Charming Lunch at 1761 Old Mill Restaurant (over 250 years old)------1761 Old Mill 69 State Road Westminster, MA 01473 tel (978)[masked] web site: www.1761oldmill.com/
History of the Old Mill: From its earliest beginning, the Old Mill has served a useful purpose in the community. Originally a sawmill where logs were processed for the new homes of the neighborhood, the Old Mill and its whirling saw sang a song of progress and industry through five generations of ownership before its wheels were stilled and it fell into disrepair in the late 1800's. In 1921, the sawmill was converted into a tea-room and operated as such during the summer months by Miss Keough, until 1942 when war restrictions forced her to close. Upon his return from serving in World War II, Ralph Foster and his wife Ruth bought the Old Mill and reopened it as a restaurant, making it a year-round operation, thus the mill was reborn.
Today, as the Fosters celebrate 67 years and three generations of family ownership, the Old Mill continues to serve foods in a setting of rare charm. Voices of guests mingle with the joyful music of water rushing merrily over the mill dam as it dances its way to the sea. With its attractive vistas, doubled in splendor by their reflection in the mill pond, the Old Mill is a shrine to the epicure for its delicious food and to the art lover for its rustic beauty. The Foster family prides itself as being one of the oldest restaurants in New England still being run by individual ownership and serving over the years the finest food available. We thank you for dining with us.