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Monks Yard

Horton Cross, Horton Cross, Ilminster TA19 9PT, England
+44 1460 200020
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (19 reviews)
“salad” (13 reviews)
“eggy bread” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Horton Cross, Horton Cross, Ilminster TA19 9PT, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to meet up for coffee/tea mornings or afternoons with friends. Not had a luncheon there as yet. Comfortable cosy meeting place. Gluten free range for my friend. Huge serves of cake yummy. Must add both slender ladies so we can afford to indulge.

Thank Pinkyppurple
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing place! We stopped for lunch and it was delicious. Masses of tasty, juicy beef, a huge Yorkshire pudding, heaps of delicious vegetables and crispy roast potatoes and parsnips. Too much to eat! Excellent service - really friendly, lovely waitresses and a warm,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing find the staff were lovely friendly and couldn’t of been more accommodating the food was delicious no complaints from our party of 6. Will definitely recommend and return.

Thank Jo T
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped here on our travels back from Cornwall for a lunch pitstop. It is very conveniently located if travelling towards London from the West Country! We had two BLT sandwiches which were delicious and very generous in size (the bacon was warm!) We also...More

Thank Abi W
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Popped in for a spot of breakfast and found the food to be absolutely beautiful. The staff were very friendly and I couldn't fault one thing.

Thank MutantV8
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We came here for breakfast and what a treat! Very friendly welcome and freshly cooked tasty food. Great atmosphere and we will certainly come here again when in the area. Only wish it was open for dinner!!!

Thank 2xTraveller
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Why use the busy overpriced services when you can drive a few yards further to this welcome haven of peace. Excellent food and service.

Thank David460
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Discovered this place quite by chance, quick look on TripAdvisor on our way to London from Devon. Perfect spot for a quick bite. The food was excellent. I had a Curried Parsnip soup which was very flavoursome. My husband enjoyed a tasty Courgette and Cheddar...More

Thank Suzie E
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We took our French visitors and English hosts for a group dinner on the evening of Saturday 26th August. I am delighted to say, the evening was perfect - From the smiling welcome when we arrived and were given a welcome drink in the evening...More

Thank Janet D
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Really friendly, polite staff. Nice atmosphere. Good choice of food, plentiful and flavourful. Left feeling like I'd been looked after. Will definitely go back.

Thank Andy W
DeanHolling, Owner at Monks Yard, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for complimenting us on the food and atmosphere, we are so pleased you felt welcome and looked after. Trust we will see you again soon, kind regards Dean

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Jill T
23 June 2017|
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Response from Ann G | Reviewed this property |
I would take my grandchildren here as everyone is very friendly. I have seen small children enjoying themselves.
Carol H
28 February 2017|
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Response from DeanHolling | Property representative |
Hi Carol, We can certainly cater for a group lunch, although we do close at 5pm. However we are always open to your ideas and we do have other rooms that we have hosted private dining in the evening should you need private... More
Carol H
28 February 2017|
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Response from Ervin D | Reviewed this property |
They don't do evening meals.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$16
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
09:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Horton Cross, Horton Cross, Ilminster TA19 9PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Ilminster  >  Horton Cross
  • Phone Number: +44 1460 200020
  • E-mail
Welcome to Monks Yard, your friendly local cafe, business and party venue. Let us help you plan your perfect event, be it a large conference or intimate wedding. Come and see why we are different, we'd love to meet you!With a lovely cafe serving fresh, locally sourced food and plenty of outside space we offer something for everyone. Need a conference room? studio? workspace? We are here to help.Flexibility and a personal approach are two things that make Monks Yard different from the rest. We're very close to the A303 and near the M5, with lovely outside spaces, FREE PARKING and super fast broadband/wifi.
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