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Maxine's Restaurant at Charlton House

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Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 4PR, England
+44 1749 342008
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Shepton Mallet, England, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

This was supposed to be a special treat for a friend's birthday, but the meal was a let down. The spa break was organised as a surprise for the birthday girl by her husband, & he also booked the table for a girly dinner to help her celebrate. I was the last to arrive and, even though I wasn't late,... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Taken in the restaurant as no clean table in the bland drawing room available. No china tea available but English Breakfast and Darjeeling ok. Sandwiches had been made some time before and were dry and cold (perhaps using a muslin cloth is out of fashion,) scones a little bland but fresh, poor quality jam ( why not Tiptree or a... More 

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Thank yusuf69
Ashford, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Top class food but slightly limited menu choices for vegetarians. Good service and staff. Scones are wicked! with delicious local jams and clotted cream.

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Thank Martin T
Bath, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Eating here is like an endurance test and anyone who lasts until dessert deserves an award. This place pretends to do it all properly - maitre d' escorting diners to tables, waiter whipping out linen napkIns on laps, fairly decent menu, and then just as expectations have been set, it all goes downhill. The dining room is freezing cold and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Very nice meal with very good service at a reasonable price.What more do you need .I very much enjoyed the Apple and blueberry crumble .

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Thank fiveprimes
Dorchester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Visited for afternoon tea, whilst the service was OK it certainly wasn't the best, very slow. The staff did not seem very interested in serving us and surprisingly we had to ask for more jam and cream as only one small dish of each supplied for our party. The gluten free option was extremely poor. I also did not expect... More 

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1 Thank janm72017
Frome, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Sadly not the experience we anticipated - for the name behind this, we expected more than a training ground and the lack of quality and presentation of food left much to be desired. Most definitely not worth worth the price or location. Insipid food prep, lack of professionalism from the staff. And worse, the Manager had an "oh well" attitude.

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6 Thank EJBej
Shepton Mallet
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We went to Charlton House for dinner to celebrate a birthday and whilst the service was relaxed and the food reasonable the experience was somewhat spoilt when three of the items on the bill were more expensive than on the menu!! When this was pointed out the response was that "we must have had an old menu" that didn't reflect... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The more obvious places in bath were booked up so we came out here and not to be dissapointed. First class selection of sandwiches and cakes with bottomless pots of tea. We had a choice of locations to sit and enjoy it - we chose the conservatory rather than the lounge but the latter would have been equally nice. Two... More 

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Thank Biff61
Taunton
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Excellent food in a lovely relaxed environment, the braised shin of beef with roasted marrow bone was fantastic, as was all the food.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 137 - USD 137
Cuisine
British
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 4PR, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Shepton Mallet
  • Phone Number: +44 1749 342008

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