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The Merry Monk

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Monkton Heathfield, Taunton, England
+44 1823 412213
12:00 - 22:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great service, amazing meal!! Staff were so friendly! We hadn't booked but they made us feel so welcome on a sunday lunchtime as well. Get there early though as it gets really busy. Jess looked hot!

Thank John S
Taunton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived without a booking but was able to find a table in the bar and opted for the carvery. Plenty of veg available but the mix of hot and cold veg in the same dish was daunting... The meat was carved well and there were 3 meats available - although only one cooked to my liking. Some of the veg... More 

Thank Tonia W
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here on Friday lunch after being let down by a nearby pub & I have to say we were glad we ate here rather than the original place. The service was Lovely, staff friendly & attentive but not overbearing. The premises were welcoming & clean. The carvery looked lovely & myself & my husband were torn over what... More 

Thank Vicki B
Taunton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time in less than a week I've have eaten here and on both occasions the food was delicious. Carvery - roast beef absolutely melt in the mouth, a real treat ! Nice atmosphere, staff friendly and interested, a lovely venue for lunch/supper with friends & family

Thank murphymrandrew
midlands England
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We walked up unsure if we could get a table as it looked busy. We got in and my Dad and I both had a decent meal. He had a pie with carvery vegetables and I had a curry. Mine was pretty basic but it was perfectly edible. Dad won with his pie! We'd go again for a carvery and... More 

Thank Radiohelen
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

A family gathering of 14 of us had dinner here last night. We all had the carvery which was the best I've had in a while. I had pork with loads of lovely crackling. The veg was all good, cauliflower cheese and the parsnips were great. The staff were all friendly and helpful, beer was good, sticky toffee pudding and... More 

Thank Charlie R
Cancun, Mexico
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45 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

First ever visit last night 3/11/16. We popped in by chance and although the pub was extremely busy the service was friendly and efficient. The food was great and reasonably priced. We will definitely visit again.

Thank collywobbles2016
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My husband and I went to the Merry Monk yesterday (31st) and were greeted by a sour waitress who snapped at us "have you booked", my husband asked if we had needed to and she said "sometimes you do". As it was 1.30pm and we could see that the restaurant was only at the most 1/3 full and there were... More 

Thank K N
Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Recently I took my daughter to this restaurant for her birthday, she had a gammon steak and I had a carvery. Both meals were excellent. The carvery was very well presented and can honestly say the food was hot. Our next visit will be near christmas ,as it is such good value for money and as my daughter would say... More 

Thank sylviagardner2016
Taunton, United Kingdom
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528 reviews
386 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We went here as its close to the village hall which had a play running. What a good choice We booked in advance as it was in half term and our table was ready. The waitress arranged for some to take out orders and then on to the carvery. Excellent choice with 3 meats and loads of vegetables.All the food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 412213

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Cotford St Luke, United Kingdom
Taunton, England
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?