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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

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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
Very good pub food.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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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 13, 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

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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Somerset, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Last minute decision to eat out and found the Vivary Arms whilst surfing the tastecard site for Taunton and was delighted with the quality, presentation, portions of the fare served up by this quaint and welcoming public house. Well worth a visit if you are anywhere near Vivary Park. Will certainly be returning soon for another tasty meal. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Visited here after a morning in the park The place is wonderful if your after a proper pub lunch! Good portions and reasonably priced, the staff were helpful and polite and made us very welcome

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Good food and pleasant atmosphere. Lighter lunch menu is very useful and the staff are amazing. Best fish in Taunton and all reasonable prices

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Travelling back home from West Country, needed somewhere simple and easy to eat, but did not want to pay for fast food. Found the vivary arms, 2.5miles off m5 motorway. Friendly,old pub, with nice atmosphere. Ordered food which arrived within 15 minutes. Just good tasting pub grub. Absolutely perfect.

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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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
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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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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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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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