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The Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery

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The Run of the Mill Public House & BreweryThe Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Active Beers: 20
Beer Ratings: 116
Beer Avg: 3.54
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

100 Main St
Saco, Maine, 04072-3500
United States
phone: (207) 571-9648

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @themillbrewpub

From the owners of The Liberal Cup in Maine.

(Place added by: deltatauhobbit on 08-18-2008)
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Reviews by GarthDanielson:
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3.78/5  rDev -5.7%

Set in an old mill building on Saco Island, this is the sister establishment of The Liberal Cup. Long, narrow space set up with the bar in the middle when you walk in. Great old-school tavern feel, with lots of wood accents and antique beer paraphernalia. The menu is great, and reasonably priced, with pub fare mixed with some local, homemade treats. Beer is good, but only 6 on tap with a cask. The beers they make rotate regularly, so if you are looking for something specific it is worth checking ahead. They do sell growlers, but they are pricey. Hand-blown glass fetches $25, and it's $10 for the fill. I visited on a Friday night, so it was packed, and the servers made fairly regular visits. Overall, this place is worth a visit. The beer is tasty, and the food is good.

GarthDanielson, Feb 02, 2013
More User Reviews:
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

bosshop, Aug 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

coombski, Mar 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

rich42, Jan 15, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +3.7%

During a recent trip to Portland Beer Week, I took the 20-minute Amtrak Downeastern to Saco, a former mill town west of the city that is currently undergoing a major revitalization of these mills, one of which is now the home of this excellent brewpub. Located on Factory Island, in the former York Mill No. 3 Building (1838), the Run Of The Mill is a 14 barrel brewpub that serves eight house beers, including one cask and a guest (Old Rasputin), in an intimate and convivial atmosphere with a homey brick-and-wood dining room and a separate Saloon; there is a long polished bar with a chalkboard draft list overhead. There is also an outdoor deck that overlooks the roaring Saco River and must be a great place to quaff craft brews in the warm weather. (Alas, I visited in November, when it was closed.)

The beers I enjoyed really made this trip worthwhile: Alewife Ale, an English pale ale; Impact, which was a crisp dry-hopped IPA; For Richer or Porter, which was a … well, you know; and the Ex-Wife Extra Bitter Cask. The food menu with its’ array of hearty New England favorites did not disappoint. My chowder and fish-chips were well-cooked, delicious and filling. The server was efficient though seemingly indifferent; however, he still kept my glass filled so no points are lost.

Don’t let the punny title fool you; this place is definitely not “run of the mill,” but an attractive, well managed venue that meets all the criteria of a Destination – at least when in Portland, Maine. Well, gotta catch the train back to Portland.

jjboesen, Nov 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

mbonugli, Nov 03, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%

Sat outside overlooking the Saco River with a nice view of the old mills.

Food was freshly prepared and had the beer that was on cask.

Waitress was great and attentive,

6 beers on tap and one on cask. Food menu was filled plenty of selections.

Beer and food was reasonably priced.

Only had time for one beer and a quick lunch. Wish I had some more time because the rest of the brews looked good.

Burt, Sep 04, 2013
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The Run of the Mill Public House & Brewery in Saco, ME
90 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.