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

  • Best Restaurant in Donegal 2014, Irish Restaurant Association of Ireland
  • Best Chef in Donegal 2013 Irish Restaurant Association Awards
  • Best Restaurant In Donegal 2011 & 2012, Restaurant Association Of Ireland
  • Best Hideaway 2012 Georgina Campbell Guides
  • Featured in Bridgestone's Top 100 Places to Eat in Ireland 2014
  • Featured in Bridgestone's Top 100 Places to Stay in Ireland 2013
  • Rick Steve's Ireland 2014
  • The Bridgestone Irish Food Guide 2014
  • The Good Hotel Guide 2006 - 2014, 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
  • Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay in Ireland

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

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

this is excited, exciting cooking, from a crew who are relishing the challenge of every ingredient..

John and Sally McKenna - 100 best restaurants in ireland 2009

The setting of the house by New Lake is blissful...

McKenna 100 Best Places to Stay

A friendly place in a lovely setting.... remarkable value...

The Good Hotel Guide 2009

It feels like home...

Ruth Hegarty - Food and Wine Magazine, 2009
Featured in Georgina Campbell's Best of the Best Guide Wild atlantic way logo
McKennas best in Ireland logo Featured in The Michelin Guide
Featured in Frommers Ireland Featured in Rick Steve's Ireland
Featured in the Good Hotel Guide