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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


Holiday Meal -Lovely Welcome -Fabulous Ingredients - Wonderful Cooking - Amazing Value -

We didn't stay here. We came for dinner from our holiday cottage about 30 mins drive (winding, hilly roads - classic Somerset) A lovely welcome from our hostess Ruth, 'Hello. The Whelans?'(Big smile) Nice table. We had an early booking (7.15) so I was a little surprised that a couple of dishes had already run out - probably a big lunch place - but that is the only complaint. The food was superb. My wife I have eaten in some very good places, and for me the cooking here is up there with the best and better than many. This is star food at jobbing actor prices. Three of us had the duck main course, which was like an Autumn woodland on a plate, smoky flavours (oyster mushrooms, caramelised broccoli, truffled dauphinoise) and succulent, perfectly cooked duck. In fact it's one of the best cooked, inventive duck dishes I have eaten, possibly the best. My youngest had the sweet potato gnocchi - she loved it. My starter, wood pigeon, also heavenly, with some piquant surprises not even mentioned in the description. Our eldest is Gluten intolerant and there wasn't a huge choice for her but the team were very helpful (if a little ill informed about chocolate mousse). The wine list is good and very reasonably priced. The Rock Inn offers great quality at a very fair price and we would all go back like a shot - including my teenage daughters who loved the place - in fact, I think we may well go back next year. Thanks to the Barclays. A delight.

Great stay and fantastic food.

Lovely historical building in a picturesque village with exhilarating walks and views to die for. Beautifully appointed and well equipped rooms. Incredible food cooked and presented to perfection with a good selection of local brews. Ruth and Daren have created an absolute gem.
Can’t wait until my next excuse to visit on business!

Fantastic stay!

Myself and two friends have just enjoyed a lovely weekend away at The Rock Inn. Communication with Ruth prior to our arrival was excellent and she accomodated us with a package deal of dinner, bed and breakfast. On arrival we had a very warm welcome from the owners. We had muffins and fresh milk in our rooms to have with the selection of tea and coffee. The rooms were all of a high standard and the beds were very comfortable. Dinner was outstanding! I can't praise the chef enough, it was beyond delicious! Breakfast was equally as good. We hope to return again soon and explore the area further. We would all highly reccomend staying here.