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The Mill at Sonning

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Address: Sonning Eye | Reading, Sonning on Thames RG4 6TY, England
Phone Number: +44 118 969 8000
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Description: Set majestically on the banks of the River Thames, The Mill at Sonning...
Set majestically on the banks of the River Thames, The Mill at Sonning promises a unique experience not to be missed where your visit includes both dinner and a show all under one roof in a beautiful converted water mill. Start your visit with a drink (or two...) in the Water Wheel Bar or, if you visit us in the summer, take a sunny seat outside on the Mill Stream Terrace. From the bar you will make your way upstairs to our restaurant, with views out over the mill stream, where you will find your tickets and programme waiting on your table. The main course is served in buffet style but our friendly staff will be on hand to take your drinks and dessert orders. After enjoying our mouth-watering menu, prepared daily in our kitchens using only the best locally sourced ingredients, you can make your way into the main event of your visit - the theatre! The Mill Theatre itself is an intimate venue, seating just over 200 people, air conditioned with spacious and comfy seats that won't leave you longing for legroom or calling for a cushion. During the year we produce a wide variety of plays in the theatre, ranging from comedies to thrillers, as well as hosting regular music and comedy nights that will have you dancing and rolling in the aisles. Whatever your tastes, in both theatre and food, you will be sure to find something to whet your appetite here at The Mill.
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Great performance of Educating Rita

The production of Educating Rita on 28th Feb was really good. We went to the matinee and the performers were on top form. The meal beforehand was pretty good too, with the self... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

I attend the Mill at sonning on a regular basis,I have been looking forward to seeing the refurbishment of the Bar and foyer at my favourite theatre I was not disappointed.The fresh new look is amazing and the Bar food is excellent value and very tasty.The show was very different to any show I have seen previously and possibly one... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Place old dirty had refurb but not finished dusty,gaps under doors,cold,dirty windows and broken chairs Food nothing like the menu what was on menu we did not get we were told they had to rush and do the best they can it was rubbish not even a comp drink to say sorry Customer service nothing no welcome girl sitting in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Cannot praise this venue enough. We arrived a little late due to traffic but were directed to the restaurant politely. The main course is buffet style but a good choice of dishes and vegetables were available. We were taken to our table and drinks were quickly organised. Our desserts and coffee were served promptly, but not rushed. After which we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The production of Educating Rita on 28th Feb was really good. We went to the matinee and the performers were on top form. The meal beforehand was pretty good too, with the self service buffet offering plenty of choice and quantity. They are refurbishing the toilets resulting in a very French unisex experience, which perhaps was not to everyone's taste,... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great performance but should have been made aware of toilet arrangements which I found unacceptable. Sticky toffee pudding great roast vegetables not great

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I am not sure which was better - the two course Sunday lunch with coffee served in a friendly and cheerful fashion or an outstanding performance of Educating Rita by Laura Doddington and Stuart Fox. I have not seen the Michael Caine / Julie Walters version but I cannot believe that it was better than this beautifully presented play with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Went here last night to see The Merseybeats in Concert. The venue is being refurbished but this did not stop our enjoying the evening. There is a clear procedure that most seemed aware of but not us. No problem though. We were first shown to our table ordered drinks and then went to the buffet. Most went to get their... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Educating Rita was great and enjoyable, slightly irritated by the audience who hooted with laughter at anything either actor said, however I've been to many Edinburgh fringe performances and can cope. The meal was an absolute disaster, I don't need warm carbs any longer and being asked to finish my pud before I was allowed a cup of tea reminded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had an excellent buffet-style lunch, with a wide choice of hot dishes, all immaculately prepared. Puddings were served at the tables, including a wonderful Sticky Toffee Pudding and Baked Apple with Raisins and Cinnamon. Yum! The play was "Educating Rita", which was a brilliant production and as good as the famous Michael Caine/Julie Walters movie, and enjoyed every bit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We were a regular theatre goers here but gave up as the food was so school dinner that we had enough. We did however give it another go to see Educating Rita.The play was great and we had a very entertaining evening. Under refurbishment with the bar down stairs closed it was enjoyable to have a drink at the table.... More 

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