The Mill has been featured in many magazines and guides as being one of Ireland's best places to stay and eat, including:

  • Highly commended in the Georgina Cambell Irish Breakfast Awards
  • Best Chef in Donegal 2013 Irish Restaurant Association Awards
  • Best Restaurant In Donegal 2011, 2012 , 2014, & 2017 Restaurant Association Of Ireland
  • Featured in Bridgestone Guide "Best Places to Eat" since 2001
  • Featured in Bridgestone Guide "Best Places to Stay" since 2001
  • Best Hideaway 2012 Georgina Campbell Guides
  • Featured in Rick Steve's Ireland
  • The Bridgestone Irish Food Guide 2014
  • The Good Hotel Guide since 2006, including receiving a Cesar Award in 2007
  • Georgina Campbell's The Best of the Best 2011
  • Featured in the Observer's 'Top 50 for under £50' by Desmond Balmer

Below are some quotes taken from various publications reviewing the Mill.

What you eat here is quite simply some of the best food in the North West.

John and Sally McKennas' Guides 2018

An 'open secret' destination… There's a real sense of place about everything at The Mill, and especially the food. Derek's menus are a seasonal expression of the surrounding sea and landscape.

Georgina Campbell Breakfast Awards 2017

Value is excellent, service is excellent, and the experience sublime

100 best restaurants in Ireland App, John and Sally Mc Kenna

Derek Alcorn's cooking style is his own - sometimes the ingredients may be unusual or under-used, but the originality is more in the way ingredients are combined, and in the detail, than in the choice of main ingredients.

Georgina Campbell Guide 2015

…discreet service, comfort, character and cosy ambience

Georgina Cambell 2011

The jewel in the crown of many an Irish culinary tour.

Alastair Sawdays's Special Places to Stay in Ireland

The setting of the house by New Lake is blissful…

McKenna 100 Best Places to Stay
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Featured in Georgina Campbell's Best of the Best Guide Featured in The Michelin Guide
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Featured in Frommers Ireland Featured in the Good Hotel Guide