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“Great all round pub”

The Valiant Soldier
Ranked #3 of 22 Restaurants in Watchet
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$20
Cuisines: Pub
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Description: We are ideally placed for exploring Exmoor, the Brendon & Quantock Hills or just 10 minutes drive away from the coast at Watchet. Inside, you will find all the character and atmosphere expected including wooden beams, an inglenook fireplace and log fires in the colder months. We serve traditional, local real ales, wines and spirits. We also have excellent catering facilities offering a full a la carte menu, and wine list, or alternatively select from our snack menu. The emphasis is on tasty home cooking, available 7 days a week.
Reviewed 26 January 2014

This is a refreshingly real and pure pub, with a nice atmosphere (not normally as busy but it was Burns Night) and friendly, unobtrusive staff. In the age of the chain pub, it's nice to go somewhere clearly run by a real person.

The menu admittedly wasn't hugely diverse but this embodies the pub in general, it doesn't try to be anything too fancy... you get well cooked, quickly served food in good portions. We all really enjoyed our food and will return.

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5  Thank alex962
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Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

Always greeted with a warm welcome, great food which is served in satisfactory time, good size portions and great choice, defiantly returning.

6  Thank Beeva07
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

We came for dinner on a busy weekend night, our first time at the Valiant Soldier. I had a carrot and coriander soup, others in our group had haddock and chips, and the chicken noodle sizzler. The soup was sweet-flavoured, reasonably good, as was the fish and chips, but my partner found the sizzler's noodles bland and unpleasant, and the cheese and biscuit board arrived with little variety--cheddar, Stilton and some sort of hot pepper-infused second cheddar. With some of the dishes being in the £13-14 range, we would have liked to find something that stood out as really tasty, but the meal was rather average, overall.

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1  Thank SurLyle
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

me and a few friends visited the valiant for a quick bite to eat and to be honest we were a little disappointed with our food there was a good atmosphere and the staff were friendly. wont be going out of our way to go back

1  Thank Mark M
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

We remembered enjoying a couple of meals last year when we visited The Valiant Soldier ..... and this year lived up to those memories, particularly the sizzling steak strips with noodles, etc.
Although we had been given various recommendations of other inns to eat in, we ate there four evenings during our week's stay near Dunster.
We sampled a variety of dishes from the menu and blackboard and they were all delicious, especially with the good variety of beers, lagers & cider available.
Perhaps not the easiest of roads to navigate, but worth it!

2  Thank ArcherSomerset
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