The Mendip Inn

4.2
139 reviews
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Gastro Pub
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Worth the Drive
The Mendip Inn is an exciting venue by food and hospitality entrepreneurs Jon and Nick Rossi, the brothers Rugantino Restaurant at the Ancient Gatehouse in Wells.

Styled by the talented team behind Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant, The Mendip Inn takes the concept of a great British pub and adds an exciting, contemporary style of its own without losing that sense of welcome you get at the very best pubs.

As well as the A La Carte menu, we also offer the best Sunday lunch in Mendip and a children’s menu. Our menus offer wide range of options for vegetarians.

Special Offers

Steak Wednesday from £13

Enjoy 80z Rump for one £13/ £20 for 2
80z Sirloin £16 for one/ £24 for two
served with confit tomato, mushrooms, salad and fries. Add any starter or dessert for £5

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 27 March 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Wed 12:00-14:30 18:00-21:30

Friday Fish night from £14 - £18 pp

Enjoy a choice of fresh fish served with roasted potatoes and mixed veg. Price varies from the choice of fish.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 22 January 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Fri 12:00-14:30 18:00-21:30

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 3:00PM - 6:45PM 8:15PM - 9:00PM
Fri 6:00PM - 6:45PM 8:15PM - 9:30PM
Sat 3:00PM - 6:45PM 8:15PM - 9:30PM

What 139 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The meal, staff and ambience were very good. The service, however, was slow on the evening we visited.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Unfortunately the gluten free 'options' were not options really. They took away the gluten-containing part but did not replace this with anything, and yet still charged full price for the meal. I had checked before ordering and the waitress said I would get alternatives (I ordered the curry and expected gf poppadum and naan bread) but this did not happen. Furthermore, I specified gluten free when I ordered and still the meal was given to me with the gluten containing items on it - it's lucky I checked (which I usually hate to do as it sounds like nagging!) so they had to be removed from my plate, with no alternative left.

All in all, a very poor experience and we won't be back.

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BC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good service without being over attentive.

The Lamb Wellington was a little disappointing as I’d expected it to be ‘solid’ meat like a Beef Wellington. It seemed to be more of a pulled lamb constituency.

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m
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Recommended by someone at a church service as being on our way home
Booked table from pub car park and we were very happy with the meal.

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B
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Couldn’t fault the food or menu choice, was great tasting and good portion sizes.

The only criticism I have is the speed, no sooner did we finish the starters and plates taken, the main dish out with no time to let it go down.

Also two many different servers trying to help with one saying they would get drinks and then forgetting and someone else asking the same question.

Overall though this did not stop us having a fantastic meal.

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NB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very Nice Meal.
Unfortunately Coffee was found to be cold but they replaced it straight away.
Thoroughly recommended.

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OJ
Bath
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Contemporary surroundings.
Good food and reasonably priced.

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LS
Bath
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Safe were very helpful and the food was delicious couldn't fault the evening .

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NF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A really nice venue, great food and service. It's great they are dog friendly too.

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RB
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was ok, but l wasn't blown away. The service was very good.

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OT
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sunday lunch we have had in a pub/inn this year

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EB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We did well because we chose a fish dish that was fresh and well done.

The starter was fine but presented really badly

It was not a bad meal but considering the reviews I’d seen I was expecting a better one

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MW
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Amazing food as always. Service a little slow but they were busy and we were in no hurry. Staff lovely and friendly.

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JC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

It took 1 hour for our food to be served and we had to ask how long it would be. The roast potatoes were hard and not hot throughout. I think these were cooked for the lunchtime menu and reheated for the evening.The staff were polite and engaging.
My guests were not impressed!

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DE
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a pleasant evening the food was good, we could have had a few more vegetables with the lamb Wellington.

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DS
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been to the Mendip Inn several times and once again we weren't let down.
We came with family for Mothers Day and sometimes special event lunches can often be a let down due to pubs / restuarants not be able to keep up with the demand, however, the was plenty of staff available, who were friendly and efficient, the food was delicious, hot as always and we were not rushed for our table. I always recommend The Mendip Inn and will continue to do so. Thankyou for giving us a wonderful Mothers Day lunch

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PC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant with fresh, regularly refreshed menu. We had two 5yr olds which was difficult on a busy Saturday night but staff were super helpful and accommodating. Thank you.

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CD
Bath
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for somewhere to eat

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W
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all ordered different dishes from the menu and every meal was delicious. The menu has a good variety of meals and cateres for all tastes. I would definitely recommend The Mendip Inn as I have never had a bad meal there and the prices are very good. The service is friendly and efficient and I like the Gin menu offered.

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OG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor service. Very slow considering it wasn't that busy. Given a table which had a view of a plain wall in a corner. Waited half an hour before asking a waitress if we were going to be served. Starter came out which was bland and not worth £6. When a waiter was told we weren't happy and wouldn't be staying, he just walked off with no apology. Will not be going again nor recommending.

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VB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

First visit, staff friendly but found service to be slow. They made numerous mistakes; dessert order got lost so waited a very long time, then one of the childten’s desserts was forgotten! The ice cream fell off another kids dessert on its way from
Kitchen. We then overchagered - several drinks added that we hadn’t had, not apologetic. Food ok, and I was impressed at how they catered for my intolerance.

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DB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place, good food, wife loved it, me happy. Recommended

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DP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I was able to book easily, Wilbur greeted us and showed us to the table, very polite manner and courteous.
Food was presented well and standard was very good. A really good experience. Thank you

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E
Bristol
5 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food, good menu choice will go again.

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L
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One off the best pubs or the best I have every been to amazing place and amazing food top class mendip inn

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B
Bath
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

To many young children being allowed to run around and being noisy.

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H
Bath
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was really lovely and the service was good. I would highly recommend

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PO
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Would have given a higher overall score but we had to wait over an hour for our food (no starters ordered) and people who ordered food after us were recieving their orders before us giving us the impression they had forgotten us. We were also left on the table without menus having to ask for some, and after queuing at the bar told to wait at our table to be served for drinks, we were served drinks due to I assume the manager stepping in but when we wished to order a second drink we waited at the table with empty glasses on the edge of our table for 15 minutes after which I gave up and went to the bar to order. If it wasn't for the superb food we eventually received we probably wouldn't recommend and wouldn't return however the food was astounding and hopefully upon our next visit the service will have improved

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RT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Third visit to The Mendip Inn and another lovely meal. Great staff, just the right amount of attention. Laid back environment, good choice of drinks and fantastic food.

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IP
Bath
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service as usual and excellent food

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AW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value for money would definitely recommend to anyone

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DG
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited a few times and always had very good food and very good service. Staff are attentive and quick. The choice of food is excellent; my husband had brisket last Sunday and he said it was the best he has ever tasted! Portion sizes are good and prices are in keeping with similar places we have eaten. I would recommend this venue.

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MT
London
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

We have visited the Mendip Inn on a number of occasions and always had a nice meal, so much so that we decided to take my parents there for Sunday lunch on the 3rd of February. It was very busy on arrival, then we waited about 20 mins for our drinks. When our starters arrived, my dads was missing. The waitress then told us that the chef had misread the ticket so his starter was going to be another ten minutes. When our main arrived, the vegetables were pretty much raw which made them inedible. None of us ate them. Although the service was pleasant, the food was pretty awful. I am sure to say that we won't be returning to the Mendip Inn anytime soon.

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IP
Bath
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely food as usual and great service from all the staff

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TT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Food was amazing and service was very friendly. We go here often as a couple so we brought my parents and they loved it too. We will be back x

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IP
Bath
8 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food as always

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JB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

My steak was very good. My wife ordered halloumi in a burger bun , the cheese had not been griddled so very wet. The peppers were soggy which then made the bun soft . It was not what my wife had expected .
I think the bun could have been placed on a griddle for a few seconds also the peppers, as it was all very wet when served. Not a good experience.

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KW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, really attentive staff and the atmosphere is pleasant

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Have had good meals at this restaurant before but Wednesday night was a disappointment. The service was slow, there was no Christmas atmosphere not even any crackers on the table! We all struggled with the menu choice, both the main menu and the Christmas one. I had the duck and it was nice. Two of our party had chicken supreme, one was nice but the other was so tough! Not what you expect of a chicken breast. Fairly disappointed. Won't be going again for a while.

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RP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always attentive service and excellent choice of menu, highly recommended. Very popular, they need a larger carpark!

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