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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
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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Great evening out

Our first time here - we visited with another couple for the Agatha Christie play. It was a lovely sunny evening and we were lucky to get one of the outside tables for a pre... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Surrey, UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our first visit to the Mill at Sonning, to see a matinee performance of 'The Hollow". First impressions poor, car park full including several large coaches making things difficult, the bar area packed, stuffy and claustrophobic. Bought 2 glasses of white wine - there was not not much choice - warm and a bit sour. It took ages to queue... More 

Thank alanb9
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our first time here - we visited with another couple for the Agatha Christie play. It was a lovely sunny evening and we were lucky to get one of the outside tables for a pre dinner drink and it was beautiful sitting out by the river. The dinner is a buffet arrangement. The choice was good and the quality of... More 

Thank MTMHampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited here many times over the past few months. Sometimes on weekends with family, other times midweek to work alone. Each time we've visited, we have always been warmly welcomed. The setting is just beautiful as the photos posted on here. There is free and good wifi, at times I've sat here working enjoying the very good coffee.... More 

Thank Karl_n_Cas
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated at the Old Mill in Sonning, about 90 mins. from North London The mill still turns with the flow from the Thames, in the quaint unspoiled village. Ample parking on site. Before the show starts you can have a light snack and drink,in the bar area, or outside over looking the river. The evening commences with dinner in the... More 

Thank Syd M
Maidenhead, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an imaginatively converted water mill that features a very original design of a 300-seat theatre and a restaurant with a view of the mill stream. The big wheel is still in place at the bar. The play was The Hollow, by Agatha Cristie, directed by Brian Blessed. Fantastic performance. The lunch before the performance was a buffet of... More 

Thank Nic Y
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner and a good play what could be better in Summer at a superb location. Excellent value and great service combined with a fabulous atmosphere in the Theatre Drinks a bit pricey food buffet style (but good) The only slight disappointment was the attendance for a first night... Shame people missed out

Thank Neil526479
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience here. Smashing bar, with a water wheel inside, small seating area outside over looking the water. Dinner is a simple buffet, but hot and a decent selection, and the dining room is well laid out, with plenty of room between tables. You carry your chosen buffet to your table and drink, desert and tea and... More 

Thank Bob B
Surrey, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the theatre and dinner at The Mill which was quite an experience. Lovely bar downstairs. Slightly out of our comfort zone when it came to the dinner, had to queue and then taken to your table but it is a great place. The food was very good and the theatre itself wonderful. Different but worth a trip.

Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a theatre built into an old water mill. It provides a range of plays, mainly light comedies & concerts which are often on a Sunday. A 2 course meal & coffee & tea are included in the ticket price. It is some years since I had last been there; The meals used to be rather mediocre but am... More 

Thank Ridoutrm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my fourth visit to this very pretty area served by extremely lovely members of staff - all helpful and smiley! Enjoyed the play - hilarious farceLove it here. If you get the chance, do take a walk along the river bank.

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