The Milestone pub is located at 84 Green Lane in Kelham Island.
We love to visit the Milestone at Kelham Island and are enjoying working our way through the Gastro Menu. The fishcakes are amazing!
When talking to the young owner, Matt, we were reassured to know that he and his team are dedicated to sourcing local produce and to producing as much as possible in house, e.g. the bread and even the piccalilli!
This gave us the confidence to book into the restaurant, upstairs, for a "fine dining" experience, which was a superb affordable luxury.
We were a bit concerned about the limited menu on a Friday night but with hindsight this should have warned us of a treat in store, and the confidence of a chef who knows the excellence of his food. Choosing from fish or pizza, the latter proved to be the best we have had for years. Washing this down by a few pints of Jaipur made the perfect end to an early-doors Friday night.
Me and 8 of my friends visited the Milestone, last Sunday.
We dined upstairs, and it was one of the best meals that I have ever had. Everything was perfect, from the starter to the pudding. The service was excellent as well.
I would advise anyone to go here for a special occasion. For 10 of us we paid £10 deposit, and the meal came to just over £300 and they put a service fee of £28.98 on - (the only thing I would say is that we had to tell to them that they needed to take the 90.00 deposit off the bill).
Visited the Milestone on Mothers Day after being in for a drink a couple of weeks ago with friends. The atmosphere then was relaxed and chilled. The staff were very friendly and welcoming, so we thought it would be a good place to bring my mum and family for Mothers Day.
We went ahead and booked a table for 10. Our table was booked for 1PM, so we arrived half an hour early to have drinks. When we had all arrived we went and sat at our table. We were given menus to choose from. I had crab & prawn fishcakes (£9) for my main, which was beautiful, very flavoursome and well presented. My husband had the Sunday roast, which was beef with all the trimmings (£9). However, apart from the huge Yorkshire pudding on the plate the rest of the portions were quite small. The gravy was sweet which made the rest of the food taste sweet, however the beef was cooked to perfection. Whilst my husband was eating his meal he found what turned out to be an olive stone in his Yorkshire pudding! Luckily for him he was able to remove it from his mouth before he broke a tooth on it. We did ask the waitress why it was there but she just smiled before walking away slightly embarrassed.
Only 3 of us had desert, which comprised of fondant & chocolate pudding, which was to die for, 2 of us had the cheese selection, which in my opinion was average. The fruit bread that came with it was fab.
When we received the bill my sister said to make sure that we had only been charged for what we had had. She had checked out their website before coming and there was a comment on it about being charged for food that someone had not had. We were charged for 4 deserts not 3. We brought the mistake to their attention they went and checked on the computer, which took approx. 15 minutes to do so before they removed it from the bill.
Throughout the meal the table was not cleared of glasses that had been used, we ordered quite a number of drinks. They only cleared away the plates. Overall impression of the meal was average, I didn't feel the food was value for money. We would definitely go back to the pub for a drink but would not go back for a meal, especially for a special occasion.