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The Bank, Taunton Central, Taunton

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Middle Street
Taunton
TA1 1SJ
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E TA left this review about The Bank

A Georgian town house which now houses what is probably Taunton's best pub. There is nothing really outside apart from the historic facade, but inside is like an oasis in the cultural desert that is Central Taunton. The ground floor bar has parquet flooring and is pleasantly decorated. It is connected to the upstairs bar, which is carpeted and serves more as a dining room, by a modern iron spiral staircase, anachronistic but somehow apt. Food is excellent, gastro style, a few original twists, but sadly very expensive. One mild annoyance was the pretentious way that crisps were not served in the packet – they were opened and poured into a stainless steel toothmug – why? There were two ales on this visit, Eight Arch Session Ale and New Bristol's Sundowner, both in excellent condition, but it was disappointing to see no real cider. The staff were very welcoming, and it's a really good place to come and eat and/or drink if you have the time and don't mind paying their prices and don't mind the gastro atmosphere.

On 19th October 2017 - rating: 8
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Paris Hilton left this review about The Bank

The best beer selection in the area and possibly the county.

On 15th November 2016 - rating: 8
[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, 0.83 miles, 15 min walk (show)
Bishop's Lydeard, 5.37 miles, 1 hr 43 min walk (show)
Bridgwater, 11.3 miles, 3 hr 38 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Bank, Taunton
20th Jan 2018, 14:03
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20th Jan 2018, 11:55
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Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 April 2017 by E TA
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 April 2017 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 24 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 16 April 2017 by E TA
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 24 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 16 April 2017 by E TA
  • Darts : No last updated 16 April 2017 by E TA
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 16 April 2017 by E TA
  • Function Room : No last updated 16 April 2017 by E TA
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 16 April 2017 by E TA
  • Karaoke : No last updated 16 April 2017 by E TA
  • Live Music : No last updated 16 April 2017 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 16 April 2017 by E TA
  • Micropub : No last updated 24 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 April 2017 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 16 April 2017 by E TA
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 16 April 2017 by E TA
  • Real Ale : No last updated 24 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 June 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 16 April 2017 by E TA
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