Pen Mill Hotel

4.7
446 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer 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
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 446 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JackieW
Bath
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always 😋

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Moomy
Bath
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to this pub and it was amazing. The staff are so friendly and polite. The food was fantastic especially the key lime pie!
Very clean and staff very aware of cleaning tables between customers.
Wonderful, highly recommend a visit.

SJ
SJB1
Dorset
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good atmosphere at this pub. Hosts very welcoming and friendly. Food always good. Staff very friendly and good service.

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Charlie
Dorset
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the Sunday Carvery. It was delicious. Staff were very welcoming. Couldn't fault anything. Will definitely eat here again.

SJ
SharonJ
Bath
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, value for money and great customer service. The only thing that let it down was I found the drinks to be quite pricey.

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Alex
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very friendly and helpful, food arrived promptly and was very tasty. Price of food was good value for money. Thank you

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Louise
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was quick. Would highly recommend!

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AnnB
Bath
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always with a very varied menu. Excellent service.

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Vron
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely staff, excellent choice of drink and food.
Thoroughly recommend.

KM
KirstyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely to be back at the pen mill, the food was great, the service was great as well as always, felt very safe and I was also happy to see that the specials board is back too.

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E0721
Bath
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely carvery. The chef who served us was so friendly as were all the staff, a special mention to the young waiter Luke who is a credit to The Pen Mill!

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NickyB
Bath
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we had carvery which was excellent , didn't expect that . 3 choices of meat and great selection of vegetables and you could serve yourself to the veg.
The service was excellent , drinks , table service , staff were very busy , they were all polite and enjoying their work.
Definitely return

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AliC
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Lovely place to eat, like the menu but never really changes. Great atmosphere and staff fantastic.

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LizM
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had visitors from Surrey who we wanted to impress. We were not let down. The service and food were excellent, everyone cleared their plates and said what lovely meals they had, had. The service was equally excellent. It was a bit noisy as the place was very busy. Being a Tuesday evening we were a bit surprised but this did not spoil our evening.

EJ
EloiseJ
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly staff, great service and amazing food

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GemmaF
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time out since last year and the Pen Mill did not disappoint. Lovely welcoming staff, fabulous food, cleanliness and covid related cleanliness fantastic.
Could not have asked for more

SB
SamB
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service would recommend

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Evie
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was quick. The food good. We requested a couple of things contrary to the menu and this was cheerfully provided. Staff were friendly and efficient. Lovely evening

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AmandaP
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Welcome from the staff and good choice for food. The restaurant was nice and relaxed. The staff were helpful and friendly, checking everything was ok with food. The food was tasty and there was a good selection. Very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food - 2 course menu deal provides superb value

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food and atmosphere.

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LFH0106
London
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were made really welcome for our Sunday evening meal. The staff were exceptional in their service standard. Looking around it looked like the roasts that were being served were very good but it was too hot for us to choose these. The dishes that we did choose off the more limited Sunday menu were well-presented and represented good “pub grub”.

MJ
MaggieJ
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

OT
OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant and helpful staff and very clean. We had Sunday lunch and the carvery was good, other party members had other dishes which were well cooked and generous portions. Puddings were well prepared especially the Key Lime Pie. Recommended.

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AndrewS
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a super carvery! Better than a help yourself. All staff super efficient whilst working under trying conditions.

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AnthonyG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very freindly staff great food and quick and efficient service. we will visit again

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JohnD
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal served by friendly helpful staff. Despite being busy the service was very good.

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VictoriaS
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant service, good food, not over crowded . No complaints!

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James
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good portion sizes.
Good quality food.
Great service, very responsive.
Nice atmosphere.

JW
JaneyW
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Booking online was very easy, including altering the time when we were delayed. Service was great and food portions were generous. There was a huge range of choice on the menus. My stuffed mushrooms and ploughman’s lunch were good, but my husband’s Thai curry less so (jasmine rice would have been much better!). My son absolutely loved his sundae dessert. Very dog friendly.

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DavidK
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Chef needs to take more care, food was either over or under cooked

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AngelaS
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food as alway was fabulous out standing. Staff couldn’t be more pleasant , we will be going back very soon thank you.

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BarbaraM
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great value for money great good & service. Very clean and friendly service

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CarolA
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first visit since the pandemic and we were not disappointed. Love the new decor and felt very safe. The Pen Mill will once more become our place to go when eating out.

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PaulM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked online for a table that evening with no issues. 3 of us sat inside, we had gammon steak for 2, and a burger doubled up with extra onion rings. Food was excellent and plenty of it, service fast and efficient. Couldn't manage any pudding as so stuffed. Gammon steak was tasty, no fat, came with peas, triple cooked chips, onion rings, pineapple ring and fied egg, and the burgers were hand made, cooked perfectly and substantial. Would recommend the triple cooked chips as those were even better than the standard ones. Half a pint of coke, a Doombar and large white wine, bill was just over £50. Would go back again without hesitation.

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AnneS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

1st time I have been there for many many years.. what a pleasure it was to have lunch there. Food amazing.. staff attentive and all very professional but friendly. Would highly recommend

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ChristineE
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grandsons enjoyed the meal and the are both ‘foodies’. Meal and dessert very good. Service very good nice to see staff who seemed to enjoy being there

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CathyB
Bristol
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, nothing too much for the staff. Would highly recommend.

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SharonM
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly and helpful staff, lovely evening

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BonnieT
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful steak with amazing presentation, presentation not so good with the icecream sundae, whipped cream was not very fresh tasting and grainy. More of an icecream rather than a sundae.

FAQs

Pen Mill Hotel is rated 4.7 stars by 446 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 reservations at the moment.