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“Excellent”

The Watermill Bar and Grill
Ranked #46 of 70 Restaurants in Thirsk
Price range: $7 - $40
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Description: For a great experience both indoors and out, take a visit to the Watermill in Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, North Yorkshire The Watermill, with its peaceful setting and excellent menu is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a drink and a meal. It is a stylish place to meet up with friends and family, whatever the occasion. Indulge yourself in tranquillity, within beautiful surroundings where the sound of the gardens waterfall adds to the sense of relaxation. The open plan bar and conservatory allows a warm and friendly atmosphere to flow throughout the interior, with picturesque garden and water feature creating the same relaxed ambience outdoors.
Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Can't really say a bad word.

Nice staff, nice food. Good night out for anniversary. The staff couldn't be more helpful.

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Reviewed July 30, 2013

Late on a Sunday ... as usual, where to have lunch?

The Watermill now serves until 6pm, excellent, been before (odd vegs), but
knew it was reliable.

Carvery, only two meats on, was 4pm, can excuse, had both turkey and beef.
Vegetables a bit dried out, it was late, but quite edible.

Very attentive staff, nice pint of Sheep, lady wife glass of reasonable red.

Prices a bit higher than last visit, but pretty good value.

If you need a late lunch on Sunday, The Watermill is a good choice.

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Thank Geepster
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

There has been a recent change of ownership, the new manager comes from the Fat Badger in Harrogate, which is a cracking eating establishment. the first thing he did was revise the rather hit and miss opening hours, its now 7 days a week lunch and evening. The menu has had a revamp and now is more varied and has a few unusual items (the sharing platters are set to become the stuff of legend!)
The beer (Black sheep) was fresh and well kept. The outside seating area is magnificent with the large koi pond in the centre and the high banking round the side providing a wind break.
The service is attentive and the price is very reasonable. I'm sure it will be a great hit with both visitors and locals alike.

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Thank Andy_Q_189
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Having read great reviews on trip advisor and recommendations from friends, we chose the Watermill Carvery to celebrate a family birthday. We had a party of 10 so booked in advance. Got quite busy so would recommend booking. The staff were all very friendly, the Sunday Carvery was delicious (never seen Yorkshire puddings as big! :-). The Watermill is a lovely setting with an outside seating area and pond with carp and a little bridge crossing the pond. We had 2 children in the party and they were quite happy watching the fish and playing on the bridge. Would recommend this setting for big groups as it it very spacious.
Will definitely be going again.

Thank Jayne H
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Visited the Watermill for the first time this Sunday for their carvery. Had heard excellent reviews so I was hoping it lived up to the hype. And it did!
Service was very friendly and efficient. It was a gorgeous sunny day and the outside seating area is stunning. The carvery was one of the best I've ever had, so many choices of meat and veg, not just your typical soggy broccoli & carrots that you get most other places, there was 3 meat choices as well as a veggi option, carrots, colliflour cheese, roasts, new pots, green beans, petit pois, Yorkshire salad, roast parsnips, swede mash as well as delicious crackling & homemade stuffing. But to top it off, the Yorkshire puddings! They are massive!
Cannot wait to go again!
Book to avoid disappointment though as it is very busy.

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