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Castle Bow Restaurant

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Under the Archway | Castle Bow, Taunton TA1 1NF, England
+44 1823 328328
Wed - Sat 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu choices very limited if u don't eat fish ! Starters only 1 veggi choice main meal :-we'll I chose old spot pork presentation was lovely service lovely but my pork had blood coming from it? I didn't eat it! The waiter didn't ask if all ok during or after meal on clearing plate , it was only when he... More 

1 Thank Lyn P
Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First class dining.Fine dining with class and fantastic food ,flavours excellant and the staff is very attentive .The manager is a perfectionist and nothing is to much trouble.Our waiter was Brian and he is brillant at his job and they all work well together and deliver excellant results.

Thank shirley o
Taunton, United Kingdom
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here with friends on a Saturday night. The hotel was busy with a wedding party..and the restaurant was very busy too......but we were in good company so what may have been perceived by others as slow service worked well for us.....and the food was excellent. We started with cocktails and we brought a little taster of chicken liver... More 

Thank Sheron B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

My husband and I were given a voucher for Afternoon Tea at The Castle. To be honest, we weren't expecting very much. However, we were warmly welcomed on arrival at the Brow Bar. The waiter was very helpful when shown our voucher and I asked if we could sit in the garden as the weather was hot and sunny. Not... More 

Thank Fiona B
Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

We were given a voucher to use in the bow restaurant. When we arrived we had a drink in the bar. This was a good experience comfortabloe chairs and a polite and attentive barman. Viewed the menu and made selections and when they were ready for us took us with drinks through to the restaurant. The restaurant is a little... More 

Thank Richard T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Have visited the Castle Bow restaurant on 4 previous occasions. Each occasion was wonderful except the previous visit so decided to try again. Had a wonderful evening with exceptional service from a very happy team. The barman was charming and helpful. There is an obvious presence from management but this is reassuring and clearly this is what makes the place... More 

Thank Libby G
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited for a lunch snack yesterday, we ordered a round of beef sandwiches and a bowl of chips to share. We also ordered a elderflower cordial and an appletize to drink. When the drinks came my appletize wasn't, it was a in house sparkling apple juice which was changed. When the beef sandwiches arrived I took... More 

Thank Honeyblossombg
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I took my fiancée here for an afternoon cream tea on her birthday and she thoroughly loved it :-) staff are friendly and welcoming . It's a nice layout inside and a good atmosphere . I would definitely recommend the afternoon tea .

Thank Rumour999
Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Over all, I found my experience very disappointing. Portion size was well below what was expected and the cost high for what was served. I found that my starter of octopus lacked flavour, except for a very bitter lemon dressing with far to much zest. The halibut was well cooked but the potions size tiny. As was the lamb portions... More 

2 Thank unclekerm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I recently visited with my partner on a Saturday evening and had a wonderful experience, the food was perfectly cooked, staff attentive and wine list extensive. I cant wait to go back!

Thank CMurphyEngland

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $46
European, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Under the Archway | Castle Bow, Taunton TA1 1NF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 328328

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