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Farthings Restaurant

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Village Road | Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton TA3 6SG, England (Formerly The Farthings Restaurant)
+44 1823 480664
00:30 - 20:30
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying in the hotel for two nights so we had the delight of both breakfast and dinner. Using home grown and local ingredients the food was excellent. The duck eggs are so rich and full of flavour together with the home cured bacon. The staff were very friendly and professional, nothing was too much trouble.

Thank Christopher W
1 review
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

It's the second time we've visited the Farthings and we have thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff are very friendly and the food is just to die for. A definite favorite in the area!

Thank Beatrix H
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We started with a very good bottle of red wine not over priced, served at the correct temperature . Our meal was very tasty well presented on hot plates , the portions were perfect. The dining room was charming nicely decorated and well furnished. The staff were very friendly and professional. I found the whole experience relaxing and most enjoyable... More 

Thank Chris_JNP
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Staying over in the hotel and had excellent breakfast and dinners for two days - the portions were generous and any special requests attended to - food was superb !

Thank Jacqui A
Clevedon, somerst
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153 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

We had dinner twice here during a recent stay and had a very nice time. The service was good without being intrusive and the menu provided an imaginative choice using local produce wherever possible. We are not big eaters so struggled to clear our plates, but didn't really mind. The wine list provides a good range at very reasonable prices... More 

Thank glothorn
Ipstones, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

We stayed overnight in the hotel (which incidentally, is highly recommended) and we had booked for the Valentine's dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed the five delicious courses, including roasted pepper soup, smoked meats produced in house, guinea fowl and creme brûlée. A single red rose had thoughtfully been provided for each lady and the service was attentive but not overbearing. Nothing... More 

Thank Julia R
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Surprisingly good food for a little country hotel. Presented beautiful with depth of flavour, locally sourced produce, desserts delicious too.

Thank Lilibert
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5 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Generous portions, good choice. Quite expensive - for example £25 per head for dinner and £14 per head for breakfast.

Thank Kate W
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

A fair amount of choice, and the actual quality of the food was outstanding, Well presented and evidently some homegrown items. I felt a bit spoilt for eating out on a school night but it was well worth the experience. I spoke to a couple that were also dining and they live locally but go there for dinner occasionally. High... More 

Thank FloJo63
FarthingsHotel, Director of Sales at Farthings Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your truly wonderful review, it makes all the hard work worth while. We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Kind regards Shaun More 

Worcester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We stayed here and so ate dinner and breakfast. The food was excellent - unusual, tasty and well presented. Good value for the quality, too. Lots of duck egg based dishes as options in the breakfast menu from the free range ducks in the garden.

Thank Clare S
FarthingsHotel, Director of Sales at Farthings Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review and your very kind words, I will be sure to show your comments to the team. Kind regards Shaun More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$24 - US$41
European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:30 - 20:30
00:30 - 20:30
00:30 - 20:30
00:30 - 20:30
00:30 - 20:30
00:30 - 20:30
00:30 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Village Road | Hatch Beauchamp, Taunton TA3 6SG, England (Formerly The Farthings Restaurant)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 480664
We have extensive orchards producing figs, apples, cherries, medlars, grapes, quinces, pears, cobnuts, sweet chestnuts, walnuts, mulberries, raspberries, rhubarb, apricot and plums and of course, our herb beds. Our surplus fruits go into jam and Ice cream production, also jus, gravies and Coulis. For that extra “je ne sais quoi” We rear our own pigs and we are enjoying sausages from the shoulder meat, bacon and delightfully lean pork joints. In particular, we are very proud of the wet and dry curing of our pork which makes the tastiest of traditional ham and Prosciutto.This year, we are rearing a flock of free-range Norfolk Bronze turkeys & have established a breeding flock of guinea fowl which will (eventually) feature year round on our menu.Over the summer months, our Greenhouse supplied the kitchen with terrific quantities of really delicious green peppers, chillies, salad leaf, tomatoes and beans. We have recently planted a range of autumn & winter seeds and we are now growing our own mushrooms year round.Our home cured Gravadlax is excellent. We home smoke on a traditional wood fire our own salmon, chicken, Duck and Pork to add a further dimension of flavour.Our local family butcher carefully matures, cuts and delivers the very finest of produce from local farms, some just a mile from Farthings. Our fishmonger is based at West-Bay Bridport. Just 20-minutes away where they land and deliver fresh fish daily, the very finest of produce our seas have to offer. Our scallops are from Lyme Bay and mussels from the River Fowey in Cornwall.Each dish that we produce for you is carefully & individually prepared to order, so please do allow a little time for this to take place. Our philosophy is to use the very finest of fresh, local and seasonal produce, simply cooked and elegantly presented. I hope you enjoy.

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