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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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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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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Went to see The Perfect Murder at Sonning Mill on Saturday night. The show itself was excellent in an intimate small theatre with good acting. We bought the all inclusive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Twyford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to see "a perfect murder" last night at the Mill. As always the performance was Westend quality, brilliant plot, fantatsic actors, thoroughly enjoyed it, laughed so much. The food at the Mill it self has improved greatly since we were there last. It was help yourself to everything and the quality of the Food was brilliant, it has improved... More 

Thank Lita H
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to see "The First Ladies of Song" - a great touring show featuring songs from a wide range of female singer/songwriters. Very professional and entertaining in the intimate atmosphere of this small theatre. The bar opened at 6pm with dinner commencing at 6.30pm and the performance at 8.15pm. A completely relaxed evening with everything under one roof at this... More 

Thank JonBW434
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went to see The Perfect Murder at Sonning Mill on Saturday night. The show itself was excellent in an intimate small theatre with good acting. We bought the all inclusive package to include buffet dinner. However there was a large queue to get the food, therefore when we got to our table the food was only warm. My wife had... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to see the perfect murder, meal included. Was a really enjoyable evening. Food is fine, and the theatre is very intimate. You are very close to the action. Would definitely recommend it.

Thank Mike J
Reading, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Does what it says.... Dinner and Theatre all at one venue. The Dinner was fine buffet style food with dessert served to the table and in nice surroundings. I suppose you take your chances with the Theatre production, we enjoyed what we saw. Plenty of easy parking so no hassle there. Prices for Dinner and entertainment were reasonable.

Thank Ray P
Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed Stepping Out immensely, it was really lovely and I thoroughly recommend The Mill for an enjoyable evening out. The food and service were both great. My only slight criticism is regarding the brochure - the colour is rather dull and bland and it looked exactly the same as the previous two I have! Why not change the cover, or... More 

3 Thank Tessa H
Walton-on-thames, Surrey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Fantastic night at Sonning Mill for New Year's Eve. Good food, excellent service and surroundings. Great attention to detail and good value for money. Highly recommended.

2 Thank nicolalT8688RQ
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Visited last week to see Steppin Out. Fantastic as ever, from the moment you arrive you know its going to be a good evening. Combing dinner with a show all in one place is excellent. You can relax as soon as you have park the car and not worry about a thing from that moment on. The bar area which... More 

1 Thank Kev W
Luton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Attended matinee performance of Stepping Out. Cast tried hard to make it fun but it fell a little flat. Seating good. Sound good. Buffet lunch was hot and plentiful. Staff willing and helpful. Venue let down by Gents toilets. My husband said he had rarely been in toilets so poor.

1 Thank Diane C
Milton Keynes England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

We love this place. Our party of 10 had a super buffet meal and watched the hilarious Stepping Out yesterday afternoon. What a joy !! The Waterwheel Bar refurb is excellent and the rough finish perfect but please lose the dust sheet curtains. They just make the Bar look unfinished. Some theatre posters or even theatre graffiti would look good... More 

1 Thank SylviaRichmond

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