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Vivary Arms

Wilton Street, Taunton, England
01823-272563
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Ranked #25 of 196 Restaurants in Taunton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pub
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
somerset
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Paignton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Fantastic evening shared with my family at the Vivary Arms. We were a party of 10, 5 adults and 5 children, with three generations. Each family member gave the rated their meal as great! Very difficult as we have a range of dietary requirements, from fussy children, Veterinarians and traditional two meat and veg to please. Initially when i phoned... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We've been to the Vivary Arms before (a few years ago) and had a contemporary and very tasty meal. Unfortunately on this occasion the food was a little sub-par. This could have been due to our mid-week visit, perhaps things pick up at the weekend. My wife had moules mariniere with a side salad instead of bread, I had a... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The landlady and landlord are pleasant and friendly, as are all the staff we have met. Good food, be it from the regular menu or specials board.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

It was our wedding anniversary and family members were driving down from South Wales to meet up for lunch. Thought we'd try The Vivary Arms as there were 9 of us and we just needed somewhere pleasant to pass a few hours and have a few drinks and a meal. What a success. The pub is lovely - really friendly... More

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were 9 friends, down from Lancashire to watch the cricket. Fed up with the fare at Wetherspoons we were pointed in the direction of the Vivary Arms. What a great surprise. We rang to say we were on our way and on our arrival after a 15 minute walk from the town centre we were shown to a small... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

I thought I would take a moment to update my review of the Vivary Arms from a few years ago. This continues to be a home from home for us, offering outstanding food, wine and beer. Everything on the menu is good, from the basic pub grub to more creative specials. For me the most outstanding dishes are their deep... More

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Letterkenny, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Food is 5star pub grub!!! Seriously unreal food in this place! BUT... Had a bad experience at it before! Me and my partner decided to go for a drink on a Thursday evening at 10 o clock. But when we went inside we were told the pub was closed and they wouldn't serve us!! The thing that really anoid me... More

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Emma P, Owner at Vivary Arms, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write a review and for your kind words about our food. It is always so nice to have positive feedback. I would, however, just like to point out that we have NEVER, in the whole time we've owned the pub (15 years), closed at 10pm. We take last orders for any latecomers at... More

Taunton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Another meal at the excellent Vivary Arms. Superb "starter"of whitebait then an expertly cooked sirloin steak, medium-rare. The steak was ever so tender and had the much desired pink centre. Truly magnificent! Unfortunately, I was only able to manage an ice cream to finish. I can't recommend this place enough! Emma and Mark, as usual, excellent hosts.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were 2 'Ladies Who lunch'. We ordered, and were served, drinks from the bar, before going to our pre-booked table. (It can get busy at lunchtime.) We were busy chatting instead of choosing our food, so the waitress withdrew to give us more time. There was the everyday menu on the table and a specials board, as well as... More

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