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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


A memorable meal

Staying in a local B&B we were pointed in the direction of The Rock. A really nice meal. The featherblade steak in treacle and black garlic was out of this world. My daughter had the veggie option, sweet potato gnocchi which was beautifully presented and equally good.
They make their own ice cream here and it is worth squeezing some in.

Birthday Lunch

We love this place so much we just keep having to go back....

Nestled in the Somerset countryside this place is a fabulous find. The food is always fabulous, full of flavour mouth-wateringly delicious and the team are always super friendly and welcoming.

We visited today for my birthday, they sang happy birthday and put a sparkler in my totally scrumptious strawberry cheesecake ???????? it’s the personal touches that make somewhere special

Highly recommend a visit and great for Sunday lunch and an overnight stay too.

Thank you xx we will see you soon xx

Michael H

Went in for a drink with a view of booking a table for the following night, until we were made to feel like second class citizens and was it because we came from the local caravan park or was it because we had a well behaved dog?