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The Merry Monk

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Monkton Heathfield, Taunton, England
+44 1823 412213
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We often come to this pub for a carvery. Good value, great food and good atmosphere. The carvery has good choice of home cooked food.

Thank Taylorsouthwest
Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On this visit to the Merry Monk the carvery was not up to standard as I have had before, some of the roast potatoes were glassy, the cabbage was crunchy to eat of which I did not expect, reminded me of crunchy lettice, the peas were hard. My daughter did enjoy her scampi, chips and peas. When I asked for... More 

Thank sylviagardner2016
North Curry
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35 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Merry Monk is pretty good as far as a carvery goes, you'd be hard pushed to get much better value for money in the Taunton area. It's always quite busy but seems competently and well staffed. 5 of us visited on a Sunday (we booked) we sat at our table for about 20 mins and we're then called up... More 

Thank David H
Taunton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely carvery great selection of meat, vegetables & potatoes. Also lovely desserts managed to fit us in on a table all together

Thank tracey117te
Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A superb carvery everything cooked to perfection. Friendly helpful staff .probably the bedt best carvery in the South West

Thank Stephanie M
Taunton, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Invited by my Mother in Law to enjoy a meal at the Merry Monk.with my wife. Once shown to our seats by Alison we selected our meals and drinks All 3 of us chose the carvery and the drinks arrived very promptly. Alison then showed us to the carvery, well see the pics what a choice. The carvery was really... More 

Thank ubpositive
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time visiting the Merry Monk and we were not disappointed. We both enjoyed a delicious carvery. A steal at £11 each. The vegetables were especially delicious. Young serving staff were delightful and attentive. Disappointed that we could not increase our table number in the restaurant at the last minute due to no availability. We were given the option... More 

Thank Bluebanoonoos
Taunton, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for a Carvery Wednesday evening, was seated promptly, and drinks we ordered were bought to us quickly. My husband had the Carvery, which he thoroughly enjoyed as usual, I opted for the Hunters Chicken from the specials board. Wasn't dry, and a great portion, so much so I couldn't squeeze in a dessert, but will make some room... More 

Thank JazelLee123
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Just took my wife in for a carvery as we have shipped my youngest daughter off to her sisters for a few days as every other time I've been here it was exellent we have my wife's sister and her family visiting next week I've already booked a table !

Thank davefc38
Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our party of 6 adults and 4 young children ate here today[21 Dec] at 1pm having booked weeks ago [and been charged £40 deposit for the privilege and also been required to specify our choice of pudding]. Surprisingly, they didn't appear very busy - perhaps this should have served as a warning. The Carvery was abysmal. Grey beef, soggy Yorkshires,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
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?