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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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Hours:
Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 101
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    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
Afternoon Tea --- a different way to socilaise with friends!

What a treat! We enjoyed a gorgeous selection of small sandwiches, fruit and plain scones, a selection of small cakes and a pannacotta ramekin along with plenty of cream and Little Scarlet jam. Everything beautifully served. Our charming waitress told us what every item was as she served us... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Jackie C
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

"Afternoon Tea " Has never been so good . ! A wonderful ambiance in a time warp. Wonderfully set tables with crisp white table clothes and matching linen serviettes. Fine china to drink from . A large mirror accentuate the size of the Tea room . Studded Leather cushioned seats round table and retro light fittings all add to the... More 

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Thank Kayzeekins C
Taunton, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a treat! We enjoyed a gorgeous selection of small sandwiches, fruit and plain scones, a selection of small cakes and a pannacotta ramekin along with plenty of cream and Little Scarlet jam. Everything beautifully served. Our charming waitress told us what every item was as she served us. On booking I was asked for any dietary needs. One selection... More 

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Thank Jackie C
Taunton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food – beef perfect, amuse bouche, scallops and pudding lovely, bread (Irish soda bread and poppy seed) great texture but too sweet, white bread dry and flavourless. Waiter did not offer any sides with our vegetable-free beef dish (well, it included shallots and chanterelles which were delicious, but still could have done with something green – which would have cost... More 

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Thank Gill-fom-Taunton
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was lucky enough to receive a gift voucher for a 3 course meal for two. Couldn't be happier with the food, the homemade breads (especially the soda bread!) were fantastic & the lamb cooked perfectly. My partner also commented that the beef fillet was excellent and he enjoyed it immensely. Thank you for a lovely evening.

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1 Thank Emledge
Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

We have dined in many restaurants around Somerset and this is by far one of the best! Excellent service and food was divine

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Thank hollielock
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We had a very nice dinner at the restaurant. Good wine selection, fantastic homemade breads, delicious main course and a good creme brulee to close the meal.

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Thank MariseCaetano
Taunton, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

food is excellent although i waited quite a long time between courses. and to be honest it was a bit pricey. not somewhere i would go on a regular basis (and I dont mind spending if the service and food are first class!)

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Thank bryn a
Somerset
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We celebrated our 11th anniversary with a meal at Castle Bow which continues to deliver high quality food in an exceptional manner. From our initial arrival in the bar we were made to feel welcome by friendly and competent staff. The attention to detail was very good and we enjoyed what surely now in a famous bread selection before having... More 

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

Dear Percombe Thank you for the excellent review and the 5 star rating. Best regards Marc More 

Surrey, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

The restaurant was very busy but this did not impact on the level of service. The food was a bit expensive but the quality was very good - the can't half make a good risotto. Definitely a good experience.

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Thank mrmrsc215
Marc M, General Manager at Castle Bow Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear mrmrsc215 Thank you for the very positive review. I am delighted that you had an excellent evening in the restaurant. Best regards Marc More 

Ilminster, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Good was amazing couldn't fault it. The bread basket was lovely with different choices of bread . The service I couldn't fault either , the waiters were very efficient and not pretentious in anyway. Thank you to fernando and your team who made our work celebration lovely, would definitely be back

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

Dear Rachel t Thank you for the great review and the 5 star rating. 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 22 - 51
  • Cuisine: British
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?