Pen Mill Hotel

4.8
578 reviews
£25 and under
British

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Sunday Lunch
RE-OPENING MONDAY 17TH MAY 2021!

If everyone behaives, it will happen!

AA Accredited - COVID-19 Confident
We are not a ‘fancy pants’ establishment. Not in the least. We offer good quality, home-cooked, locally sourced (where possible) food. 90% of our menu is made on the premises. Certainly not ‘Pub Grub’ but not ‘Gastro Pub’ either. It’s good value for money. However, our standards are high, very high. Not only in the quality of the food that comes into and leaves the kitchen but also in the presentation, the delivery to the table and overall customer service. We’re definitely not ‘Silver Service’ either but all of our staff are attentive, smartly dressed and will always go that extra mile wherever they can. These are just some of the reasons we were awarded the Taste of the West GOLD award in 2019.
We are a dog friendly establishment, very dog friendly. However, please tell us at the time of booking so that we can place you in our Bar area , as opposed to our Restaurant.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 578 People Are Saying
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GilT
Bath
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for lunch with four of our friends who we only meet with about every three months and last time in July we met at the Pen Mill and they this time requested that we went there again yesterday. As always the service, friendliness and last but not least the food quality and value was next to none. The restaurant and pub is clean, fresh and always welcoming. It obviously comes from the top down to the staff etc and is impeccable in every way, well done the Proprietor.

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GordonB
Bath
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My parents 70th wedding anniversary lunch. Being in their 90’s their appetites are not very large and the lunchtime menu with reduced chips suited them well. The service was very attentive, the food was hot and well cooked, what more could you want? A card to celebrate the occasion? Yes my parents got a card from the staff. Brilliant lunch, thank you.

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Pragmatist101
Bath
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good pub food and seemed busy for a Sunday evening. Food hot whenever we have been there. Better to get an earlier time when going for carvery as meat has a tendency to dry under hot lights. Great range of vegetable dishes Sunday lunch.

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Bobswalker
Bath
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Welcoming, friendly, an acceptable standard for pub food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and the food was great too although I was surprised to see chunky peas not petit pois, it is obviously very popular as there were a ton of people there but luckily we got in just before a rush of customers. I don’t know how I would have felt about having to wait as long in line as some did as my mother and I both have mobility issues and can’t stand for long. But the crowds weren’t noisy and having them queue next to you eyeing up your dinner doesn’t bother me but its a real shame to have such an awkward layout with diners having to walk past every single table and back to fetch their food also the food layout is totally illogical with sauces being the second choice after meat,surely this is a last thing condiments choice? We did end up dancing around the veggies! The Yorkshire puds were to die for but there was a noticeable lack of greens,a broccoli, sprouts or cabbage would have been a nice touch rather than a Ratatouille maybe try to book earlier although at 3.45 we were nowhere near the end of service. I can’t praise our young waitress enough she was very quick and made sure we were catered to without being overbearing. Overall it was a very pleasant Sunday Carvery and I have eaten here with my mother before eating a la carte it was very nice indeed and the dessert menu for both is the same, they do an excellent Ameretto creme brulee with shortbread which I had last time and we all had this time. If I had a magic wand I would double the restaurant’s floor space but I am sure they think so too. Thank You for a lovely meal Pen Mill

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ErnestL
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very warm welcome good service exelent food choice and very good desert menue

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KeriC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meats (Beef, turkey, gammon ham)very tasty & cooked perfectly. Roast potatoes very crispy but not too oily. Selection of approx 5 different veg again not over cooked with the added bonus of cauliflower cheese. Staff very polite & friendly, nice dinning atmosphere families welcomed. Table service for drinks, que for the carvery politely well managed not too many people at a time, felt very covid safe at all times, nice added touch of a bottle of hand gel at each table. Table service to offer puddings which sounded fabulous but unfortunately we were too full to try. Would definitely recommend and we will return again soon. Thank you for a great dining experience.

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AmandaL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice welcome, good service and very good food. If anything spoilt it slightly it was the noise level -it was quite loud at times

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AdrianV
Bath
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here most weeks, there is nothing not to like. 5* all the way.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent choices - we all ate from the £12 for 2 courses etc. The menu had some great choices and it was great value. The service was very good, pleasant attentive but not overwhelming. I guess due to COVID the doors were open which meant there was a chilly draft at times. But overall a very pleasurable lunch which we all enjoyed. I will certainly recommend and be back for more😁.

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DarrenP
Bath
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good meal , good service always prompt with meal once ordered

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Michelle
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Menu ok. Food was nice and didn't have to wait long. Recommend reservation for seating inside as it is a popular pub. Staff friendly.
In particular, I liked the fact that staff wore masks especially around food. Hand sanitiser on every table and toilets very clean. I wish all pubs had this level of good hygiene. Well done Penn Mill.

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MikeT
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A really enjoyable lunch
Minor criticism the staff were busy but seemed to keep missing us

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GrahamJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The room was very clean, well lit and tables well spaced apart. The food was well presented, hot and very good value for money. The desserts were especially good. The service was friendly, attentive and quick. All in all an extremely enjoyable experience.

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PaulB
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was nice and we will visit again and recommend to others

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food & value for money

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DavidW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff excellent food and vfm too! Will be back

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RachelG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely surroundings food & service was amazing, love this pub & would come back time & time again 😊

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Aggiek
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Lovely staff, but unfortunately the food wasn’t good at all

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NyreenW
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Myself and my friends went for a meal last night at pen mill hotel the staff was very friendly and helpful and the food was delicious

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Nelson
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and lovely food. Always enjoy our time here.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first time back and it was really lovely. Good friendly service. Lovely food and not good long to wait. Staff were VERY attentive. Thank you

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Lynn
London
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all round will return 👍would recommend

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NicolaB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are absolutely fantastic!!!!! The food was great too :)

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Gerry
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well we have been for the carvery so many times and never disappointed and other meals on the menu are as good. Perfect Thanks

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Moomy
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful family pub. Delicious food, welcoming friendly staff.

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JaneL
London
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good quality food, but what we appreciated more was the service. The staff were brilliant, attentive, happy and helpful.

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JonathanM
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great way to celebrate parents 65th wedding anniversary. Good food and service and nice touch with the card from the Penn Mill Team! Many thanks

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ChristopherTK
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in Pen Mill and I have to say that I had the best meal ever!!!

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KathyB
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely meal. Good service, good choice and no waiting around. We will definitely be back!!

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StephanieH
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very professional staff
Excellent breakfast
Beautifully decorated and clean

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BeckyJ
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely atmosphere
Service staff were attentive and friendly.
We had a lovely evening

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VickyG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the pen mill the staff our so polite ! Visiting last night and my daughter joined us after finishing work and with 3 mins to spare the man in charge allowed the kitchen to do a last minute meal she had ribs and she was so grateful and really enjoyed it thank you

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Rupes
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

friends and myself use The Pen Mill a lot and always find it a very pleasant experience

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience from start to finish. Excellent food and customer service,a very pleasant experience. Highly recommend a visit.

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Mumsout
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place for a lovely meal. I found the noise levels quite high on Monday evening but regardless we enjoyed a lovely meal. The food and service is fantastic. Highly recommend

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TammyC
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff were very helpful and accommodating. The food was good (maybe a little bit pricy, but very good quality)
We have been before and we will come again!!

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing. Look forward to going back again.

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Shelasoul
Bath
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, good portions. Had gluten-free options, which as a coeliac was very welcome. Attentive and considerate staff. Would definitely go again!!!

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JayneH
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, everything was excellent. Good to see they have kept table service. Shame that not everyone wore face masks.

FAQs

Pen Mill Hotel is rated 4.8 stars by 578 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.