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The Old Bakehouse

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St. James Street, South Petherton, England
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london
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

The specials look like someone with some culinary ability has been involved. The traditional pub grub appears to be left to the work experience. While the staff are attentive, the woman in charge has all the warmth and hospitality of a prison warden. Portions are large but quantity does not equal quality. Unfortunately there is no other choice in this... More 

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3 Thank quietsteam
Colchester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Belly of pork is the star in the excellent menu. We just have to keep coming back. All topped off with great gluten free choice for pudding and friendly service and its a real winner. Only small gripe is lack of local cider-Perry's and Burrow Hill are just down the road and would have expected more choice seeing as the... More 

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Thank debplants
Bath, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2016

We visited this restaurant with friends to celebrate a birthday. We had a main course & sweets. Great menu, delicious food, friendly & efficient service with just the right amount of time between courses. Will definitely be back & highly recommend.

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Thank CAGridley
Fair Oak, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

We have had the pleasure of eating here on many occasions. Nick and her staff are great, very friendly and obliging. The menu is varied, there are always specials available and food is hot and very tasty. We have never had a dissapointing meal here and always look forward to the next visit.

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Thank Lindsey G
South Petherton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

This is the part where visitors can enjoy a more formal, sit-down dining experience. Sourced from the same kitchens as the Brewers Arms the food is excellent and is an excellent choice if you have longer to savour the food. Strongly recommended.

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Thank DaveV69
WEST COKER
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

Have eaten here twice in the last month. On both occasions staff were rushed and kept forgetting things, for example drinks, side orders. Also arriving at 7.30pm and food arriving an hour and a quarter later is too long to wait. Can't believe that this happened twice. We had to ask when food was due, an update was never forthcoming.... More 

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Thank SUE L
Dorset, England
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45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

We had planned just to have a bar snack but at 6pm the bar was already full as there was football on. We were therefore offered a table in the restaurant. This is simple but nicely decorated and set out, very warm with a fire and very comfy. The menu has a good range of choices and there are also... More 

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

Centrally located in the very pleasant village of South Petherton, this restaurant is fairly local to us. We have eaten here a few times and, except for one occasion, have found it excellent in terms of value, food and service. Under shared ownership with the Brewers Arms pub next door, the menu offered is extensive with a specials board every... More 

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Kent
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142 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

Having read some bad reviews about The Old Bakehouse, it was with some trepidation that we decided to eat here, on the first night of our 4 night stay in the villiage. The plan was to eat here for the first night, and then go elsewhere, once we'd had a chance to look around. HOWEVER, the food and service were... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

We had soup and a main- soup was lovely taste and hot. The main menu had quite a choice and there was also a specials board so there was something to suit all. It is a large place but we were sitting next to the coffee machine which had broken so they were trying to fix it all the time... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. James Street, South Petherton, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  South Petherton

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?