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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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 31
    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
Most recent review
Lovely cream tea.

Thoroughly enjoyed our cream tea here. The atmosphere was refined and genteel. We opted for a cram tea and the scones were lovely. The afternoon teas looked great and we will book here for a special occasion.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
groovyson
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Pembrokeshire
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Pembrokeshire
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our cream tea here. The atmosphere was refined and genteel. We opted for a cram tea and the scones were lovely. The afternoon teas looked great and we will book here for a special occasion.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Our son and daughter-in-law bought us a meal here to say thank you for our help with their wedding and it was a wonderful gift. We had a superb meal in lovely surroundings where people really know how to prepare and serve food.

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Visited this restaurant last night with a close friend. Great atmosphere, outstanding service from delightful and very attentive staff, food to die for - cooked to perfection. What more can I say! Thank you

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
185 reviews 185 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We ate here for a birthday treat. The menu was a daily menu and offered local products. We choose the rabbit ravioli and crab dishes for starters, the portions were large for starters. Both were good dishes. For mains we tried the sea bass and the pork. The sea bass was served with samphire and some flavoured cauliflower, with cauliflower... More 

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Dorset, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

This was our second visit to The Bow, I think they have done a great job in the design of the restaurant, it has a good vibe. The front of house was slightly overbearing on our first visit but this time they seem to have mellowed and were attentive but not over the top. On both visits we have had... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

could not say anything else than excellent. Very friendly attentive waiter and Maitre'd and excellent food, in particular the partridge first course and the roast turbot main. Very enjoyable saturday evening.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The time has come to break silence over the best place for coffee and a light lunch in Taunton. We hope we don't regret doing this because it ends up so busy that we don't get a seat, but a great venue deserves recognition. It's a perfect place to stop off for coffee during a visit into town or to... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Food was amazing especially the venison and service was fantastic - very personal but not in your face! Highly recommend!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal here. The waiters were very attentive and everything was a great price. The only niggles I had was that for over £10 I expected more than 2 scallops for starter, and our lamb for main was slightly more cooked than we normally like, but that is just us being very picky. For the price of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We booked for dinner on the Friday night and were told we couldn't have a table until 8.45pm. We arrived early for a drink in the bar letting them know we had arrived for our table. We also had to ask to see a menu. We were keen to place our order as we were told last orders were at... More 

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Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Naomi D We owe you a big apology as it sounds like your dinner was way below our normal standards. I would really appreciate it if you contacted me at the hotel so that I can apologise in person and hopefully find a way to make it up to you. Best regards Marc 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?