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Half Moon Inn

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Stoke St Mary, Taunton TA3 5BY, England
+44 1823 442271
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6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene
Description: Traditional Country pub with restaurant, located in a small rural village...
Traditional Country pub with restaurant, located in a small rural village approximately 2 miles from Taunton centre and M5(J25) motorway.
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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Superb service, and delicious food

If you're cruising the country roads in this neck of the woods then take a detour to this fine establishment. My friend and I visited yesterday (first date ☺) and upon walking into the premises were greeted with a lovely smile by the young man who even though he was busy helping several visitors... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Dean G
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Elgin, South Africa
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

still the same as been for years,enter the pub from the carpark and smell the toilets,based on the sunday lunch being £11.95 i would expect a lot better,one slice of beef that was nt very good so maybe good job i didn't have any more to chew through,think the place needs a revamp

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1 Thank lee r
Somerset, England
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to visit this pub after reading some reviews on trip advisor. It was also a place we visited regularly before our children were born, and thought we'd have a night there once more, to celebrate our friend's birthday. The interior hadn't changed in the 20 years since our last visit. Our food was pleasant enough, but I personally... More 

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Thank Helbean
Elgin, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're cruising the country roads in this neck of the woods then take a detour to this fine establishment. My friend and I visited yesterday (first date ☺) and upon walking into the premises were greeted with a lovely smile by the young man who even though he was busy helping several visitors to their table still acknowledged us... More 

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Thank Dean G
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I suppose it was in between Xmas and New Year but no excuse if you are looking to be a top quality eating inn. The menu was poorly constructed with not much variation. Prices were far too high for what we got and lack of waiter/waitress staff resulted in requests for a simple thing like English mustard forgotten or ignored... More 

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Thank Gerald F
Dublin
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We visited the Half Moon on 30th December for a family Xmas get-together. We chose the Half Moon due to it's location (midway between Cornwall, Herefordshire & Berkshire!), and based on other reviews. It's a short drive from the M5, and easy to find. I made the booking by email, and my emails were answered quickly. I requested a high-chair,... More 

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Thank threepennys
Taunton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Food is absolutely delicious, well presented and hardly any wait at all. The service just tops it off Ben cannot do enough for you they have truly turned this pub around.

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Thank Bellabooxx
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Went here for a Christmas meal and the food was lovely. Admittedly the pub & restaurant need a re-furb as it appears run down with old carpets/chairs etc. The fire was roaring away and the staff were pleasant and attentive. Could not fault the food or the service. We will be visiting again!

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Thank picture54879
Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Had a wonderful Christmas meal at the half moon inn yesterday evening. Had booked for 30 people but due to illness only 26 were able to attend. Ben and his staff were absolutely fine about it. Couldn't do enough for us. So attentive without being intrusive. The food was hot and delicious. Would definitely recommend to everyone.

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1 Thank Sancann45
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015 via mobile

Never disappointed with this venue! They catered for 26 of us and everything was perfect. The staff were amazing, welcoming and couldn't do enough for us. The food was out of this world all perfectly cooked and presented. These guys are doing everything right. Would highly recommend a visit. 😀

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2 Thank Claire J
Taunton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

Lovely dinner. Lamb was excellent as was the burger Attentive landlord Definitely will be returning I can't recommend this highly enough

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Stoke St Mary, Taunton TA3 5BY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 442271

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 29
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

Description

Traditional Country pub with restaurant, located in a small rural village approximately 2 miles from Taunton centre and M5(J25) motorway.
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?