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The Merry Monk

$$ - $$$, British,
Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8NE, England
+44 1823 412213
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“beef” (49 reviews)
“pot roast” (20 reviews)
“potatoes” (24 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8NE, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This is our second visit, this was as bad as the first! There won't be a third visit. The staff were not welcoming at all, the woman who carved the meat slapped the grissly meat on the plate! Was as sour as the meal. Roast...More

Thank p g
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited with a group of 8 friends for the first time. Lovely atmosphere and friendly welcome. Food was fabulous, hot ,tasty and although we had a little wait , (only while we waited for a larger table to go through...totally understandable as was very busy)...More

Thank lovingItlarge121
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a complete disappointment. The beef was so over cooked it was inedible and would not of fed it to my dog, the gammon was just a lump of fat, the other meat I was told was lamb but looked like a burnt offering so...More

1  Thank terrierman1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a lunch time carvery this was very disappointing. Firstly the meat was overcooked. the beef looked tired and dead so we opted for turkey which again was presented as broken strands rather than delicious slices. The veg was ok but the gravy so salty...More

1  Thank alanleap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice atmosphere and the staff is really nice and polite. The carvery is very very good and fresh with a great selection of meats and vegetables. By far one of the nicest carveries I have ever tasted. One must definitely try it if you...More

Thank JodyButtigieg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here with a group of friends a week ago on Wednesday, they have 2 carveries for 13.95 mon-thurs. it was very nice, the meat wasn’t dried out, the potatoes were lovely, and there was an excellent choice of vegetables, you could also help...More

Thank stevemuz55
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came here last night with my husband and a group of friends (10 in total) for a meal. We have been coming here as a group for over a year, and my husband and I have been coming with other family and friends on...More

1  Thank Debbie M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today as was passing so thought we would call in for lunch my two boys had the kids meals which said came with an ice cream at the end but nothing showed up also me and my sis both had the lasagne it was...More

Thank kez w
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We booked a last-minute table for a carvery this afternoon and were not disappointed. The food was hot and well-cooked and there was plenty of selection. The brownie was equally amazing! The only teeny tiny criticism would be that the vegetables and roast potatoes are...More

Thank Iscar-James
Reviewed 12 November 2017

10/11/17 Visited tonight for the umpteenth time. The staff were as always cheerful and efficient. The food was excellent. Keep it up.

Thank collywobbles2016
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Questions & Answers
Heather B
7 December 2017|
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Response from Pingue1982 | Reviewed this property |
yes there is. a nut roast but you have to order before if ur eating with meat eaters then they will make sure its done at tje same time so u can all eat together. im not a vergiatarian but my friend let me try her nut roast... More
Connor G
10 February 2017|
Response from Connor G |
Hi guys
Cathy G
5 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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