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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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Dining options: Dinner
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Traditional country pub with excellent food

We wanted a relaxing lunch in a country pub we hadn't been to before, and this fitted the bill perfectly. The menu is short, but everything is freshly cooked and according to the chef it changes almost daily - such a change from extensive menus where everything comes out of the freezer and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Sharon T
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Dinner
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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We wanted a relaxing lunch in a country pub we hadn't been to before, and this fitted the bill perfectly. The menu is short, but everything is freshly cooked and according to the chef it changes almost daily - such a change from extensive menus where everything comes out of the freezer and microwave! My friend had the smoked salmon... More 

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Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We came across this lovely pub after a shopping trip to Taunton and just wanted lunch we had three different dishes all were very nice the service was fast and the friendly we would all highly recommend any one to try the food.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Four of us had Sunday roast in the Half Moon today ... the new management's first day providing food. The generous portion of beef was delicious, as was the homemade Yorkshire pudding. Very pleasant staff. I can see us going back frequently!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I have been here many times since I was a kid, I have recently been here quite a few times since the new owners, it's a lovely pub, great food! I usually have deep fried Brie for starters then hunters chicken and the berry cheesecake for desert with a few pints, never had any complaints with anything here the food... More 

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Bath, England
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This is a large Inn, set in some beautiful countryside. We enjoyed the Sunday carvery which offered Beef, Pork, Turkey, or a combination thereof, and self service potatoes, veg etc. All good quality and reasonably priced. Recommended as a good stop off if you're heading along the M5 near Taunton.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My partner and I spent the day out on new years eve and on the way back decided to get some food. I remember going here years ago and thought lets go back. What a lovely place, the staff are freindly and welcoming. The food is all home made and you can tell. You get a really good portion of... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Not been to the half moon for years, we decided to book the Christmas Eve carvery, 8 in total. We were warmly welcomed and given a full introduction of the food and carvery available We were not rushed and the food was amazing, all of us had the carvery and some had the additional home made sweets, all in all... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stopped here for lunch to break our journey. What a good decision it was. Charming country pub with excellent host. Food was a cut above standard pub grub and beer was well kept. Service good chatty without being intrusive. Interesting menu included faggot pie. Would definitely visit again if in the area. Note closed on Mondays.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Four of our cycling group called here for lunch (the O A P specials board is very good). This is an old fashioned pub (inn) that's not been over modernized, still has the stone & timber flooring, and two log fires,plenty of comfortable seating and a good sized car park, all of which is clean and tidy, our welcome was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Arrange surprise birthday party for our daughter,there was 18 of us we all ordered from the main menu and is wasn't a problem ordering and paying separately.we were a bit of a pain but the staff was great and couldn't do enough for us.The food and service was fantastic well worth going for a family party .

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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 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

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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