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The Monkton Inn

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Blundells Lane | West Monkton, Taunton, England
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 219
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 23
    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
Most recent review
Food

was delicous as usual, i would have loved to have stayed for dessert and another pint, but sadly Sunday Lunch was ruined by unruly, screaming kids just running wild, so we left and had a beer and dessert elsewhere i would have given 5 stars but i don't understand why parents cannot control the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
karma d
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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320 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

was delicous as usual, i would have loved to have stayed for dessert and another pint, but sadly Sunday Lunch was ruined by unruly, screaming kids just running wild, so we left and had a beer and dessert elsewhere i would have given 5 stars but i don't understand why parents cannot control the kids when people are having.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Refreshing menu, home cooked food, good taste, friendly staff, lovely family run restaurant/pub, well done!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We booked The Monkton Inn for a pub lunch and were impressed as soon as we walked in the door. The staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and were extremely friendly and helpful. The menu was a lot more exciting and adventurous than your average 'pub', mainly due to the South African element the pub has... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Beautiful traditional pub serving quite excellent food with a unique South African twist. You can have the traditional English fare or opt for something more exotic - I went for trio of fillet (Beef, Ostrich & Pork each with accompanying sauce - superb). The service, drinks and food were all first class. I would travel to Somerset just to eat... More 

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overtonhouse
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed a steak at the Monkton last week, on the Thursday night steak special. It was a long overdue visit. The chief could not have cooked it better. We'll be back !

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had one of our best ever pub meals here. A homely atmosphere, very clean, in a lovely setting. Our next visit will need to be planned as we experienced a full house.

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Been here many times, went last night for Valentine's Day! Once again amazing food, brilliant service with a smile and all round excellent place to eat. The fillet steak is one of the best I've ever eaten and the chocolate orange cheesecake is to die for! Would love to get my hands on that recipe. I recommend this place to... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went here as a last minute booking for Valentines night so wasn't really expecting much. What a lovely surprise. Found the staff friendly & efficient, landlady has a great sense of humour. Plenty of choice with the food & all cooked to perfection & beautifully presented. Loved the shared platters especially the chocolate puddy. Will definitely be back with more... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went here for St Valentine's Day. Received a great welcome and were well looked after at the start. Food was excellent. Felt a bit forgotten about once we had received the dessert board but that is the only quibble.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food with an interesting South African influence. I would never have imagined my daughter eating Zebra!! We were made very welcome and will certainly be returning. There was nothing to dislike.

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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

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?