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Vivary Arms

$$ - $$$, British,
Wilton Street, Taunton TA1 3JR, England
+44 1823 272563
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“scampi” (5 reviews)
“sunday roast” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Wilton Street, Taunton TA1 3JR, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yet another fabulous lunch at the Vivary. Whitebait starter followed by cod, chips and peas - well it was a Friday! All cooked to perfection. Make sure that you are hungry as the cod is large...

Thank Geraint J
Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Spent a wonderful afternoon here with family & friends. The catering team looked after our large party superbly. Nothing was too much trouble and the food was delicious, so much so that we asked for seconds. Would definitely recommend holding a function here

Thank lindy r
Reviewed March 4, 2018

We stopped of on the way to my husbands appointment at the local hospital after a recommendation. Friendly, quick service an a feeling of a 'locals pub'. Really good choice of light lunches and a 'small' pudding option. The main menu looked good too with...More

Thank Debbie P
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Ok .. not our usual port of call but met here for a family get together .. service very good Very good pub food Nice wine Packed pub on a Friday night ! What's not to like ? Happily return

Thank TheShoeman
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

Used by locals rather than tourists, worth the short walk from the town centre. Two meals here with friends. Made very welcome and good beer as well as food. Amusing jokes pinned to the walls in the Gents worth a look.

Thank ChrisHuntingdon
Reviewed September 3, 2017

Found this pub on the gourmet society app as we needed somewhere close to the station to eat and being visitors had no idea where to start. I rang at short notice en route to book (as per terms & conditions of the card and...More

Thank L A
Reviewed August 29, 2017 via mobile

We have just come back from a lovely few days "down West", perfect weather, nice hotel, and an absolutely fantastic meal at the wonderful Vivary Arms. If you love home cooked, tasty HUGE meals [the 'special' gammon, and steak and ale pie, in our case],...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2017 via mobile

We have a taste card and was looking for somewhere different to eat for Sunday lunch, the vivary arms came up and so we booked as the exclusions for the taste card stated on their website were Friday and Saturday only. It was a very...More

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Emma P, Owner at Vivary Arms, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2017

I'm very sorry that you didn't enjoy your meal with us. The tastecard promotion applies to our ordinary menu, which isn't available on a Sunday lunch. It does state this on the website, along with the exclusion times of Friday and Saturday night and Sunday...More

Reviewed June 18, 2017 via mobile

We had diner there as a large group which they coped very well with. The menu however was pretty restricted and still firmly set in the 1970s. For some bizarre reason we were asked if we wanted custard with the pavlova! Pleasant outside courtyard.

Thank Nigel_958
Reviewed May 20, 2017 via mobile

if you are ever in taunton, i truly recommend this pub for you, if you want anything from a small snack to a full roast dinner. the staff were exceptional and the food was cooked to perfection. the pubs environment was lovely, it was extremely...More

Thank Kye D
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Pamelia C
January 9, 2015|
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Response from Jon_633_633 | Reviewed this property |
As Stephanie said, it's a fair old walk. It's not 3 miles though. Look it up on Google Maps and you'll find it's 1.2 miles through the town. It's the exact opposite side of town to the station!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilton Street, Taunton TA1 3JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 272563
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