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“Great food, but waitress was clueless!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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The Rose and Crown
Ranked #16 of 54 Taunton B&B and Inns
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91 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great food, but waitress was clueless!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

We had dinner with friends in the Rose & Crown, its very rural but not too difficult to find.
The exterior of the place could do with attention, we wouldn't have stopped if we wern't meeting friends. You could also be put off stopping by the lack of parking, for the size of the place the carpark is tiny and only has enough space for about 10 cars. We had to park a way up the road and walked back to the pub wondering what kind of place our friends had suggested!

When we got inside the Roase & Crown we were very pleasantly surprised. Inside it is very welcoming, tastefully decorated, warm, & very clean. The lady behind the bar was very pleasant and made us feel welcome. We ordered drinks at the bar and were shown to our table. Soon after a waitress came to take our food order. The waitress was friendly, but really didn't have a clue about anything that was on the menu. She was unable to tell us what the soup of the day was without going to check, she didnt know how anything was cooked or what it was served with, She said there was a choice of potato, but yet couldn't tell us what the choice was and we had to help her spell what we were ordering as she wrote it on her note pad. It became a bit of a joke really, and the waitress clearly didnt take what she was doing seriously either. Getting no further forward after a while, and not being particulary fussy in the end we just agreed we would go with the flow and see what turned up with our food, as the waitress obviously had no idea and no intention of going to ask someone else.

When the food arrived all was forgiven... It was excellent! Perfectly cooked, well presented, plenty of it. Our meal was faultless and good value for money. The chef obvously takes the food seriously even if the waitress dosen't. Oh well, at least she was entertaining I suppose.

This place is well worth a visit just for the food, it really was excellent. We would go back on the strength of that alone.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Claire S
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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323 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2011

Visit friends who live nearby quite often but this was my first meal here since the place was rebuilt following a fire. Has lost some of its character in the rebuild but has benefitted form the modernisation.
The food has become more modern with mixed results. The pear salad with proscuitio and balsamic dressing was excellent the BBQ ribs however was way too sweet. The helpings were extremely generous and the vegetables perfect. Others had the gammon in cider which was nicely balanced and interesting. Desserts were competent.
The beers and wines on offer were all well chosen making this a proper village pub with a warm feel and a good welcome.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TinbumNorthWales
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liverpool
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2011

travelled to the rose and crown with my grandchildren after looking at tripadvisors reviews , we were not disappointed ,it was a fantastic choice ,the rooms were very comfortable and they had lovely finishing touches,we decided to eat there the 1st night the food was fantastic ,having eaten all over the world , this restaurant is in my top three , Ihad the ham on the 1st night it was like a large steak and beautifully cooked as were the vegatables , the care and flavours were 5star , as we left Ibooked for our 2nd night ,again the mussels cooked in cider beautiful, the haddock was quite simply the best Ihave ever tasted , my grandchildren aged six and eight ate so well both nights and cried when we had to leave , the breakfasts were equally fantastic , with so much choice would recommend the kippers mmm , looking forward to my next visit .

Room Tip: my room was lovely ,as was the childrens , the most tranquil place Ihave ever stayed
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank adipvl
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2011

My husband and I stayed here for 1 night on Good Friday on our way to Cornwall to break a long journey. The staff on arrival were very welcoming, the room was small but clean and well furnished with a comfortable bed and a beautiful bathroom. We stayed in room 2. We ate in the hotel restaurant that evening the food was very good and served large portions. I couldn't eat a desert much to my disappointment I was too full. The breakfast the next morning was equally good. I would use the rose and crown again and recommend it.,

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank joan s
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Yorkshire
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36 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2011

I stayed here for one night with my partner, who was on a business trip in the area. I was in charge of picking the accommodation and chose the Rose & Crown due to the great reviews and also because the pictures on the website made it look lovely... not a trace of chintz!

We found it fairly easily through a combination of the sat nav and Google maps - although I'm glad we did our homework before we set off as it would've been so easy to get lost!

The welcome we received when we arrived was very warm and despite arriving early, we were immediately shown to our room. We were given room 3 - which had the advantage of an en suite shower (rather than bath) and an adjoining room, that the lady said we were free to use. The decor was every bit as gorgeous as the website suggested and the room was very comfortable - although it was a good thing that neither of us were very tall as the ceilings were very slanty!

Another reason for choosing the Rose & Crown was the convenience of not having to go out and find somewhere to eat. Like the other reviewers, we found the food to be very good and we had a really enjoyable meal. Breakfast was also great and really set us up for the day.

We'd definitely stay here again if we found ourselves in the area.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Pssei
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Additional Information about The Rose and Crown

Property: The Rose and Crown
Address: Woodhill, Taunton TA3 6EW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Taunton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in Taunton
Price range (per night): $81 - $195
Number of rooms: 1
Also Known As:
The Rose And Crown Taunton, Somerset

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