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Vivary Arms

) #56 of 208 Restaurants in Taunton ££ - £££ Bar, British, Pub
Wilton Street, Taunton TA1 3JR, England
+44 1823 272563
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
Wilton Street, Taunton TA1 3JR, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

if you are ever in taunton, i truly recommend this pub for you, if you want anything from a small snack to a full roast dinner. the staff were exceptional and the food was cooked to perfection. the pubs environment was lovely, it was extremely...More

Thank Kye D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Beautiful pub inside and out, with an atmosphere as lovely as the staff. Not to mention the food with its outstanding quality and tasty Sunday roasts. Don't believe the bad reviews; this is an outstanding pub and one of, if not the best places to...More

Thank george r
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Between September and April we can be found in the bar at 10pm quenching our thirst after 2 hours of morris practice. As we pass by at 8pm the Inn is full of people eating and we often meet the same regulars when we return...More

Thank tauntondeanemorris
Reviewed 11 April 2017

A very traditional pub, probably more suitable for a cosy winter visit but a bit dark and dingy for summer. The courtyard garden is actually of a decent size, but again a bit neglected. All a bit depressing, but the actual food, and the service,...More

Thank Peter A
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times now over the last couple years. Always had a good meal, nothing fancy just proper food cooked well. They also do a lighter lunch menu smaller portions but very reasonably priced. Lovely quaint little pub but it can get busy...More

Thank flirtygerty76
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Walking distance from home so we wanted it to be good and we werent disappointed. This is traditional pub grub combined with good beer. We had two courses each efficiently served by friendly staff. We ate in the lounge but could see that there was...More

Thank Andsalty
Reviewed 18 November 2016

We took our son and daughter-in-law for a mid-week lunch and were pleasantly surprised to be offered light lunches, much more suitable for older people. The smaller portion of fish and chips was equally as good as the full portion; in fact better as I...More

Thank grandmatricia
Reviewed 4 September 2016

A brief stop whilst en route out into Taunton, and this served as the perfect stop. A tight squeeze inside but a great vibe with friendly locals. Serves food too which smelt great - I'm tempted to return for the evening.

Thank Ben W
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

I love this pub! So quaint with that old world charm. We frequent the Vivary Arms every trip back to visit family. Great food, great booze. A bit more practice on the vodka, lemon lime bitters but who's complaining! Cosy, inviting and bloody ripper mate!

Thank Tracey K
Reviewed 10 August 2016

A group of friends had lunch here. The specials board for lunch is £6. Quite a few had the fish and chips - the fish looked lovely - very big. A couple of people went for the Cod,Salmon & Prawn Mornay, which looked nice too....More

Thank Wellie4Somerset
Emma P, Owner at Vivary Arms, responded to this review

Many thanks for your comments. You pre ordered a dish that wasn’t on our menu due to your restrictive dietary requirements. We cooked the meal exactly as you requested. As you didn’t specify you wanted gravy we had to make it from scratch which obviously...More

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Pamelia C
How far is it from Taunton station? Please.....
9 January 2015|
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Response from Jon_633_633 | Reviewed this property |
As Stephanie said, it's a fair old walk. It's not 3 miles though. Look it up on Google Maps and you'll find it's 1.2 miles through the town. It's the exact opposite side of town to the station!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wilton Street, Taunton TA1 3JR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 272563
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