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The Monkton Inn

££ - £££, British,
Blundells Lane | West Monkton, Taunton TA2 8NP, England
+44 1823 412414
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“bobotie” (15 reviews)
“steak” (65 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 15:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Blundells Lane | West Monkton, Taunton TA2 8NP, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Checked in for Christmas Eve lunch and enjoyed a great couple of hours. Had to have the roast beef which was out of this world both in quality and quantity plus Peter's secret recipe gravy. My wife has a very small appetite due to her...More

Thank Jeffrey L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Friendly and helpful service for a large party. We enjoyed a choice of starters, the whitebait was plump and beautifully cooked and a generous and delicious Christmas turkey dinner. The portions of vegetables were also generous and much appreciated. Plenty of room to park. Look...More

Thank Petherbridge19
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

First time at The Monkton tonight, on a recommendation. Excellent pub grub with an exotic South African twist. Prompt service and friendly staff. I am rather surprised at seeing some negative reviews for the food, as we all thought it was fantastic. Some people like...More

Thank somuchhassle
Reviewed 5 December 2017

The Inn had a wide and varied menu my wife had Sea Bass and I had escalope of pork in a cider and apple sauce both meals were excellent and as for the knickerbocker glory that was esquisite the service was friendly and prompt and...More

Thank Harlech19
Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

Popped in on the way home with the grand-kids. Food wasn’t the best, had the fishy sharer - WOULD NOT RECOMMEND- waiter was lovely wouldn’t go back in a hurry. Nice enough area not far away from Taunton.

1  Thank GladysN42
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Visited 17/11/17. Since I moved here in February this year have eaten here quite a few times. I have never had a bad meal. Tonight was as good as ever. The staff were friendly and efficient the food was great. Friends and family we bring...More

Thank collywobbles2016
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Recommended to this pub by our B&B hosts and what a lovely surprise, lovely pub with wonderful food, we ended up going there three out of our four nights in Taunton!

Thank Marie H
Reviewed 3 November 2017

We found the Monkton Inn by chance and we are very glad we did! The food was delicious and not your average pub menu. The chef/owner is South African which was reflected in some of the dishes on offer. There was also a good selection...More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Thank you for a delicious lunch! Varied menu with some unusual options as well as classic dishes. Food was served promptly and staff were very friendly and helpful. We will be back!

Thank zeutond
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Went for a date night with my partner. He had the ostrich burger, which was undercooked and tasted raw. The starters were fantastic and my burger was lovely. The staff let it down further as they did the bare minimum and the atmosphere wasn't great...More

Thank kayz123
monktoninn, Owner at The Monkton Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

We were quite upset to receive your review where you say the ostrich burger was undercooked. When the head chef came to your table to check your food was okay, why did you not say anything to him at the time so your meal could...More

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Questions & Answers
Ann-marie F
25 October 2016|
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Response from Sheepieju | Reviewed this property |
Not sure - certainly in the garden - why not give them a ring?
Susan S
19 January 2015|
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Response from Kate D | Reviewed this property |
I too have had bad experiences at this pub so understand what Susan is saying, and it appears I am not the only one! Bad service, over priced with food that was nothing to write home about.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
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18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blundells Lane | West Monkton, Taunton TA2 8NP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 412414
  • E-mail
We are a traditional english pub and restaurant with a South African twist, offering dishes such as Crocodile, Zebra, Bobotie etc. We cater for all dietary requirements. We have a beautiful garden with children's play area. We are dog and horse friendly.
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