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“9 quid for a pot of tea!”

Farthings Restaurant
Ranked #44 of 269 Restaurants in Taunton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $42
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Description: We have extensive orchards producing figs, apples, cherries, medlars, grapes, quinces, pears, cobnuts, sweet chestnuts, walnuts, mulberries, raspberries, rhubarb, apricot and plums and of course, our herb beds. Our surplus fruits go into jam and Ice cream production, also jus, gravies and Coulis. For that extra “je ne sais quoi” We rear our own pigs and we are enjoying sausages from the shoulder meat, bacon and delightfully lean pork joints. In particular, we are very proud of the wet and dry curing of our pork which makes the tastiest of traditional ham and Prosciutto.This year, we are rearing a flock of free-range Norfolk Bronze turkeys & have established a breeding flock of guinea fowl which will (eventually) feature year round on our menu.Over the summer months, our Greenhouse supplied the kitchen with terrific quantities of really delicious green peppers, chillies, salad leaf, tomatoes and beans. We have recently planted a range of autumn & winter seeds and we are now growing our own mushrooms year round.Our home cured Gravadlax is excellent. We home smoke on a traditional wood fire our own salmon, chicken, Duck and Pork to add a further dimension of flavour.Our local family butcher carefully matures, cuts and delivers the very finest of produce from local farms, some just a mile from Farthings. Our fishmonger is based at West-Bay Bridport. Just 20-minutes away where they land and deliver fresh fish daily, the very finest of produce our seas have to offer. Our scallops are from Lyme Bay and mussels from the River Fowey in Cornwall.Each dish that we produce for you is carefully & individually prepared to order, so please do allow a little time for this to take place. Our philosophy is to use the very finest of fresh, local and seasonal produce, simply cooked and elegantly presented. I hope you enjoy.
Reviewed February 12, 2012

Never stayed but popped in for a cup of tea, bill came... £9.00. Cheeky [--]...

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Reviewed August 26, 2011

I stayed here for a long weekend and it was a charming hotel. With chickens and ducks wandering freely around the garden, you really feel as though you’re in the true countryside!! The staff were all lovely, ... Spacious rooms, clean and tidy bathrooms, and nice breakfast with lots of choices, but think we could have got a better dinner elsewhere!

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Reviewed February 23, 2010

We live locally - and go to the Farthings for a treat. As some of the other reviewers have commented, it is not cheap, we would not go there every week - but for a special occasion meal it is perfect. The food is always delicious and John and his staff make sure it is a really special evening - thank you Farthings, we`ll be back!

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