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The Merry Monk

) #43 of 211 Restaurants in Taunton €€ - €€€ , British,
Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8NE, England
+44 1823 412213
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“beef” (43 reviews)
“potatoes” (22 reviews)
“gammon” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8NE, England
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1 - 10 of 454 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We popped in for lunch on a Thursday lunch time to have a catch up with a friend. We were surprised to find that at midday they were fully booked, our fault for not booking(!), so we had to sit outside in the beer garden....More

Thank Ssh_90
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited here today and were certainly not disappointed.... From walking in the service was absolutely spot on, friendly, warm and welcoming. We ordered food and I strongly specified my food allergy the young man at the bar wrote word for word what I had...More

Thank leighaddie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went as a family. It was busy but quiet by the time we got our food. Ordered and paid then after a bit told us there was a delay and would take 45 minutes. At least 45 minutes later they said they had run out...More

Thank FourHungryCats
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an evening meal here on the Saturday night - was a bit disappointed with the table cleanliness they were 'sticky' and felt like the had not had a good clean - but the food was lovely the service wasn't great and some of the...More

Thank luvusa13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going into A pub or restaurant is always difficult as a single woman. Not here it was so welcoming I asked if they could be fitted in no trouble at all, I had a carvery it was probably the best carvery I have ever eaten...More

Thank Jenny W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has to be the best place in Taunton for a carvery. The food is always excellent and there is such a big selection of food to choose from. Definitely something for everyone. So much selection you almost wish the plates were bigger to fit...More

Thank Abbyb100
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely selection of meats, veg and potatoes. Staff are very friendly, cheap prices for two carvery that are actually home cooked.

Thank Katie B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were travelling home from a trip to Devon and decided to make a small detour to find a nice pub lunch - and we certainly achieved that. Saturday lunch was a carvery ( which it seems they do almost every day) so service was...More

Thank MichCL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monday to Thursday lunch time and evening their carvery is excellent value and outstanding quality. £13.95 for two carvery meals. You have a choice of 3/4 meats and plenty of fresh vegetables to choose from. Food is piping hot and lovely hot plates. Staff very...More

Thank Delphine M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Busy place loads of people eating but very little waiting time to get served food was great, given generous portion of meat and a varied selection of vegetables staff were pleasant and helpful. Parking was atrocious.

Thank Elizabeth E
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Connor G
10 February 2017|
Response from Connor G |
Hi guys
Cathy G
4 September 2016|
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Response from Pauline C | Reviewed this property |
Definitely available lunchtimes as that is when we went. Hope you enjoy the carvery as much as we did.
13 February 2015|
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Response from ubpositive | Reviewed this property |
there is cover outside for smokers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 412213
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