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The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa

Lower Henlade, TAUNTON, TA3 5NB

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A handsome Regency pile in four acres of hilltop grounds, Somerset House lords it in the bosom of the Blackdown and Quantock Hills. Within, it's the very template for classic country-house style, jazzed up with a modern note here and there, its period features - high ceilings, ornate plasterwork, polished wooden floors, open fireplaces, and a sweeping centrepiece staircase for when you feel the need to make a grand entrance - all remain pristine and play their part in building an air of luxury and refinement. New head chef Mark Potts has upped the kitchen's game, steering a creative, contemporary country house line, and packing its menus with top-grade produce - the runny A-grade Arlington White egg yolk, for example, that runs from perfectly-timed ravioli served with wild mushrooms, artichoke purée and punchy Lancashire Bomb cheese. West Country ingredients play a leading role in an intricately constructed dish of pan-fried Cornish brill and braised chicken wing with hazelnut gnocchi, salsify and crosnes, all pointed up with a rich parmesan-topped chestnut purée. Equally deft are desserts, as seen in a superlative well-risen prune and Armagnac soufflé - a marriage made in heaven with its accompanying pear sorbet, Earl Grey tea mousse and date purée.

Further information

Tel: 01823 442500
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Open/closed

Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.

Restaurant information

Cooking type: British
Chef: Mark Potts
Number of seats: 60
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Disabled toilets.
Vegetarian meals available.
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.

 
 
The Mount Somerset Hotel & Spa, Taunton

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M5 junct 25, A358 towards Chard/Ilminster, right in Henlade (Stoke St Mary), left at T-junct. Hotel 400yds on right
Nearest station: Taunton

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