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The Farmers Arms
Higher West Hatch, Taunton TA3 5RS, England (Formerly The Farmers Inn)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #16 of 55 Taunton B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Used it for stop over on our way to Devon. Lovely area perfect for dog walks, big room, lovely little terrace outside, parked the car right outside back door, weren't a lot of choice menu wise for tea time (no chicken) but we still had tea 1 of the 2 nights, lovely breakfast friendly staff :))

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Somerset
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This must be one of the best places to eat in the Taunton area. I've had several lunches and a couple of evening meals here recently and the standard has always been top notch. It's right on the Neroche Herepath so any walkers would find this an ideal watering hole as well as locals dropping in for a drink and a chat at the bar. The service is excellent and it's not expensive for the type and quality of food being served (plated meals, nouvelle cuisine). Can't comment about the accommodation, but the location is lovely with views of the beautiful Somerset scenery from the garden. Not easy to find, but well worth the effort.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Peterborough, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Stopped over here for one night (shame it wasnt more) off beaten track, so nice and relaxing and superb views. Great little hotel, lovely room and really nice bar and eating area.
Wasnt fortunate to eat there but if the means were as good as the breakfast which we did have then would be excellent.
Highly recommended hotel and restaraunt.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Lovely pub, have enjoyed many meals here. Great to walk to especially in the winter and to warm up by the fire. Nice garden in the summer. Good food and very attentive waiter/ bar man. Had a birthday party here and nothing was too much trouble, food was excellent and everyone had a great time.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Was an amazing place to go after a cycle ride, very very friendly staff excellent food, couldn't have stopped in a better place, have advised friends and family to go here, if I am every going to go for a meal again this is a place to go

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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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264 reviews 264 reviews
50 hotel reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We came here with the dog on a 2 for 1 deal through Waitrose, and were so impressed with the quality of the accomodation. We had the Lincoln suite I think (I might have it wrong though!) - red walls and split level, almost like a mezzanine level and sunken bathroom. It was just unbelievably snug and elegant. The free-standing bath and yellow bathroom was really special, too, and the little bit of private outside space was very handy for letting the dog out.

The food was great and the restaurant was busy with lots of locals who obviously came just for the restaurant, so that's a good sign. Service was always friendly and the whole place had a lovely relaxed, welcoming feel to it.

Would highly recommend, either for a treat away or just for a meal.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Somerset, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I took my husband and two dogs out to lunch at The Farmers Arms this bank holiday. After a lovely walk nearby we sat in one of the sheltered gardens at had toasted ciabatta with steak, chunky chips and salad. Delicious. My husband had a naughty dessert and I had a rather nice coffee. It was not cheap, but good food, cooked well and very tasty. The inside of the pub was extremely comfortable with sofas and lots of areas to sit and eat, decorated in a contemporary style, the only thing that let it down was the loos, small, no soap in the ladies and loo roll that would not roll.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Higher West Hatch, Taunton TA3 5RS, England (Formerly The Farmers Inn)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Taunton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Taunton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
16th century Inn set in glorious Somerset countryside. 5 en-suite bedrooms, all unique, have just been awarded Alistair Sawday's Pub & Inn of the Year 2009. Restaurant, serving traditional British food, with real log fires and polished wooden floorboards. Perfect for that getaway from it all break. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
The Farmers Hotel Taunton
The Farmers Arms Taunton, Somerset

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