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The Merry Monk

££ - £££, British,
Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8NE, England
+44 1823 412213
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“beef” (46 reviews)
“gammon” (9 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8NE, England
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

we always have a great meal here, lots of gluten free options , fab carvery , friendly atmosphere, we don't usually book& they always fit us in

Thank Lynda B
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We've been many times - sometimes on a Sunday but other days and times as well. There is always a carvery plus another menu available. The meat and roasties are always good and the variety of veg changes. Sometimes the veg can be a bit...More

Thank littledoris2016
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Today I took my wife for lunch at The Merry Monk, Monkton Heathfield. We were met with pleasant smiles from the friendly staff and shown to a table. It was quite busy with most people opting for the great looking carvery but we chose meals...More

Thank Steve K
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Won't ever be returning here after this evenings visit. Vegetables not cooked properly, crackling inedible and just generally horrible food. Took over 20 minutes for our drinks to arrive despite it being quiet & we didn't get asked if everything was ok with our food...More

Thank Al H
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Had weekday carvery. Food hot and tasty. Unlike many midweek carverys in other places selection had not been reduced and there was plenty of choice. Excellent service. I will return and recommend to others

Thank Carol K
Reviewed 1 February 2017

This is a good honest, and very popular pub serving great carvery's. They do other food too if carvery is not your bag :-)

Thank RAShelton
Reviewed 30 January 2017

This is our favorite place to go after work for a quick drink or to meet together at lunchtime - although not always such a great idea as food service is sometimes really really slow.Food can also be a little hit and miss, generally good...More

Thank Nic D
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Carvery was very good. I find it difficult to justify having to pay £2.45 for a 330Ml bottle of Coca Cola, that works out at about £4.20 per pint, ridiculous price, that fact alone will stop us using that pub in future

Thank Richy S
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We were recommended to try The Merry Monk for a midday meal. Really surprised to find that the carvery was really good and the selection of veg was excellent. We then had a look at the daily menu - what a selection! All good and...More

Thank Witzendwizard
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Quite simply a great carvery, no a GREAT carvery, great ales, staff and a high quality of food. Those who have poo pooed it hang your heads in shame, proper as we say in Devon, the problem is I wish it were in Devon, but...More

Thank marka0017
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Connor G
10 February 2017|
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Cathy G
4 September 2016|
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Response from Pauline C | Reviewed this property |
Definitely available lunchtimes as that is when we went. Hope you enjoy the carvery as much as we did.
13 February 2015|
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Response from ubpositive | Reviewed this property |
there is cover outside for smokers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 412213
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