Events at The Old Mill

Ten Tips for Winning a Recipe Contest

It’s always gratifying when everyone at the dinner table showers you with praise after polishing off a meal you made from scratch. Imagine how great it would feel to win a cash prize for a recipe contest. Enter The Old Mill’s first recipe contest, and you may just find out what winning a recipe contest feels like. To help you succeed, we’ve rounded up the most helpful tips for winning recipe contests from veteran food

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Signature Soups: Comfort In A Bowl, From Our Kitchen To Yours

Soup is the ultimate comfort food. It can warm body and soul on a cold winter night or provide a light, satisfying meal on a sunny summer day. When we first opened our restaurant more than 25 years ago, we knew two things for certain: we had to have soup on the menu, and it had to be great. Creating A Signature Soup So our chef went to work, creating a signature item that relied

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Behind The Scenes at Mail Order

But we still put a touch of Smoky Mountain friendliness in every box we ship.You could say the mail order business is in our DNA. The very first post office for Pigeon Forge opened in the Old Mill in 1841, with the mill’s owner and builder William Love serving as the town’s first postmaster. So it was a return to our roots when we started selling tasty Tennessee food by mail in the 1990s We

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Christmas in the stores | The Old Mill

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas at The Old Mill

Winter brings so many delightful sights, aromas, flavors and events to the Smokies that we can hardly wait to announce what’s happening at The Old Mill over the holidays. Eat Thanksgiving dinner on with us. Both The Old Mill Restaurant and Pottery House Cafe will be open Thanksgiving Day. We’ll be serving a holiday menu that includes roast turkey, prime rib, baked sugar-cured ham, Old Mill Corn Chowder, cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, freshly

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Holiday Entertaining | The Old Mill

We’ve Got Easy Christmas Entertaining Covered to the Last Bite

The holidays are crazy-busy as we get ready to swap gifts and share some of the most delicious food of the year with family and friends. We’re all shopping, cooking, decorating and traveling, getting ready for big holiday parties. The Old Mill can simplify the season with easy Christmas party food ideas,  recipes and the right gifts for everyone on your list. Use our Tennessee goodies to whip up holiday appetizers and beverages for parties this

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Pumpkins | The Old Mill

All Things Pumpkin

It’s October, Time For All Things Pumpkin It’s beginning to look a lot like pumpkin at The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge. We’re putting pumpkin in everything from grits to fudge to liqueur to celebrate the season of squash. There’s Pumpkin Butter in the Farmhouse Kitchen. Pumpkin Fudge in the newly remodeled Candy Kitchen. Pumpkin Cream Liqueur in the Old Forge Distillery Pumpkin Cream Pies in the Pottery House Cafe. The Creamery is churning up Pumpkin Pie

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Behind The Scenes At The Old Mill Restaurant |The Old Mill

Behind The Scenes At The Old Mill Restaurant

We’re cooking just like Grandma, but for the masses, every day A day at The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, isn’t measured in the hours we’re open, but in the effort our kitchen crew puts into cooking homestyle breakfasts, lunches, and dinners for about 3,000 guests each day. We cook more delicious comfort food in a single day than your grandma served in two decades of Sunday dinners. Our kitchen staff of, a

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