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Review: Ancient Mariner

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Bridgwater, TA5 1NG, United Kingdom

Simply the best roast meal I've ever eaten

  • By SilverTraveller alfiedog

    1 review

  • May 2011
  • Nether Stowet
  • Casual
  • British

131 people found this review helpful

Having visited the Samuel Taylor Coleridge's home at Nether Stowey we were looking for somewhere to eat. In our party were 4 adults and a very hungry toddler.



We were quite reticent to order as the pub was nearly empty (this being at 130pm on a Sunday) but the beer looked tempting so we decided to take the risk.



When our food arrived we were astounded by the quantity, and completely blown away by the taste. Roast beef, roast lamb, steak or fish were all cooked to perfection. The roast meals came with roast potatoes, mashed potato, parsnips and Yorkshire pudding with a side dish containing mange tout, carrots, shredded cabbage and courgettes alongside the best cauliflower cheese any of us had tasted (made with mature west country cheddar, so we're told). The meat fell apart when touched by a knife and the vegetables were cooked to perfection. The steaks came with fries, onion rings, peas, mushrooms and salad. However the steak was cooked it was exactly as requested, and the fries and onion rings were crispy and golden. Our grand daughter's meal was presented on a child-friendly plate with toddler sized knife, fork and spoon and was exactly the right temperature for her to eat immediately.



Nothing was too much trouble for the staff and to say we felt like royalty would not understate the occasion.



I'd love to be able to report on the dessert but we were so sated by the main course we had to pass on the dessert.



A meal for four and a half people, including 2 rounds of drinks cost us less than £60.



Don't just take our word for it. If you're in Somerset for any reason look them up. I guarantee you won't regret it (and no, I don't work for or am related to anyone concerned with the establishment. This is a genuine review bya very happy customer)



 



 

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