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Vivary Arms

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Wilton Street, Taunton, England
01823-272563
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 66
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  • 7
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  • 4
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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
The Taunton Deane Morris Men's watering hole

Convivial company, friendly staff and the best summer display of hanging flowers in Taunton make this a good pub choice. Food is also good but best of all - it's just round the corner from where we practise on a Tuesday night!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
MikeTheWhistle
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Convivial company, friendly staff and the best summer display of hanging flowers in Taunton make this a good pub choice. Food is also good but best of all - it's just round the corner from where we practise on a Tuesday night!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went with our 2 grown up kids for a Sunday lunch. Food was piping hot and delicious and nothing was too much trouble as the staff happily brought more vegetables when we ran out. Very busy so would recommend booking and on today's performance we will, be returning on a regular basis

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Thank keithowen99
Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Oldest pub in Taunton. Great pub food. Nice selection of beers & wine. Very friendly local. Close to town centre.

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Thank Vanessa W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

I ate in this pub today with my husband and two friends. The welcome and atmosphere was very friendly and the menu was very extensive. The service was cheerful and the quality of the food we ordered was excellent, varied and well presented. We shall return.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Friendly pub, quiet 'local' pub. Pool table + darts available Food at lunch-time and evening of moderate/good quality. Reasonable prices. Dog friendly in the bar area.

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Thank 60Honey
Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Often thought about eating here but usually go out of town, however my friend lives nearby by so we walked to it. Was busy but managed to get a table then ordered. Being small eaters we were glad to see most items could be ordered in smaller portions. We had grilled plaice with garlic butter. Well cooked, fish kept lovely... More 

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Thank Chris W
Keswick, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Would recommend the fish and chips! Popped in on the way back from Cornwall for an excellent meal in the oldest pub in Taunton

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We didn't want to spend a fortune or eat out at a real "foody" restaurant and chose the Vivary because of its position and the menu it offered. What we got was excellent. If you want good pub food, very healthy portions and attentive service then this is the real deal. We all had something different and were all very... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great food, very reasonable prices. All three of us had something different, ranging from a salad, to a home made pie and a lamb Moroccan dish,it was all reported to be delicious. I would advise to book a table. A really lovely pub.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

Good food, friendly, efficient service. Would definitely recommend the fish and chips. We took friends for a birthday celebration and had a lovely evening.

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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: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?