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The Rock Inn

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€€ - €€€
Bar, British, Pub
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| Nr Taunton, Waterrow TA4 2AX, England
+44 1984 623293
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited the Rock inn for the first time today. Had a lovely warm welcome from the owners Darren and Ruth. The food was absolutely stunning, We had some excellently presented crab cakes, a delicious duck, and hearty sausage and mash. The flavours really echo the picturesque surroundings. And we will definitely have to bring the rest of the family back... More 

1 Thank Julian P
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We dined here on a Friday evening, my starter was late or forgotten, I'm not sure which. Regardless, the main course of sirloin steak was excellent and made up for the wait. There is a very pleasant ambience and everything looked clean and well presented.

1 Thank Gerard R
Havant, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We intended going here for an evening meal but as we were passing around lunchtime earlier in the week we popped in for a snack or sandwich to check the evening menu. Our experience with the sandwiches made us decide not to return. Bread was dry, skimpy on fillings and the accompaniments were frugal and basic. The price was close... More 

5 Thank nwaller
Lacock, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I would love to be writing a review about the charming restaurant in lovely location but unfortunately we we turned away - despite empty tables - as they couldn't serve us for at least and hour and were not interested in serving us drinks / nibbles / taking an order so we could have waited til 8 to eat! On... More 

3 Thank Sunnywiltshire193
Taunton, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Our local supper club went to the Rock Inn on a Friday evening. We had to comply with a number of requirements, such as pre-ordering and arriving 30 minutes before the booked time, because of the size of the party, which I assume wouldn't apply to a normal booking of 4 or so diners. Service was swift and friendly and... More 

1 Thank Angela B
West Sussex
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The atmosphere when you arrive is warm and welcoming - the bar is cosy and attractive. Dinner was superb: the quality of the food and expertise of the chef were outstanding, far better than you would find in a country pub normally. Our bedroom was comfortable and there were nice decorative touches. Daren and Ruth make you feel welcome in... More 

2 Thank PookieWestSussex
Devon, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We went for an evening meal with friends, when ordering our starters one of our friends asked if they could leave the beetroot off the starter as she did not like them, the answer was a very blunt NO, when I asked why there was a quite stern answer "because you can't the chef won't do it", the rest of... More 

4 Thank peter k
Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Although it was a quiet midweek lunch, the food was top quality. A fine choice on the menu and everything was perfectly cooked and delicious. One of the best meals we've had for some time.

2 Thank Mark P
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

We stayed and ate here for one night in mid-September 2016. We had the box room – the room was generally well appointed and clean; however, it is (as indicated on the website) quite small, absolutely fine for one night though. The food in the evening and for breakfast was excellent. Menu for the evening was quite wide and what... More 

3 Thank Matt B
Calne, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

A nicely decorated pub with good food but the service lets it down. We waited ages for our menus then finally got our starters about an hour after we sat down. And the lady on the phone had asked us to get there early presumably because they wanted our table after? All seemed a bit fraught.

3 Thank jane_c_king511

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Nr Taunton, Waterrow TA4 2AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Waterrow
  • Phone Number: +44 1984 623293
Country pub. All our food is homemade using local produce where ever possible. We have a childrens menu and welcome dogs in the bar area on a lead. Some of our rooms are dog friendly as well. Lunch and dinner reservations are recomended although not always necessary.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?