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Castle Bow Restaurant

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Under the Archway | Castle Bow, Taunton TA1 1NF, England
+44 1823 328328
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7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Afternoon Tea

I had Afternoon Tea at The Castle Hotel, Taunton today. It was absolutely fantastic, with excellent attentive service. The gentleman described each of the items in perfect detail. I will certainly go again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
hazelgee
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taunton somerset uk
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taunton somerset uk
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I had Afternoon Tea at The Castle Hotel, Taunton today. It was absolutely fantastic, with excellent attentive service. The gentleman described each of the items in perfect detail. I will certainly go again.

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39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our friend had eaten in the bar before with his mother and suggested we ate there for our lunch. We thought the bar menu was fairly extensive and not too expensive, considering the surroundings. The service was efficient and prompt. All in all, an enjoyable experience.

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UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have eaten in the Brazz restaurant several times and always said we should try the Castle's main restaurant too. Well, we had the pleasure of dining at the Castle Bow restaurant earlier this week and had the most amazing meal. The welcome was warm and friendly and food was superb. Between us we enjoyed canapes followed by garlic soup... More 

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London
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51 reviews 51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My husband and I went to the Castle for Valentine's night. There was a set menu to choose from. Normally, I'm wary of set menus, but the choice was superb. Something for everyone. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable, as usual.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Had a superb meal here while staying in the hotel. Everything about it is excellent and I believe that it deserves a Michelin star. The service was excellent throughout. The wine list is great. The bread basket to die for (we had two). The meal was absolutely stunning from start to finish. Superb value at £120 for 2 including drinks.... More 

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Central Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

Just enjoyed a lovely dinner at Castle Bow. Food was truly excellent; well priced and service was attentive, knowledgable and friendly. We will be back.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Well prepared dishes with top quality ingredients. Attentive (but not intrusive) service. Good selection of wines by the glass. Excellent all round I would say!

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I came here for another meal by myself, early on a Friday night. Nobody else really wanted to spend the money. I arrived at 6:15 for a 6:30 table. I waited in Brazz, which is the bar attached to The Castle Bow restaurant. I didn't like Brazz at all. I don't think I'd return there to eat or have a... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Not the kind of dignified setting in which we would normally ever eat. However we had to meet a business friend who felt that it would appeal and he pitched out about right. Very good lunch. Moderate and fair pricing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Dined tonight with brother and sister in law for her birthday. Was very relaxed and staff could not have been more helpful, even bringing hot appetisers to the bar for us. We all enjoyed our starters, a sag aloo, x 2 delicious and unusual cauliflower soups with cheese dumplings and my beautiful goats cheese and pickled beetroot dish, sublime. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Under the Archway | Castle Bow, Taunton TA1 1NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 328328

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 54
Open Hours
Wednesday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?