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Bar, British, Grill, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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Sherborne Road, Yeovil BA21 5DB, England
+44 1935 423081
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a Sunday carvery with family. Staff were friendly and the food was ok. We did arrive at about 2pm but the inside looked like a mess. Food and tissues scattered about the floor. Not nice to see when you first walk in. An average pub with ok food.

Thank MrTbubbleandsqueek
penmillhotel07, Owner at PEN MILL HOTEL, responded to this review

I'm so sad that we did not meet your expectations however, I think this may go down as we can please most of the people most of the time but, not all of the people all of the time! Between 1.30 and 2pm are by far our busiest times on a Sunday with around 70 people leaving and normally around... More 

Midlands, England
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were travelling to Cornwall and needed an overnight stop. We found this Hotel by chance and we are so pleased that we did. The bar is so welcoming in every way: the food, the drink and the service. The bedrooms are unbelievable- such high quality and attention to detail. We were served a delicious breakfast - before continuing on... More 

Thank H23
penmillhotel07, Owner at PEN MILL HOTEL, responded to this review

It was an absolute pleasure to have you stay with us last month. It really does please me when customers, like yourselves, appreciate the small touches we put in place to make your stay an even more enjoyable one. I truly look forward to seeing you again soon. Kindest regards Jon Palmer Owner More 

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

EXCELLENT. visiting family we decided to eat out locally. Great decision we decided on visiting the penmill as it was only a five minute walk away, from walking in the door we were greeted in a very polite and efficient way. The young man who took our initial drinks order was very knowledgeable about the drinks he was serving giving... More 

Thank CSZS97
penmillhotel07, Owner at PEN MILL HOTEL, responded to this review

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us and that you got meet meet the pup, George. He certainly is growing fast and proving to be a very popular addition to our team of staff! I keep saying to customers that our business is not rocket science and I am so proud that our staff have proved... More 

Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night while looking at properties in the area. It really doesn't look like much from the outside and I didn't have high expectations as my boyfriend had booked it and I hadn't seen any pictures. The downstairs is a pub/bar/restaurant area which is pretty standard looking. When we got to our room I was very... More 

Thank Abbey E
penmillhotel07, Owner at PEN MILL HOTEL, responded to this review

I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. Alot of effort has gone into making our rooms some of the very best in the area. Our downstairs is to be semi-refurbished with in the next month or two, upgrading all of the furniture plus a new concept in the bar area! I truly look forward to welcoming... More 

Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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240 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We had a lovely welcome and were seated in one of the poshest bars ever. The menu was extensive and varied to suit all tastes. I had the leek and potato soup and my husband had the pate,both were excellant. I had the turkey and ham pie,which was fantastic and my husband had the salmon. Puddings were great too,I had... More 

Thank ShrewsburyChefette
penmillhotel07, Owner at PEN MILL HOTEL, responded to this review

I am so pleased that you have found us here at the Pen Mill. Hopefully you'll become one of our ever increasing band of regulars? "Poshest bar ever", now that's a what I like to hear. Thank you. :) Next time you come in you may get to meet our latest addition to the Pen Mill family, George, our Golden... More 

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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Superb meal at the penmill, polite staff, excellent service, great price. Never fails to disappoint me at this restaurant, great menu, carvery 10* with three choices of meat , & seasonal vegetables on offer. My party of four all had different choices , barbecued ribs,cottage pie,a burger , & finally the carvery for myself. Everyone very satified with portions. The... More 

Thank YeovilBlackie
penmillhotel07, Owner at PEN MILL HOTEL, responded to this review

I'm so pleased that you birthday treat was an enjoyable for you and all of your party. You will have to work harder however on passing the bill a little further down the table next time! Thank you so much for your wonderful review, I truly look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kindest regards Jon Palmer Owner More 

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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Having only very recently joined TripAdvisor, The Pen Mill goes down as my very first 5 star review, and how well it is deserved. Myself and my parter decided to take my parents our for a meal a couple of Fridays ago and the experience from start to finish was absolutely sublime! We arrived and were quickly served drinks by... More 

Thank JHKenny156
penmillhotel07, Owner at PEN MILL HOTEL, responded to this review

Well........ Please allow me to just sit here for a while and beam with pride........... Thank you so much for such a wonderfully detailed, beautifully written review and your first 5/5. Wow! It really pleases me, as I have said on so many previous occasions, that people notice the little touches, the attention to the detail and not forgetting our... More 

Montacute, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Sadly this did not come up to expectations. Maybe just a poor one off as the many of the reviews are excellent, but the carvery was not that good. The meat was fine but the vegetables were mass produced and unappetising. The pudding was mass produced too and not "conjured up from the kitchen"... THE COST OF DRINKS WAS EXPENSIVE!... More 

Thank Jason L
penmillhotel07, Owner at PEN MILL HOTEL, responded to this review

I am so sorry that we did not meet with you expectations and I truly mean this! I do struggle to understand some of your comments. The vegetables appear to be "mass produced". Our potatoes are all cut by hand (peeled in a machine admittedly, on site), our carrots are hand peeled and sliced, our cauliflower is all cut and... More 

1 review
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Myself and a coach full of running friends stopped in at the Pen Mill Hotel on our way back to Plymouth after a race in Yeovil. The manager was disgustingly rude to us and especially to the coach driver. His wife said we were all stupid to turn up in a coach load like that. There were a lot of... More 

Thank Shontelle J
penmillhotel07, Owner at PEN MILL HOTEL, responded to this review

I do apologise for taking so long to respond to your review. It has taken me this long to calm down from your infamous visit! I think I am going to let TA readers decide on who may or may not be in the right on this occasion. I do however apologise for calling you 'stupid'. I know several stupid... More 

Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Very Freindly staff a warm welcome awaits staff on hand to help. Food delicious and plentyful Nice decor. Plenty of room in car park. Out side seating available. Great value for money

Thank Glenn R
penmillhotel07, Owner at PEN MILL HOTEL, responded to this review

Well, it certainly does appear to be a case of ticking all of the right boxes for you? It pleases me greatly to read how people appreciate all of our efforts. Thank you for you wonderful review. Kindest regards Jon Palmer Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$26
Bar, British, Grill, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Sherborne Road, Yeovil BA21 5DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Yeovil
  • Phone Number: +44 1935 423081
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!

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