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The Stables

The Stables offers visitors an historic space to enjoy a delicious, home-made brunch, lunch or afternoon tea. It’s free to enter (no gardens admission required), whether you sit indoors within the warm and welcoming original stables, or outdoors in the stylish, light, glass-covered courtyard. Perfect for a celebratory lunch, a special catch up with friends or just a casual brunch.

Enjoy full table service and a seasonal, unique menu that won’t disappoint.

Hestercombe is now a fully cashless venue - only payments by debit or credit card, contactless, Apple Pay and Google Pay are accepted.

Reservations: call 01823 414197 between 10am - 5:00pm.

Our menu's are regularly updated to reflect the season. Sunday roasts are served throughout autumn and winter.

    Sunday Lunch Sample Menu


    Served daily from 10am-11.30am, our relaxed brunch is a great way to start the day; with bottomless option at the weekends (NB full table must order).

    Brunch menu
    Food at Hestercombe - the new menu, May 2021


    Enjoy lunch from 12pm – 2.30pm, with options for a range of dietary preferences such as vegan, vegetarian and gluten free. Head Chef Mathew Taylor’s menus are renowned for their beautiful presentation, fresh inspiring flavours and creative use of seasonal ingredients. The desserts are worth a trip to Hestercombe on their own!

    Lunch Menu
    Inside the Stables Restaurant at Hestercombe Gardens

    Desserts & Afternoon Tea

    Treat yourself with a sumptuous afternoon tea in the stylish settings of the Stables. Perfect to share with family and friends, our afternoon teas are available with both sweet and savoury options, and served between 12pm – 4.30pm.

    Sweet Menu
    Afternoon Tea at Hestercombe's The Stables

    Caffè + Gelato

    Caffè + Gelato is now open every day from 10am.

    Now located in the former Gift Shop, Caffè + Gelato is open daily, offering a varied assortment of sweet and savoury lunch options, hot and cold drinks and delicious, locally-made gelato by Baboo. It's also dog-friendly!

    If you bring your own travel cup and purchase from Caffè + Gelato, you will receive 10% off your hot drink.

    Caffe Gelato Cafe Hestercombe Gardens
    Food at Hestercombe ~ cakes and sweet treats, May 2021 The Stables at Hestercombe, Taunton Photographer : Chris Lacey Food at Hestercombe - the new menu, May 2021 Stables Restaurant interior, Hestercombe Gardens ~ Food at Hestercombe Stables Restaurant, the Lutyens Room at Hestercombe Gardens

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