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The Milk Churn Pub & Restaurant, Melksham, Wiltshire

The Milk Churn Pub & Restaurant

3.7
3.7
223 Reviews
£25 and under
British
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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    01225 706496
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress

What 223 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

223 Reviews
  1. Julian

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very friendly and quick service. Good Selection on the menu and plenty of seating. Would definitely return.

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  2. SueF

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was busy and had a lovely lively atmosphere with lots of families enjoying dining together and enjoying each other's company without any loud background music. Our food was freshly cooked, excellent quality and I would particularly like to compliment the service from the lady who served us.

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  3. MiaP

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We went out for a nice evening meal, have been before but a long time ago so felt it was about time to revisit. The service was good, the starters were lovely, the mains were slightly disappointing as the chips were not fully cooked, and the "dip" for the steaks turned out to be cold (not room temperature, but cold) which just felt odd when eating a hot meal. It may be a while before going back

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  4. GemmaK

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recommended by the Travel Lodge Melksham. Fantastic food, great atmosphere, friendly chatty staff. Food was amazing and as someone who's just started Slimming World, the food fit in well with the plan. Breakfast choices are superb and again, fit in with the slimming world eating plans - the Chef is fantastic! I would highly recommned this fantastic pub to any of my friends.

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  5. Phil

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very friendly staff, great service. Food is good, nothing amazing. Recommend the award winning pie. Very tasty. Had fish and chips on 2nd visit and the fish was particularly greasy and fairly standard frozen chips. Felt the pie meal was worth the money, but not the fish and chips. I'd go again, but not for the fish...

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  6. KayleighC

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely service and lovely fresh food. Our waiter was patient when oh couldn't decide.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good meal and service. Pleasant atmosphere.

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  8. BradY

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Welcoming staff - good value for money, good location.

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  9. DDJT

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Milk Churn Pub and Restaurant is a great place for meeting up with relatives and friends for a meal and a drink or two. The staff are always polite and attentive, and the meals are tasty and well presented.

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  10. AndyB

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Okay it was a Sunday at 5.30pm but it wasn’t busy and there were only a couple of other diners in the restaurant. Therefore I cannot understand why we had to wait 30 minutes to be served and then the food was well below par. My daughters steak was burnt as was half my sons burger, the straganoff was bland and not creamy, the fish pie was chewy and did not seem fresh, rather re-heated. We have passed this restaurant on several occasions always meaning to go in, unfortunately we won’t be back

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    friendly staff . lovely looking pub. nice food and good menu.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was good, the meal very enjoyable and the staff very friendly, a very enjoyable evening was had.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Superb as ever All staff were very good nothing was too much trouble

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    table was booked for 14.00, we arrived 13.15 happy to sit at the bar. however we were directed to our table. everything was suburb, I have used the milk churn a number of times, and had a sunday lunch before. took my mother for the first time, she was very impressed.

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  15. FatRob

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good value for money. Nice friendly staff. Good Sunday roast and for once a pub that can do a Sunday lunch where the vegetables are fresh and not boiled to death! Water did not return to ask if we wanted more drinks. A little slow on clearing the table and bringing the bill, but on the whole one of the better places for Sunday lunch I have been to recently. Thank You Milk Churn.

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  16. DAWNG

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was okay. Sunday lunch was good. My husband says the table had not been cleaned . I thought it is not a fancy pub but okay fur families and straight forward meals. Staff were really nice. Apparently started serving breakfasts as the Travel lodge is across the way. I would try them next.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    3 tables that ordered after ours recieved their food first our waiter on seeing we still had no food had a look of sheer panic went into kitchen then 10 mins later our food arrived we had obviously been forgotten!!! it was only steak and chips pie and chips and a side of onion rings!!! The pie came with 6/7 chips so we asked for more which we got immediately. The steak and chips were nice however the pie was vile, looked like dog meat tasted very cheap and the texture was not good, pastry was tasteless. After clearing our plates we were asked if we would like pudding we said yes and had the quite large pudding black board dumped on our table but after 25 mins nobody bothered to come and ask us what we wanted or even if we wanted more drinks so we gave up paid and left. Certainly wont be retuning any time soon

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  18. Disgruntled

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Good: Waiters were very polite. Bad: Meal took 50 minutes to arrive. Instructions had not been followed. Extras we had ordered were not with the meal and instructions about how my meal should be cooked were not followed. I had Whitebait. It was like eating crisps. No trace of Whitebait left, just a sort of fishy tasting set of crisps. I did not like the taste of my chips, it was like they had slightly burnt barbecue sauce on them. My steak was medium rare. It was burnt on a grill around the outside quite a lot. I hate burnt meat and burnt barbecue flavour. Took steak back for my dogs to eat when I got home.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Adult meal is very basic, And a bit too pricey! Children burger though is good.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Main meals : two sirloin steaks one incinerated the other tuff and not even warm . Fish and chips well batter and chips again warm the othermeal was chicken with veg (veg not cooked) and rest of meal warm not good. Only three staff on duty (Saturday night) no manager available. Tables around us were experiencing similar problems. Service was very slow took an hour and fifteen minutes for main course to be presented .

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the Milk Churn, have been many times, always good food, excellent service, and we love the way its a modern pub with such a traditional feel, and so much character. We have recommended the pub to many others....

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  22. Kiteboystu

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We came here for a family get together on Christmas Eve. Never been before so wasn’t sure what to expect. We’re pleasantly surprised! Great place, service and outstanding food! Only gripe would be that we’d booked in advance and were seated in the “dog friendly” area?! We don’t have a dog. Someone came in with a dog which jumped up with both paws on the table between me and my dad, trying to get at our food! Twice! The dog owner just laughed both times. Not your fault but why Seat is there when there was plenty of space elsewhere? Apart from that, we enjoyed it. Thanks.

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  23. MartinC

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed a very good Christmas celebration meal. Good food, excellent service and good atmosphere. Only problem was that I booked on-line via website. Received confirmation from open table but restaurant had no record of booking. Luckily they still had room for us.

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  24. Julian

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice ambiance and well laid out pub situation on a busy road. Very pleasant inside. Staff always courteous . Food has always been a bit hit and miss here though. This time the fish finger sandwich I had was horrible. Overcooked and tasted like something from the frozen section if a supermarket.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good friendly staff good settings and meal was a high quality

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  26. AshleighM

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can’t fault the Milk Churn. We’ve been numerous times and have always enjoyed it. Even after moving from Melksham to Trowbridge, we still like to go despite the journey being a little longer.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good value sunday lunch ...staff are super friendly ..recommended

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    How disappointing. As a retired hotel manager, I am really sad to write this review. We booked via Open Table, met by a friendly staff member and shown to our table. This was the highlight of the evening. I ordered drinks and the waiter forgot one, and I had to remind him. No starters straight into the main course, both ordered steaks, med to well done, food arrived and looked good. Both steaks cooked rare to medium, and my wife’s was very chewy. Then found no pepper in the pepper mill, chips warmish. After complaining had my steak meal was taken off the bill. I would nor recommend this pub/restaurant to any one.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely clean, warm restaurant with very friendly staff. However the food was not great. My husband ordered a meal which included roast chicken but it looked as though it had been poached, even the waitress agreed it wasn’t roasted. He was offered a free dessert to compensate.

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  30. Paulw3012

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Couldnt fault anything about it. Apart from the night wasnt long enough to enjoy it alot more.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My friend and I had a very pleasant evening at The Milk Churn. The food was very palatable, the ambience was delightful and the waiter was really pleasant and attentive but not too pushy, he catered for our every need.

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  32. Falconer

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2017

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Keep clear of this one. God awful service, food bloody awful when delivered to table,after over an hours wait. After discussion with manager, only paid for drinks and no food. Very disappointed. Will not be going back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2017

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good venue but poor quality beef for your main Sunday roast, food also served tepid not a good first impression. Many better venues locally at similar price. Unlikely to return.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed an evening out in a relaxed atmosphere. The food was very good and the staff attentive. It was a shame that both or first choices on the menu had sold out but what we had was very nice and good value for money. We will be back again.

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  35. AshleighM

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just lovely all round. Great food, great service, great atmosphere!

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful meal and wonderful friendly service. Beautiful building with a warm, friendly feel.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good clean venue with lovely staff and value for money food

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  38. Bex34

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely pub and would go back again but they took quite some time to get our first round of drinks tonout table. However the food was lovely and very quick in coming to the table Staff nice and friendly

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly staff and good food at reasonable prices.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the roast, but found the vegetables too al dente - quite hard Very nice glass of Chardonnay. Good sticky toffee pudding. Good value for money. I am not a fan of piped music and was seated near a speaker. Would ask for a different seat another time.

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Commerce Way, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 6AD

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Melksham
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    British
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Non-Smoking
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