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“Sunday lunch”
Review of Cotley Inn

Cotley Inn
Ranked #2 of 50 Restaurants in Chard
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Description: Traditional English pub set in beautiful English country side, utilising produce from the family estate.
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great tasting beef and a good selection of properly cooked vegetables which still had texture and flavour
One piece of beef on one of the plates was a bit on the tough side and the meal could have been hotter
One other criticism was that the chocolate mousse would have benefitted from a mixture of red berries rather than a rather limited amount of fruit purée as it was very rich
Overall however still think it warrants a rating of very good as the service was excellent and overall we enjoyed the meal

Thank Richard H
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Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Went for lunch and ordered the beef. I had to tear it apart as the knife wouldn’t cut through it and it was full of gristle, the vegetables lacked taste and the spuds seemed like they were from yesterday although the meals themselves looked appetising the actual eating was not pleasant. The horseradish that came with it didn’t even cover the bottom of the pot it came in and that was meant to be shared between 4 of us who order the beef!! Extremely disappointed and when I informed the staff of this I was just told that they would let the chef know, no apology was ever made. Avoid!

Thank Cath W
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MaddieB213, Owner at Cotley Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 10 September 2018

Hi Cath,

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. Feedback is always made very welcome and I am so sorry you felt your beef was tough.

I do apologise if you thought you were short changed on horseradish we often get people not eating the additional condiments we provide, and we pride ourselves on minimising waste, please do feel you can ask for more in the future...there is always plenty of it!

It's rare our staff don't provide us with the feedback they receive from tables, so we are able to accommodate accordingly, I will endeavour to ensure that the waiting staff inform us of any concerns in the future, so we can ensure we have happy customers.

Myself and partner have just taken over The Cotley and are seeking to continuously make improvements, should you wish to book with us again, please give me a call on 0146062348 and I would be delighted to accommodate you.

Take care,


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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Saw good reviews so thought we would see for ourselves and we weren't dissapointed. Starters were lovely and my brother-in-law said it was the best calimari he has had. I had the duck main and that was gorgeous and two others had the red snapper tagliatelli which was very good, will definitely be back.

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Thank Toni L
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

After an exhausting day, we searched on TripAdvisor for a lovely place with good food, nice service and an opportunity to sit outside. We stayed at Taunton just for two days and we had to drive nearly half an hour to find the Cotley Inn (driving through really narrow country lanes). But it was worth every effort. We arrived at 6.30 pm and were offered to have a PIMM's outside on the terrace while the service prepared our table for dinner inside. The food (rump steak and fish) was excellent, the service as friendly and helpful as it could be and we were more than satisfied with this final chapter of a stressful day. Thanks for indulging us. We will return as soon as possible.

Thank Claudia J
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Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

We had our anniversary meal here and found it absolutely charming. It was unbelievably busy which was surprising as it is very tucked away, however it was Quiz Night and it is clearly loved by the locals! But the restaurant area was unaffected and it wasn’t overly noisy or a nuisance. A lovely atmosphere with exceptionally friendly staff.

The menu had a wide variety to choose from with some interesting vegetarian choices and excellent fresh fish. Steaks were also on the menu and although we didn’t order this I did see one being brought out to another table and it looked very good.

We would definitely return here again, possibly for the very popular Sunday carvery (you need to book in advance!).

Thank Keren S
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