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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, Performances
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, Performances
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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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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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 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

What a unique experience! Just brilliant, food is homecooked and fabulous. The theatre itself is really small and lovely, you just feel like you are in the play, you are so close. Have been to a murder mystery and a comedy a coupke of nights ago, both were possibly the best plays we have seen. Actors were magnificent! Cannot say... More 

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit to The Mill at Sonning so much, thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. More 

Benson, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The food was very good ,a choice of 4 main computer's with as much veg as you want and then 4 sweets as well.The play was excellent (A party to murder)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

This was our second visit to the Mill in the lovely village of Sonning, now the home of the Clooneys. I think this is a lovely quirky English theatre experience, both plays have been different but both equally entertaining. The theatre is relatively intimate this time we were on row B you could practically touch the actors. The buffet dinner... More 

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Javea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Our third visit to this charming old Mill with a visible working water wheel in the bar saloon. On this occasion it was an Abba tribute group that entertained us with great professionalism and energy in the intimate theatre. On other occasions it has been good theatre with excellent actors. The pre theatre meal is always good value ' home... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It was our first visit to the Mill at Sonning and we absolutely loved it! The food was delicious, home-made tasting and a good variety. Yes, it was a buffet and you had to queue for couple of minutes but it was a great way to try a little bit of everything. We saw a murder mystery play and it... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Saw the Real Thing at the Mill and had a great evening. Got there early and had drinks in the bar. Was expecting it to be expensive but pleasantly suprised. The meal eas a buffet style and was fine. Plenty of food and very tasty. The theatre is small and seats well banked so you get a great view from... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Our second visit. Fabulous night out. The staff were absolutely wonderful - helpful and courteous. The meal was very good indeed comprising 4 choices from the bullet with desert served at the table. The show was wonderfully entertaining with great music, a brilliant backing band and lots of humour and audience interaction. Will definitely go again.

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