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Vivary Arms

Wilton Street, Taunton, England
01823-272563
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Ranked #16 of 195 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
Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
82 helpful votes 82 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
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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71 reviews 71 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Taunton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

The vivary arms pub is a great traditional establishment with good home made no fuss food . Staff are all excellent and couldn't do enough for you the food comes out fast and there is plenty of it. We went there on Easter Sunday for their Sunday lunch it was well cooked and it was like being at home for... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My husband and I regularly eat at The Vivary Arms on a Saturday evening. The Landlord and Landlady Mark and Emma are very welcoming. Its not a large eating area but the food that is served is freshly cooked and excellent. If you like the ambiance of a friendly local pub in a charming area this is the place for... More

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This pub is my local and I usually take friends and relatives there when they visit me. Went on Friday night (18th April 2014) with 3 friends. It was quite busy but the service was good and we didn't have to wait long to be served. I had steak pie, vegetables and boiled potatoes and my friends all had chips,... More

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