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Toby Carvery Taunton, Taunton

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Ilminster Road
Ruishton
Postal town: Taunton
TA3 5LU
Phone: 01823443121
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Toby Carvery (Mitchells & Butlers)

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E TA left this review about Toby Carvery Taunton

Previously The Blackbrook Tavern and The Rose and Crown, this large roadside pub has been extended with a horrible single story annex at the back.  There is a large car park to accept grockle traffic from the adjacent motorway junction, and there is a sizeable garden, though despite all that al fresco space, smokers still congregate in the back door space, even in good weather.  In the annex is a large open dining area with carvery counter, while there are two nice bars, one quite small and cosy, in the original pub, with traces of the original character enduring through exposed timbers and large fireplaces.  Sadly  the potentially pleasant atmosphere is spoilt by gaming machines, screens showing day-time TV and loud children of all ages.  The single bar counter is too small for it to be a pub, though it is good enough for a restaurant.  In any case, there were too few staff on to  manage a longer bar.  There was a jukebox which added nothing but jarring noise.  Hoards of unsupervised children roamed freely, while the staff were inefficient and overworked, though friendly enough when we eventually caught their attention.  The only ale on was Doombar, much too cold, overgassed and in poor condition.  There were no bottled alternatives, so Thatcher's Gold seemed to be the best bet.  I don't think I'll rush to come back.

On 1st August 2017 - rating: 5
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BobOs . left this review about Blackbrook Tavern

A good place (just off J25 of the M5) to avoid the pubs in the centre of Taunton - although it does get packed Sunday lunchtime for the 'Sunday Roast' crowd. Friendly enough welcome although the staff were a tad rushed. Menu average but good value and beers OK but nothing special - my London Pride was a little tired. Overall average.

On 16th July 2011 - rating: 5
[User has posted 370 recommendations about 355 pubs]

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Taunton, 2.6 miles, 50 min walk (show)
Bishop's Lydeard, 7.36 miles, 2 hr 22 min walk (show)
Bridgwater, 10.72 miles, 3 hr 26 min walk (show)
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5th Sep 2017, 19:33
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5th Sep 2017, 19:33
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  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
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