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The Monkton Inn

Blundells Lane | West Monkton, Taunton, England
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Ranked #20 of 195 restaurants in Taunton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: English
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 19, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Yeovil, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My satnav took me to the wrong place, one street over from where the pub was...and I couldn't see any signage directing me to the pub either. When I did find the place it looked a big site for a relatively small village. I went here with a friend early on a Friday night and had the zebra. Never had... More

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Found this pub via the internet whilst looking for somewhere to eat in the Taunton area. Noted that a lot of the' plus' reviews (and one reviewers) were from people in the Taunton area, anyway, we decided to give it a try. We arrived lunchtime and received a nice welcome. The menu was varied and interestering. Our order was taken... More

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Portreath, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

It is very easy to see why The Monkton Inn have won the best gastro pub for both 2012 & 2013. The food and service were 100% and I would struggle to find a better place to eat in Somerset. Well done ! I shall be back soon to enjoy your hospitality.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Visited for lunch today. A very friendly and helpful welcome from the landlady. Quickly shown to our table for six and the landlord quickly arrived to tell us of the large selection of specials. There are some refreshingly different items available and the six of us ordered a variety of meals. We all liked the South African theme. The food... More

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Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We enjoyed a family meal at this country pub. It was first class, very busy yet the staff were friendly and supportive. We aim to return.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We recently ate at the Monkton. Food was ok - starter a little small, main course was good. The issue was staffing, the owner was too vocal with her criticism of her waiting staff which was easy to overhear. Shame as a good setting, beautiful village and not a bad menu.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We chose this place as an easy location with a known reputation for good food that was the Bridgwater side of Taunton. We weren't disappointed. We turned up without a booking and despite a lot of the tables being reserved, the landlady accommodated us with a nice table by the garden. Having one of us smoke, we ordered a round... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We recently had arranged to meet a family member for lunch near Taunton, and were told that this Pub had been named best Country Pub of the year for 2012 and 2013, so were thought we'd try some of their food. We were met by friendly staff and had a drink while waiting for our guest. We each had a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Good quality food at a good price, you can't really go wrong by choosing The Monkton Inn, the staff are friendly & efficient, good choice on the menu including some exotic options, meal was quickly served & to our/your exact liking.

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Somerset
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Had a pleasant meal today. Portions generous, nice beef curry, wild mushroom risotto and fish and chips. The staff were very tolerant of our somewhat stroppy toddler.

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