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Best pubs in Taunton, Somerset

Taunton is a picturesque town in Somerset that offers stunning architecture, history, and a variety of activities for both residents and visitors. If you’re visiting Taunton, you must get a bite to eat at one of the many popular cafés, restaurants, and pubs.

In this blog, we share some of our favourite pubs in Taunton town centre and the surrounding area.

Best pubs in Taunton

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Princess Royal

Address: Canon St, Taunton, TA1 1SW

Located just a few minutes away from Taunton town centre and the cricket ground, Princess Royal is a family-owned pub that offers pub classics as well as traditional pub games such as pool, darts, and skittles. Lunch is served daily, and you can also enjoy live music on Saturday evenings.

The Ale House

Address: 78 Station Road, Taunton, TA1 1PD

The Ale House on Station Road, originally called The Cricketers Arms, offers the best of British cuisine and a friendly atmosphere. Their entertainment schedule includes live music on Saturday, Karaoke every Thursday, and an Open Mic Night from 5pm every Sunday.

The Cricketers

Address: 15 High St, Taunton TA1 3PJ

Located in Taunton High Street, The Cricketers is a dog-friendly pub offering traditional British food as well as sports, real ales, cocktails and late-night drinks. They have dishes to suit every taste, and their monthly offers are the perfect excuse to treat yourself to a cocktail with friends.


Pubs in Taunton town centre

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The Ring of Bells

Address: 16-17 St James Street, Taunton, TA1 1JS

Located just a few minutes away from the Somerset County Cricket Ground, The Ring of Bells offers classic and authentic English cuisine using locally-sourced ingredients. They also serve a range of different real ales from around the South West, lager, cider, wine and spirits.

The Plough Inn

Address: 75 Station Rd, Taunton TA1 1PB

This rustic country pub on Station Road features three floors where you can enjoy food with friends and a secret bookshelf door. Pie and mash is their speciality, and they also serve award-winning traditional Pieminister pies accompanied by their famous secret recipe onion gravy, mash and minted mushy peas.

Their facilities are dog-friendly and you can also enjoy open mic performances, weekly quiz nights and much more.

The Winchester Arms

Address: Church Road, Trull, Taunton TA3 7LG

The Winchester Arms is a small pub that offers a casual lunch menu and an evening restaurant menu. They use locally sourced ingredients including fresh fish, meats and cheeses.

If you’re in town for a short holiday or visiting friends and family, The Winchester Arms also offers accommodation. Over the summer, they entertain visitors on the decking in their garden.


Country pubs in Taunton

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The Stonegallows Inn

Address: Stonegallows, Taunton TA1 5JP

Famous for their ‘big plate specials’, The Stonegallows Inn offers an extensive range of drinks and a friendly atmosphere. There is also plenty of things to see nearby, including Hemyock Castle and The Museum of Somerset & Willows.

From great food deals to regular entertainment, there is always something going on at The Stonegallows Inn.

The Hankridge Arms

Address: Hankridge Way, Taunton TA1 2LR

The Hankridge Arms is a 16th-century farmhouse serving modern British pub food made with locally-sourced seasonal produce. Their regular menu is supplemented with weekly specials and there is also a dog-friendly pub, with dogs allowed in the bar area.

Cross Keys

Address: Taunton Rd, Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton TA2 6NR

Cross Keys is located in the Vale of Taunton Dean. This pub offers amazing pub food, local ales, and cocktails. Whether you’re celebrating a special family occasion or just enjoying a quick drink after work, Cross Keys is ready to welcome you.


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