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Vivary Arms

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Wilton Street, Taunton, England
+44 1823 272563
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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking distance from home so we wanted it to be good and we werent disappointed. This is traditional pub grub combined with good beer. We had two courses each efficiently served by friendly staff. We ate in the lounge but could see that there was also a bar for those just seeking a drink. For those visiting Taunton and seeking... More 

Thank Andsalty
Taunton, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

We took our son and daughter-in-law for a mid-week lunch and were pleasantly surprised to be offered light lunches, much more suitable for older people. The smaller portion of fish and chips was equally as good as the full portion; in fact better as I cleared my plate. Our son's curry was served with separate side dishes of chutney and... More 

Thank grandmatricia
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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130 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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26 reviews
8 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
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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11 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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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilton Street, Taunton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 272563

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