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The Mill at Rode

) #27 of 77 Restaurants in Frome $$ - $$$ British, ,
The Mill | Rode, Frome BA11 6AG, England
+44 1373 831100
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible8%
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British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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The Mill | Rode, Frome BA11 6AG, England
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Reviewed yesterday

I was taking my friend out for lunch and as it was a lovely day we thought we'd sit by the water at the Mill (it's very pretty). She has had a major operation and is using a wheelchair - this was her first day...More

Thank VJH23
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A family group of seven arrived on Sunday afternoon and had the good fortune to be seen by Michelle as we walked in. Bubbly and happy throughout our entire stay, she informed us that our table was ready for us, though we decided to first...More

1  Thank hunneybell
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have visited the Mill on many occasions over the years and sadly it just seems to get worse and worse each time we return. Such a shame Butcombe keep getting this place so wrong, it really could be amazing. After this particular visit, we...More

Thank 326johnclarke
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I so agree with the reviewer who earlier this month described the Mill as 'could be so good'. Despite a beautiful day this huge, lovely place was empty. Why???? My roasted tomato tart was gorgeous although the description of a soft herb salad was a...More

Thank jools3256
Reviewed 6 days ago

Dined on 17th August and enjoyed great food and excellent service. The food was well presented with high quality ingredients producing real flavour. A new menu is coming soon, so I look forward to revisiting shortly. The house red was delicious and good value at...More

1  Thank George D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had a wonderful evening last night in this cracking venue. The menu is varied and appealing. Our chosen dishes tantalised our taste buds (soup and beef to start, lamb and mackerel mains, pana cotta dessert) the Malbec was gorgeous and the rare breed real...More

2  Thank GarmischP
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were served my a beautiful young lady called Michelle, she talked us through the menu, wine list and the array of beers on offer, me and my work mate have been here's on a few occasions but Michelle has made us incredibly welcome. The...More

2  Thank twokmax
Reviewed 1 week ago

Over the past few years I have visited this gastro pub which is set in beautiful surroundings and have never been disappointed with the food. However on a previous visit a couple of month ago on a Sunday, I was served a fish and chip...More

Thank hoddinott182
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu looks inspired and I ordered the lamb with spinach and goats cheese tortellini. Unfortunately I was not told that the kitchen had run out of the tortellini at lunch time and this was substituted with new potatoes. At no time was I asked...More

Thank pinotnoir5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mill at Rode is a wonderful location. The Mill sits astride the river that used to provide its power. the building is delightful and the gardens are attractive. The dining room has been refurbished well. The welcome from the manager was good. However, management...More

2  Thank Woollybear
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Kate D
13 August 2016|
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Response from Madelinski | Reviewed this property |
Did you mean 'Rode residents'?
4 July 2016|
Response from t555ade | Reviewed this property |
Don't believe they are chattering for weddings now. But would have been perfect
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 13 - USD 45
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Mill | Rode, Frome BA11 6AG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Frome
  • Phone Number: +44 1373 831100
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The Mill at Rode is a quintessential English inn, set on a stunning riverside site, surrounded by beautiful gardens and with a fabulous deck area overlooking the water.
This former woollen mill is one of the few surviving that once put Rode on the map as a key trading centre and market town on the Somerset and Wiltshire border. The Mill was part of a consortium that won a competition to make a dress for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III, and invented a dye colour Royal Blue..

The Mill is now part of the Butcombe Brewery group of pubs and through sensitive restoration still connects with its industrial past, including the historic waterwheel. The pub has recently undergone a big refurbishment and the result is a carefully crafted modern, contemporary environment that is ideal for meeting friends, enjoying family time, or celebrating major events, with private dining facilities for up to 60 guests.

Renowned for its great fresh locally sourced food and convivial atmosphere, the Mill at Rode is a perfect location for all occasions. There is plenty of parking and outside the chance to try your hand at some typical English pub games such as Giant Jenga and croquet so it is ideal for enjoying the lovely natural setting on the River Frome.

Close to Bath, the Mill is a mecca for locals and visitors alike who are looking for a relaxing time. The Mill chefs pride themselves on using only the best ingredients, with as many as possible being supplied locally. On the menu are some classic British dishes such as sausage and mash with onion gravy to hearty international favourites such as dry rubbed pork ribs. And of course there is a fantastic selection of ales from Butcombe Brewery and a wide range of wines to suit all tastes and palates.
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