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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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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Blundells Lane | West Monkton, Taunton TA2 8NP, England
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Reviewed 12 January 2013

Visited on a quiet evening, were greeted warmly and immediately felt welcome. We were then shown to a table, the staff were helpful with their menu knowledge and did not feel rushed to order. Decided on the lamb and the chicken and were not disappointed...More

3  Thank rosiestevens148
Reviewed 10 January 2013

What a super place. We were a party of nine, finishing at the Monkton after completing the circular walk that is featured on the Taunton Deane website (which is great). Although a bit late and after service had closed the SA landlord welcomed us and...More

Thank barnhols
Reviewed 11 December 2012

We visited for Sunday lunch [again] and the landlady was kind enough to give us a table even at short notice. The welcome was warm, friendly, the food was excellent, well cooked, nicely presented and the waiting staff could not have been better. They have...More

Thank Pilot1957
Reviewed 20 November 2012

Warm welcome, great food, no wide screen TV!!! Staff always have time to talk,and they sell Thatchers Gold!!! Result!!!!!!!!we walk nearly 3 miles to eat and drink here, well worth it! Shadow the cat is very welcoming too! Nothing is too much trouble for Peter...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 19 November 2012

We found this place whilst travelling down to Devon. It was more than worth the few miles off the M5 to have a good lunch. The staff were warm and welcoming, especially to my 5 month old daughter, and the food good and homemade. A...More

Thank YorkshireMat
Reviewed 19 November 2012

Visited as a party of four. We don't like to be rushed and we hadn't even taken our coats off before we were asked for our drink order, so if it were possible I would deduct a quarter of a point for that. However, that...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 19 November 2012

I visited this pub/restaurant with a friend who had been there previously, but when it was under different management. This time she was very disapointed, we both ordered fish and chips. the sizes of the piece of fish that was hidden in the batter was...More

2  Thank Trefor M
Reviewed 19 November 2012

It was a last minute decision by my husband and i to eat out on Saturday evening, we haven't visited the Monkton Inn in a while and had heard it had new owners so decided to give it a try. Really wish we hadn't bothered....More

1  Thank Nicola S
Reviewed 9 November 2012

As a group of young guys that moved to Somerset for work we were desperate to find a great local pub / Restraunt. Spectacular food, high quality staff and a great atmosphere and it happened to be a 1 mile bike ride away. The cape...More

1  Thank GlebeCottage
Reviewed 5 November 2012

Visited twice, a few months apart, first was good second not so good. It seems to be a bit inconsistant and was certainly not cheap, but not too expensive either. (unless you caught it on a bad day.) Looks like a large house, nicely decorated,...More

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