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The Monkton Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Blundells Lane | West Monkton, Taunton, England
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Warm and friendly atmosphere, good service and excellent food. Steak beautifully cooked to your liking, served with a good selection of veg (or salad if preferred). Offers good value for money.

Thank nickyandwill2016
Somerton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovel atmosphere, clean, polite staff, exceptional service and food. Homemade chips were delightful. Water bottle on the table. Cheeseboard was lovely with about 6 small pieces of different cheeses. Overall a wonderful meal.

Thank Qskmss
Paris, France
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food not as good as we had hoped. Lacked atmosphere. Unfortunately the waitress was badly turned out with grubby clothing and dirty fingers nails. Very disappointed.

Thank Griswald707
Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

During a stay in Somerset we decided to try The Monkton Inn for dinner as reviews were good and, crucially for us, it was described as dog friendly. We weren't disappointed. The menu was extensive with some familiar favourites as well as a number of more exotic options. My husband declared his wagu beef burger the best burger he's ever... More 

Thank Sandra H
Tadworth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have driven past here many times on are way to and from SouthWest. Nice looking place from outside and newlly refurbished (very recently done) eveything looks brand new. We dinned ia a large but cosy room. Waiter friendly and service good nothing too much for him. I had a hand mzde burger with salad and fries. We were on... More 

Thank averilandwayne
Taunton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited last week and for me, it was my second visit having enjoyed the zebra the first time. I chose the Durban curry this time and was that good.. All 9 of our group enjoyed what they ordered with clean plates to prove. The staff were very helpful and joined in our banter, Even Peter the owner threw in... More 

Thank B1105QLdaves
Somerset, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Monkton inn is very friendly, welcoming, the service good with helpful staff. The food excellent, and a well stocked bar. We were a group of 9 and had different meals, one had a crocodile burger, which he said was lovely, the steak was cooked the way it was ordered, I had trinchada, strips of beef in a piri piri... More 

Thank MichaelW2177
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Had roast lunch there, let's start with the potatoes they were clearly frozen ones as quite difficult to cut, Yorkshire pudding full of nothing (air) small portion of veg which consisted of green beans, four tiny chunks of carrot (maybe) pieces of raw red cabbage, oh and that was between two people !!! Plate cold which made the meal cold,... More 

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monktoninn, Owner at The Monkton Inn, responded to this review

Had to reply to your review because we spoke when you came to pay your bill and I asked you if everything was okay and you told me the meat and gravy could have been warmer. I said I wished you had told us at the time and we would have changed it and yes I did say that we... More 

Alton, Hampshire
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

When travelling in Somerset to see friends, my wife and i dined twice at this Pub. In addition to an extensive Menu of the usual Pub meals, The Monkton Inn offers a range of South African meals. We found the Staff to be welcoming and very efficient. And all the food and drinks were excellent.

Thank Chris S
Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We arrived and we're immediately shown to our table, the chef came and took us though the South African specials...omg the food was unbelievably good... My husband had zebra, I had bobotie... Seriously folks you have got to go there! The desserts were freaking amazing - you just have to try the Transkei Mud The owners were very accommodating and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blundells Lane | West Monkton, Taunton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: 01823-41-24-14

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