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Vivary Arms

Wilton Street, Taunton, England
01823-272563
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Ranked #16 of 194 restaurants in Taunton
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Pub
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Taunton, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Back again for meeting over lunch. Warm welcome on arrival, no pressure to order while we waited for every one to arrive. Once order taken, not long before all meals served. Excellent quality at modest price. Nice choice of cask beers. Have no doubt we will return.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Don't usually write reviews but felt this needed one. My wife took me here for my birthday lunch food was fantastic staff were very friendly and accommodating... Well worth a visit......

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somerset
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We eat in here frequently at lunch time. The food is always freshly cooked and served hot. It is good value for money. The staff always polite and service is with a smile. On a Friday evening the pub has a fish and chip carry out which is the best fish and chips in the area.

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brighton
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

I was taken away for a surprise weekend in Taunton by partner and he booked us into the Vivary Arms on Valentines night, however due to the bad weather and our taxi not turning up, we had to cancel our Friday night reservation. When we called the pub to cancel, they very kindly said they would reserve a table for... More

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south west
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

After reading the reviews left by others I decided to book here for our Sunday lunch today and how glad I am that I did. The pub is lovely and what a warm welcome we received when arriving. Shown to our table in a small but traditional dining area we were made to feel at ease from the start. Sunday... More

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Somerset
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

I ate here with my husband and a friend having read the reviews on Tripadvisor. It did not disappoint! Good choice of roasts with a lovely selection of vegetables and lashings of gravy. Service was friendly and prompt and we reached our post-lunch appointment in plenty of time. i would certainly eat here again. My husband was most impressed by... More

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4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Eaten in here lots of times and I have never had a bad meal! Lovely, proper, home cooked food & good service. Would thoroughly recommend!

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Plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Eat here quite often when in the area. Good value pub food, which all seems to be homemade. Lovely feel to the place. In the summer the flowers outside are stunning, and they do great salads. Rest of the year really cannot go wrong with the fish and chips, or my favourite the steak sandwich. Although still a lot of... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I have popped into the Vivary Arms on numerous occasion in varied company and have never been greeted with such a warm welcome every time. The food is delightful and the staff are smiley and attentive. The 'homely' pub feel is on point and the regulars add to the charm that makes this pub one of the attractions of the... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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101 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

I came with a group of friends for the Sunday lunch. I don't normally do Sunday lunch out as it often turns out to be a disappointment. Unfortunately, this was too, dry and joyless roast turkey. The portions were large but the meat was dry, the one small pig in blanket was shrivelled, but the Yorkie was good. I didn't... More

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