The Castle at Taunton Shortlist*

In the town centre, a ‘beautifully furnished, traditional, very comfortable and cheerfully run’ hotel stands inside a wisteria-festooned medieval castle. More

Contact details

Castle Green
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 1NF
England
01823 272671

Hotel information

Bedrooms

44, 2 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

lounge/bar, 2 restaurants, private dining/meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), lift, ramps, civil wedding licence, ¼-acre garden. public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

‘easy listening’ in bar, restaurant, brasserie.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

allowed in bedrooms (£15 a night), BRAZZ bar.

Credit cards

all major cards.

Prices

B&B £165–£255, D,B&B £209–£299. À la carte Castle Bow £40, BRAZZ £30.

Other reviews

Good Hotel Guide Review

In the town centre, a ‘beautifully furnished, traditional, very comfortable and cheerfully run’ hotel stands inside a wisteria-festooned medieval castle. Extended and rebuilt over centuries, it has character and history to spare – and is as good as ever, say several readers in 2018. The buzzy brasserie has ‘delicious’ food with inventive flavours and textures, perhaps pan-fried gurnard, wild mushroom, cauliflower, potato purée, white wine cream. The ‘charming’ Castle Bow restaurant has a more sedate ambience for chef Liam Finnegan’s à la carte and tasting menus. ‘Individual and comfortable’, ‘airy’ bedrooms have high-quality bedlinen; a turn-down service at night. But lighting may be ‘rather dim’. ‘Excellent’ breakfasts include an extensive buffet with home-made bread and jams, muesli and ‘piping hot’ cooked dishes.

Special offers

Three-night Romantic Mini-Break Special Offer from £500 per couple

Looking for a romantic mini break in Somerset with great food and plenty of relaxation? Enjoy a three-night stay, in the beautiful and historic Castle Hotel, with a bottle of champagne on arrival, a three-course dinner in Brazz on the evening of your choice and an award winning full English breakfast each morning. Standard room from £500 per couple, per stay. Superior room from £600 per couple, per stay. Garden room from £700 per couple, per stay. Please quote ‘Castle Mini Break’ when booking to receive this Special Offer. Terms & conditions apply. Offer ends 30th September 2019. Subject to availability. Cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers. Additional food & drink to be paid for as taken. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.

10% discount voucher

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 10% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. To take advantage of this offer, you must present the voucher at the time of booking.

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Good Hotel Guide 2019Guide Book Vouchers

This hotel accepts discount vouchers which entitle readers to a 25% discount off their normal B&B rate for a single night’s stay. Each printed copy of the Guide contains six vouchers worth in total about £150.

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The Castle at Taunton
Castle Green
Taunton
Somerset
TA1 1NF

Guest comments

'A traditional, comfortable hotel in a central location. We had a pleasant meal in the brasserie. Its little gardens looked lovely, and were a pleasant place to explore after dinner. The room had all the basics you'd expect, but was on the hot side, even when we could open the window, and the duvets were too thick for summer. A fan was available in the room, but it would have been useful to be able to turn off the heated towel rail. ' - Sara Hollowell - June, 2019

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Tourist attractions

  • Hestercombe Gardens

    A unique collection of three gardens, spanning three centuries of garden history and design

  • Montacute House

    A 16th-century mansion, with a variety of Tudor portraits.

  • Glastonbury Abbey

    Set in 36 acres of parkland, this was once the richest abbey in England.

Last updated: October 8, 2018. Information from the 2019 Good Hotel Guide