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.
- Also Known As:
- The Rose And Crown Taunton, Somerset