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Sherborne Rd, Yeovil, England
+44 1935 423081
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Pen Mill Hotel is a well established business in the area that for the...
The Pen Mill Hotel is a well established business in the area that for the past 10 years under the same family ownership has been fast gaining a reputation for quality food and drink. Using local, independent suppliers wherever possible. In February 2014 we undertook an almost £200,000 refurbishment of the hotel bedrooms. This has now bought us above the local and indeed national average for quality in hotel rooms. Combine this with our ever popular bar and restaurant and you have a quality establishment that unlike many others has a personality with a family atmosphere!
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  • 38
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good wholesome English food

This was the third time we have eaten here and it does not disappoint. The bar and restaurant are bright and welcoming and there are tables outside for when it is warm enough. (Today it was 22c on 15th. April ) I digress. A large and varied menu, perhaps another fish option could be added but a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Jeanni44
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Exeter, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

When visiting Yeovil we always look for somewhere to have lunch and more often than not we return to the Pen Mill Hotel. Why? Well the staff are friendly and helpful, the food is first class. The Hotel is very clean and with a large selection of food on the menu we have never been disappointed. The standard has always... More 

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Warminster, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were visiting Yeovil for a spot of shopping and never really eaten in the area we were looking for a Sunday lunch. We rang the night before and booked a table, good job as they are very busy SO BOOK. Greeted by a charming man and he explained how to order and set us at a great table accompanied... More 

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Dorchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

First time going to pen mill hotel after going past many times. Definitely worth a visit the staff very helpful and friendly. The pub is very clean and fresh. The breakfast was good quality and local I would say, the only slightly disappointment would be no toast being part of the breakfast you can off course order separately it would... More 

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penmillhotel07, Owner at Pen Mill Hotel, responded to this review

Well........ I'm thinking of asking you to do our marketing for the hotel with compliments and suggestions like that! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review for us here at the Pen Mill. You are correct the about the meats being local, from a family, High Street butcher in Wincanton (about 10 miles... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Came here as a large group for lunch on a tuesday, but the table hadn't been fully set up ready for us. I had ordered the seafood taster, but only got a small handful of (very) deep-fried whitebait, a potato cake (which i assume was meant to be a fish cake, but could not taste any fish in it) and... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was the third time we have eaten here and it does not disappoint. The bar and restaurant are bright and welcoming and there are tables outside for when it is warm enough. (Today it was 22c on 15th. April ) I digress. A large and varied menu, perhaps another fish option could be added but a good choice. We... More 

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penmillhotel07, Owner at Pen Mill Hotel, responded to this review

A third visit and counting I hope? I'm so glad you enjoy our home here at the Pen Mill. Sarah and I work tirelessly to make this a pleasant, comfortable and fulfilling place to visit. You're title 'Good wholesome English food' is exactly what we want our food to be. As I'm sure you've gathered by now we use local... More 

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Sevice on entry was good, tables plentiful and orders taken rapidly.......downhill from then on with two cod and chips taking 35 minutes to finally arrive somewhat undercooked :-( it was busy and it wasnt inedible plus we were hungry so we picked out the edible bits and made do. A pint of coke was 3 quid!!!! The staff were nice... More 

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penmillhotel07, Owner at Pen Mill Hotel, responded to this review

Ooooooo a bad review. We're not happy as indeed are you! I'm so sorry that your visit to the Pen Mill was not a good one. It is a little difficult to comment on the fish and chips you bought as nothing was bought to our attention at the time (a Trip Advisor reviewer trait I’m afraid!). Customer service is... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Had a lovely meal here with my friends! The food was good quality and quantity for price. Great choice of food on menu. Would definitely recommend!

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penmillhotel07, Owner at Pen Mill Hotel, responded to this review

Brilliant........ Job done! Sarah and I modelled the Pen Mill on what we look for in a pub. A nice place to meet friends, good quality food, good value for money and somewhere we could recommend to others. Thank you. Please come back soon. Kindest regards Jon Palmer Owner More 

Somerset, UK
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We met up with friends for lunch and they suggested we book a table here. Although we live in town we never eat in Yeovil so I went with an open mind. I have to say out of our 4 meals all were eaten rapidly and everybody agreed they were tasty and good value for money. 3 burgers and one... More 

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penmillhotel07, Owner at Pen Mill Hotel, responded to this review

What a wonderful review, thank you so much, although, it has to be said I'm not surprised you enjoyed your meal so much! The phrase 'slowly, slowly catch the monkey' sums up our business. Gradually we are enticing more and more people from not only Yeovil but also the surrounding area stretching over 30 miles! People who have driven past... More 

Weymouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Great Carvery with a good Portion of meat and great choice of veg. It was one of the best roasts we have had! Staff and owner friendly

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penmillhotel07, Owner at Pen Mill Hotel, responded to this review

Well, what can I say to such an amazing review but, thank you! We'll continue to put in the hard work for customers who continue to enjoy the results. Kindest regards Jon Palmer Owner More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I have recently been diagnosed with Coeliac disease and was so happy to see the extensive choice I could have at The Pen Mill. I had the burger which was lovely and the roll tasted fantastic I even questioned in my head if it really could be gluten free and taste this good! I enquired at the bar and was... More 

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penmillhotel07, Owner at Pen Mill Hotel, responded to this review

I am so happy to read your glowing review however, not as happy as our team of chef's are reading it! They have spent many, many, many hours sourcing ingredients and creating new recipes to cater for this ever growing band of unfortunate customers and it certainly does appear that all of their hard word is now coming to fruition.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Sherborne Rd, Yeovil, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Yeovil
  • Phone Number: +44 1935 423081

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The Pen Mill Hotel is a well established business in the area that for the past 10 years under the same family ownership has been fast gaining a reputation for quality food and drink. Using local, independent suppliers wherever possible. In February 2014 we undertook an almost £200,000 refurbishment of the hotel bedrooms. This has now bought us above the local and indeed national average for quality in hotel rooms. Combine this with our ever popular bar and restaurant and you have a quality establishment that unlike many others has a personality with a family atmosphere!

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