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Vivary Arms

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Wilton Street, Taunton, England
01823-272563
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Good for:
Families with children
Dining on a budget

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  • 56
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  • 22
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Old fashioned pub

I had supper here one night recently with a colleague whilst on business in Taunton. The restaurant was quiet, it was only us eating that evening (it was Wednesday night) however the place was charming. No airs and graces like some so-called pubs, just good decent food at decent prices. Staff were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
LCB53
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

I had supper here one night recently with a colleague whilst on business in Taunton. The restaurant was quiet, it was only us eating that evening (it was Wednesday night) however the place was charming. No airs and graces like some so-called pubs, just good decent food at decent prices. Staff were friendly and the food was excellent. We had... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My wife and I had a meal on Valentines night. Staff were very attentive and polite. Three choices of Real ale. Not a very extensive menu but sometimes it can take you ages to decide between a vast array of choices. My wife and I could not decide which started we wanted but as we both had the same choice... More 

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Visited for Sunday lunch on 8th February. This is very much a traditional pub, with a country pub feel, to the extent that it almost appears trapped in a time 20 years ago but as a result it retains a charm that is often missing once a refurb has taken place. This might also explain why the majority of the... More 

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Essex
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I went to the Vivary arms for a Saturday evening meal with other family members. I have only been at Sunday lunchtimes before. The service was very friendly and efficient and there was a nice buzz about the place. The food was good. I had one of the vegetarian options - very tasty and other family members had the scampi... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Lovely old pub (oldest in Taunton it is said). No loud TV - hooray! Good pub food, nothing trying to be gastro when it isn't. Nice outdoor courtyard for the summer. Excellent hosts, thoroughly recommended.

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Weston-super-Mare, England, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We were warmly greeted,as we had arrived early in order to have a drink before eating. There was no available seating in either bars, so we sat in the garden which is delightful. Once seated we were served promptly. l had the pork roast, was offered Yorkshire pud which l had but sadly was burnt and very crisp. Otherwise the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Visiting family at musgrove. Came without booking on Sunday. Good communication. Got drink at bar then got table outside in the sun. Nice experience.

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south west
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Had a Sunday lunch a while ago which was amazing so chose to eat here on a week day lunch time. Wow what fantastic food yet again, we all chose something different and each selection was great. Can't wait to come back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Walk up to this pub regularly and we can't fault it. Great beers and wine. Good quiz nights. Fan dabby dozy tastic! Great great great.

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somerset
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

amazing flowers to front of pub, I believe now the oldest in town ?? very welcoming and cheerful staff. meals were served piping hot on a hot plate lovely, not over cooked veg`, very enjoyable "pub grub"..

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Wilton Street, Taunton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: 01823-272563

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget

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