The Mendip Inn

4.3
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200 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub
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

3-course set menu for dinner £27

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 December 2019

Ends: 24 December 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 18:00-21:30

3-course set menu for lunch £22

From a set menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 1 December 2019

Ends: 24 December 2019

Availability: Mon-Fri 12:00-14:30

Christmas Day £75pp

Enjoy 3 courses from choice Christmas Day menu.

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

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 25 December 2019

Ends: 25 December 2019

Availability: Wed 12:00-13:30

1,000-Point Tables

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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 200 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

DIDNT LIKE THE FACT THAT THERE WAS A £20 TAX ADDED TO THE BILL ….If this was for the service then I would like to be asked first.

LH
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I don’t visit this pub often but have always regarded it as a welcoming stop when travelling that way. Sadly on this occasion the welcome wasn’t particularly warm. We waited well in excess of 5 minutes to even be greeted and then longer to be served. Staff seemed distracted and lacking in patience. We weren’t shown to a table nor did we have the different menu options explained to us. It was a case of ‘sit over there or over there’ despite an advance booking. The pub wasn’t overly busy so would have expected a more personable service.
The food was adequate but not overwhelming.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son’s 17th Birthday

L
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I booked a table for two people to have roast dinner for Sunday because we saw on the menu that they do a vegetarian roast (falafel), so was excited to try. We checked the menu again the day before to ensure it was still on there and it was. Arrived on time for the booking, but nobody came to greet us despite the restaurant not looking very busy. A short-haired lady avoided eye contact with us complately, so we had to go to the bar area to get attention. We were finally acknowledged and shown to our table. We had to go and find menus ourselves because nobody brought any over to us. The falafel roast was no longer on the menu, so we checked with the waitress and she reassured us with confidence the kitchen was able to serve this. Turned out they just "sold out" and offered to add more veg instead. This was the first time we ever came to the Mendip Inn, but we won't be returning because the service was awful, there were dirty crockery everywhere and other loud customers made the short 10-minute experience very poor.

AR
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food & good service will definitely go back & recommend to others.

Q
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We all agreed our Sunday roast beef was nice would have preferred vegetables on a separate dish to help ourselves maybe with a bit more choice, and two Yorkshire puddings rather than just the one. Dessert was just the right size. Would visit again.

JP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday lunch! Wow, The Mendip Trio is a must, great service, great house red (Merlot).

Make sure you save some time for short nap after your visit.

Will be visiting again very soon!

S
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely quiet pub, serving excellent food and drink. Service was superb and will definitely be returning

P
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The second time we’ve been to the mendip. We meet our friends here as a half way point they come from Bristol and we come from Yeovil’. We’ve only ever had roast on a Sunday both times but both occasions it’s been delicious. The brisket of beef is mouth watering as is the sticky toffee pudding. We’ve already booked to come back in new year.

S
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The roast dinner was really nice, we had a table by the window which was good.

SC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! Great service, food and staff! Always our first choice!

JL
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat and drink. Can’t wait to bring up some friends and family soon xx

JM
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly and helpful staff great food in a relaxed atmosphere

P
Oxford
2 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good and there was a nice atmosphere in there for Sunday Lunch.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Frannies bday

CG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, friendly and helpful stall, great ambiance. Definitely return

SB
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I booked through opentable some time ago as the restaurant was recommended to me I had my family down from London and are always looking for new places to go however when we arrived it was extremely busy it was difficult to find anywhere to park and it was fairly noisy when we arrived however it was to an except-able level. We were told we had to wait 40mins for food as they were busy I joked that was fine if they offered us a free drink but they didn’t and felt they should have also the food was not all that good average I’d say and the portions were massive I know some people like this but it just puts me off more than anything the coke I ordered which was in a glass bottle was flat so I had to complain about that so overall I wasn’t impressed at all and won’t be returning.

EF
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really enjoyed our first visit here. A really lovely atmosphere & we loved the log fire keep us warm on a horrible day. Food was great too. Would definitely recommend.

CF
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Front of house staff very friendly and helpful. Food was very good as too was the service

LC
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my husband's birthday with friends who had not been before.
Enjoyed the evening very much with lovely food and friendly staff.
Our friends said they will be returning again.

CS
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! The best Sunday roast dinner we’ve ever had. The meat was cooked to perfection. Excellent prices too.

MF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sunday roast tasted good but portion sizes not so good. A child portion had two potatoes which was fine but the adult portion had the same amount! The two men in our party were not impressed! Not very good value for money.

LS
Bath
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always superb, as are the staff. Will be bringing family to visit in a few weeks.

AS
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Another good meal with friends at the Mendip Inn. We always have a good time there. Quality food at a fair price. Nicely presented, nice ambience, friendly service. Will be back.

VC
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal, all four different, all cooked really well.

R
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service and all in a beautiful setting. Throughly recommend!

GR
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely meal. Waiter suggested a few dishes and he wasn’t wrong. Everyone was very attentive. We will see you again when we’re passing next.

HC
Bath
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always have superb food at the Mendip. The staff are lovely and very attentive.

S
Bath
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very much enjoyed our experience; polite knowledgeable and friendly staff and nice atmosphere.

AD
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very nice meal my only gripe was two of us ordered steaks and a waitress came to tell us there were no mushrooms left and asked if we wanted extra of something else, I said ok can we have some onion rings to which she very abruptly said oh no they are expensive which took me aback, and I didn’t really know how to respond I don’t really think it would have hurt to give us a couple each, so we ended up with two tomatoes
However the meal was very nice and it was at the end of no doubt a very busy bank holiday weekend so I expect everyone had probably had enough by then

OT
Bath
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely decor, lush food & friendly service

MM
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Everything lovely but two of us had rather tasteless roast pork. The rest of the meal was fine

NW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I’m afraid I thought the Sunday Lunch was underwhelming. With so many providers available these days the food needs to be above average but on this occasion average was as good as it got. Lack of taste and a feeling that the meat was “processed” didn’t help. Not outstanding enough I’m afraid.

J
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, friendly and helpful service. Weekday, so not crowded or noisy.

AT
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The menu has changed they don’t do sides anymore . Yorkshire pudding were not the same as didn’t seem homemade . Me and my family have eaten here on a Sunday a lot and this time I wasn’t as happy with the meal as I have been in the past

MB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked the Mendip Inn as a stop half-way between Cornwall and Nottingham. Internally, the decor is modern, fresh and extremely smart, with a large restaurant area and a separate bar area. Service was very friendly and polite and the food was very tasty.

AM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Good food, good decor, excellent service.

RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. We had their Sunday roasts and some lovely desserts. So glad we stopped by and will definitely visit again if back in the area.

R
Bath
1 review
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Discovered this little gem of a pub recently and the visit was outstanding. Truly faultless, which is hard to come by these days. The atmosphere was great, the decor was beautiful, the service was impeccable and the food was amazing! We will definitely be back. Thank you for giving us a lovely evening.

JB
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mendip team never disappoint! As usual their eye for detail blazed through to create another enjoyable meal for us both. Service was professional, the meal outstanding - especially the steak (YUM!) and paying the bill was (almost) a pleasure...well done all....and thank you