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Pen Mill Hotel

Address: Sherborne Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA21 5DB [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 35636) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Yeovil Pen Mill (0.1 miles), Yeovil Junction (1.6 miles), Thornford (3.2 miles)

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I went there for a late lunch on the way home from a hospital appointment about two weeks ago, having not visited the place for about 15 years after an Unpleasant Incident!

I was impressed by the very friendly and attentive staff and I liked the food - of course, I wasn't there for a dining experience but we both had the Aberdeen Angus burger with stilton, salad and chips - very nice indeed and very filling; I can't imagine who could cope with the half pounder version. I had a very pleasant glass of shiraz and my daughter had orange juice and lemonade, nicely served. It fulfilled our needs exactly at the time and I would definitely go back again.

The whole experience was diametrically opposite to my last visit!
babylon - 18 Dec 2012 22:04
Not what the local radio ad states at all. Good beer sharps doombar etc but very overpriced and poor food. My medium rare steak on the expensive mixed grill was tiny and nearly broke my teeth.
slap1958 - 29 Apr 2012 09:28
Called in here in an attempt to replace the Great Western (closed at present) with another local. 2 good real ales (Doom Bar and Tribute) and well kept, but prices on the high side. Not a bad pub, but not an exceptional one either.
beerpilgrim - 19 Oct 2011 23:17
I've added this review after dining here last evening - the first time in a few years. My Doom Bar (3.10) was well kept and really good (last week I had equally good Tribute (3.30). The choice of wines could never be accused of being extensive; but I plumped for a bottle of Shiraz at 14.50 and my wife had a bottle of Freixenet Cava at 18.50, 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 independant 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?
BobOs - 31 Jul 2011 09:58
Please to report that the Pen Mill has improved tremendously over the last couple of years now has attentive staff, much better menu (although I didn't eat this time as it was Sunday lunchtime and the over-piled plates of the obviously revenous clientele put me off somewhat - Sunday lunchtime is patently the time for shovelling food down your throat, not for fine dining!). Best of all the beers have improved out of all recognition - Doom Bar and Tribute (3.30) were well kept and really good. Above average.

p.s. - note to mickeymouse
Of course you can't work out what I like - you havene't yet worked out that the shift key on your computer allows you to use uppercase, nor have you yet discovered the niceties of the English language!
BobOs - 10 Jul 2011 12:38

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