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The Merry Monk

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Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8NE, England
+44 1823 412213
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lunched there today at the self service carvery, the meats available (beef, pork or lamb) were lovely and tender, plenty of choice of vegetables. Good friendly service. There is also other items on the menu and a nice touch was they called you to the carvery only once the meals for the whole table were ready to be served so... More 

Thank Moira102
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We come here about once every month/couple of months - never been let down. Great selection of meat and potatoes - three different choices of each - and lots of veg! The only let down is that the Yorkshire Puddings are the bought in type - but when you see how busy this place is its forgivable as that would... More 

Thank Chris W
Taunton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we always have a great meal here, lots of gluten free options , fab carvery , friendly atmosphere, we don't usually book& they always fit us in

Thank Lynda B
Taunton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been many times - sometimes on a Sunday but other days and times as well. There is always a carvery plus another menu available. The meat and roasties are always good and the variety of veg changes. Sometimes the veg can be a bit under done for us. I love the lasagne and the other day had an excellent... More 

Thank littledoris2016
Taunton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Today I took my wife for lunch at The Merry Monk, Monkton Heathfield. We were met with pleasant smiles from the friendly staff and shown to a table. It was quite busy with most people opting for the great looking carvery but we chose meals from the menu. We waited for an acceptable amount of time for my wife's gammon... More 

Thank Steve K
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Won't ever be returning here after this evenings visit. Vegetables not cooked properly, crackling inedible and just generally horrible food. Took over 20 minutes for our drinks to arrive despite it being quiet & we didn't get asked if everything was ok with our food which is what you expect from a pub like this. We also witnessed two staff... More 

Thank Al H
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101 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had weekday carvery. Food hot and tasty. Unlike many midweek carverys in other places selection had not been reduced and there was plenty of choice. Excellent service. I will return and recommend to others

Thank Carol K
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a good honest, and very popular pub serving great carvery's. They do other food too if carvery is not your bag :-)

Thank RAShelton
Glastonbury, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is our favorite place to go after work for a quick drink or to meet together at lunchtime - although not always such a great idea as food service is sometimes really really slow.Food can also be a little hit and miss, generally good though. Nice beer garden for the summer and childrens play area is great.

Thank Nic D
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Carvery was very good. I find it difficult to justify having to pay £2.45 for a 330Ml bottle of Coca Cola, that works out at about £4.20 per pint, ridiculous price, that fact alone will stop us using that pub in future

Thank Richy S

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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
Bar Scene, Groups, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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 TA2 8NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Taunton
  • Phone Number: +44 1823 412213

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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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?