Festive Menu at The Bathampton Mill, Bath

If you've ever rowed your way down the River Avon in summer, you may have seen the Bathampton Mill on the riverbank filled with lots of people drinking beer and lapping up the summer sun on the terrace. In wintertime, it's equally as popular with cosy interiors and a roaring fire. 

This year, the Bathampton Mill has a great three-course festive menu available starting at £26.95. There are different upgrades available including a glass of prosecco or champagne, cocktails etc, but we checked out the standard one.

We started with the roasted tomato soup topped with crispy vegetables and pesto, served with ciabatta and butter 🍅

The soup was hearty and thick, and the bread was warm and soft. The butter was nicely salted and all in all the vegetables added a nice texture to the dish while the hints of pesto complemented the rich tomato flavours. 

We also had the duck liver and port parfait which was served with toasted walnut & raisin bread and a spiced fruit & sloe gin chutney.

This pate was incredibly smooth and the toasted walnut & raisin bread was a unique accompaniment. The chutney was really nice, however there sadly wasn't enough of it. Both starters were great, however they didn't really feel homemade.

As our mains, we had roasted Turkey 🦃

This came with fluffy beef-dripping roasted potatoes, a honey-mustard duvet and pork & clementine stuffing. The turkey was well-sized, moist and tender and although the red wine wasn't evident in the red wine gravy, it gave the turkey lots of flavour. We also liked the range of seasonal veg that was included (parsnips, carrots and brussels sprouts). 

We also had the 8 oz rump steak served with twice-cooked chunky chips, roasted mushroom, confit tomato and parsley butter 🥩 [£4 supplement] 

The steak was nicely flavoured, however, we asked for the steak to be served medium rare, and it was definitely more on the medium side and therefore tough in parts. The mushroom and tomato were nice additions and the chips were good - light and fluffy on the outside, with a slight crispiness to them.

For pudding, we had the indulgent warm chocolate brownie with Belgian chocolate sauce, honeycomb ice cream and a brandy snap crumb 🍫

The brownie was rich, moist and a good-sized portion. The brandy snap crumb was delicious and added a nice crunch to the dish, however, the brownie was served with vanilla ice cream instead of honeycomb as stated on the menu. 

Christmas pudding filled with vine fruits, almonds and rum, served with a brandy sauce 🎅🏼

The pudding was both aromatic and fragrant and had a caramelised flavour to it which was really nice. The presentation could have been improved. 

🌟 The interiors are cosy and warm. The outside area is great for the warmer months whereas the log fire is perfect for the winter. Overall, the food was nice and it's a well-priced set lunch, however it's lacking the home-cooked vibe. 

🤵🏻 To be honest we really weren't that impressed with the service. Although they were friendly, we weren't given a steak knife for the steak, water was only provided when asked for and attention to detail was lacking with unpolished glasses and cutlery. 

💰 ££-£££. Good value for money. 

Disclaimer: Press invite - complimentary experience.