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What We Love

  • A mega-historic pub that doubles as an inn, including a full English breakfast daily Cosying up in traditional room in this West Country bolthole
  • Indulging in award-winning dishes from the lauded British menu
  • Getting back to nature and exploring the picturesque Somerset surroundings

What To Know

  • This cosy stay only has eight rooms to choose from
  • There's live music on Sundays at the bar
  • Bristol is a 90-minute drive away
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Traditional family-run gastropub with only eight guestrooms, real ales on tap and award-winning food – includes full English breakfast

The Lowdown

An unpretentious and thoroughly warm West Country welcome awaits you at family-run The Rock Inn. Its Tudor-style exterior is hard to miss in the little Somerset hamlet of Waterrow. The gourmet, seasonal restaurant menu draws equal attention, with consistent top reviews, a star for Outstanding Food from the notable Good Pub Guide 2017, and a mention in the Good Food Guide 2017. A TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence never goes amiss either and was an easy win for The Rock Inn.
You’ll stay in one of only eight cosy, uniquely decorated guestrooms, in large beds amongst chic country-living furnishings. Catch live music on Sunday’s and lead by the example of the local’s propping up the bar by sampling guest and local ales. After a day’s walking or windsurfing in the surrounding rolling hills and on the nearby lake, tuck into seasonal dishes such as Devon crab and free range duck that support local farmers and producers with the inn’s ‘Field to Fork’ ethos.

How to Get There

The Rock Inn
Taunton, United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 294 Reviews
Incredible food and service
Reviewed 19 hours ago

We have now been to this restaurant several times and would highly recommend. The food is stunning, lovely staff, lovely place and we will certainly be returning. This is from a family of 5 and 2 dogs who have never left this place disappointed.

felt squeezed for the last penny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What can i say!!food very good,very clean,a little lacking in atmosphere but still very acceptable
Shame though that ordering soup at £5.50 does nt come with a slice of crusty bread!!! Having to pay extra to get some bread to go with your soup then puts the total price up to £8.00 which leaves you feeling exploited for every last penny then to find as a driver having to pay £4.20 for a pint of orange juice and lemonade is dearer than a pint of alcohol based drink.Total bill was over £90 for two people which I'm happy to pay but feel the extra cost for bread and high cost of soft drink could be absorbed through the other dishes ordered.
Also feel that asking for a dish to have the carrots excluded is nt too much too ask but told chef would not alter the dish and best to choose alternative!! again we said leave them and could we have a side of green beans which was charged at £3.50

All in All a nice meal but little things stated above tarnished the night

Reviewed 1 month ago

Superb food. An wonderful gastro pub which is hoping for a Michelin Star very soon. Currently Dog Friendly. Pricing is excellent for the Quality. Located in a lovely area in the middle of beautiful countryside.

Fabulous Food, Dreadful Hospitality
Reviewed 1 month ago

I would give these premises 5 out of 5 for the food but unfortunately -1 for hospitality.
The landlady is rude and her husband the chef is interested in himself and only spoke about "his problems" not interested in his customers at all. They are in the wrong business.

Reviewed 2 months ago

My step mother and father have often eaten here over the years
This evening I took my elderly father for an early evening meal
Our starters were absolutely fine but my father ordered fillet steak to be cooked on the rare side, unfortunately it was over cooked and tough . We didn’t make a song and dance over it but as he didn’t eat his dinner we mentioned it to the waitress
We were then issued with the bill without anyone discussing it with us
We were not trying to pay any less for the meal but believe constructive criticism is important
I mentioned it to the landlady who really was not interested
Very disappointing indeed
As a result of this we will not be going back or even recommending the rock to anybody else