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The Monkton Inn

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Blundells Lane | West Monkton, Taunton, England
01823-41-24-14
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • 225
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
South African food in rural Somerset

Situated in the pretty village of West Monkton near Taunton, this pub serves traditional South African food as well as more traditional British fayre. Had a most enjoyable meal of Bobotie - very tasty and reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Michelle H
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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334 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Situated in the pretty village of West Monkton near Taunton, this pub serves traditional South African food as well as more traditional British fayre. Had a most enjoyable meal of Bobotie - very tasty and reasonably priced.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely day in Easter hols last Wednesday so this country pub with garden was quite busy. Delightful staff, welcoming and accommodating of dog. Had a great salad in short order. Very lucky find on a dy travelling for. Work.

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Wokingham, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The food was very good, with plenty of good choices available. Service was very good. We were a largish party (8 of us) so between us we sampled a variety of the dishes. No-one was disappointed. What more can I say? The only problem was that one main course was missing, but that was swiftly rectified.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Turned up unannounced for an evening meal, food was excellent. sat in beer garden which was very pleasant in spring sunshine, atmosphere was quiet and relaxed, service was good and staff were polite and pleasant. All in all a pleasant experience, will definitely use again and recommend to friends.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant was very quite, which was a supprise. The food was excellent and the service was the best. Worth a visit at any time. We shall go back at night to try the ostrich and the springbok.

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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Somewhere and something different from the norm of Taunton. A warm welcome in a comfortable village setting. Offering a diverse menu from local produce to far away South Africa. We thoroughly enjoyed sampling the diverse menu and would certainly return when we are in the area again.

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Excellent restaurant. We had a meal here while visiting a friend in Taunton. The chef spoke to me personally about my gluten free diet and gave me a gluten free menu from which I was able to choose a meal with a sauce which is so often denied me. The waitress service was also outstanding. It's a pity we live... More 

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Been several times now and food is always high quality plus the chef always takes the trouble to customise meals to cope with my wife's allergy to dairy products.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A group of sixteen met here for a pre-ordered lunch. The day was sunny and the Monkton is set in a pretty hamlet, with plenty of parking available. The service was very helpful and pleasant and the food did not take too long to arrive. The Trinchada - slices of beef in a not too spicy sauce was generally much... More 

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Just had lunch at the Monkton Inn. We took our labrador and were welcomed into the bar area by the very friendly owners. The restaurant area looked immaculate with wood flooring and loads of seating outside in the garden. We elected to sit by the log burner and sat down to enjoy a lovely 3 course pub lunch with a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Blundells Lane | West Monkton, Taunton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: 01823-41-24-14

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?