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The Paper Mills Inn

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
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London Road, Wansford, Peterborough PE8 6JB, England
+44 1780 782328
11:30 - 00:30
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:30
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Popped in here as the A1(M) southbound was blocked....looks nice from the outside. Nice beer available but served by a barmaid who could not even speak basic English... There were no locals present which is always a give away. I would not advise this one. (Booze was expensive aswell)

Thank thomaspsmith
london se
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104 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Visited for a family celebration. Welcome was tepid and confused as the hostess did not seem to know who had booked tables to be part of the party. Lots of further confusion as more of our party arrived. Despite being informed well in advance that I am vegan, and having confirmed to me over the phone that this would be... More 

1 Thank bazzer_2
Paper Mills W, Manager at The Paper Mills Inn, responded to this review

Dear bazzer_2, Thank you for your review. Probably you have noticed that we do not normally respond to unfounded reviews; but your comment needs a bit of a special attention, as the reasons behind it are very doubtful. 1- Initially you have made a booking for 2 separate tables of 4 people, later that changed to a table of 8... More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brilliant pub/restaurant with extensive menu. Food was very high quality and staff were friendly. Ambience is nice with a great mix between a country pub and high-end eatery. Definitely recommened if you are in the area of staying at the Haycock.

1 Thank VisionaryTraveller17
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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448 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Paper Mills mid week 7.30pm and the restaurant only had 2 other tables occupied and the service was generally good. I ordered teriyaki salmon on noodles and even as a size 8 woman I could have eaten 50% more. My partner had tuna salad and when both arrived in bowls I was fearful they would be small... More 

Thank Clare F
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We headed to the Paper Mill back in February for a work leaving do. There was a dozen or so of us so we had prebooked and preordered. When we got there we opened a tab and everyone got drinks from the bar which worked really well. We were seated in a long thin area of the restaurant which meant... More 

1 Thank Samantha O
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Busy to the door pub with excellent staff and food. We had to wait to get a table but it was worth waiting. We were 8 and all decided to go for something different. Good choices on the menu ,perfect for a hot april day. The gourmet burgers (both lamb and dry aged beef) were amazing and the fish was... More 

1 Thank Margo R
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We were on the A1 and wanted to stop for lunch, we found the Paper Mills Pub by chance. The Staff were friendly and very helpful.The food was very good Pub fare at a good price for the quality.

1 Thank Ian H
Stamford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Food & Service was quick and pleasant thats the end of the good bit... Having not been to The Paper Mills for years and now being in the local area it was deemed that we should visit. Staff were polite friendly and attentive but thats the good bit... Food arrived for myself it looked like long time sitting around in... More 

Thank Stu T
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent meal at The Paper Mill. Really good food. Burgers very tasty and filling. Great beer. Lovely friendly efficient service. Definitely will be returning. Good value .

2 Thank Debra B
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Booked here and glad I did we had a lovely lunch at a very reasonable price. Staff really friendly and helpful. A brilliant experience, here's a tip the Expresso Creme Brûlée is amazing.

1 Thank Paul D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 00:30
11:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: London Road, Wansford, Peterborough PE8 6JB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cambridgeshire  >  Peterborough  >  Wansford
  • Phone Number: +44 1780 782328
Located in the picturesque village of Wansford, nine miles from the city of Peterborough, The Paper Mills Country Pub and Restaurant offers hearty food in a charming rural setting whether you are looking for a relaxed drink and classic pub grub in the bar or a more formal dining experience in the restaurant.

In the winter while away a chilly evening by our roaring fire with a pint of our real ale and in the summer enjoy a chilled glass of rose amidst the historic charms of Wansford in one of our many outdoor seating areas.

The stone-built rustic surroundings serve to enhance the locally sourced seasonal menu and carefully chosen selection of cask ales and fine wines creating a welcoming atmosphere for both locals and visitors.

Food Served Monday to Saturday 12noon-2.15Pm and 6.00Pm-9.00Pm and Sunday from 12noon - 4pm.

Our Head chef creates an extensive menu that epitomises country pub dining. Changed daily to ensure that you receive the best of the seasons. There is something for all tastes, from succulent belly of pork to delicate whole plaice.

We work closely with our suppliers, who are committed to provenance and fair trade to bring only the best produce to your plate.

The bar features a great choice of real ales and wines. We provide a selection of local ales from local suppliers such as Digfield and Oakham. Our resident ale is London Pride which is extremely popular with our locals. We are always searching for new and interesting wines from many local wine merchants creating an extensive wine list with something for every pallet.

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