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World's End - Taunton

3.9
265 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
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  • Good for Birthdays
  • Special Occasions
  • Casual

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One of Taunton's landmarks the World's End is located on the A38 between Taunton and Wellington. This beautiful Somerset Victorian house has been converted into a famous pub-restaurant with a secluded terrace, a delightfully restored interior and ample parking, it's the perfect pub for lunch or dinner. The World's End also boasts a free function/meeting room available for private dining, parties or business meetings and on long summer evenings the patio is particularly atmospheric with tables arranged around an open fire pit.

Unfortunately we are unable to accept online table bookings for our outdoor tables.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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British
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Hours of Operation


Monday - Sunday: 12pm - 9pm
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Phone number
01823 462928
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MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Public Transit


Bus stop outside house with regular buses
Additional
Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.9
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3.9
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4.0
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3.7
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5.0Dined on 1 April 2018

This has been our 4th time to Worlds End as a family .Its great that they accept dogs, and supply free treats at the bar .
My wife is gluten intolerant and also a vegan , which can be a tricky affair when out dining .
The staff /chef pulled out all the stops and was able to supply a Butternut squash /avocado burger which according to her was amazing .
The fish and chips was lovely. The atmosphere is chilled , and relaxed .
Looking forward to seeing you again in August

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Great food, good prices and lovely atmosphere, highly recommend this place. Worth making a booking as it can get busy

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Lovely meal at The World's End, as always. Shame that the otherwise lovely vegan chickpea burger could only be served in a brioche bun which contained both egg and milk, meaning that I couldn't have the bun. I therefore paid the same price for just a burger, with no additional salad and no offer of an alternative sort of bread. The waitress did say there was another sort of bread roll available but didn't seem overly keen that I had it, so I went without. As a consequence, I felt that my meal, although pleasant enough, was not particularly good value. Everyone else's meals were, however, it's just that, yet again, being vegan, I seem to have drawn the short straw! Vegans are not from Mars and we appreciate a filling meal too! Could do better.

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3.0Dined on 10 March 2018

I would have given better scoring but the waiting time for food was too long and there didn't seem to be enough staff to cope with the volume of customers.

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4.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Table was in quiet alcove, but our elderly guests found it rather chilly by the window. Service was friendly and good, food was ok - not amazing though. It is a big place so we go here when we've left it rather late to book elsewhere!

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4.0Dined on 21 February 2018

comfortable dining room with interesting artefacts to look at. Staff were friendly and efficient. Food was served on quirky dishes and was hot and tasty

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5.0Dined on 17 February 2018

Good friendly service. Very busy but still well looked by the waiters/waitress. Only disappointment was a few things were off the menu due to being sold out. Overall a great restaurant with a fantastic atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 15 February 2018

Great good really tasty and good value for money. Service was a bit slow but only because they where short staffed and they made up for it by being extra polite and welcoming. I went there twice in one week and enjoyed both evenings.

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1.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Food wasn't served altogether. Ribeye arrived without peppercorn sauce, had to wait 3 minutes for sauce to arrive. When waitress returned with sauce, I asked for German/French mustard and a dressing for salad. Waitress disappeared for another 3 mins and when she finally returned, You didn't have either! Ribeye had been sitting in front of me going cold for over 6 minutes by this point. Unacceptable. Even McDonald's can get this right!

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4.0Dined on 14 February 2018

The food was good, and plentiful. Main course was not served as hot as it should be. Asked for Dijon mustard with steak, but got English.
Staff very friendly, happy and attentive.
Overall a good evening

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Great service. Food was great. Kids mash wasn’t nice like a previous visit. They even brought out a free pudding and sung happy birthday to my wife. I would recommend the worlds end to anyone.

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5.0Dined on 25 January 2018

We enjoyed a great evening with friends last Thursday. The food was very good, the service was very friendly and helpful and the tables are well spaced out so that you don’t feel too crowded. We have eaten here several times before as it’s a central spot for our family to meet and we will certainly be doing so again.

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4.0Dined on 21 January 2018

we have dined here before and found it to be a very good eating house at a very good price !!
the staff are always very polite and certainly look after you , nothing is to much trouble
we will be definitely returning .

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4.0Dined on 7 January 2018

We booked a last minute Sunday lunch and the World's End was very accommodating. We didn't have the Sunday Roast, which did look very nice, but instead opted for the Stone Bass fillet on linguini and the chicken burger with streaky bacon and fries. We also had a cheesy garlic bread and onion rings. The quality of the food was excellent, tasty and hot, and the waiting staff were friendly and efficient despite the place being extremely busy. The World's End was a bit 'hit and miss' in the past, and it's good to find it back on track as we have been coming here for several years.
We will be back!

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3.0Dined on 7 December 2017

2nd visit to this restaurant at lunchtime, following an excellent meal earlier in the year.
Food was very good and the service just right.
Unfortunately our table was "wonky" due to the uneven floor and we were seated next to a couple of noisy children which somewhat spoiled the occasion.

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4.0Dined on 2 December 2017

Fantastic food every time we have been and lovely setting/atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on 18 November 2017

Was great as always. Love that you are so dog friendly. Food is always lovely. Staff are helpful but not pushy.

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5.0Dined on 17 November 2017

This is a great pub with good food and good service. Everything you need for a great night. Life changing 😉

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2.0Dined on 11 November 2017

The World's End is fairly close to where we live. Although modern and fairly open plan the lighting makes it still feel cosy and it was lovely and warm. The staff are very welcoming and efficient. The food generally I think is good - we have only been there a few times, once for lunch and twice in the evening. The only criticism we have so far is with the burgers. They are small - why have two small dry ones rather than one larger juicy one? The other criticism and this is the same for lots of places - why don't you ask how your diner would like it cooked? And you could make them more tasty. We also had an additional mushroom - this was very small and we could have bought a box full for the price! Having said all this, we will probably go there again but not for burgers. Also as a side issue, again the 'Leave your feedback' button does not work, we have had this problem with your site before.

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2.0Dined on 29 October 2017

When will the cooperate management realise Gluten Free foods are for a medical condition, not choice, like vegetarianism.
My special birthday meal was ruined by the poor choice available. I realise I should have checked before, then I would not have been disappointed by the Sunday meal.

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4.0Dined on 28 September 2017

Great meal and the service by the waitress.The only disappointment was the table was sticky ,not cleaned properly.

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4.0Dined on 25 September 2017

We were taken to our table but no drinks order was taken. The waiter came over and asked if we were ready to order and had we ordered drinks? That process took a long time considering it wasn't busy at all. The drinks also took a long time to come.
Meals were average nothing special. Chilli had grisly bits. Chips weren't cooked quite enough. Mushy peas looked like they had been warmed up for ages they were very dry.
Overall very disappointing.
Had a gourmet card which I mentioned when we arrived didn't realise until I got home to find only 20% taken off the bill when it should've been 25%.
That just added insult to injury. Will not be rushing back there.

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2.0Dined on 22 September 2017

The service was very slow drinks ordered and could see them on the bar for 10 minutes going flat, attention to order placed not correct on starter and total overall experience was not great not sure will be going back in a hurry sorry!!!

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1.0Dined on 22 September 2017

We had to wait from 7.30 (our table booking) and by 9pm our food still hadn't arrived!!
Needless to say we left hungry as we had to wait so long we were tired & had gone beyond being hungry!
Disappointing experience when you don't get out much to have food!

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4.0Dined on 22 September 2017

Disappointed. Had visited a year or so ago and remembered a good evening. Love the World's End for its decor. However on Friday our trip was a real let down. I had the new chicken balti pie. The pastry was undercooked amd the pie lacked flavour. To have it presented on a silver serving flat was off putting. My sons Cumberland sausage meal was small and putting the peas in a colander for service didn't make it look anymore inviting. In fact quite off putting as when he emptied it the bottom had gravy all over it and we had no where to put it down.
It was a let down and will not be a choice of venue again as for the cost of the meal for what we received was poor.
Service and ambience was good.

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3.0Dined on 10 September 2017

4 mains all cold, duck overpriced at £17. Potatoes didn't taste like they had been cooked in beef dripping as per the menu. Was considering Xmas day meal here, but won't be booking. Would go back again but only for a lunch. Liked the pub itself though.

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4.0Dined on 3 September 2017

Great Sunday lunch with family, child friendly. Busy - and maybe short staffed as we were forgotten a bit by the staff. Had to ask for plates to be cleared then again for pudding menu... maybe better on a Saturday!

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5.0Dined on 2 September 2017

Excellent service and tasty food served promptly - would heartily recommend

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2.0Dined on 31 August 2017

Waited 1 hr to be served and vegetables were cold. Second time been here and waited a long time to be served then which was 2 years previous. Need more staff.

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4.0Dined on 28 August 2017

This is a very nice, large, family oriented pub restaurant. The quality of the food was very good,
with polite service (if a tad slow at times when we were waiting for plates etc. to be taken away).
The only other slight gripe is, the pudding I ordered was allegedly a fruit crumble. Actually it was fruit covered in oats. Which, where I'm from certainly isn't a crumble! If it had said on the menu "fruit topped with oats" I'd have selected something else. At £6 a pop it was money down the drain as I had one spoonful and then left it. An "on the ball" waitress would have asked if everything was OK with it as they took my bowl away but that didn't happen, which left me a tad disappointed. Would I go back? Probably only to try the Sunday lunch.

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4.0Dined on 28 August 2017

A great venue for a Bank Holiday family get together. Good food and good service. Menu a bit 'pie heavy' for me but I recommend the ribs, delicious.

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3.0Dined on 27 August 2017

Very disappointing. It is always hit and miss at this venue and on this Sunday it was a miss. Limited menu which was not pointed out on website and have been before on a Sunday when it has been a full menu. My half cider was warm and not sparkly enough and my sister was not asked what size shandy she wanted and was bought a pint. The veggie burger was over cooked but unfortunately we didn't complain. Puddings were an over priced disgrace. An Eton mess is supposed to contain ice cream and fruit. This one was a glass of cream with syrup two pieces of meringue and a Strawberry of top. It should be removed from the menu or called something else-it was Returned. I had 2 scoops of ice cream which were half melted when they arrived at my table. I returned it because of this and I had ordered raspberry ripple and one scoop was plain. On its return you would be hard pushed to find a ripple and both scoops were just icy sugar with no distinguishing taste. £3.49 for that plonked in a bowl.Cheaply purchased bulk food sold at an inflated price. And when customers leave so do the staff Apparently!! Not happy customers.

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5.0Dined on 20 August 2017

Fantastic food good price lovely place

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4.0Dined on 14 August 2017

We love coming here because we can dine with our dog. Good atmosphere and food. Love their Eton mess. Keeping a separate dining area for pets is great.

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4.0Dined on 12 August 2017

A very welcoming atmosphere with friendly attentive staff who were very helpful. The food was very good. I will definitely come again.

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3.0Dined on 11 August 2017

Very enjoyable evening but a very long wait between starter and main course. Staff efficient and polite and as soon as the wait was pointed out our main course was served.

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3.0Dined on 7 August 2017

Booking was easy on line and all the staff where very polite. Food was basic (Typical pub food) but of a very good quality at a reasonable price. Only negative was that the service was somewhat slow particularly as it was a Monday evening and not that busy.

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3.0Dined on 5 August 2017

Service was slow, food was very average but expensive. However it is a very lovely ambience. They should sort out their table layouts. They had table of 6 on table that can site 10, 7 on a table for 5 and us 5 squeezed in to a table for 4. The steaks were chewy and tough. Seems very hit and miss. But overall every time I've been here you pay high prices for standard "pub grub". £80 for 3 kids meals and 2 adults. With deserts and no starters! I would come back, but I wouldn't rush back. Perhaps it's better on a quiet evening.

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5.0Dined on 30 July 2017

Top notch recommended lively Sunday dinner beef was perfect

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5.0Dined on 29 July 2017

Very friendly and attentive service and delicious food. Will be coming again soon!

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