The Column Room Restaurant

Hestercombe House, Cheddon Fitzpaine, Taunton, Somerset, United Kingdom, TA2 8LQ
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Opening Information

Open Wednesday – Sunday (plus Bank Holiday Mondays).
Lunch served 12 – 2.30pm, afternoon tea served 12 – 5pm (last orders at 4.45pm/3.45pm in winter).

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
  • Free Parking
  • Dietary Needs Catered For
  • Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for

About The Column Room Restaurant

The Column Room Restaurant at Hestercombe offers quintessentially British afternoon teas and lunches from the prettiest room in Hestercombe House. Originally the sitting room of the Portman family, you can enjoy stunning views over the Formal Gardens of the Victorian Terrace and Great Plat while you sip your loose leaf tea, just as they would in the late 19th century.

Only the freshest, most vibrant ingredients are chosen for the Column Room - find our regularly changing menu on our website.

Cuisine: British
Dress Code: Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 15 March 2020

First time we had been to have afternoon tea at Hestercombe and it didn’t disappoint! Service was welcoming and friendly, they accommodated our change to sandwiches orders and the service was fantastic from start to finish!

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Visited On Wednesday, 11 March 2020

Great food and excellent service - more than a meal, an occasion.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Lovely afternoon tea, we had a table by the window which was great.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 March 2020

Great gluten free selection. Friendly and polite staff.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 March 2020

Excellent welcome, cooking and waiting staff. Thank you.

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Visited On Thursday, 27 February 2020

Lovely staff & excellent food

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Visited On Friday, 21 February 2020

Lemon macaroons are literally amazing. So yummy!! Thank you. Gave 4 stars as I feel that £100 for a few sandwiches and some cakes plus 1 glass of fizz was a bit pricey. A lovely treat though.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 February 2020

Came here for Valentine's Afternoon tea. Wasn't overly pricey, food and service were nice and the setting made it feel so special- lovely visit!

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Visited On Friday, 14 February 2020

We came here for the Valentines Afternoon Tea. The sandwich selection was a little strange, and would have preferred something considered more normal. I felt the price was a little high considering two of us shared only four sandwich fingers and an assortment of small cakes. Wasn't very busy in there which may have contributed to the lack of atmosphere, it felt very formal.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Customer service from Jess prior to booking was excellent

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Visited On Thursday, 30 January 2020

Enjoyed a couple of hours catching up with a good friend.

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Visited On Sunday, 26 January 2020

Beautiful food, excellent service and great value for money

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Visited On Saturday, 25 January 2020

The whole experience was very good and the waitress was extremely friendly and helpful.

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Visited On Saturday, 28 December 2019

Special treat in special surroundings. Service and food superb!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 December 2019

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Visited On Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Lovely meal and good service in a wonderful ambience

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Visited On Friday, 08 November 2019

I made a reservation to treat a friend to a birthday lunch. We were not disappointed, we were given a table with a perfect view of the gardens. The menu was impressive and, my friends request to have a starter changed to a main course was not a problem for the chef, who presented a very comprehensive main course of his scallop dish. We finished off with a wonderful chocolate brioche bread and butter pudding served with marmalade ice cream which, had just the right amount of tartness to compliment the rich chocolate brioche. The difficult issue then, was whether to work off our superb lunch with a stroll through the gardens or, return to the book shop to gently peruse the excellent shelves. The Column Room is a wonderful choice to celebrate a special occasion.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 November 2019

Went for an afternoon tea for a surprise for my friend, they allowed as to go earlier and set the table up with birthday bits, the lady serving was so lovely, food was just amazing!!!!

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

Lovely afternoon tea in a beautiful setting. Would recommend and will definitely come back again.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 October 2019

We had a lovely afternoon tea in the restaurant, the service was brilliant, the food was fantastic and we had a table next to the window with the views of the garden. We had a few ‘fussy’ requests in which the restaurant was very accommodating. Thank you! We’ll definitely be back.

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Visited On Thursday, 26 September 2019

We’ve been coming for a birthday treat every year for last few years this time we thought traditional cream tea was disappointing but the service as always was amazing and Jess the waitress was really lovely and very professional x

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Visited On Thursday, 19 September 2019

Visited for afternoon tea as a birthday surprise for a friend. It was perfect. We had a delicious feast - lots of it locally sourced - overlooking the stunning gardens, and were well looked after by staff. It all made for a great occasion and lovely memories. Can't recommend highly enough.

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Visited On Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Perhaps another option on the main menu would be good, slightly limited. Other than that all was very good

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Magical location, matched by excellent service and a varied and interesting menu is only slightly marred by the London pricing which was just under £40 a head for two courses plus wine. Add to that the garden ticket entry and it's an expensive experience.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 August 2019

Excellent afternoon tea and the service was fantastic. I would highly recommend

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