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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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“lunch” (62 reviews)
“cakes” (24 reviews)
“panini” (8 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

Saw this place on Tripadvisor and wasn't disappointed one bit. We got there at 8.45 not realising that it didn't open until 9am. This wasn't a problem one bit as we were greeted with a lovely smile and asked if we wouldn't mind waiting until...More

Thank travelorMidlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have regularly visited monks yard (when it was across the road and it was a firm favourite of mine being local.) I was intrigued to see what was different since their move and whether they had held onto that monks yard charm. Unfortunately, I...More

Thank HIlminster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good and friendly service. Could do with some acoustic panels to deaden noise somewhat as very noisy indeed. Five of us each ate something different for lunch and all was very good except the sausage sandwich which was very dry.

Thank 204Sylvie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped for a coffee and short rest, on the way back to London from Devon. It was the best coffee we had all week (proper artisan barista-crafted).

Thank Rousers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into this fab cafe to avoid Burger King! What a find! Lovely food, great garden and friendly staff

Thank mumofsons2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Monks Yard is a lovely place to sit and relax with a coffee, cakes or light lunch. I went with my father in law for a first visit and it was really good quality food. Staff are very friendly too. The only negative was when...More

Thank gandler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to finish the Bank Holiday weekend with family having breakfast at Monks Yard before everyone headed off in different directions. The coffee is excellent, with the best flat white for miles. The choice for breakfast covers even the fussiest eaters, we had the full...More

Thank apriljefferson2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff and the atmosphere are first class if you are looking for somewhere to go come here the location is very interesting

Thank mj3884278
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely clean friendly place. Great food. Fabulous coffee. Nice outdoor seating area. Could have easily ended up in typical services a stones throw away.

Thank Michelle B
Reviewed 18 August 2018

My parents live nearby and whenever I'm visiting I will always make an effort to stop by, even if it is just for a takeaway coffee! The staff are wonderful and attentive, and the food (particularly breakfasts) are to die for. Couldn't recommend enough!

Thank Rose B
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Questions & Answers
8 May 2018|
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Response from prontok | Reviewed this property |
As per the answer from Kidney123. Yes tea is available but do check their closing times. If the weather is fine you can sit outside. If you have little ones they would need watching as the space is very open. Have fun P
5 February 2018|
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Response from Suzie E | Reviewed this property |
dogs allowed outside tables and theres a marquee for rainy weather. no obvioys walk for dog at venue. a pleasant place, nice food. i would go back for sure.
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.
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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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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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