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Nr Taunton, Waterrow TA4 2AX England
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#1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Waterrow
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4.5
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4.7
Service
4.4
Value
4.3
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Rosie A wrote a review Aug 5
Taunton, United Kingdom69 contributions68 helpful votes
We visited The Rock this evening and enjoyed an outstanding meal in beautiful surroundings. Darren is a very talented chef and his wife Ruth runs a welcoming and efficient front of house. The starter of Sicilian caponata was sublime and authentic in flavour, and our mains were faultless as always. The homemade ice creams are not to be missed. If you appreciate good food then you simply must go.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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cadsofdevon wrote a review Jul 2022
Devon, United Kingdom20 contributions11 helpful votes
This is our favourite restaurant in the area. Recently we took a party of nine for my wife's birthday and for a number of them, it was their first visit. A good test of any restaurant is it how it copes with a larger party where nothing has been pre-ordered. We all ordered various items from the menu and the food arrived on the table beautifully presented and cooked to perfection. Test passed with flying colours! We all agreed that the food at The Rock is on a par (if not better!) with many Michelin-starred restaurants. The owners, Darren and Ruth, run a tight ship and have every right to be proud of what they offer.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Glenn S wrote a review Jul 2022
United Kingdom13 contributions1 helpful vote
only place we went back twice in the whole of our holiday. A warm and quirky welcome awaits you here. Ruth takes your drink and notes your order and your name in a writing pad. Daren, her husband, is a fabulous chef cooking up the tastiest food we have had in Somerset. The soups (Cornish seafood and tomato / chorizo / butterbean was the best soup I’ve ever tasted.). The prawn cocktail was a little small but tasty. Mains were awesome with lovely monkfish curries and featherbrown beef stewed in black garlic sauce was superb. Be careful on exiting the pub / restaurant- it’s on a bend and there ate some stupid drivers that pass.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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offthepiste2018 wrote a review May 2022
Cambridge, United Kingdom4 contributions
We made a late booking for the last night of our holiday. Interesting menu; great food, individually cooked- we loved the duck- and a pleasant welcome. Ice cream with a sparkler for the birthday girl!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Mrs Hilton wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution2 helpful votes
I have never been treated so rudely or felt so unwelcome! We are staying in the local 5 star caravan site for the Easter weekend and having been on a lovely woodland walk came upon the Rock Inn. We went in and, having been ignored for five minutes at the bar (where nobody else was waiting) we were served our drinks. We sat in the bar at an unoccupied table and picked up the Sunday lunch menu. A couple of minutes later, the sheet was taken from my hand and I was informed they were fully booked. There was no apology, we weren't even asked if we had a booking. So, we had our drinks and were ignored by all the staff for the entire time we were there. As we left, I said to the lady how rude I thought she had been and how unwelcome we felt. Her reply was 'oh, sorry to hear that, Happy Easter' and she carried on with what she was doing. I am unable to review the food on offer as we were not given the opportunity to try it. Avoid if you would like to be served in a polite and courteous manner.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Joanna E wrote a review Mar 2022
United Kingdom6 contributions2 helpful votes
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My partner had seen reviews so booked us a table & a two night stay at the local Waterrow Touring Park, what a treat to have it within walking distance. Super excited when we read the menu & so pleased to say it did not disappoint. The food was amazing, the service outstanding & so accommodating. Will definitely be coming back again….thank you to Darren & the team 👍🏼👍🏼
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Rosie A wrote a review Feb 2022
Taunton, United Kingdom69 contributions68 helpful votes
My partner and I have just enjoyed dinner at The Rock. The food there is simply the best for miles around and the inn is cosy and welcoming. Our rib eye steak was prepared to perfection and the fillets of brill with brown shrimps and cafe de Paris butter were truly delicious. In all an outstanding meal in a lovely setting.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Trek733564 wrote a review Jan 2022
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We were recommended The Rock by Our B and B, the old dairy at bishops Barton, and were so glad we took their advise! A lovely country pub with roaring fire and stunning food. The rump steak was excellent and my wife’s fish curry she said was the best food she’s had in years and years. A bit of a tricky drive but you’re in Somerset so single track lanes are the norm but so worth the effort. Home made ice cream to finish off a very enjoyable night. We will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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wh26 wrote a review Jan 2022
nottingham28 contributions13 helpful votes
Had lovely meal New Years Eve. Food was superb and the atmosphere was lovely. Everything tasted freshly cooked - I had slow cooked beef which fell apart was so tender. All in all a great pub and wouldn't hesitate to visit again. Recommend a visit.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Ernie H wrote a review Oct 2021
Cardiff, United Kingdom1621 contributions378 helpful votes
We know the area very well as the family has had long associations with the Exmoor locale. As a family we booked five rooms for one evening as we had the need to mark the passing of two well loved family members, We were shown into the Snug where our rooms were allocated. Quirky is a word that has been used, but relaxed is more apt. Make the most of the free wifi in the snug as it doesn't penetrate the old walls to the bedrooms. The bedrooms could be described as boutique and are comfortable. Tea and coffee making facilities and a piece of homemade cake each was a nice touch. A good night's sleep was had by all. A nice cooked breakfast was served in the morning and we all ate together with no delays. Unfortunately, we had to leave to return to work the following day.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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PRICE RANGE
$117 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandSomersetWaterrow
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Rock Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Rock Inn?
Nearby attractions include The White Hart Wiveliscombe (2.4 miles), The Bear Inn (2.4 miles), and Inthewilds (1.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Rock Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Rock Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at The Rock Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Rock Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Martlet Inn, The Rock Inn, and The Bear Inn.
Is The Rock Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.06 miles away from the center of Waterrow.
Are there any historical sites close to The Rock Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Cothay Manor (3.3 miles).