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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%
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“bobotie” (15 reviews)
“steak” (72 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Blundells Lane | West Monkton, Taunton TA2 8NP, England
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

A fabulous place to eat. Staff are friendly and attentive. They kept my Dads cake a secret until the puddings and even joined in singing to him,which he loved. Food was absolutely delicious, especially the carvery where you can put as much as you want...More

Thank 401lydiaw
Reviewed 26 June 2018

I have eaten here 3 times recently and have had 3 great lunches. The food is beautifully presented and really tasty. There are some classic menu options coupled brilliantly with a few surprise options such as bobotie. The staff are friendly and helpful and the...More

Thank mammayogi
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I need food to maintain my sugar levels. Leaving Williton hospital after visiting, I needed to get to the Monkton before the kitchen closed at 9.00pm. Thinking I might be late I phoned at 8.30pm and asked if I could have a ploughmans made up...More

Thank Nigel H
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Really good service and lovely food from South Africa, Really nice atsmosphere and just a great place to have family meal in really nice surroundings

Thank Westoner1
Reviewed 1 June 2018

,,after reading reviews , I thought I would take my two friends here for a special meal ! We were so disappointed..... we decided to have a main and dessert ..... two of us had pork chops which were really tough , one had sea...More

Thank Con O
monktoninn, Owner at The Monkton Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 June 2018

Very surprised to receive this review as i looked after you most of the evening, you were the 3 ladies from the NHS. You were all checked on and said everything was lovely, so lovely in fact that one of you took one of her...More

Reviewed 30 May 2018

Staying nearby at a B&B we were recommended to eat at this pub. A wonderful experience. Owned by a South African and with a menu full of SA specialities including Zebra steak which I enjoyed very much! Highly recommended but suggest you book

Thank Philip L
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Lovely village pub with a sunny bear garden, great menu with a South African theme, food was great with prompt service

Thank wilco813
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We ate here whilst staying locally at a bed and breakfast. What a gem it is. Fantastic gin menu and an extensive food men, we enjoyed everything we ate. It has a lovely atmosphere here and would definitely recommend.

Thank debbiefuggle1
Reviewed 11 May 2018

We came here for Sunday lunch a few weeks ago,the weather was glorious so we sat in the garden area. I’d rung up previously to see if dogs were allowed on the premises & I was delighted that they were very much welcomed. Even had...More

Thank travelbunny666
Reviewed 8 May 2018

Four of us visited here on 4 May, all choosing different meals. The food was good, lovely atmosphere and all tables appeared wee not too close together, which I particularly liked. Interesting menu, good choices to be had, staff were attentive, but didn't over do...More

Thank Wilbry17
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 20:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
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18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 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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