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Racehorse Inn, Taunton Central, Taunton

East Reach
Taunton
TA1 3HT
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E TA left this review about Racehorse Inn

This St Austell’s pub is a former coaching inn whose yard has been partly built on, the remainder serving as a covered terrace. There is also a small garden at the back, but there is no parking as the building is part of a Georgian terrace on what was once the main road into Taunton. The interior is formed from several rooms and bar areas which gives it a labyrinthine feel. These include a main bar, a couple of smaller dining areas, a snug with a woodburner and a long, thin area used for small functions. The décor is a bit battered, and the furniture is mainly the usual cheap town pub style, plus a couple of large barrels used as tables. The staff were far from welcoming, similarly the locals, whose collective brain cell total was about the same as the atomic number of the lead in the cider they drank at home, were not the friendliest. A dartboard and jukebox provide the entertainment, and there are several sports trophies on display. Four ales on, 3 from St Austell and a guest, Exmoor Gold. I had the latter which was in very good condition. The beer makes it a good inclusion for a crawl, but don’t expect to finish with the field as you are an outsider.

On 22nd October 2015 - rating: 6
[User has posted 2348 recommendations about 2327 pubs]


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Paris Hilton left this review about Racehorse Inn

In my opinion the Racehorse is one of the two or three best pubs in Taunton along with the Plough down the other end of town and the Ring o' bells in the middle. This pub is a St Austell House with three bars, a conservatory type affair over the old yard, and a large beer garden which is a wonderful sanctuary away from the hordes of shoppers on a sunny afternoon........well worth a visit.

On 15th January 2011 - rating: 7
[User has posted 78 recommendations about 62 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Taunton, 1.09 miles, 21 min walk (show)
Bishop's Lydeard, 5.69 miles, 1 hr 49 min walk (show)
Bridgwater, 11.38 miles, 3 hr 39 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Racehorse Inn, Taunton
17th Aug 2018, 12:56
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17th Aug 2018, 11:56
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Pub Details

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 October 2015 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 16 October 2015 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 October 2015 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 October 2015 by E TA
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 October 2015 by E TA
  • Darts : Yes last updated 16 October 2015 by E TA
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 16 October 2015 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 October 2015 by E TA
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 16 October 2015 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 October 2015 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 October 2015 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 October 2015 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : No last updated 16 October 2015 by E TA
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