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The Maypole Inn

Adsborough, Taunton TA2 8RF, England
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Ranked #148 of 194 restaurants in Taunton
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

People leaving rubbish reviews i feel are totaly unessecary.thw pub is amazing clean fresh and tidy. Having a family with small yoing children the staff made us feel very welcome and couldn't do anything more for us and when having small children and a baby this is fantastic as a dining experience can sometimes prove stressfull this was not the... More

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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We popped into the Maypole Inn after picking strawberries and raspberries at Tholoxton. It was lovely to sit in their outside eating area enjoying the Somerset countryside. They offered a great variety on their various menus and we were all happy with what we ordered. The meals were very generous portions, well prepared and delicious. They make excellent use of... More

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Taunton
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

We visited the Maypole last week. On entering the main bar area, the first thing that hit me was smell of cat urine and wet dog. Needless to say we decided to eat in the garden. The tables is the garden are worn out and unstable to be eating on. My husband was trying to adjust the sun parasol when... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Food terrible - fish cakes cold and looked like potato cakes, not breadcrumb coating so very pale and looked uncooked, sent it back . Pliace cooked in paper bag, no fish on the fish just skin and also cold, sent back, no apology from the staff, very curt, like we were in the wrong for complaining about cold food. No... More

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West Buckland, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Visited the Maypole on Sunday. Nice tidy Pub and Restaurant. Good real Ale. Great value Sunday Roast. Looked after by the staff, served promptly with a great tasting Roast Beef and a Roast Pork. Good value childrens meal of Ham, Egg and Chips as well. Followed up by an Ice Cream after we moved into the Beer Garden. For the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Having met my wife and friends in Taunton and found all of the local establishments with over an hour wait.. we decided to try the Maypole on our way home.. And am very glad we did. 5 adults and 2 children, all had main course, and desert. Food was excellent (mixed grill was massive) and the brandy baskets for the... More

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JamesLoweTaunton, Owner at The Maypole Inn, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your honest review, and I really mean that. We do take a lot of pride in our food and service and on behalf of myself and the team, we are glad you enjoyed it. I wish more people would come on here(tripadvisor) and be honest about how they have enjoyed their visit to The Maypole.... More

Bristol, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I stopped here on the way round a decent walk, and was grateful for the chance to rest my legs and have some refreshment. The car park was empty save one car, which I thought strange at 12.45 on a Friday at the end of April. When I went into the large pub, it was empty apart from the serving... More

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JamesLoweTaunton, Owner at The Maypole Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I do hope I do not make any mistakes with my English grammar whilst writing my response, I would not like my Dyslexic issue's to be 'aired' again in public. Some lunchtimes can be quiet at The Maypole, and this is a display seen in a lot of country pubs in Somerset and the UK.... More

Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Had a camembert to start, served with homemade bread that was stale, tastless and just bad! The cheese was nice though, but you can't really go wrong with a camembert! Had (cold!) gammon and and beef roast lunches, served for some reason with baby spinach on... well the meal was nice enough, nothing incredible. The good point was that the... More

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Somerset
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9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I have eaten here several times, it seems that it is 50% brilliant, 50% terrible. It is true that they are trying really hard to do the right thing, locally sourced food, not using microwaves etc, however, whilst these are some of the basics to get right, the others are not.. Service by the staff is on the whole generally... More

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Lovely country atmosphere within bar area, first class service with a SMILE! Amazing slow cooked Pork with the freshly baked apple served on bed of Bubble & Squeak, hearty, wholesome and left me wanting more.... Followed by Homemade beautifully served Apple & Blackberry crumble, melted in mouth with Blackberry Ice cream.... Landlord & Landlady a delightful welcoming couple, offering amazing... More

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