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The Phelips Arms Pub

The Borough, Montacute TA15 6XB England+44 1935 822557WebsiteMenu
Open now12:00 PM - 3:00 PM6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
Updated 08/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A charming 17th century pub with 4 cosy B & B rooms, one dog friendly double bedroom. Breakfast includes full English, cereal, yogurt, fruit, juice, tea and coffee. Room only option also available.
US$10 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Takeout, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Dropped in here for lunch during a country walk. The pub is pleasant enough as is the beer garden, but the food is bottom-end pub grub, which could be forgiven if it was priced to match; sadly it isn't. £15.50 for a handful of freezer...chips, a handful of something called 'whole tail scampi' which were miserable frozen fish bites from some cheap cash n carry, and some peas. It wasn't pleasant eating. This was our second visit after poorish dinner experience a few years ago. Definitely the last.More

Date of visit: May 2022
The Phelips Arms, Owner at The Phelips Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience, but I’m sorry to read that you were not happy with your scampi, nor the price of it. Scampi is one of the items which price has escalated immensely, hence our recent price increase of it to reflect that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good service from the barmaid on arrival and had a nice pint of the local beer. Ordered the lasagne and chips. Unfortunately the chef had left the lasagne in the oven much too long. Came out with a crispy top and very dry, no sign...of any sauce. Probably shouldn't have been brought out. Expected better for £12.50.More

Date of visit: April 2022
The Phelips Arms, Owner at The Phelips Arms Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Greg, thank you for your comments, I’m pleased to hear that you had a nice pint of Palmers ale and that the service was good, and not so pleased to hear your comments about the lasagne. I can only apologise and will look into...More

Reviewed 6 March 2022

There is a really lovely atmosphere here that my mother and I really appreciated. I phoned ahead to book and check out the accessibility for a wheelchair user - all level, but a slight issue with a narrow entrance and an outward opening door. Staff,...though, were helpful without fussing. A selection of tables and sofas and easy chairs in a lovely warm and open bar greeted us and, though quiet, there was a relaxed buzz about the place. Lots of pub classics on the menu, including the biggest salad I've ever seen (£12)! Mum had a small eats lasagne and said it was good. She also loved the lemon tart (£6.50) and I had a fruit crumble. The service was really excellent and our waiter was efficient and friendly. This is a lovely village pub and I hope to return.More

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 19 February 2022

Had a lovely lunch here (four incl an 8 yo).... Great quality food accompanied by a Palmers ale. Friendly host and will be back whenever we are on the area. Book ahead a as popular!

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 13 February 2022

Superb meal for early Valentines meal. £36.00 for a three course meal with free two glasses of Prosecco, the food was superb, very fresh and cooked to perfection. The staff were very friendly, accommadation was clean and comfortable and a super fresh full breakfast.

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 3 October 2021 via mobile

Perfect friendly pub that cooks a great homemade style carvery…such a relaxed and friendly atmosphere right from the start, our dog was made welcome and offered a treat then served straight away with drinks. A proper quality true pub with wonderful service and a very...happy pub dog. Oh and super roast potatoes! We shall return next time we visit Montacute.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 13 September 2021

This is a regular haunt of ours. Very enjoyable meal from a menu with plenty of choice. Lovely village pub with very friendly staff. Always an enjoyable evening.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 August 2021 via mobile

We’ve been in Somerset for a week now and it’s fair to say our food experiences have been like the weather - hit and miss! After another underwhelming meal last night I took to Tripadvisor and came across the Phelips Arms Immediately the atmosphere was...welcoming and they managed to find us a table. The food was clearly homemade. My husband had the pie, my son had the burger and I had lasagna which, other than my own, was the best I’ve had in a long time. Wish we were staying longer as I’d definitely return. Great atmosphere and fantastic foodMore

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 August 2021 via mobile

We are all vegan and two of us gluten free too. I was very impressed with the number of options that were vegan. I had two gluten free rolls with pesto tomato and cheese, salad vegan coleslaw and crisps it was delicious. My daughter had...a vegan jacket potato which was amazing and the salad with it was great too. Hubbie had a vegan baguette which was also very good and my youngest had plant based meat balls and spaghetti and garlic bread. Nothing was too much trouble and they even had vegan mayonnaise! Thank you for such a calm and happy dinning experience!More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 27 July 2021

I had booked Sunday lunch to coincide with a visit to Montecute House which is but a few yards away from the pub. We were shown to our table and were advised that the chef would be 'ready' for us soon. We didn't have long...to wait. There was a choice of three meats which were carved in very generous portions. We helped ourselves to a good selection of vegetables which were freshly cooked. The meal was very good indeed. We shared a dessert - Bailey cheesecake in a pot which was rich and creamy. The young staff were helpful and friendly as were hosts, Charles and Ann. It is a lovely old building, full of character. We would be more than happy to return.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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13 August 2021|
Response from Loolah | Reviewed this property |
I have only just seen the question - sorry. We had visited Montecute House so the car was parked there and we walked the few yards to the pub. Otherwise, you might park on the street nearby.
30 September 2018|
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Response from ThePhelipsArms | Property representative |
We have a carvery on Sunday, with a nut roast as a vegetarian option. We also offer 3 other meal choices off our menu, which change weekly, such as lasagne, scampi and chips and a vegetarian pasta.
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Yes, The Phelips Arms Pub offers takeaway services.

Yes, The Phelips Arms Pub is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Phelips Arms Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4