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The Ring Of Bells, Taunton

16-17 St James Street
Taunton
TA1 1JS
Phone: 01823259480
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Quinno _ left this review about The Ring Of Bells

Upmarket place still insisting on door greeting and table service. Cadre of green-clad staff mooching about looking for something to do which made me feel ill at ease. Interior is a number of knocked-through rooms, a charcoal and muddy green colour scheme alongside a sanded board floor. A proper fire was on the go, though frankly it was a warm enough day as it was. In an odd twist, the TV screen showing rolling news was purple and clearly kaput – incongruous, given the upmarket pretensions. Five cask; Bath Gem (3.5), Quantock Olicana (3) New Bristol Heydey (4), BBF Danger High Voltage (3.5) and Otter Amber plus two crafty kegs, listed on a thick paper printout with prices being the ‘4.6’ variety, urgh. Inevitably, card payment only. Not my kind of place at all but the beer was certainly good. So mixed feelings – if you can shrug off the pretensions then there’s good cask to be had here.

On 14th April 2022 - rating: 7
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Ian Mapp left this review about The Ring of Bells

Good Beer Guide 2020 Entry - and deservedly so.

Food, Beer Garden, friendly staff, 3-4 hand pulls on. I noticed London Pride but had an Otter Amber.

A good choice when breaking up a long journey on the M5 from the Midlands to South Devon.

On 13th September 2020 - rating: 8
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E TA left this review about The Ring of Bells

An excellent GBG pub, a Victorian town boozer with superb beer. The staff were welcoming and jovial, The interior is well described by Aqualung, below; the TV room to which he refers was set out as a dining room this time, though the telly was still on showing football. There is a very pleasant enclosed garden at the back which is a nice contrast to the Town centre. The clientele on this occasion were mainly ale drinkers, though there people drinking wine and megakeg as well, plus a couple dining. Overall the atmosphere was that of a friendly, inclusive local. Ales on this time were Tim Taylor’s Boltmaker, Oakham Citra, Yeovil Hopkandi, Wotter Shot and Fortitude. All were in first class condition, except the Hopkandi which was better than that. Definitely a pub of choice in Taunton and an essential inclusion in a town crawl.

On 20th July 2018 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Taunton, 0.79 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Bishop's Lydeard, 5.35 miles, 1 hr 43 min walk (show)
Bridgwater, 11.26 miles, 3 hr 37 min walk (show)
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14th Apr 2022, 16:01
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1st Apr 2022, 20:47
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
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  • Beer Garden : Yes - Cobbled Patio - last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
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  • Car Park : No last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Function Room : No last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Major events - last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : Yes last updated 20 June 2016 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 14 April 2022 by Quinno _
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