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Horton Cross, Horton Cross, Ilminster TA19 9PT, England
+44 1460 200020
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Chard, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for coffee, but spent ages waiting for staff to stop talking between themselves and acknowledge us. Gave up and went elsewhere.

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Thank Alison D
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I am sorry to say We haven't been to monks yard for about two years , but was pleased to see that nothing had changed . Warm friendly welcome , a fabulous choice of food , great service , top quality cake & great coffee , this is going to be our regular go to place . Well done everybody... More 

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Thank Maxclare
DeanHolling, Manager at Monks Yard, responded to this review

But its great to have you back! Thank you for taking the time to write such a charming review. On behalf of all of the team (who also read the reviews) I'd like to thank you for visiting us and look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes, Dean More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met an old friend here as it was about halfway between where we both live. Really friendly and very busy but still managed to get a table. Excellent soup and cake.

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Thank Ann G
DeanHolling, Manager at Monks Yard, responded to this review

How lovely, I hope you both had an enjoyable time. Thank you for the kind words regarding our staff (also lovely!) and the food. We look forward to seeing you again soon! Best wishes Dean More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We often meet up for lunch at monks yard. Usually it's very good, but on pancake day we made the mistake of trying the pancakes. They were too thick, heavy and really undercooked. What a shame, it could have been so good. So nice place but avoid the pancakes.

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Thank jlane190730
DeanHolling, Manager at Monks Yard, responded to this review

Thank you for being a regular and for visiting us on pancake day. I have spoken with our chef and cafe manager and on the day we had many compliments and much positive feedback regarding the pancakes. So I'm sad to hear that on this occasion they were not to your taste. Had we been made aware of this on... More 

Chard, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I first came to MY for a Christmas meal really enjoyed the food which was well presented, so no surprise that the standard of food and presentation where fantastic when we came back three weeks ago.

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Thank Georgina V
DeanHolling, Manager at Monks Yard, responded to this review

I love the heading of your review, its why we set up business in the first place. To be a place you choose to meet with your friends is pretty much the best compliment you could give us. Thank you so much for the lovely review, with best wishes from all of the team here at Monks Yard. More 

Ilminster, United Kingdom
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123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having discovered MY, we now visit most weekends. The food is great and the staff are very friendly. Unsurprisingly it is always busy.

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Thank THincPM
DeanHolling, Manager at Monks Yard, responded to this review

I'm so pleased you've found us! Thank you for supporting a local, family run business. From all of the team here a big 'thank you' and hope to see you again very soon. Kind regards, Dean More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took friends to Monks Yard for Afternoon Tea to celebrate my birthday. Everyone agreed the surroundings (we were in the Sanctuary Room) food, staff and ambience were excellent. Couldn't have chosen a better place for a get together.

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Thank Benita W
DeanHolling, Manager at Monks Yard, responded to this review

I'd like to wish you a (belated) Happy Birthday from all of the team, and to thank you for choosing to share it with us. We love celebrating with our customers so thank you for your kind words and look forward to enjoying many more birthdays to come! Best wishes, Dean More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brilliant food, friendly helpful, attentive staff! Lovely atmosphere! Quick service, Would recommend to all.

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Thank Springer16
DeanHolling, Manager at Monks Yard, responded to this review

Yay! Thanks for a short, but very sweet review, and for recommending us to others. The cafe team read all the reviews and yours will brighten their day! Kind regards, Dean More 

london
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely open light room, leather armchairs, wooden tables & chairs, very nice service, good coffee, soya milk the unsweetened variety hurray. While I would prefer no music, the music playing when I visited is not bad e.g. Jarvis Cocker, Common People. Still, no music at all would be ideal.

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Thank ClangLondon
DeanHolling, Manager at Monks Yard, responded to this review

Thank you for swerving the chain restaurants and choosing our family run cafe instead. I'm so pleased you had a relaxing break and enjoyed our service and (Brazier) Coffee. Music is tricky because we all have different tastes; but we try to strike the right balance, so I'm thankful it didn't spoil your visit. It provides a nice ambience when... More 

Ta19 9dg
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a great place to eat food beautifully presented. Can recommend the brie and cranberry pannini,s and the delicious coffee cake. Book if you can as it is very popular.

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Thank Peter B
DeanHolling, Manager at Monks Yard, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our cafe, and for the lovely comments! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed having lunch with us and look forward to serving you again soon. We do indeed get quite busy at times so booking is a great idea and helps us too. You can call the office on 01460 200020 or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Cuisine
Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 05:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 05:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 05:00
Thursday
09:00 - 05:00
Friday
09:00 - 05:00
Saturday
09:00 - 05:00
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
Description
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 close to the A303 and M5, with lovely outside spaces, FREE PARKING and wifi.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?