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Ring of Bells, Taunton - pub details

Address: 16-17 St James Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1JS [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 38010) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Taunton (0.4 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.2/10 (rated by 16 users)
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On my third visit to Taunton to try the various pubs, this was my second pub of the day. The nearby Bank is not listed on the site. I have to say that of the 10 pubs and clubs that I''ve tried in the town, there''s nothing that really stands out as being the best. Although the Ring Of Bells is certainly a strong contender. It''s situated on a street corner, not far from the High Street and has 5 fairly decent ales. Although a real cider (only fizzy commercial ciders were available) and a dark beer would have been a nice addition. The selection was Oakham Citra, Quantock Rale Head, Otter Twelfth Man & Summer Light & Bristol Beer Factory Nova. The Twelfth Man appears to be so called due to the proximity of Somerset''s cricket ground. The pub itself felt light and airy on a late summer''s day. There are two or three inter-connecting rooms and a popular yard with outdoor seating at the side.
blue_scrumpy - 3 Sep 2017 10:34
They couldn't be bothered opening today, so a big fat zero from me.
cellarbuoy - 1 Jan 2017 15:16
The former manager here is now running The Bank around the corner. Both fine establishments, but whilst The Bank offers a more interesting range of cask and keg ales (e.g. Redgate Ruby Mild), for a true pub atmosphere - including 2 roaring log fires - the Ring of Bells is the best bar none!
Realalemonster - 21 Dec 2016 18:17
Much better now.
KevW - 15 Nov 2016 13:17
I visited the pub last Saturday (05/11) at lunch time, as it's situated off of the main road it was never going to be busy at that time of day.

Four real ales on, Poppy Otter, my choice as I really rate the brewery and definitely an "Otter" beer in taste. My second choice would have been Quantock Plastered Pheasant, had a little taste and very nice too.

Two other pale beers, both local but not to my taste.

Friendly barman who was happy to chat about cricket and rugby etc and friendly local who was also off to the Tauntons v Raiders match.

If you are in Taunton and like a real ale, make sure you call in here, infinitely better than most of the other places in the town!
Ade.The.Raider - 11 Nov 2016 13:09

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