The Barn - Bishop's Lydeard

The Barn @Pod Shavers, Bishop's Lydeard TA4 3DW
$$ English

The Barn @Pod Shavers is perfectly located at the foot of the Quantock Hills close to Taunton.
Pod Shavers is an old cattle milking barn tastfully designed and converted to create a stunning restaurant venue.
The outside courtyard and Second Eleven bar have also been designed to create a unigue outside drinking and alfresco dining space retaining many of the original features.

Reservations

Booking Notes:

If there are any specific dietary requirements within your group please let us know.

Business Info

  • Address: The Barn @Pod Shavers, Bishop's Lydeard TA4 3DW
  • Cross Street: East Lydeard Farm, Pound Ln
  • Cuisine: English | European | Vegan | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Other |
  • Parking: Private Lot | Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01823978269
  • Features: Full Bar, Live Entertainment, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Chef’s Table, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian, Tea Service, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Date Night,

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The Barn - Bishop's Lydeard - The Barn @Pod Shavers

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Inside, Chef's Table, Restaurant, LUNCH 12:00 - 18:00
Valid between: May 21, 2021 - Oct. 2, 2023
Outside, Courtyard, LUNCH 12:00 - 18:00
Valid between: May 21, 2021 - Oct. 2, 2023
Inside, Restaurant, LUNCH 12:00 - 18:00
Valid between: May 21, 2021 - Oct. 2, 2023
Outside, Courtyard, EVENING, à la carte menu 18:00 - 23:00
Inside, Restaurant, EVENING, à la carte menu 18:00 - 23:00
Inside, Chef's Table, Restaurant, EVENING, à la carte menu 19:00 - 19:00
Saturday
Inside, Chef's Table, Restaurant, LUNCH, à la carte menu 12:00 - 18:00
Outside, Courtyard, LUNCH, à la carte menu 12:00 - 18:00
Inside, Restaurant, LUNCH, à la carte menu 12:00 - 18:00
Outside, Courtyard, EVENING, à la carte menu 18:00 - 23:00
Inside, Restaurant, EVENING, à la carte menu 18:00 - 23:00
Inside, Chef's Table, Restaurant, EVENING, à la carte menu 19:00 - 19:00
Sunday
Outside, Courtyard, LUNCH, Roast Menu 12:00 - 16:00
Inside, Restaurant, LUNCH, Roast Menu 12:00 - 17:00
Inside, Chef's Table, Restaurant, LUNCH, Roast Menu 12:45 - 12:45
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.78 out of 5 stars based on 679 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 29, 2022
Dawn C.
This is our favourite restaurant.. we would highly recommend, if you appreciate excellent food and service.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Nov 23, 2022
KEVIN W.
excellent Sunday lunch and fantastic service

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 02, 2022
Benjamin S.
Fabulous food and staff!!

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 21, 2022
Caroline C.
Fantastic, will be going back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2022
PETER W.
Super food, especially the delicious bread. Music a bit too intrusive for our taste. We will be back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 17, 2022
Lynne D.
Always a lovely time - great food and lovely welcome

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 13, 2022
Tim Z.
As always beyond excellent. Thank you Jenny and team. Such a lovely setting and superb food and hospitality and a courtyard which feels as though you are in the south of Spain!

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Aug 01, 2022
Anne H.
Really nice afternoon with paced food delivered at intervals. Would recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 29, 2022
Jane W.
First visit since Covid hit . A great Tapas lunch in lovely surroundings . It felt as though we had been transported to the Med but without the hassle . Looking forward to returning to sample the a la carte and Sunday lunch . A lovely experience with a feel good factor .

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 27, 2022
Steve H.
Best restaurant not in town! We all had different dishes and every one was perfection itself. 5 Empty plates say it all!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 18, 2022
Alexandre P.
Very tasty food and excellent service. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 17, 2022
JANET K.
A very enjoyable experience. Very tasty food. Nice friendly staff.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 04, 2022
Alison G.
Excellent meal and setting. Service was friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend.

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 25, 2022
Andy B.
Excellent meal. Great menu. Very tasty food

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 20, 2022
Lorraine B.
Love this place.

Overall: 10/10
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May 25, 2022
Malcolm C.
The best meal I’ve had in the last five years, 100% perfect

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
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Value: 9/10
May 23, 2022
Maria F.
Beautiful relaxed garden with a holiday feel. Lovely food. Perfect for a special occasion.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 22, 2022
Shona R.
Fantastic friendly staff who helped with my food allergies. Great atmosphere (live music was on the day we went) Could of stayed all day.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
May 16, 2022
Suzanne f.
Fantastic as usual. Highly recommended. Cant wait to go again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 16, 2022
KEVIN W.
what can i say.. fabulous meal and great surroundings. Thanks very much and will be back soon

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 07, 2022
Keith D.
Tapas food was excellent as is all food in the Barn, very relaxed environment which is very welcoming can’t wait for great weather to make use of lovely outdoor area

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
May 04, 2022
Tory S.
Really lovely staff and great food. Planning our next trip.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Apr 30, 2022
Barbara H.
What a lovely surprise this was. Very warm welcome, Fabulous food, chef came to table to introduce himself. Will certainly return soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 30, 2022
Lucy W.
Great to go to the Podshavers again - such a lovely setting and very friendly service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 29, 2022
James M.
Absolutely delicious food

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 29, 2022
Jane D.
Our only comment is that you need to supply a little more bread with the Camembert as one piece isn’t really enough to dip . Otherwise the food was excellent and very tasty . Our friends were very impressed and will definitely visit again soon

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 16, 2022
Simon P.
Really lovely evening tapas was wonderful

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 15, 2022
Sarah D.
First tapas night and the food was delicious and it had a really great atmosphere

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 13, 2022
Mr Paul A Spence S.
Love this place. Wonderful setting staff and food. You can see the effort put in. Keep up the good work.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Apr 10, 2022
Martin Y.
Excellent service beautiful surroundings and totally delicious food. The waitress was lovely, attentive but not fussing. The food was truly impressive. Thank you so much for going the extra mile for our 70 year old birthday girl. She was thrilled as we’re we.

Overall: 10/10
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Apr 06, 2022
Clare C.
Absolutely delicious food in a lovely environment with attentive, friendly staff. We were all very impressed and will definitely return. Thank you

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 03, 2022
Katy Z.
No improvements needed! We had the most delicious meal at The Barn (Podshavers) on Friday. Located in such a beautiful setting, with a stunning, cosy, interior. We were greeted at the door by very friendly, attentive staff. We didn’t need to ask for anything…everything was well thought of…bottle of water at the table, regular service to replenish drinks, well timed service of each course. The food was piping hot and well presented. Lovely, varied menu choice….each dish sounded equally delicious, making it hard to decide what to have! We thoroughly enjoyed each course of our meal, would highly recommend and we will definitely be returning in the near future. Thankyou ☺️

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 30, 2022
John T.
Wonderful Sunday lunch experience. Great ambience, professional and attentive service, with food to match. Our 'go to' restaurant in Somerset.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 21, 2022
Paul E.
Recommend the barn to anyone lovely host and stall , food always amazing

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 08, 2022
Jeannie M.
Gorgeous food and lovely restaurant, service and decor

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 28, 2022
Peter W.
We thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The staff were terrific, the food was gorgeous and the wines were excellent and sensibly priced. I’ve tried to think of something to suggest to improve the restaurant but I can’t! Please just keep doing what you are doing

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2022
Emma H.
Lovely setting and amazing food. The staff were professional and very friendly. Best steak and chips ever, and the other courses were perfect too. Loved the hand wash area!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Feb 14, 2022
Raymond S.
We visited the Barn to celebrate 2 birthdays. We were made very welcome and the whole evening was excellent. The birthday girls both received a little gift, which added a final touch to a wonderful evening. We will definitely return and recommend it to friends. Thank you to all concerned.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 12, 2022
Sarah V.
Really lovely evening.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 11, 2022
Timothy Z.
Beyond excellent. This place is a gem. Delightful surroundings, food and service. We are regular customers and they deserve every success for the enormous efforts made to have everything just right. Thank you all.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
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Value: 10/10
Feb 07, 2022
Charles T.
Excellent food and service,our main course could have been hotter on arrival,not helped by the plate temp.We all enjoyed our visit and will return again soon.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Jan 25, 2022
Joanna T.
Fabulous food, very friendly staff. Tables spaced out nicely. Only minor comment, for new food on the menu , would be nice if the staff had tried them so they knew what they were . Did not spoil what was a really lovely evening. Will definitely be going back!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 19, 2021
Julia S.
Very good experience except my meal Venison was warm rather than hot

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 12, 2021
Wendy B.
Lovely food. Nice that the owner came out to chat at the end of the meal.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Dec 11, 2021
Ann S.
Marvellous place and tremendous food. Service was impeccable. One small point is that it when it’s busy the noise echos around and it is difficult to hear conversations on your table. A really small issue.

Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 21, 2021
Chris S.
Great Service, Excellent Food. The best Dining experience in the area.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 24, 2021
Gemma P.
Fantastic food atmosphere and very friendly staff, will definitely go again, highly recommend

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 24, 2021
George D.
Excellent all round, food was amazing

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 8/10
Oct 22, 2021
Sonika B.
Was a really nice evening, thanks

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 21, 2021
Miles O.
Lovely setting and super food all within walking distance of home - couldn’t be better!