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Bar, British, Pub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great low key gem of a pub. We have been meaning to try for some time. We finally did this week, and weren't disappointed. Friendly staff and varied nenu. We had Ham Ploughmans, which seems pretty rare on menus. Wow, what a feast. Superb carved...ham, variety of pickles and salad. Great selection of sweets too. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 28 January 2024

Have been in search of a great carvery in the Taunton area…found it! Allerford Inn delivers great food and service, packed car park is testimony to the demand.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

We found this this morning and went for the carvery. We had not booked as we did not know what time we would get there. It was busy but the really friendly staff said that as long as we would be done by 13: 30...we could have a table. We all had the carvery including my daughter who had the veg only but there was so much choice that there was plenty for her as well as us. I have to say it was the best carvery we have ever had. So much to choose and all hot and fresh. We also shared a portion of biscof cheesecake which was delicious! All the staff were helpful and friendly. The toilets were really good too!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 6 January 2024 via mobile

Passing visit as from Oxford, rented a glamping hut nearby and went for a little drive, The food well exceeded our expectations, worth the visit for lunch /dinner.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 13 December 2023

Went for a Christmas meal with a group. The food was lovely and our server was very friendly and helpful. The gingerbread crème brûlée was really yummy!

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

We booked a table for a 21st birthday. On arrival, we were told where our table was and that someone would come to take our order. We waited and no one came so we went to the bar and ordered some drinks ourselves. We asked...at the bar again and were told someone would come to take our order, again, no one came. We went to the bar a third time only to be told that the menu online is not available and that it’s a reduced menu on a Sunday. After a total of 40 minutes waiting for someone to come and serve us, we’d finished the drinks we got ourselves and decided to leave in search of the local Chinese takeaway. Not sure how this place has such a high score. The service is rubbish and the atmosphere is also extremely lacking.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

First time I’ve been here for a few years and sadly I won’t be rushing to go back. Unfortunately the waiter didn’t seem to know much about the menu like what kind of pate it was and really didn’t show too much interest in his...job. The menu had some interesting options I went for the rump steak medium rare, mistake it was over cooked and very tough with lots of sinew. I should have complained but it would have meant waiting for replacement while all the rest ate theirs not what I wanted. The prices were ok if the meals had been excellent but apparently their was trouble finding the meat in the pie, the sticky beef was only ok according to the two who had that and the fish pie was a case of hunt the prawn. With regards the prawns my wife said they were tasteless and having worked in the prawn industry for over 45 years there is a good reason for this and that’s cheap prawn’s with high glaze level defrosted in water instead of naturally. Sorry for the review I don’t normally write these but felt this was just not good enough.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 13 August 2023

Booked for a Carvery and it's the best one I have ever had. Meat was cooked to perfection as were the potatoes veg and all the trimmings. Would highly recommend as well organised and no queuing

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023

I came with friends for Sunday lunch, the food was good and the staff were helpful and pleasant the food was good

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 25 July 2023

Carvery was nice, sadly the day was spolit by some unsavoury characters who started fighting in the garden, not a great site for my young grandchildren, the owner should have sked them to leave, probably would not go back

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023 via mobile

Not are normal eating destination but am very glad we give it a go, the food was amazing! Best carvery I have ever had!! We were a little disappointed that my wife had to wait almost 30 minutes for her hot chocolate but when we...asked about it was they in a flash! These things happen unfortunately but it was soon put right! Will 100% be back!!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 29 June 2023

Food brilliant. Staff brillant. Price brillant. My only thing i didnt like was food served on a wooden board. But it wouldn't stop me coming back. I would however ask for it to be on a plate. Best food ive had in ages

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 June 2023

We were looking for Sunday Lunch and came across this inn. It was 14.00 on a Sunday and my partner is a diabetic and we needed to eat ASAP as he was feeling unwell with low blood sugar. I went to the bar and asked...if they were still serving lunch and I needed to know quickly due to my partners condition. We we told yes and we waited to be given a table there was no one else waiting for a table but 3 people waiting to pay. We waited 30 mins by which time my partner was starting to need to sit down finally we were given a table and told to go up to the food. We did not know where to go and when we did my partner could only get 3 slices of turkey and a few carrot sticks before he needed to sit down. I explained he had only had this to the server at the time and they saw this. When I went to pay I explained this and was still charged £13 for 3 slices of meat and a few carrot sticks . My meal was so overcooked and burnt from the carvery I left most of mine. I will not be coming back anytime soonMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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The Allerford Inn, Owner at The Allerford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2023

Shall we be realistic here? You waited less than 10 minutes from arrival at the pub until you sat at a table which our CCTV confirms. At the time you arrived without a booking, there were over 185 people in the pub so I feel...More

Reviewed 27 April 2023 via mobile

Sunday carvery has got to be one of the best around, have visited on many occasions and never disappoints. Friendly staff and an all round well run ship.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

Brilliant meal. Second time I've been here and found the whole experience pleasant. The staff are friendly and helpful. I messed up my Sunday lunch booking but they still accommodated me with a table. The ham egg and chips are very tasty and we're very...generous portion. It tasted very fresh and good quality. I felt that I got really good value for money unlike some other local pubs where you feel a bit ripped off. Overall the pub is nicely decorated as well. We'll be coming back soon!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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andreabQ7365HU
27 May 2018|
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Response from The Allerford I | Property representative |
Hi We stop serving at 21:00. Thanks
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B G
28 January 2017|
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Response from Allerford I | Property representative |
Hello B G, We serve our carvery 12-4pm and booking has become essential. We hope to see you soon
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hayleycoops
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Response from The Allerford I | Property representative |
Yes we sure are, worth letting us know when you book so we can book you in one of the areas where we allow dogs.
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The Allerford Inn is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4