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Half Moon Inn, Taunton

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Stoke Road
Stoke St. Mary
Postal town: Taunton
TA3 5BY
Phone: 01823442271
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E TA left this review about The Half Moon Inn

A large Victorian village manse with a very big garden, the sort of house you might see in a Christmas Album, where festivals and other outdoor village functions are hosted. There is also a children's play area and a small seating area for smokers and al fresco drinkers. Inside, the rooms are open plan and quite atmospheric. Food is mostly OK – the specials were definitely better than the a la fridge menu - but not in the gastro league, and portions are large, perhaps too much so. There were 4 barrels of beer behind the bar, but apparently they weren't ready to drink, a shame as the Otter had just gone off at the handpump, leaving only Doombar for ale drinkers. Staff were friendly, locals tolerant if a little aloof, and human and canine customers were equally respected. Overall it was a very pleasant session, and it would have been very good if the beer selection had been better planned (it was a busy weekend with known events) by the landlord.

On 12th April 2017 - rating: 7
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Steve of N21 left this review about The Half Moon Inn

This pub is the sole survivor of three pubs, which Stoke St. Mary possessed at the turn of the century.
It is a fairly large country pub, obviously quite extended from its original stone building. But it is well laid out for both drinking and dining, having two central stone floored room areas in front of the bar and then three decent sized dining areas either side of these.
The bar supports four real ale hand pumps but only three were going at the time of my visit and these were GK Abbott, Fullers London Pride and Butcombe Bitter. Tried the pride and the Butcombe Bitter and both were in excellent nick.
The evening meals were decent quality and substantial so no fault there neither.
Would definately return if in the area again.

On 18th October 2009 - rating: 7
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Brew Guru left this review about The Half Moon Inn

Local pub in small village, so why were all the beers standard brands?
Youngs and Butcombe were on offer. Chips were good though

On 9th October 2009 - rating: 5
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Taunton, 3.86 miles, 1 hr 14 min walk (show)
Bishop's Lydeard, 8.4 miles, 2 hr 42 min walk (show)
Bridgwater, 11.91 miles, 3 hr 50 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Half Moon Inn, Stoke St. Mary
6th Nov 2017, 17:01
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6th Nov 2017, 12:16
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 08 April 2017 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 08 April 2017 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 08 April 2017 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 08 April 2017 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 08 April 2017 by E TA
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 08 April 2017 by E TA
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 08 April 2017 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 08 April 2017 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 18 October 2009 by Will Larter
  • Jukebox : No last updated 08 April 2017 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 08 April 2017 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 08 April 2017 by E TA
  • Pinball : No last updated 08 April 2017 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 08 April 2017 by E TA
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Sunday - last updated 08 April 2017 by E TA
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 18 October 2009 by Will Larter
  • Real Cider : No last updated 08 April 2017 by E TA
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 06 November 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes - Code on bar - last updated 06 November 2017 by Jonathan Wilde
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