Safford Mills Inn

Accommodations & Aperitifs

The Safford Mills Inn and Café is the oldest house in Bennington Village and was the home of the owners of the first grist mill in Vermont.  We offer three elegant & uniquely dressed guest rooms with modern amenities, and private bathrooms, as well as a comfortable and relaxing café, featuring craft cocktails, light fare and decadent desserts.

The Miller's Toll Dinner Club & Lounge

716 Main Street Bennington, VT               802-681-7963

Serving Crafted Cocktails, Martinis, Wine, Beer, Appetizers and Dessert every

Thursday Night 3-9 and Friday & Saturday Night From 3 till 11

Kitchen Closes an Hour Before and Last Call is Half Hour Before Closing

Reservations Strongly Suggested!

The Menu for Friday & Saturday (Thursday's Menu May Differ)

The Miller's Toll Provisions Menu

Maple Glazed Cashews, Pecans & Bacon 7

Honey Sriracha Glazed Peanuts 5

Cheese Plate 14 Mixed Cheeses, Crackers, Fruit, Olives & Nuts. Poached Pears, Parmesan Tweels.

Devils on Horseback 8  Bacon Wrapped Dates, Stuffed with Blue Cheese & Baked. Finished with Fig Infused Balsamic Reduction

Angels on Unicorns 8  Bacon Wrapped Dates, Stuffed with Chevre & Baked. Finished with Maple Porter Reduction

Devils & Angels Combination Plate 11

Stuffed Baby Bella Mushrooms 9   Creamy Roasted Garlic Parmesan

IPA Beer Battered Tempura Chicken 7 Choice of Sauce; Ranch, Blue Cheese, Sriracha Ranch, Honey Mustard, House Buffalo

Arancini 9  Parmesan Risotto, Breaded & Fried, Monterey Jack Cheese Béchamel Dip

House Fries 7 Monterey Jack Cheese Béchamel & Herb Crème Fraiche

Five Cheese Quesadilla 8 Cheddar, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Monterey Jack, Chevre. Herb Creme Fraiche & Salsa  *Add One or Any Combination; Chicken, Bacon, Sautéed Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions +2

Spinach & Artichoke Dip 12  Tortilla Chips, Crostini, Crudites

Cheese Burger Sliders 12  American Cheese, Bacon, Mayonnaise

Crab Cake Sliders 14  Remoulade Sauce, Baby Spinach



*Always Homemade Right Here at Safford Mills

Honey Matcha Creme Brulee 7

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting 9





Northshire 7 Saints Double IPA

Shed Mountain IPA 6.6%

Brown's Coast to Coast IPA 6.25%

Switchback Ale

Drop in Heart of Lothian Scottish Ale 5.6%

Otter Creek Drip Drop Coffee Stout 5.6%

Bottles & Cans

Brown's Oatmeal Stout 5.25%

Berkshire Brewery Steel Rail Pale Ale 5.2%

Brown's Cherry Razz 6.5%

Sea Dog Blueberry Wheat Ale 4.6%

Long Trail Limbo IPA 7.4%

Queen City Yorkshire Porter 5%


The Miller's Toll Libation Menu

Cocktail History in the Making...

Revolutionary America-Modern Takes

(1660s) Rattleskull -Golden Rum, Applejack, Vanilla Porter, brown sugar, Nutmeg

(1770) Stone Fence-Goslings Dark Rum and VT Woodchuck Gumption Hard Cider


Civil War Original

(1830)  The Cobbler-Amontillado Sherry, sugar, muddled orange

Modern Twist

Blackberry Pomegranate Cobbler-Amontillado sherry, pomegranate juice & seeds, blackberries)


2nd Industrial Revolution Original

(1870s) Whiskey Sour-Bulliet Bourbon and fresh lemon

Modern Twist

Tart Cherry Whiskey Sour-Whiskey, lemon, tart cherry juice and house made luxardo cherry

The Sap Bucket -Bourbon, Sapling Maple Liquor, VT maple syrup,  lemon

NY Sour-Whiskey Sour with Cabernet float


2nd Industrial Revolution Original

(1870s) Tom Collins- Gin, lemon, club soda

Modern Twist

Cucumber Mint Collins- Hendrick Gin, Cucumber water, mint syrup, fresh citrus


2nd Industrial Revolution Original

(1881) The Old Fashioned- Bourbon, sugar, angostura and orange bitters, homemade Luxardo cherry

Modern Twist

Winter Spice Old Fashioned-bourbon, cinnamon, vanilla, nutmeg, brown sugar syrup

Old Fashioned Sunday Morning -Bourbon, dark coffee, simple, Coffee and Cacao bitters


Pre/Prohibition/Jazz Era Original

(1916) Aviation-London dry gin, maraschino liquor & crème de violette, lemon

Modern Twist

Waterlily-Junipero gin, Cointreau, crème de violette, lemon


Pre/Prohibition/Jazz Era Original

(1920) The Bee's Knees- London dry gin, honey, lemon

Modern Twist

The Downton-Bar Hill Gin, honey, lavender bitters, lavender syrup, lemonade


 WW2/Edwardian Original

(1938) The Margarita- Tequila, Cointreau, and fresh lime

Modern Twist

Raspberry Blood Orange Sage Margarita-Tequila, raspberry blood orange, Cointreau, fresh citrus, sage

Honey Citrus Margarita-tequila, fresh citrus, honey

Death By Misadventure-Cazadores Tequila, Ancho Reyes, grapefruit, citrus, apricot smoke bitters


WW2/Edwardian Original

(1941) Moscow Mule-Stolichnaya Vodka, lime, ginger beer

Modern Twist

Blackberry Sage Mule-Gin, muddled blackberries, sage, Pimm’s blackberry, ginger beer  

Cider Moscow Mule-Stolichnaya Vodka, lime, Vermont apple cider, ginger beer


Midcentury Original

(1950s)  Pink Squirrels/ Grasshoppers- Crème de cacao, cream, crème de Noyeaux or crème de menthe

Modern Twist

Salted Caramel-Captain Morgan Rum, butterscotch schnapps, cream, sugar/salt, swirl of caramel

Black Magic-espresso vodka, Kahlua, bailey’s Irish cream, cream


Turn of the 20th Century Original

(1980) Cosmopolitan-vodka, Cointreau, lime, cranberry

Modern Twist

Passionate Cosmo-vodka, grand marnier, white cranberry juice, passion fruit, champagne

Cucumber Cosmo-vodka or gin, cucumber water, white cranberry, triple sec

Ginger Cosmo -vodka, ginger, white cranberry, Cointreau


Turn of the 20th Century Original

(1980) The Bramble-gin, lemon, simple syrup, crème de muire

Modern Twist

Blueberry or Raspberry Bramble-gin, lemon, simple, VT Distillers Blueberry or Raspberry Liquor



Virgin French-raspberry syrup, pineapple, ginger ale

Virgin Cosmopolitan-cranberry juice, non alcoholic Triple Sec, lime

Pomegranate Mocktail-pomegranate syrup, fresh lime, lemonade

Ginger Peach-Ginger Syrup, peach juice, white cranberry juice, sprinkle of clove


Missing a drink we used to have on the menu at Safford Mills?  We can still make you one of our old favorites:

French, Bellini, Lemonade, Bloody Mary, Elderflower Gin & Tonic,

Espresso Stout Martini (Vanilla & Espresso Vodka, Kahlua & Stout Beer)

Orange Blossom (Orange Vodka, St. Elder, Cointreau & Lemon)

Bombay Afternoon (Bombay Gin, Ginger Syrup, Cardamom Bitters, Club Soda & Lemon)

Bennington (Pear Vodka, Maple Syrup & Bitters)

Wanderlust (Absinthe, Genever, Crème de Violette, Pineapple & Lemon)

1777 (Jack Daniels, Vodka, Chambord & cola)

I’m Not Being Rude, I’m Being Naked (Mezcal, St. Elder, Lime & Black Currant Juice)

Raspberry Margarita and Orange Pineapple Margarita



Our House Wines Include Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Claret and Malbec


Non-Alcoholic Drinks

Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sprite, Ginger Ale, Lemonade, Green Mountain Coffee and Select Tazo Teas