The Rock Inn

“Great Modern British cooking in a friendly Tudor setting” - AA Inspector

LOCATION

TAUNTON, SOMERSET

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Dating back 450 years, and popular with local shoots, The Rock Inn is a sprawling black-and-white timbered gastro pub in a beautiful part of Somerset. Food is served in the cosy dining room, and if you’re a big steak fan, try the Featherblade of Aberdeen Angus beef marinated in black garlic and black treacle, and cooked slowly for 14 hours.

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1 Rosette Award for Culinary Excellence
The Rock Inn
Waterrow, TAUNTON, SOMERSET, TA4 2AX
Phone : 01984 623293

Features

Accessibility
  • Steps for wheelchair: 1
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Somerset

Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.

Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.

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