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The Mill at Sonning

Address: Sonning Eye | Reading, Sonning on Thames RG4 6TY, England
Phone Number: +44 118 969 8000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Dinner Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Owner description: Set majestically on the banks of the River Thames, The Mill at Sonning promises a unique experience...
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Type: Dinner Theaters, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Owner description: 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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is the only theatre I have come across where the buyer cannot select where they sit. Do not sit at the sides of the theatre as you miss a great deal of the action.

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Fleet, Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was a late Xmas treat to see Educating Rita. You arrive about 7pm for dinner then the play started at 8.15pm. I was not expecting it to be so entertaining. The two actors were absolutely brilliant and it was a really enjoyable experience. The Mill is very old but was warm and cosy. The only thing that lets it... More 

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A converted Mill, serving buffet meals, and then watch a show in the intimate theatre seating approximately 300 people. A recommended night out.

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Bournemouth UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is my wife and I's second visit this year. After pre lunch drink in bar area one climbs stairs to wait in line to choose your meal from the extensive buffet display before being led to your assigned table where you have ample time to eat before the start of the performance in the theatre. The food is tasty,... More 

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

For a really entertaining night out, The Mill at Sonning never disappoints! We have made a habit of returning every Christmas, to enjoy a drink in the bar, water wheel still running, a good dinner, then enjoyable theatre. At Christmas it's usually a farce, with varying plays throughout the year. We have been going along with friends for about 10... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Have been here quite a few times now and have never been disappointed. The meal was very good considering they have to cater for large numbers all coming at the same time. This time we went to a matinee - the play was Ray Cooney's 'Out of Order' and was very well acted and very funny. This will not be... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

I have known about this place for quite a while and I finally got to go a lunch matinee on a friend’s recommendation. It was indeed once a mill and as a theatre, it has been going for the best part of forty years. A theatre and meal! an unusual combination in one venue so I did not know what... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A bit of a farce but good fun & the food is still more for comfort than style. Unfortunately, my turkey was rather dry under the heat lamps, maybe it should have been carved on the buffet both for effect & freshness. The sausage & red cabbage were the best bits from the buffet. Apparently refurbishment is on the cards... More 

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Ian S, Administration Officer at The Mill at Sonning, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed your recent visit to The Mill at Sonning. We're sorry that you found the turkey dry, we are constantly looking to improve the service we offer so we will look into the issue, thank you for your recommendation. We can also assure you that the refurbishment of the mill will be very sympathetic to the existing... More 

Henley on Thames, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

yet another lovely night spent at the mill..Food good as usual. only downside with it was I preferred it when we were served the main part of our meal on hot plates by the servers..then we helped ourselves to the sides. Service was good . Play was so funny. Haven't laughed so much in ages..Each year it gets better and... More 

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Ian S, Administration Officer at The Mill at Sonning, responded to this review

It's lovely to know you enjoy your visits to The Mill at Sonning so much, I have passed your comments about the serving of the food onto our restaurant manager. Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience here and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

A surprise treat for me at The Mill - lunch and theatre! The setting is just brilliant, and the food was delicious - full Christmas lunch - and the play afterwards was so funny ..............and we were in the front row - almost part of the play! The staff were so courteous and polite - it was a real pleasure.... More 

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Ian S, Administration Officer at The Mill at Sonning, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. Maybe you'll see our famous neighbour next time... More 

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