A few words about us...

Alex (owner)

Alex is living his dream! he has always dreamt of running his own pub and serving great food, now he has two. but not resting on his laurels, he is constantly striving to make the pubs better, and won't stop until they are the best they can possibly be.

Alex was the proud winner of Star Pubs & Bars Best Newcomer of the year 2014 award

Simon (owner)

Born in north yorkshire, simon has spent most of his life in the county. his parents took over the royal oak in great ayton in 1977, this developed his passion for people and the industry. after a short spell in australia as a surveyor (which we are sure will come in useful at some time), he ran a thriving pub/restaurant in long newton, the londonerry arms for many years, with great success. after taking over from his parents in 2010 so they can enjoy retirement, family man simon has continued to make the royal oak the place to be in great ayton. Embarking on this adventure with alex, simon is putting his expertise forward to this great partnership.

Team Mill

We are very lucky to have an amazing group of people working at the Mill.

Restaurant Manager – Adam
Head Chef – Chris
Domestic Cleanliness Manager – Wendy
Kitchen Team – Colin, Steve, Kyle, Phil, Liam, Jordan, Britney and Chloe
Bar Manager - Boycey
Front of House –  Abbey, Josh, Amy, Luke, Sophie, Jen, Kathryn, Mel, Catrin and Anya
Accounts Manager – Julia
Head Gardener – Alan
Interior Design Consultant – Yvonne
Marketing & PR – Louise