Welcome to The Monkton Inn!


The Monkton Inn is situated in the lovely village of West Monkton, just a short drive from the centre of Taunton.

Peter and Val Mustoe, the owners of The Monkton Inn, look forward to welcoming you and invite you to enjoy our wide selection of food and drink, including a Gin and Cocktail menu.

Peter and Val lived in South Africa for many years. Val is originally from Bridgwater, and Peter is from Hemal Hempstead. They have a wealth of experience in the hospitality industry in South Africa. This is reflected in the menus which is made up of local and South African dishes.

We pride ourselves on our hospitality, fine food and service which you can enjoy in our cosy bar, restaurant, or, in the summer, our lovely garden which features a children's play area.

We have a wide selection of snacks and freshly made cottage rolls. At lunch times, we offer a  menu that includes both traditional home-cooked meals and light snacks. In the evening we offer a well balanced a-la-carte menu which includes exotic meats, steaks, gourmet burgers, fresh fish and vegetarian options. To accompany your meal we have an extensive choice of wines, local ales, cider and spirits.

For a special treat why not join us for our fabulous Sunday roasts! 

The Monkton Inn offers a warm welcome to everyone including dogs and horses!

We look forward to welcoming you, whether you're having a snack or drink at lunch time or coming in for a drink or a meal with friends in the evening!

Contact us

Peter and Val Mustoe

The Monkton Inn

Blundells Lane

West Monkton

Taunton TA2 8NP



01823 412414





Opening times:


Lunch served 12h00 - 14h00. Close about 3pm

Dinner served 18h00 - 20h00

Tuesday to Friday lunch

Lunch served 12h00 - 14h00. Close about 3pm

Dinner served 18h00 - 21h00. Close about 22h.30


Lunch served 12h00 - 14h00 

Dinner served 18h00 - 21h00. Close about 22h30


Lunch served 12h00 - 14h00 

Dinner served 18h00 - 20h00



Latest News!



We have changed our menus for winter, offering all MAIN meals Monday to Saturday lunch time for £10.00 per person. New Sunday lunch menu

offering 3 courses, £11.00 for 1 course, £14.00 for 2 courses & £17.00 for 3 courses.


Children under 5 eat for FREE.


Join us for Fish & Chip Monday. Fish & Chips with a drink - £10 per person.


We are a member of  BRIT STOPS, have large carpark to park your Motorhomes.  Please phone in advance to secure your booking.


Steak Night every Thursday night offering Fillet, Sirloin and Rib-eye cut to order at your table.  Priced per ounce.


Have you thought of giving a Monkton Inn Gift Voucher as a Christmas or Birthday present?



We can cater for any Family Occasion such as Birthdays, Weddings, Christenings, Wakes


Try our Takeaways,  7 days a week:

  • Tuesday to Saturday 12 noon to 2pm & 6pm to 9pm
  • Monday & Sunday 12 noon to 2pm & 6pm to 8pm


We were awarded Highly Cmmended in the Bristol and Bath Tourism Awards for Somerset for 2017.


We were runners up in The Somerset Life Magazine for Best Gastro Pub of the Year for 2016.


We are also glad to be able to tell you that we have won The Somerset Life Magazine award for Best Gastro Pub of the Year 2013.  Again many thanks to everyone who voted for us.


We have been awarded Best New Business for Somerset 2013 through the Apprenticeship scheme which was run by all the Colleges throughout Somerset.


We are proud to announce that we have won The Somerset Life Magazine award for Best Country pub of the Year 2012.  Thank you to everyone who voted for us, we are so appreciative.