Very Good 302 Reviews
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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 302 Reviews
Evening Meal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very warm welcome friendly and helpful staff. The food was excellent and the chef cannot be faulted on creatiivity or presentation We did feel however, that prices were higher than we would have expected considering the location of the pub.

Woolagrooms charity/stag bike ride route planning.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overnight stop locally whilst travelling to Woolacombe. Called at ‘The Rock ‘ last minute, literally 8.59 pm for an evening meal. Very welcoming and accommodating, 3 superb steak meals followed by dessert. Just what we needed and could not have been better. Thank you. See you Wednesday 8 th May.😁

Sunday bliss
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of having Sunday roast there with friends ,superb location,lovely friendly staff ,and 5 star food a perfect experience ,the Carvery was beautifully cooked and served and the desserts were to die for will definitely return

Recent visit to celebrate our Golden Wedding Anniversary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warm welcome,lovely staff. Beautiful room and some of the best food we’ve ever tasted! The menu changes all the time and has seasonal speciality dishes always available. Good selection of wines to suit all pockets. Top of my list to return.

Amazing place with fantastic attention to detail
Reviewed 1 month ago

Just loved it here...we could have moved in! We arrived late from Gatwick airport and missed dinner...we were gutted. The owners were so fantastic with us and made us welcome after a hideous journey.
After delicious wine a great conversation we headed to our room. Well it was lovely. Superb bed and pillow quality, lovely fluffy white towels with power shower (amazing in such a historic building) Fresh coffee and fresh milk to take up to the room plus home made muffins for a midnight feast!!
As expected we slept well and were delighted the team served brekkie until 10am. Full English had local ingredients , freshly squeezed orange juice and hot toast....well done so often breakfast can be a challenging meal to get right!

To conclude we will be back.. the menu looked delicious, we will arrive before 10pm next time to enjoy it. We were treated beautifully by all the team and owners and we have never stayed in a cleaner room...it really was impressive attention to detail. Thank you and see you soon.