until 11pm.

Q Can bookings be made for tables?

Unfortunately, there cannot be any bookings, as Wetherspoon operates on a 'first come, first server' basis

Q Is there an entry fee?

There is no entry fee on most occasions, however it may be implemented on evenings after a certain point. If you have more specific information regarding this, please let us know by leaving a comment

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  • Monday08:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday08:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday08:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Thursday08:00 AM - 01:00 AM
  • Friday08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
  • Saturday08:00 AM - 02:00 AM
  • Sunday08:00 AM - 01:00 AM
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