The Run of the Mill is a 14-barrel brew pub specializing in hand crafted beer and casual pub fare. All of our beers flow directly from our brewery. We use only the finest malts and hops available to create the tastiest and finest selection of local beers.
In addition to house made beers, we have a pub style menu featuring delicious food made from fresh local ingredients. Our talented chefs serve appetizers, wraps, sandwiches, vegetarian fare, hearty entrees and imaginative daily specials, all made from scratch in our very own kitchen.
We offer a variety of specialized menus including allergy specific selections and banquet services, and are able to accommodate groups from 12 to 100 people in our dining room.
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, we also offer waterfront outdoor seating and a second bar, with a seasonal grill menu and raw bar served from our outdoor kitchen.
We host special events including Brewery tours, Wednesday afternoons from 3-6, or by appointment; Open Mic Night, Tuesdays from 8-11; Live music, Thursday & Saturday from 8-11 & Sundays throughout the summer from 4-8; Trivia night, seasonally on Mondays from 7:30 to 9:30 and Washout Washers Tournaments, Wednesdays at 7.
We also recently began hosting The Maine Brew Bus, which gives tours of the brewery on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the year.
Our dining room, bar and lounge are open daily from 11:30 to 1am (or until the last customer leaves), serving food from 11:30am until 9 or 10pm depending on the season.
The huge red brick mill buildings of Saco Island or Factory Island as it was called, are a reminder of an industrial past which is interwoven with the history of Saco and Biddeford. The region's first industrial complex, a water powered sawmill and iron forge, was built by John Davis in 1653. By 1683 Benjamin Blackman had established a sawmill where Main Street now crosses over to Saco Island. The milling of lumber was a major industry in the region for nearly three centuries. Seventeen sawmills were in operation by 1800, sawing more than 50,000 board feet of lumber per day. Saco industry diversified in 1811, when Thomas Cutts and Josiah Calef established the Saco Iron Works, later Saco Manufacturing Co. which made cask hoops, cut nails and brads and other iron products. In 1826 the company erected a huge seven story cotton mill, the largest in the United States. After a disastrous fire in 1830, the business was reorganized as the York Manufacturing Company, and Mill #1 was opened in 1832. The York erected four more mills in the next twenty years and ran eight mills by the turn of the century. The establishment of the Laconia Mills (1844) and Pepperell Mills (1850) in Biddeford made the combined mill district one of the largest cotton milling complexes in the country, employing as many as 9000 people.