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Blackbrook Tavern

Ilminster Road | Ruishton, Taunton TA3 5LU, England
+44 1823 443121
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Ranked #153 of 202 Restaurants in Taunton
Price range: $5 - $12
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A great British pub bringing you all the tradition you would expect from a "Carvery" combined with everything else you wouldn't! *the very best friendly service*beautifully designed environment*Red Tractor Farm Assured roasted meats*fine wines and beers*extensive menu choice
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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Visited the Blackbrook Tavern 20th Dec for family meal for 6 of us, Being a shored that a gluten free meal would be available but on the day it was not, and the chef would or could not even cook a omelette so one of our party had to make do with just vegetables from the carvery. When the desserts... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

We came here whilst passing by as we noticed dogs are allowed in the bar area, which is fab. We thought it was just going to be 'pub food', but to our surprise it was fantastic and fresh, still with the great price. Presented well, too. We couldn't fault the staff, they were friendly, helpful and approachable. Overall we had... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

Assured we could get a gluten free/vegetarian meal but were refused this on ordering. One dissatisfied customer. The remainder of the meals were good and could not fault the waiter who served us. Doubt if a return visit will be made!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 via mobile

Recently had a christmas party - granted we also work in a restuarant so we did scrutinize probably more than most. Portion sizes and service are the two key hitters. The waitress seemed somewhat aggressive, like a party was to be overcome, not served. The starters and the desserts were miniature, and I mean miniature - the xmas pudding was... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

15 of us had pre-ordered food but still had a 45 min wait for starter, and in the meantime the carvery meat and veg was kept luke warm. Obviously under-staffed with no staff to be seen. When I expressed our disappointment with the wait and the meal itself, the manageress was called and was very unpleasant and not at all... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I visited this restaurant and could see from the outset it was understaffed. When I eventually was greated and seated on a table big enough for Henry Vlll and his entourage the waitress came over and accidentally three red wine over me. The carvery isn't fit for purpose and the food on it had been sitting out too long. The... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Well back in 2013 I reviewed the blackbrook tavern with a really bad report , well was asked to go out for a meal , sofar so good and told how about the blackbrook well the answer at first was noooooo but then was told it had changed hands , now part of m&b so lets give it a try... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

This pub/resteraunt is so welcoming! Its quite upsetting seeing some of the bad comments on here! I have NEVER had a bad meal/service/wait here! Everything had always been perfect and i couldnt ask for anything more! All of the staff deserve a massive well done! I love this place and i have never found a better carvery anywhere else!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Blackbrook has recently undergone a major refit. It is very cosy with small areas which make suitable for parties of varying size. The Blackbrook promotes the carvery but offers a full menu also. At £5.95 during the week the carvery is excellent value however at times they are understaffed which can lead to waiting. On one such occassion my... More 

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12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Passing by midweek and dropped in for the carvery as per the large signage outside. Parking was easy in the super large car park, as it had only just gone midday, when we walked in we were warmly greeted by a member of staff who showed us to our table in the room to the right of the rear entrance.... More 

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Additional Information about Blackbrook Tavern

Address: Ilminster Road | Ruishton, Taunton TA3 5LU, England
Phone Number: +44 1823 443121
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
Average Prices: USD 5 - 12

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