A Berkshire County landmark has announced after 47 years it's closure.

The Mill on the Floss, an 18th Century New Ashford Farmhouse that was converted to a cozy French eatery, has officially closed it's doors for good. The unique hidden gem offered guests candlelight dinners of refined, yet classic food that was just as good as the magical atmosphere.

Longstanding owners, the Champagne Family, officially announced the permanent closing via social media this past Wednesday, thanking their guests of almost half a century of history. In addition, they shared a video compilation of years of memories for patrons and friends to enjoy.


According to the restaurant's website, in the early 1900’s, a judge from New York developed the 1700’s farmhouse with a beautiful rock maple addition into a summer residence while maintaining the exquisite landscape and preserving an operating grist mill. During the late 1930’s and on through the 1960’s, the “Mill” was transformed from summer residence to tea room to tavern to inn and restaurant. In 1973, Maurice and Jane Champagne bought the Mill on the Floss, creating what became a gastronomic destination.

In 2019, Only in My State, highlighted the elegant, historical eatery as well.

The Mill on the Floss is a beautiful French restaurant in New Ashford, complete with spectacular service, offering you a true fine dining experience that you won’t soon forget. Not only is this spot elegant, stunning, and delicious, but it comes with history all the way back to pioneer days. Supporting local farmers and giving you the best atmosphere to dine in while in the Berkshires, The Mill on the Floss is hard to beat.

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