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Vivary Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Wilton Street, Taunton TA1 3JR, England
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

A brief stop whilst en route out into Taunton, and this served as the perfect stop. A tight squeeze inside but a great vibe with friendly locals. Serves food too which smelt great - I'm tempted to return for the evening.

Thank Ben W
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

I love this pub! So quaint with that old world charm. We frequent the Vivary Arms every trip back to visit family. Great food, great booze. A bit more practice on the vodka, lemon lime bitters but who's complaining! Cosy, inviting and bloody ripper mate!

Thank Tracey K
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120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

A group of friends had lunch here. The specials board for lunch is £6. Quite a few had the fish and chips - the fish looked lovely - very big. A couple of people went for the Cod,Salmon & Prawn Mornay, which looked nice too. I had a grilled chicken breast which unfortunately was quite dry, I didn't realise I... More 

Thank Wellie4Somerset
Emma P, Owner at Vivary Arms, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. You pre ordered a dish that wasn’t on our menu due to your restrictive dietary requirements. We cooked the meal exactly as you requested. As you didn’t specify you wanted gravy we had to make it from scratch which obviously took a few minutes. I’m sorry you were disappointed that you had to wait. You... More 

Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

A country pub feel close to taunton town centre. Menu choice was ok and a few nice specials, service was quick and polite. Food was really nice, little wait and nice and hot. Would try again

Thank Ben B
Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I have now been to The Vivary Arms on three separate occasions I have had Sunday lunch and two lunchtime meals The range of the Menu is more than suitable for any age of people from 5 to 105!!!. They offer a great choice in the actual menu but also have a lovely selection of specials, the one thing when... More 

Thank Michael C
Watford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Attended The Vivary Arms the other day and had a lovely meal. The pub has a good range of beers & other drinks to choose from, Wide choice of food on the menu, also make sure you have a look at the 'specials' board. Staff we friendly and efficient. Food was excellent & the portions were good. Make sure you... More 

Thank PJAV
Taunton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

This pub is my local as I live down the road from it I must say the food is amazing staff always friendly and wine very tasty would defo recommend love this place ;)

Thank sarahgoss12
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

We picked this pub after reading reviews on another website as well as this one,---we were well impressed. My partner Suzanne is coeliac, ---we enquired, and all the staff were tremendously helpful. The chef made a real effort to produce a really tastey meal for Suzanne.---My food also was first class. A good selection of decent beer too--[ Otter ]

Thank David M
Taunton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2016

We live locally so have evening meal there with friends every few weeks. We have never been disappointed. Five of us had different main courses a couple of evenings ago and we were all delighted. Full compliments to the chef! This is a very old pub with a delightful atmosphere helped by the friendliness of all concerned. We hope to... More 

Thank peter g
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2016

Ate here with friends for a quick lunch. Really good choice of light lunches and they now do a 'small' pudding so you can justify a quick indulgence! Great service as always.

Thank cathryn9

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilton Street, Taunton TA1 3JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: 01823-272563

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?