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“Lovely Meal”
Review of PEN MILL HOTEL

PEN MILL HOTEL
Ranked #10 of 184 Restaurants in Yeovil
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $25
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The Pen Mill Hotel is a well established business in the area that for the past 13 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!
Somerset, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Lovely Meal”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

I visited here with my son and daughter-in-law after a trip to the cinema. Our order was taken quickly and it didn't take long for our meals to arrive. The fish and chips that I had were lovely - couldn't eat all the chips!

Visited February 2013
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English first
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“No such animal - see the Pen Mill Hotel”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

This is a wrong entry in the database - it should be deleted as a record with reviews already exists for the Pen Mill Hotel.

Take no notice of any ratings I left - these were just to get the form accepted.

Visited January 2012
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Thank Bob O
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Has improved greatly over the past couple of years”
Reviewed December 15, 2012

We've visited several times this year as it is within walking distance of home. A previous review of mine still holds good -

"The Pen Mill has improved tremendously over the last couple of years and now has attentive staff and the beers have improved out of all recognition - my Doom Bar was well kept and really good (last week I had equally good Tribute. The choice of wines could never be accused of being extensive; but I plumped for a bottle of Shiraz and my wife had a bottle of Freixenet Cava, both of which I think were good value. The menu is nothing to shout about - it's still basically pub grub, albeit well-cooked and with good sized portions - I had a mixed grill which was very good and my wife had Surf and Turf - on the good side she asked for the scampi to be replaced with king prawns, which they were with no quibble. On the bad side, her steak was cold. Fortunately for the Pen Mill she doesn't mind cold food and doesn't like to make a fuss. (Good job my food was hot - that's all I can say!). Another plus is that the food was served on piping hot plates, something that is often overlooked by some restaurants. Overall, the food is good value although the menu remains generally quite uninspired considering the pretentious owner claims it to be Yeovil's favourite independent restaurant! A highlighted part of their menu speaks volumes and quotes the Pen Mill's favourite main course as "ham, egg and chips" - fine dining this isn't and reading that on a menu immediately makes me think that this is not going to be a memorable epicurean repast. The feeling that you are dining in an upgraded transport cafe rather than an haute cuisine restaurant is not helped by plastic flowers on the table and the feeling is reinforced by vinegar still in its Sarson's bottle and those annoying little packets of sauces in a pot. You're not likely to find home-made sauce tartare, or the like, here! Finally, when will so-called restaurants learn that it is almost a sin to have ordinary white pepper on the table rather than pepper grinders?

  • Visited November 2012
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Broughton, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Never fails to deliver good consistent food”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Service is excellent, menu very varied to suit everyone. The Carvery is great value for money. Only wish they had their outside tables at the rear as it it is very noisy in the summer.

Visited November 2012
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Bristol
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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“Great Carvery, friandly staff.”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

The food here is fab. Always made to feel very welcome.

The Carvery on a sunday is excellant, all fresh produce, by far my favourite although the whole menu is really lovely too.
Advise to book in advance as they do get very busy.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Kelly S
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