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“Good hotel backed up by very helpful staff. Food expensive.”

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Farthings Country House Hotel and Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 17 Hotels in Taunton
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“Good hotel backed up by very helpful staff. Food expensive.”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Stayed in the top room, was a premium but worth it. Staff however made the difference, very helpful. Dinner was included, which was good as the menu prices were high, so book DBB if you are eating in. Breakfast was just OK, but not much choice left, mainly as one poor lad was trying to take orders, serve and replenish, while checking out customers and answering the food. They were nearly full that night, so think they could have stretched to another helper. My other concern was there were others there that had paid just £55 for a room on groupon, this calibre of hotel does not really need to go that cheap.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We chose The Farthings hotel via a groupon deal , we wanted a weekend away from our hectic lifestyle and weren't disappointed.
One of our main requirements was a Dog friendly hotel as we were planning to cycle with our dog in the Quantocks , some dog friendly hotels are a bit ropey and smell of errrr , Dog!
No such problem here , everything was immaculately turned out , clean and odour free.
We received a very warm welcome from the (i'm guessing) duty manager , he was EXTREMELY helpful. We were shown to our room and invited to the lounge for our complimentary cream tea.
We decided to eat in the hotel restaurant as there aren't any other eateries nearby and we wanted a drink which obviously rules out driving. Wow! The food was really good , we are both "foodies" and no strangers to fine dining! Fantastic quality ingredients perfectly presented , all three courses were fantastic and reasonably priced based on the quality received. We dined in the hotel for both evenings of our stay , both three courses with night 1 beer , night 2 a reserva Rioja £72 & £90 which we thought a bargain . Breakfast met the same standards with eggs from their own hens , and the apricots in earl grey are to die for!
The attention to detail is exacting , all staff very very helpful and immaculately presented.
The gardens are beautiful , rooms well appointed and it is a quiet location , nothing not to like.
We will be back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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FarthingsHotel, General Manager at Farthings Country House Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, June 21, 2013
Thank you - we are absolutely bowled over by your lovely words. Thank you - you comments make all the effort so worthwhile, it is so lovely to be appreciated. Thank you - from a very proud team. See you soon.
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

Stayed at Farthings on a Groupon deal (mind I did upgrade the room for £25 per night), lovely room ,very spacious ,nice large ensuite everthing clean & crisp .We ate in both nights lovely food wine & beer ,not much choice but not complaining...Wonderful attentive staff ,sat out in the garden surrounded by chickens,geese,guinea fowl ,peacock and peahen and mustn't forget the dogs Angus & Sacha ,beautiful stay...

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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FarthingsHotel, General Manager at Farthings Country House Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
What lovely words, thank you ans we are all so pleased that you enjoyed.

Hope to see you again sometime

Best wishes

John & team (and Aonghas and Sasha!)
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

This is a lovely 18th century hotel set in beautifully kept gardens just 10 minutes outside Taunton. I think when we stayed there were more people tending the gardens than hotel guests. The service was good, the bed was comfy, the setting is very peaceful, the rooms are decorated very well with quality wooden furniture and the rooms are very spacious. As well as the rooms, there is a really pleasant lounge bar and the breakfast room was delightfully bright and spacious with high ceilings and views over the garden - it really was like stepping back in time to a bygone British era. For the price, I thought this was the best hotel I stayed in on a week long tour of devon and somerset staying in different places every night so I recommend it very highly. It would make a lovely place to hold a medium sized wedding or wedding reception due to the architecture and gardens. Thanks to staff and owners for a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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FarthingsHotel, General Manager at Farthings Country House Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, June 4, 2013
So many thanks for your kind words. The Gardener will be delighted. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon.

Best wishes

Farthings Team
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Having recently had our wedding reception and garden tea party at The Farthings, we can highly recommend the hotel, staff and its location. The food requested was provided to an extremely high standard. All guests of the wedding party commented on the high standard and quality of the staff, food and accomadation. The wedding buffet was produced using the hotels own home reared ingredients and exceeded all our expectations. The rooms were all of a very high standard and very clean and comfortable. All our guests were more than happy with their nights sleep. The breakfast was wonderful, the eggs benedict was sublime.
We would like to thank John and all his staff for making it all so memorable and the perfect day.

Many thanks
Tony and Mandy

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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FarthingsHotel, Owner at Farthings Country House Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
So many thanks for your kind words. We enjoyed making your day special and we look forward to welcoming you back for your first Anniversary dinner, if not sooner.

Best wishes

Farthings Team
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 13, 2013

I cant recommend the Farthings hotel highly enough, the whole staff are so friendly and helpful. The food is only matched by the stunning gardens and warm feeling the hotel gives you. It reminds me of going to my late grand mothers when I was a child. Simply Beautifully done everything is 'just so'. Thank you again for making our special break even better.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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FarthingsHotel, General Manager at Farthings Country House Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, May 29, 2013
Hello Ruth. So pleased you enjoyed. That's what we are here for! The team will be very proud to hear your lovely comments.

Very best wishes

John & Team
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 10, 2013

We stayed on a Groupon deal,and were pleasantly surprised at the standard of our room.The room overlooked the green and had a small balcony which we were lucky to be able to use as the sun was shining.The room was clean and nicely decorated.The bathroom was very good and was nice to use.
We ate at the hotel and had three courses which were very good.We ordered a bottle of wine which was charged for,but on returning home and checking the Groupon deal the wine was supposed to be included if ordering three courses.Never mind,put it down to experience.
The gardens are lovely,and a great mixture of ducks and chickens to be seen. Overall,a very nice stay in a lovely setting.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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FarthingsHotel, General Manager at Farthings Country House Hotel and Restaurant, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
So pleased you enjoyed. Thank you for coming to stay and henk you for your lovely review. I will mqake sure you get a blttle of wine with dinner on your next visit, sorry for the oversight.

Best wishes

John
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Property: Farthings Country House Hotel and Restaurant
Address: Village Road | Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton TA3 6SG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Taunton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Taunton
#4 Romantic Hotel in Taunton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Farthings Country House Hotel and Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Delightful Country House Hotel. The building dates from 1762 and carries many of it's original fetures. Delightful, individually decorated rooms, lovely restaurant offering the best of locally sourced & seasonal produce, log fires by winter and lovely gardens by summer. ... more   less 
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