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Hestercombe Gardens Stable Cafe

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Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton TA2 8LG, England
+44 1823 413923
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Yummy food, great friendly service, clean and tidy, lovely atmosphere. Dogs allowed on leads - under control, there is a courtyard area and an indoor area - the old stables. Great choice on menu and able to adapt if they have the ingredients - happy to help. Crisps a bit pricey but meals priced well in comparison. Very family friendly.... More 

Thank Anthea B
Somerset, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Firstly it is called the Stables Cafe and not to be confused with the restaurant inside. We went for lunch, invited by a friend, I checked the menu online first, just to make sure. Here it is: Every Sunday enjoy a selection of meats and a vegetarian option, with all the trimmings, including our famously oversized Yorkshire puddings! Perfect for... More 

Thank 123AlexBee
Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had the mozzarella and tomato panini which came with a salad and, unfortunately, stale crisps. We shared a bottle of cider which was nice and it was an interesting place to eat in, being the old stables (a bit like in Tyntesfield). Panini at £6.95...

Thank Renate P
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

The menu is limited but it's all home made and delicious. I had the chicken bourguignon which after eating it i couldn't believe it only cost £9.95. My mum had quiche which she said was the best quiche she had ever had. Large courtyard to sit in fine weather but also plenty of seating inside. My dog was allowed inside... More 

Thank agadircamels
Southampton, United Kingdom
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105 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is a cake and tea review. The cakes we had were Guiness chocolate cake and lemon drizzle; I especially liked the Guiness chocolate cake. Tea good as well. Nice outdoor seating area.

Thank MrStuffy65
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

After a pleasant stroll around the gardens we ordered our food and waited .......... Far too long ! When the food arrived the two sandwiches had hard stale bread -it must've been sitting on the side for half the day. I had the burger. The salad was old and wilted , the burger was dry and the chips were just... More 

Thank John D
Somerset, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Large courtyard area which is perfect for visitors with dogs (there were loads). Sunday roasts looked great but we opted for a snack. Ordered at the till and they were brought out within 10 mins despite the place being very busy. Quiche and sandwiches were tasty and nicely presented.

Thank TickledPinkScotland
England, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

First the good. Its a nice airy space to sit, with inside tables also. My husband's roast Sunday lunch was delicious with special mention for the Yorkshire pudding! My meal was less successful. My quiche didn't have a lot of flavour and was accompanied by a teaspoon of coleslaw with a few leaves. Crisps were spread out across the plate... More 

Thank redheadmalvern
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

As ever, I wish there was an overall rating for Good. The Column Restaurant is better than Average but perhaps not Very Good. The service was efficient and friendly. The room itself is impressive but relaxing, not perfectly decorated but I am sure that will be rectified in time. We had the smoked salmon for Starters - very prettily presented... More 

Thank Carol H
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We booked Afternoon Tea for two at The Column Room at Hestercombe House which is within Hestercombe Gardens. This was a very enjoyable experience within a beautiful room overlooking the formal gardens of Hestercombe House. With excellent waiter service and served on a three tier stand with a variety of finger sandwiches, plain and fruit scones with plenty of clotted... More 

Thank Tony and Joy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$11
Cafe, British
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton TA2 8LG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 413923
After you've explored the house and gardens at Hestercombe, what better way to wind--down and relax than with a freshly--ground coffee or hot pot of tea, a delicious slice of homemade cake or a tasty hot or cold lunch. Situated in the historic old stables at Hestercombe's visitor entrance, the Stables Cafe is the perfect place to put your feet up and indulge with some great food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?