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Submitted on Saturday, 27th January 2018
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The Merry Monk, Taunton

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
A3259
Monkton Heathfield
Postal town: Taunton
TA2 8NE
Phone: 01823412213
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Reviews of The Merry Monk (Average Rating: 6 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

E TA left this review about The Merry Monk

Refurbished earlier this year, the Merry Monk is a large food-led roadside pub in the outskirts of Taunton, more roadside diner than village local. There is a good sized car park, a paved terrace and a lawned garden with a few wooden benches and a children's play area. The original building has been extended to accommodate a large dining area which is now open plan with the bar. The latter is on two levels, while the lack of intimacy makes it less than cosy. The food is the standard pub/diner fare, plus a carvery that looked good and was certainly very popular. The main clientele seemed to be families and elderly diners, though there were one or two locals in; the latter were not particularly welcoming. Ales on were Doombar, Dartmoor No 7, Exmoor Gold and one from Sunset Brewery, plus Stan’s Cider on draft. The ale was in OK condition, but the pub was lacking in atmosphere and not a great place to spend convivial time. Fine for a cheap lunch though.

On 7th August 2019 - rating: 6
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Taunton, 2.38 miles, 45 min walk (show)
Bishop's Lydeard, 7.76 miles, 2 hr 29 min walk (show)
Bridgwater, 8.72 miles, 2 hr 48 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Merry Monk, Monkton Heathfield
7th Aug 2019, 06:59
Review submitted by E TA
 
27th Jan 2018, 14:08
Picture submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 27 January 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 27 January 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 01 August 2019 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 27 January 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 27 January 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 27 January 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 27 January 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : No last updated 27 January 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 03 August 2019 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 03 August 2019 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Jukebox : No last updated 27 January 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Karaoke : No last updated 27 January 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live Music : No last updated 01 August 2019 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 01 August 2019 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 27 January 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 27 January 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 27 January 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 01 August 2019 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 01 August 2019 by E TA
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 01 August 2019 by E TA
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 27 January 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - Code by optics BT Wifi - last updated 01 August 2019 by E TA
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