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The Coal Orchard

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30 Bridge Street, Taunton TA1 1UD, England
+44 1823 447330
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

Been here on a number of occasions. While the beer is always kept very nicely, the food can vary in quality. The last time that I ate here the burger that I ordered was over cooked and was rather tough and tasteless.

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Thank iansmartin67
Sharon Q, Manager at The Coal Orchard, responded to this review

Hi Really sorry to hear that your burger was over cooked. We usually check back every food order we deliver, and i am wondering if you mentioned it to the server at the time, or to a duty manager? We would have happily replaced your meal. We've not had feedback before that our burgers are 'tasteless', and I will forward... More 

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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Having failed to get into another venue, walked down to the Cole Orchard comfortable in the knowledge food would be good and seating possible ( only just). It always impresses, the staff were excellent, the drink just over £2:00 for a pint ! We were informed and asked if a 30 min wait for food was okay, it was delivered... More 

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Thank John R
Sharon Q, Manager at The Coal Orchard, responded to this review

Fabulous ! :) thanks for leaving us a great review ...hopefully we will see you again soon! More 

Dorchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

My first visit here. The bar staff and waiters were efficient and friendly even though they were busy. The food came quickly and was good.

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Thank Sue090958
Sharon Q, Manager at The Coal Orchard, responded to this review

Sorry for replying so late, but thank you for leaving such a great review. It means a lot when customers take the time to say we got it right ! :) More 

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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505 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Called in whilst waiting for a train. Ordered the traditional breakfast and refillable coffee excellent value for money nice food and staff...

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Thank Malc6262
Sharon Q, Manager at The Coal Orchard, responded to this review

Sorry for the late response ! And thank you for the lovely review :) More 

United Kingdom
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53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Visited on a Tuesday lunch time and food was cooked perfectly and the wait was the usual 10-15mins, which we told when ordering. The mixed grill and chicken melt were both tasty and with them both being cheaper and including a free drink due to the day of the week this made it even better! Would happily eat here again.

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1 Thank Becci S
Sharon Q, Manager at The Coal Orchard, responded to this review

Positive reviews on here make our day :). Thanks for taking the time to leave one! More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The wife and I often go to the Coal Orchard for drinks and food as you know what your going to get. The staff are always friendly and polite. The beer is reasonably priced with a good selection of local drinks which is always good. The food. You get what you pay for. Good price, good service don't really have... More 

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Thank Les S
Sharon Q, Manager at The Coal Orchard, responded to this review

thanks for the great review!! We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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233 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Quite roomy once you get away from the bar area, couldn't fault the service or the beer and was quite busy for a Sunday afternoon. Arrived with half a bus of football supporters all were soon provided with refreshments but there was a waiting time of over forty minutes for food so we moved on!

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1 Thank Mark M
Sharon Q, Manager at The Coal Orchard, responded to this review

:) thanks for leaving the positive review ! Sorry for the food wait, we will be better prepared next time Taunton do well in the FA cup More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We visit here quite often. We are not normally "burger" eating people, but thought we should give the new menu a try.. Wow.. One Ultimate Burger and one Rarebit Burger later and we are converted.. Staff always friendly, courteous and helpful. Keep up the good work, we will be back again..

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Thank sandra y
Sharon Q, Manager at The Coal Orchard, responded to this review

Hi Sandra ! They are two new additions to our burger menu , and I'm so glad you enjoyed them ! :) .... you'll have to try them all now ;) More 

Peterborough, United Kingdom
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691 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 323 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We were in Taunton for the weekend and our train was at noon so we decided a big breakfast before our train and as ever it's a Weatherspoon's breakfast before a long trip Never let's you down

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Thank Droopydrawrs52
Sharon Q, Manager at The Coal Orchard, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us for breakfast and hopefully we'll see you again next time you come to town :) More 

Verwood, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

My wife and I stopped at The Coal Orchard for breakfast on the way back from Devon.The service and food was excellent.One of the better Spoons

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1 Thank DLODRATSAB
Sharon Q, Manager at The Coal Orchard, responded to this review

A positive trip advisor review makes our day, and we really do care. Thanks for taking the time to leave us one :) More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30 Bridge Street, Taunton TA1 1UD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 447330
Description
J D Wetherspoon

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?