The Castle at Taunton is steeped in the drama and romance of English history. Once a Norman fortress, it has been welcoming travellers to the town since the 12th century.
In 1685, the Duke of Monmouth's officers were heard "roystering at the Castle Inn" before their defeat by the forces of King James II at Sedgemoor. Shortly after, Judge Jeffreys held his Bloody Assize in the Great Hall of the Castle.
Today the Castle lives at peace with its turbulent past but preserves the atmosphere of its ancient tradition. The Chapman family have been running the hotel for 55 years and in that time it has acquired a worldwide reputation for the warmth of its hospitality. Laurels in the Good Food, RAC Guide also testify the excellence of its hospitality and its first class restaurant.
Norman gardens serving drinks and meals during the summer (weather permitting).
RAC Gold Ribbon Award - HCGA Best breakfast in England 2006 - Tatler Best Restaurant "out of town" 2002.