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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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Always love catching the latest play at The Mill

Never been disappointed at The Mill. The cast are invariably excellent and the productions are usually lively and up-beat. The dinner is simple but excellent, and, along with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is my third visit to this very pretty area - River Thames right next to The Mill. Enjoyed a buffet main meal and then served the dessert and drinks by extremely lovely members of staff - all helpful and smiley! Then it was time to enjoy the play, "Boeing Boeing" - hilarious farce in a very small theatre. Love... More 

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Lincoln
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We visited the Mill last week as part of a group of 12 from the hotel barge, the African Queen. I didn't know what to expect, but I was so impressed by the environment, organisation and food. Not forgetting the farce 'Boeing,Boeing which was exceptional. The theatre was small, comfortable and th seating wraps around the stage area. It gives... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Never been disappointed at The Mill. The cast are invariably excellent and the productions are usually lively and up-beat. The dinner is simple but excellent, and, along with the surroundings, makes the evening rather different from the ordinary!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We went on Sunday night for a concert and saw "The Three Degrees". They were very very entertaining and great fun. The venue is rather small; no more than 150 that night. Other than Sunday's they have plays running the other nights. The food is a buffet carvery with quite good food. And then you are served your drinks and... More 

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Ian S, Public Relations Manager at The Mill at Sonning, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to write about your experience at The Mill at Sonning, it's great to know you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Flackwell Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

What a great place! The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, the pre-dinner meal is far better than you would expect, dished up with military precision to get everyone fed and watered in good time for the show. Go to the bar after the show for a drink and you will almost certainly meet some or all of the cast. I... More 

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So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to The Mill at Sonning. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Reading, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

What can I say a brilliant play with good food. Totally engrossed for over 2 hours. The play was a total credit to the cast. Would I return yes I would.

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Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience, Michael. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Hoping to welcome you back soon. More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed 'Killjoy' at Sonning Mill Theatre. Jessica Claire who played Rosie was especially brilliant...scary & funny all at the same time. The show finishes soon! Go & see it for a fun & entertaining bit of theatre. Well done to the AMAZING cast!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

This was our first visit. Table allocation is in the entrance foyer. Then went through to a very attractive reasonably priced bar. When you go through to the restaurant you are handed a plate and any drinks you have brought through are then taken to your table. The buffet had a varied choice. Drinks and dessert orders are taken at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

A return visit to the Mill but now with a newly refitted bar! Far too trendy for me & for the Mill. Probably should have spent less on the 'design' - choose something modern but more classy - then something could also have been done to the restaurant which is sadly tired. Good food & play though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This was our first visit after the refurb at The Mill, and it was great to be back there as we have always enjoyed our visits and thoroughly enjoyed Killjoy, the acting was excellent throughout its worth seeing. It was a shame for the actors that it was not full for the performance but the meal was really nice, with... More 

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Address: Address: Sonning Eye | Reading, Sonning on Thames RG4 6TY, England
Phone Number: +44 118 969 8000
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Sonning on Thames
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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