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“Carvery”
Review of The Allerford Inn

The Allerford Inn
Ranked #17 of 293 Restaurants in Taunton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent carvery. One of the best locally and good value for money. The kids bottomless refills are a good idea. Glad we booked as it always seems busy on a Sunday.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Allerford I, Public Relations Manager at The Allerford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2016

Hello stokeboy1,

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are happy to hear you found us to your liking and like what we have offer at The Allerford Inn. We hope to see very soon for another enjoyable visit.

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I have to start by saying I'm not a big carvery fan, but this is what the family wanted to do, so we booked a table of 8. We were in the back room which had no atmosphere and was like a rarely used function room. The range of food was good but a bit bland. I know they have to cater to the masses with a carvery but it just wasn't my cup of tea. I must be in the minority as it seemed busy there.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank CharfieldPTC
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Allerford I, Public Relations Manager at The Allerford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Hello CharfieldPTC,

Thank you for your review, we understand that not everyone that visits us on a Sunday is a carvery lover so therefore we do serve our full lunch and main menu all day. So if carvery wasn't your cup of tea you could of have something that was off our menu, making your visit with us that more enjoyable. Sunday carvery is our busiest day and most weeks we are fully booked, we understand different rooms are more lively than others but our function room is the most used room on a Sunday due to be able to seat to many customers.

We do hope to see your return for more visits and you are able to enjoy our food off our menu.

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

What a shame. I love supporting local venues but this was a let down, I had homemade burger and chips, burger ok but chips burnt, I love well done crispy chips but these were burnt, how anyone could've plated these up is beyond me, my wife had carbonara which she said was tastless and bland,she left half. Plus side was the lady behind the bar was excellent, apologetic and professional, if only she was the chef !!!.
We were also given 10% off, but would rather of had a good meal.
Decor lovely, perhaps will try again with a different chef working, it was midweek so perhaps head chef on day off as it does get good reviews.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Allerford I, Public Relations Manager at The Allerford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Hello fr0g1976,

We are very sorry to hear you don't share the view that most of our customers have had about The Allerford Inn and that your meals here haven't been to your liking. You will see from most reviews that they comment very positively on the food we serve and our chefs but we do appreciate that everyone has different views and tastes so we may not be able please everyone all of the time!

However we are going to strongly defend our carbonara and chef, 7 other carbonara dishes were served last night and all came back highly complimentary to our chef and tipped well at the end of their visit, although we understand the dish may not of been to your wife's liking, we find it hard to believe it was 'tasteless and bland' based on all the other dishes being so highly praised. The carbonara dish has consistently proved to be one of our best sellers as well as our homemade burgers. All our chef's are highly trained and highly passionate about their dishes so it wouldn't of made a difference when you in the week you came or if the head chef is in the kitchen.

We do hope you give us another try sometime soon and hopefully we'll live up to the higher standards that we have set!

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

A lovely pub with friendly staff. Not tried the food as we only popped in to have a drink after a walk however we plan to soon.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Allerford I, Public Relations Manager at The Allerford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hello Tobym2u,

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are delighted to hear your enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to seeing you both for meals next time.

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Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Wow this place is too good to be called just another pub, it's beautiful inside and out, there's plenty of grass area for children and dogs, trains going past every few mins entertains the kids ( and a few adults).

We visited here on July 16 for a wedding meal, with all our family. The staff were lovely and inviting and couldn't do more for us.

They really treated us with a personal touch and the food was incredible, the meals were huge and so tasty and really filled you up, a lot of us had to cancel dessert as we couldn't find space for it. Those who did have dessert said it was lovely and there toblerone cheesecake is to die for.

If your looking for a warm friendly environment for all the family this is the Defiently the place to go, any time of day this place is perfect.

We can't wait to visit again, Ellie and her team are the best and this place deserves to be visited.

5* all round,even there prices are cheap compared to what you get. Not your normal pub, it's like posh restaurant mixed with your local pub. No negatives about this place.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank jessl961
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Allerford I, Public Relations Manager at The Allerford Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2016

Hello Jess L,

Firstly, welcome to the world of Tripadvisor and thank you for letting us be your 1st review.
Secondly, wow what a review - thank you! All your compliments are so gratefully appreciated but thanks particularly for praising the staff as it's a great reward for all the hard work we put in. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your day with us, it was a pleasure to host for such a lovely couple. We always look forward to special celebrations and trying to give people a really great time, so it's always great to be thanked by a great review like this. It's great that you love the atmosphere, friendliness and the food we serve and we look forward to seeing you both soon.

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