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The Canal Inn, Wrantage

Changes it's name to "The Far Canal" a few months back. Gone back to just being another tired old pub on a tired old street.

6 Nov 2014 22:12

The White Hart, Taunton

Appeared to be closed when I went past earlier.

29 Oct 2014 18:57

The Castle Green Inn, Taunton

Like the last 2 reviewers have mentioned it seems to be attracting unsavoury characters/dossers these days. Popped in for a quick one before catching a bus the other day and like cellarbuoy got ignored by the bar staff who, in this case, were more intent on encouraging the two stinking halfwits at the bar to swear even more loudly and regularly than they already were.

23 Aug 2014 13:27

The Winchester Arms, Taunton

Can you predict next Saturdays Lotto numbers for me Cellarbuoy. Joking aside though yes it was batting on a sticky wicket recently, did hear the food wasn't so good and trade seemed to be dropping off (was in one Saturday night before Xmas and you could count on two hands the people in).

10 Jan 2014 21:45

The Winchester Arms, Taunton

Well you got your wish Cellarbuoy regarding not lasting too long looking at what they've posted on Facebook. Doors closing again...

8 Jan 2014 20:15

The Winchester Arms, Taunton

Just one point of order Cellarbuoy. I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong but it was the owners other venture The Live Room in Taunton that went bust rather than this place in itself. The reason given on the Facebook page for leaving here was due to "health and personal" reasons.

As for the pub itself, well did enjoy a few pints of Thatchers Gold last Sunday with some relaxing Jazz going on which made for a nice visit. Been in a few times now (admittedly mainly Saturay and Sunday afternoons) and seems to be getting a bit busier each time.

8 Oct 2013 21:10

The Perfect 5th, Taunton

Closed down again by the looks of it.

16 Sep 2013 19:42

The Winchester Arms, Taunton

Believe this has now been rebranded as the Knights Rest.

7 Sep 2013 20:23

The Canal Inn, Wrantage

Don't give me that Heavy Fandango, your secret's safe with me lol!!!

13 Jul 2013 17:27

The Canal Inn, Wrantage

Have to disagree to an extent on the previous review. Although never having eaten under it's current Jolies restaurant, when I've popped in for a drink the staff are now excellent and polite when I have experienced them recently and wouldn't think twice about a pint there unlike under the previous managers. Shocked at £10 for 3 pints??? Well that's Spoons drinkers for you...

30 Jun 2013 17:37

The Bird In Hand, North Curry

Walked in over the weekend to met by a very drunk young 'un who proceeded to wipe his bogey on me. A rather tipsy landlord couldn't give a badger so needless to say I won't be welcome back...hopefully along with said young 'un who now has a few bruises.

30 Jun 2013 17:15

The Perfect 5th, Taunton

I was initially fooled by a similar sign on the old melodies bar/photo place Cellarbuoy. Unfortunately it's just another local council idea to make shop fronts look attractive to potential investers rather than an actual buyer doing it.

6 Jan 2013 19:10

Coal Orchard, Taunton

At least the Black Horse has now reopened Cellarbuoy now taking a percentage of it's clientele back.

26 Aug 2012 20:21

The Canal Inn, Wrantage

I believe the managers of this pub are leaving in the next couple of weeks. Whether the current owners will continue with the pub or shut it down is anyone's guess IMHO at the mo. As cellerbuoy mentions, it's just an ordinary pub just about getting by/surviving.

26 Aug 2012 15:39

The Pen & Quill, Shuttern

I expect a reasonable pub with reasonable music, that's all I ask for. Having never been anywhere need the Castle I fail to see what that has to do with anything (maybe I admit to visting Brazz once or twice in the distant past). I do like a bit of hard rock/metal (honest...!!!), not so keen on them Goths mind but. As for the complaining about other people I suggest MadPete fails to see irony when it appears (and seems to be another BITE one hit wonder...).

9 Mar 2012 18:57

The Naval and Military, Taunton

I believe this has now been sold. Whether it'll become a pub again who knows but, like Dr. Pangloss, I don't know why someone would invest in it as a pub.

9 Oct 2011 09:08

The Gardeners Arms, Taunton

Don't worry Montie49 the chavs are no more in this pub as it's now closed and becoming a Tesco Express.

9 Oct 2011 09:03

The Pen & Quill, Shuttern


Quite the contrary regarding quiet classical music. Just accept that people have views conflicting with your own sometimes. If you can't may I suggest it might be you who needs to move on and not bother re-appearing...!!! Your loss mate.

6 Sep 2011 20:03

The Pen & Quill, Shuttern

Erm, unless I'm missing something, you do realise you've gone from being owner of the place to a paying customer now Wiggi. Get your story straight!!!

6 Sep 2011 19:42

The Pen & Quill, Shuttern

You mean 15 by the dates you've listed and and about 9 that at least may involve some sort of heavy guitar laden noise.

6 Sep 2011 19:00

The Pen & Quill, Shuttern

Ah nice try Wiggi, infact I have been in your pub numerous times either of my own accord or dragged in by mates hoping to at least give it a chance so to speak. Although Wiggi says his music is different 5 days a week etc a good percentage is still of the let's turn up the volume and see how much nonsense we can come up with without resembling a tune (Slipknot or something similar I believe it's called). I have to take your word on the kitchen but redocorating on going??? Mmmmm...!!!

I admit it's better than the previous owners who seemed to thrive (or not as the case was) on it being some dive but until my next hopefull visit in which I might just give your invite a go then, I'll have to have to go by your word.

6 Sep 2011 12:07

The Pen & Quill, Shuttern

It has re-opened but don't be fooled by the previous comment. People will do well to take note that the kitchen that is supposed to be up to scratch received 1 out of 5 from the hygiene inspectors (in serious need of some bringing up to scratch). Also the slow decorating mentioned must be so slow that it has stopped. Of note the same knuckledraggers and Rab C. Nesbitt wannabe's still drink here when not drinking in the Coal Orchard that infested the place beforehand. It may be a music venue but the "music" (some sort of heavy guitar laden noise) seems to attract even more of the buggers, each to their own I guess.

10 Aug 2011 18:04

The Kings Arms, Taunton

This is still open Paris...!!!

9 Oct 2010 15:00

The Winchester Arms, Taunton

It's now open again Paris. New owners etc. I believe.

26 Sep 2010 12:49

The Perfect 5th, Taunton

Now closed unfortunately.

20 Jun 2010 13:46

The Canal Inn, Wrantage

Popped in for a drink Sunday lunchtime now that it's re-opened with new owners and have to say found it much improved and enjoyed my stay (compared to my previous visits/comments). Best of luck to the new owners, keep it going!!!

20 Oct 2009 17:51

The Pen & Quill, Shuttern

Walked into this place and the barmaid looked shocked at the presence of some custom, unclean, dark, dingy and falling apart. Nasty.

11 Oct 2009 17:10

The Canal Inn, Wrantage

Re-opening on Tuesday 13th Oct is the current plan.

11 Oct 2009 17:03

Royal Oak Inn, Taunton

Great pub with friendly locals, bar staff and owners. Great Sunday lunch too!!!

6 Aug 2009 18:20

The Rose and Crown Inn, Taunton

Essentially a glorified school/holiday camp dinner hall with little to no atmosphere/charm. Definately not the sort of pub you'd go a for a few beers.

6 Aug 2009 18:19

The Bird In Hand, North Curry

Believe me Dr.Pangloss they really haven't. If like me and most others in there, you want to wait and be ignored by the barmaids and not get served for hours please come again. As Little Britain catchphrased "Computer says no!!!"

30 Jul 2009 21:16

Oxford Inn, Taunton

Was told this place was now boarded up. Not surprised if it's true.

28 Jan 2009 21:03

The Canal Inn, Wrantage

Fear not Yoyo, appears to be open again.

19 Dec 2008 18:04

Oxford Inn, Taunton

From what I've seen of it I don't blame 'em YoYo.

7 Dec 2008 19:50

The Ale House, Taunton

Appears to be re-opened now.

7 Dec 2008 19:47

The Canal Inn, Wrantage

Decided to return to give it a 2nd chance but never got the chance as it's now closed. Not surprised from my previous comment and the 2 or 3 suspicious reviews here making it look worse.

12 Oct 2008 12:34

The Malt and Hops, Taunton

Definately not a drinkers pub as described previously. Food OK if you want to eat but not the sort of place I'd make a beeline for.

13 Jul 2008 16:11

The Merry Monk, Monkton Heathfield

A bland pub in all respects. Odd as I never seem to get the same change twice for the same round!!!

13 Jul 2008 16:08

The Monkton Inn, West Monkton

Agree about the previous comment regarding the other pub "The Merry Monk". Not the sort of pub where I got the same change twice ;-)

For the same round that is!!! My mistake!!! D'oh!!!

13 Jul 2008 16:05

The Monkton Inn, West Monkton

Again find myself disagreeing with Yoyo. Considering the clap trap we have to put up with in Taunton this is a nice gem close to Taunton with good value food. Yes it may put more emphasis on eating rather than drinking but does manage to cater as a drinking pub IMHO just about. Agree about the previous comment regarding the other pub "The Merry Monk". Not the sort of pub where I got the same change twice ;-)

13 Jul 2008 16:04

The Westgate Inn, Taunton

Agree with the previous comment and call me grumpy but wasn't all that thrilled to have the barmaids little dears screaming loudly and jumping about me at 10:45pm. Can't see it being open that long again. Come back Carl, all is forgiven!!!

12 Jul 2008 20:55

The Westgate Inn, Taunton

Closed down again by the looks of it.

30 Apr 2008 14:51

The Princess Royal, Taunton

No wonder YoYo is confused by chopin as I'm reliably informed, ahem, that said massage parlour is in Middle Street not Canon Street where this pub is. Still the pub is a dive though.

27 Apr 2008 17:44

The Canal Inn, Wrantage

The previous review from Siamesequeen looks a bit suspicious...!!! The afforementioned cook recently went and his replacement was good but not that good, well with my Sunday lunch anyhow. The 2 owners would rather leave the poor old over worked barmaid to it on a busy night and spend time yapping/hugging people. I knew I was in further trouble when the landlord had to get someone else to poor a glass of wine saying "I have no experience of this". I strongly don't recommend this pub!!!

22 Dec 2007 15:17

The Bird In Hand, North Curry

Just re-opened again after fire damage. Too expensive and although the bar staff were a slight improvement on my last visit there was still people waiting to be served with no one in sight for ages behind the bar or with the 4 or so people thinking there conversation was more important.

22 Dec 2007 14:55

The Harvest Moon, North Newton

For once I find myself disagreeing with YoYo. Yes the one member of staff on hand was friendly but what a hole. The decor and seating, certainly in the bar area, is well nuff said really and I swear I shot a good percentage of the locals recently on Resident Evil 4.

24 Sep 2007 19:16

The Racehorse Inn, Taunton

Excellent pub and one of the few excellent ones in Taunton. Value for money, good atmosphere and a decent pint of Guinness.

24 Sep 2007 19:10

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