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The Mill at Rode

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The Mill | Rode, Frome BA11 6AG, England
+44 1373 831100
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Bruton, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My family and I come here very often and are so impressed! Amazing food and drink, great atmosphere, very reasonable prices and it is child friendly! what more could you want! very good and will be back again soon!!!!

Thank eruss2017
Marlborough, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Met at the door by very charming male host. Two of us ate a large meal with bread to start, main meal, wine, water, and a sweet each, followed by coffee. It was superb food and good value for money in a lovely setting. Cant think of any way it could have been better!

Thank jayneska
Frome, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My son and daughter in law treated me to an evening meal on mothers day. It was OK but some of it had been reheated. Overpriced. and not the best. Service was very good .

Thank David E
Storrington, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our party of eleven, five children and six adults, were looked after very well. Attentive service without being pushy, very good food and drink and all in superb surroundings.

Thank Redone2016
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I went to the Mill at Rode on Saturday the 15th April. We were celebrating my sons birthday. The Mill is a beautiful pub, lovely surroundings and right on the river. We were greeted by friendly staff and a varied menu, choice of cider, ales and wines. We are all fans of steak so that was an... More 

Thank Biltong73
Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dined here last evening after visiting our local family. Not visited this place for some years. Used to love it here. The amazing seafood options, especially the mussel starter and always lovely staff and ambience. Wow is all I can say. Do not normally leave reviews but what awful changes. A very rude dark haired manager that seemed clueless and... More 

1 Thank john53boa
Auckland, New Zealand
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very disappointing lunch at the Mill. I've been here a couple of times in recent years, when visiting my elderly mother, who lives close by and likes coming here. It's a beautiful setting and nice looking restaurant. In the past we've enjoyed our meals and we were looking forward to our usual good experience. My sons enjoyed... More 

Thank YvonneNZ2014
Tisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch today. Very pleasant so glad we found this restaurant. Friendly staff and interesting menu. So happy about the gf options. Will go back. Chris & Gill

Thank hiscocksg
Grimsby, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went for lunch on 13th April and this place is beautiful. We were looked after by an attentive, friendly waitress (sirena, I think) food was amazing too! So glad we found this little gem on our Easter break Thankyou suzannah

Thank suziwilson85
Doug P, General Manager at The Mill at Rode, responded to this review

Oh Suzannah, Your review has made our team so happy that our Sous Chef even had her banjo on her knee! Jokes aside – each and every review is important to our team; they are printed out daily and discussed with the entire team as we continually strive to improve our customers’ experience. The kitchen brigade is thrilled that you... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

We returned for dinner after being informed that there was a lovely new management couple that had recently taken over and a new menu was to start for the summer. We had such a lovely experience the last time we came for lunch, the staff were very friendly and attentive and made us feel very special valid customers. Food was... More 

1 Thank sarahadams2017
Doug P, General Manager at The Mill at Rode, responded to this review

Good day Sarah, Thank you for visiting our refurbished old lady - The Mill at Rode - and for making us the subject of your third TripAdvisor review. We have noted your comments regarding the menu and taken them to heart as we are for ever striving to improve our customers’ experiences. Firstly in regard to our menu being small... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $45
British, Pub, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Mill | Rode, Frome BA11 6AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Frome
  • Phone Number: +44 1373 831100
The Mill at Rode is a quintessential English inn, set on a stunning riverside site, surrounded by beautiful gardens and with a fabulous deck area overlooking the water.
This former woollen mill is one of the few surviving that once put Rode on the map as a key trading centre and market town on the Somerset and Wiltshire border. The Mill was part of a consortium that won a competition to make a dress for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III, and invented a dye colour Royal Blue..

The Mill is now part of the Butcombe Brewery group of pubs and through sensitive restoration still connects with its industrial past, including the historic waterwheel. The pub has recently undergone a big refurbishment and the result is a carefully crafted modern, contemporary environment that is ideal for meeting friends, enjoying family time, or celebrating major events, with private dining facilities for up to 60 guests.

Renowned for its great fresh locally sourced food and convivial atmosphere, the Mill at Rode is a perfect location for all occasions. There is plenty of parking and outside the chance to try your hand at some typical English pub games such as Giant Jenga and croquet so it is ideal for enjoying the lovely natural setting on the River Frome.

Close to Bath, the Mill is a mecca for locals and visitors alike who are looking for a relaxing time. The Mill chefs pride themselves on using only the best ingredients, with as many as possible being supplied locally. On the menu are some classic British dishes such as sausage and mash with onion gravy to hearty international favourites such as dry rubbed pork ribs. And of course there is a fantastic selection of ales from Butcombe Brewery and a wide range of wines to suit all tastes and palates.

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