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The Merry Monk

$$ - $$$, British,
Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8NE, England
+44 1823 412213
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“beef” (47 reviews)
“pot roast” (19 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8NE, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our party of 12 Bellringers we're accomodated very well with two of the party having special dietary needs. Service was good and prompt. excellent portions and selection of carvery meat and veg.

Thank chasconib
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here for a birthday party evening meal with family. Service was fine and the food was about average carvery standard, on a line with Toby Carvery. Price was a bit higher though. Overall, a pleasant evening out.

Thank TheSpeaker
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time we have tried the restaurant but it is still Poor! The quality of the food is poor the service is slow and the surrondings are drab, we will not be back

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had noticed the merry monk on going to elm garden centre, when we came out decided to have lunch, being informed restraunt bookings only however we could sit in the bar and order from a menu and not carvery which looked amazing. It was...More

Thank honekermrmichaelh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered a carvery meat salad, worst salad I’ve ever had. A bowl full of shredded iceberg lettuce, some sliced dried cucumber, peppers and 2 slices of beef which was rare (not asked my preference) and flakes of turkey. Where was the tomato? Etc. Won’t be...More

Thank Marcdr72
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pub with a range of ales and cider on offer. The food is mainly carvery but also other meals available on menu. There is a beer garden with children's play area to the rear.

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Saturday 7th October, arrived at 6pm with soon to be husband and his Mom , warmly greeted at booking desk by owner And two staff, booking confirmed and taken straight to table , waitress soon arrived to take drink order whilst we viewed to...More

Thank Rick W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a great fan of Carveries but we were meeting old friends who said it was good and they were right. It was still not as good as a Sunday Roast at home but it was better then some I've had in the past. Will...More

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Thank Gary J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We could not eat where we had planned to go so carried on our way, We then came to the Merry Monk where we decided we would go in, although it is a carvery which I am not very keen on. We were greeted very...More

Thank Gill E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been here 3 times now,, not once disappointed - great selection of vegetables - good choice of meats,, my Wife is vegetarian - no problem there,, cooked fresh a Nut Roast,, not the cheapest,, but these days you get what you pay for. Highly recommend.

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Connor G
11 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.
14 February 2015|
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Response from ubpositive | Reviewed this property |
there is cover outside for smokers
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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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