WHAT OTHERS SAY
My visit to The Monks Yard was a total joy. I have to say the staff were the friendliest, the coffee superb and the soup divine. Thank you for a fabulous visit
Hi Gina, The training session is complete and they are all flying back tomorrow – Bangalore, USA and Moscow. Thank you for providing the lunches. It really was a very high standard and I don’t know of anywhere else that could have equaled it. It was very convenient having it brought over to us and it made a nice change to come over to Monks Yard mid-week. I have passed on my thanks at the café via Carol, but please pass on my thanks to anyone I missed who prepared the food.
Pamela & Michael
Dear Liz and Lisa, Michael and I would like to thank you and the volunteers for the lovely meal we had on Sunday. It was so enjoyable and as we are on our own this Christmas it was extra special to share with other people. The food was fantastic, the carols at the end really put you in a festive mood and last of all to have a gift made it a wonderful afternoon. Thanks again, Pamela and Micheal
Jean and Roger
Carol & Co, We couldn't let the opportunity pass without saying a big thank you to all involved in making last Sunday's Christmas lunch such a huge success. Our two nominees had a great time. They were both impressed with whole program. The food was so good and everyone involved went the extra mile to make the occasion very special. We are thankful to you for making our dear friends afternoon so enjoyable and memorable. Best wishes, Jean and Roger
To all at Monks Yard. Very many thanks for the lovely meal on Sunday and the kindness of all who helped to make it a wonderful day.
Chris & Margaret
To all of the management, staff and volunteers at Monks Yard. Many thanks for all your help and hard work which ensured the success of the craft fair. Proceeds from the table money have enabled me to send cheques for £500 to the Air Ambulance and £175 to Taunton Cats Protection. Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas, Chris and Margaret
Andrew and Sarah
Dear Becs and all of the MY Team, Thank you so much for everything you did for our wedding. From the moment I visited I knew it was the place for us. You made the whole thing stress free and I felt like nothing was too much trouble. Your team were friendly and were barely noticeable throughout the whole day. The food was amazing and our guests have raved about it since. I can't thank you enough for making our day so memorable and special. You have a fantastic venue and exceptional staff! Andrew & Sarah
Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to you to thank you so much for your kind donation to our raffle that was held at our last fundraising evening. We held a very successful Barn Dance recently and we managed to raise over £500 for the school. These funds will be spent on extra curriculum items which can’t be bought with the normal school budgets. Your support with these fundraising events is vital and we very much appreciate as a committee the support you have given us. Thanks and kind regards Jo
Dear Gina Thank you so much for making our Year 13 Leavers lunch so successful on Friday. The setting for our presentations worked beautifully and the weather was kind as well. Please pass on our thanks to all those involved in preparing the delicious meal that was enjoyed by all and led to a memorable occasion for all concerned. With kind regards
Dear Becky & Gina, just wanted to say a huge thank you for the excellent provision on Saturday for our party. The venue was perfect; beautifully prepared, comfortably warm, excellent food and wonderful service throughout the day. We were so blessed and so grateful. As people arrived, all of them were impressed with the surroundings. It was lovely to be able to share something of the history with them. We had a wonderful day. It was great fun catching up with each other. So thanks again for helping make it such a special day. Please pass on our thanks to your chef too, the meal was superb. God bless you in this ministry, Sheila
To all at Monks Yard, Thank you for a beautiful Birthday Champagne cream tea. We had a fab time. The staff, venue and food was brilliant. Many thanks, Therena
Hi Gina The venue is perfect for our needs and I would like to say how great it is to find a venue with lovely food and excellent Audio and Visual equipment. I am really impressed and will make sure we use you for all our future team events!
Rodney, Claire, Lauren and Harrison
Dear Andrew, Marilyn & everyone at Monks Yard. Thank you so much for your note about the CLIC charity day. £460 - WOW! What an amazing total. Thank you for the brilliant hospitality that you gave us and even providing myself and the children with lunch. It was so generous of you to donate to charity each month. CLIC showed us incredible support through our darkest days and I'm really pleased that by raising money for them they will be able to continue helping families. Thank you again & with love, Rodney, Claire, Lauren and Harrison
Hi, I just wanted to send a quick email thanking everyone at the Monks Yard for ensuring that the hen day on Saturday 9th July was a big success. The food was amazing, and such great choice and value. Nothing was too much trouble before or during the day for all the staff meaning all the guests were able to relax and enjoy their day, especially the bride to be! Thanks again, I will definitely be recommending the Monks Yard to all my friends and family as I'm sure will all the guests who attended. Kind regards Lindsay
Good morning, I would just like to thank you very much for all your help re our event that we held on 29th June, the room was lovely and food was amazing. Kind regards Alison
I would just like to say thank-you to the staff for serving us a delicious bowl of cauliflower cheese soup, with one of the nicest chunks of granary bread I have ever eaten. We very nearly missed that treat because we were told you stopped serving hot food at 1500. Thankfully the ladies did not suffer from jobsworth syndrome and just asked if we'd mind waiting five minutes for the soup to be heated adequately. Three cheers ladies for your decision. We will certainly visit again now that we've found you. Regards Lynn
Dear Dean, As per the telephone call – just wanted to say a big thank you to your tea for going the extra mile yesterday for our FSB meeting. The production of the cake and support from your team was excellent – with special thanks to your ‘singing waitress’!
Penny, Eddie, Jenny & Barry
Hi there, MY ???? We are emailing to say a BIG thank you to Ethan for providing us with such a delicious vegan cream tea yesterday afternoon ... the scones were excellent and we greatly appreciated being catered for in that way. MY is our FAVOURITE place to have a good coffee or tea in, and to meet with friends, and to celebrate in - as you may have noticed over the years!! ?? So many thanks for such a brilliant service (I have a feeling there will be more advance orders for vegan scones now!). With love and thanks from Penny & Eddie, Jenny & Barry [Monks Yard] What a lovely email to receive, thank you so much for your kind words. it means a lot!
Chris and Margaret
To: Management, staff and volunteers. Many thanks to everyone for your help and support at the craft fair. This was very much appreciated by all. We raised £455 which is going to cancer charities. Best wishes, Chris and Margaret
Charlie (Shepton Beauchamp Pre - School)
Dear Monks Yard, THANK YOU! The children, staff and parents would like to thank you very much for your generosity in donating a prize for our Christmas Raffles. We had two very successful events 'Crafty Christmas' at the end of November, when children were able to make gifts and decorations for Christmas, and the children's Nativity Play at the end of term. We raised over £500 in total which will be put towards new toys for the preschool garden and art materials. We would like to wish you a very happy and prosperous 2016. With best wishes and many thanks, charlie.
Dear Ethan, Could you please thank all the team and especially you for the wonderful lunch you made for us on the 4th. Everybody was so pleased with the lunch (They do love their food) I feel the members of Monks Yard team give me so much help and assistance that I floated through the day on a cloud. Thank you once again. See you in the New Year, Happy Christmas. Wendy
Dear Gina, Thank you, your venue was absolutely gorgeous - everyone loved it! All the best, Helen
Dear Carol, Thank you so much for the beautiful box of biscuits, so unexpected. Thank you also for allowing me to sell my poppies at Monks Yard. I've been amazed and overwhelmed at the generosity of people. I know I have raised over £320 so far and will be in touch later once I've sent all the monies off. Again thank you for all your kindness. Look forward to seeing you soon. With best wishes, Hilary.
Revd.Dr Michael (Ilminster Food Bank)
Dear Mr & Mrs Osborne, I must thank you both for the wonderfully generous decision to make the Ilminster Food Bank a beneficiary of your celebration of the seventh birthday of Monks Yard last Friday evening. I very much enjoyed the occasion and was grateful for the opportunity to say something about the Food Bank. It is great encouragement to know that the work of assisting some of the most needy in our midst has the support of so many people of great goodwill like yourselves - so thank you again for the food items collected on the evening. Also, please convey to all the staff my thanks for their attention and kindness that I received at their hands. Yours sincerely, Michael.
Tony and Louise
Hi Rebecca just a quick message to say a huge THANK YOU to you and all your staff at MY for all your hard work and help in making our wedding such a very special and lovely day for us and our guests.All of you were a great help from start to finish and nothing was too much trouble .Also you were all so very friendly too.All of guests commented on the venue and staff saying how lovely it was there.Everyone has said about how delicious the food was too.So a big thank you to your chef too!!!!! Once again thank you to all involved in making our day so very special. Yours Sincerely Tony and Louise
Fern and Dominic
Dear Becs and the Monks Yard Team We are just writing to thank you for all of your hard work, both in the lead up and on the day itself. All of the food was wonderful and lots of our guests commented on how good it tasted and what a fabulous venue the Event room is. Becs thank you so much also for the little extra touches to the presentation you did on the day, with the use of the logs to serve the food from, extra flowers and the placement of decorations. We were so touched by your care and attention to details. Thank you so much for our magical day. Fern and Dominic
Barry and Christine
Dear Rebecca, Thank you for your kindness, patience and ideas you had when helping plan our wedding reception. Being able to access the room the afternoon before was a great help. The food was exceptionally good and one of my guests who is a hotelier in Australia and travels extensively said: “The food was second to no – one and the very best he had ever tasted. The presentation of the food, ambience of the building and quiet efficiency of your staff made our reception perfect. Also a huge “Thank you” for rescuing my neighbour and my two children after two taxi companies badly let them down. To all the staff at Monks Yard a huge “Thank you.” With kind regards, Barry and Christine
Sarah (Chair, Taunton RNLI)
Dear Mr & Mrs Holling I wanted to write to you and thank you very much indeed for sharing your takings with the RNLI, as your chosen charity, a couple of weeks ago. It was really kind of you and these sort of donations are very generous. You kindly raised £410 on the day and the RLNI Taunton Branch have decided to ask for the monies to go directly towards the Burnham on Sea £41,000 Lifeboat Appeal for a new D Class Inshore Lifeboat. Caroline said she had a lovely day at Monks Yard and is highly recommending it to everyone! I hope to come and visit myself sometime soon. With many thanks indeed for your support, it is much appreciated. Kind regards, Sarah
Dear Dean and Rebecca Thank you again for your extremely generous donation yesterday as well as your generous hospitality. I enjoyed talking to many of your customers, new, occasionals and very regulars, they were all extremely complimentary about your café and those who were not aware of it, were most impressed when I explained about your community days and hence the reason for me being there with the RNLI adornments.. I have banked a total of £410 from the takings and the collection bucket which really is a fantastic amount and was a day I very much enjoyed. I have confirmed with our Area Community Representative that we can direct this to the Burnham Lifeboat Appeal and am shortly to contact them with the good news. I am sure they will then add this to their news feed and other social media relating to them. I shall certainly spread the word about The Monk's Yard and will return as a paying customer. Your staff were charming and made me feel most welcome, please pass on my thanks to them. Very many thanks again for supporting the RNLI. Kind regards Caroline
Dear All Thank you so much for the really lovely afternoon tea my friends and I had with you. Your kindness and the scrummy cakes made it a very special afternoon.
Millie (Work Experience)
Dear everyone at Monks Yard Thank you for making my whole time at Monks Yard enjoyable and fun, and thank you for looking after me for the week! Lots of love Millie
Tiffany & Chris
Hello, Wow! Where do we start ??...... Thank you ALL so much for such an amazing wedding reception!! Fantastic job! Just wanted to send you an email to say thank you, and to say that Mark Buff (photographer) has been in contact and said that you have asked for some images to be sent over and I wanted to tell you that, that is totally fine with us. Be great to use them to promote Monks Yard if you can. Think he will be sending them over to you in the next few weeks. Mark and Peter have managed to capture some great photos Monks Yard looks great!! (Does already) I have really enjoyed planning the day with you Becs and feel sad it’s all over now so if you ever need any help with planning another wedding at Monks Yard I would be really keen to help!
To the Monks Yard team, thank you for a great ‘Mamma Mia’ night. I arrived late but you still made me very welcome. Cake also scrummy, Karen
Ciaran and Jess
Dear all the staff at Monks Yard, we would like to thank you all for everything you did in helping us to create our truly perfect wedding day. Becs, we were so grateful for your planning, guidance and professionalism, you went above and beyond and we can’t thank you enough! The venue looked amazing on the day and the food was delicious (the paella and pork pies were particular favourites amongst our guests!) We have had so many lovely comments from our friends and families, some of whom said we had picked the perfect venue, so thank you! Lots of love Ciaran and Jess
Dear everyone at Monks Yard I just wanted to say a massive, huge THANK YOU.. for your wonderful support on your community day. My marathon fundraising total has just hit £3000 which is amazing, and a big part of that is from your valuable contribution which will all go to help St Margaret’s Hospice. With love and kind regards Kirsti
Dear Gina Very grateful, thanks for all you do. I really love coming to Monks Yard. It’s such a happy experience with you all and I know everyone will go away having had a really happy day. Thank you once again for your quiet, dependable organisation, and help. Wendy
Dear Gina, Thank you so much for the wonderful way you all looked after us last Thursday. The tables looked attractive as we arrived. Then the staff looked after us in an efficient and friendly manner. The food was delicious, thoroughly enjoyed by everyone. A most enjoyable occasion.
Dear Gina On behalf of all our choral society and especially myself, I can’t thank you enough for making our dinner last night such a wonderful occasion ! Everyone said it was our best ever annual dinner and mentioned so many things, from the friendly welcome in the car park, the easy, well-lit access and the little tree all lit up, to the really warm and welcoming atmosphere in the dining room and the friendliness of you and the staff, the very delicious food and the efficiency of the serving. We all enjoyed ourselves so much and hope we didn’t leave too much work for you girls at the end! A special thank you and congratulations to your chef who produced and cooked such a lovely and interesting menu; to the girls who served us and worked so hard; to the car park attendants who cheerfully stood out in the cold to see us safely in; and most of all to yourself for looking after us so well throughout ! Maybe you will see us again next year – who knows ?! Best wishes to you and all the staff at Monks Yard Jo
Hi Gina, Thank you so much to you and your team for all of your hard work on Friday. The venue and all of your help went very smoothly and everyone had a great time! Best regards, Kate
Hi, Just a quick email to say thank you for Friday night. I have had lovely feedback from those who attended – on the lovely meal and venue. Those working were so friendly and helpful and made for a really brilliant evening. Thanks again, Lynn
Gwen & Jimmy
Dear all, May we, on behalf of Val & Horace thank everyone involved with the party yesterday, for their dedication with the food, which was excellent. We were also so well looked after throughout by Ele. Must say our Ele was so attentive, nothing too much trouble. Again thanks to you all for making the party such a success. Yours faithfully, Gwen & Jimmy. P.s Hopefully another party next year!
Just to say a HUGE thank you from all of us at RPM Centre for such a fab night on Saturday. Ellie and Vicky -you were both marvellous and truly looked after us so well! Please thank your chef for once again delivering the goods more than expected!! The feedback today from the staff is that we nailed it!!! Couldn't have pulled off such a good night without such amazing food, fab venue and excellent hosting -many, many thanks. Hoping to sort through our photos later this week..... Now to get my head around next year's theme........ Kathryn x
Chris & Margaret
To all the staff and volunteers at the Monks Yard. Many, many thanks for all your help and support at the Craft Fair. We are delighted to tell you that we have sent a cheque for £500 to Taunton and Wellington Cats Protection. Happy Christmas, from Chris and Margaret
Thank you very much for a wonder afternoon tea on Friday. It was a real surprise for Jayne. The food was fantastic and setting perfect.
Dear Ellie, Thank you so much for putting such a perfect day on last Tuesday. Your arrangements were fabulous and the whole day ran like clockwork. I had many compliments on the choice of venue and the way you organised the day, food etc.. Your bright and bubbly personality made working with you such a delight and filled me with confidence for the success of the day. Thank you, thank you, thank you. So much gratitude, Wendy
Hi Eleanor, We had such a wonderful meet on Saturday at MY!! Three sisters, from Cornwall, Somerset and Norfolk, and my daughter in law from Salisbury! We were warmly welcomed by your staff, and we were there for three and a half hours...during which a great deal of delicious food was consumed!! Thankfully our toddler was well behaved, and even more so, the 9 month girlie. So thank you for your helpful...and prompt... replies to my email queries. We think we might visit you again, in the spring!!
Just a note to say thank you for Saturday. We had a great time, the food and service were brilliant, I'm just sorry that we had to rush off without saying thank you properly. Please apologise to Marilyn for us not saying goodbye and thanks. I hope we left everything as it should be!
Hello Gina, Just a little line to say a huge thankyou for all your efforts to make Pauls tea party so special. I have sent a little card to the cafe but wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the fact that nothing was too much trouble, that you constantly emailed me keeping me in the picture & that The Monks Yard showed true professionalism! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you to anyone wanting a party. I was really impressed with the room, the food & the service. Thankyou so very much. Love Tania x
Lisa and Christopher
Dear Rebecca and everyone at MY. We would like to say a massive thank you for your hard work to give us the perfect wedding day. The venue was just what we wanted and created a fantastic atmosphere from the start through to the dancing. We felt completely relaxed through the planning process and were very confident that everything would (and did) go to plan on the day. The food was delicious and we will certainly be back-as will all of the guests judging by the comments we have heard from everybody. All of the guests told us how much they enjoyed the reception at Monks Yard – the combination of the outside space and party rooms worked wonderfully. Many thanks and best wishes, Lisa and Christopher.
Hi Dean, Rebecca, & Gina. Just to thank you and the team for all your efforts yesterday. It was a lovely event and the food was amazing. Please feel free to forward the invoice onto me when this is ready. Hope to see you soon. Kind Regards Loren
Dear Rebecca, Many thanks for arranging the party last Saturday 6th September. It was a huge success and everybody enjoyed themselves. Many people commented on the great venue and how delicious the food was. So thank you for a successful afternoon. We won't hesitate to recommend you. Caroline
Tom and Louise
To Rebecca and the rest of the team Just wanted to say thank you for helping to make our special day as fab as it was. Everyone commented on how beautiful the venue was. We had a fantastic day and will remember it for years to come. Thank you so much for everything. All our love, Tom and Louise.
Once again a lovely afternoon spent at Monks Yard. Many thanks from us all. The food and service was absolutely superb. We will all look forward to our next get together with you. Many thanks to you all, Robert
Andrew & Marilyn, Thank you very much for arranging my surprise birthday party in August. My family and friends were amazed by the lovely food etc and wonderful atmosphere.
Catherine (Tripadvisor review)
“Great food, friendly staff.” We visited this restaurant twice whilst on holiday. Once for breakfast then for afternoon tea. The staff were very welcoming and really friendly. The food is locally produced and is really good quality. Everything we had was really tasty. The kids loved the huge milkshakes. I noted that it also offers a nice venue for meetings.
Good morning Rebecca Hope you had a great weekend! Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your help on Thursday/Friday! I really appreciate how quick you guys were to respond when my client needed something. I have also had a conversation this morning with ********** and he has given fantastic feedback so I wanted to pass the praise onto you.
To Carol, Nikki and colleagues, Thank you so much for your kindness and help last Wednesday.
I have never eaten such wonderful cheese scones - I now drive from Malmesbury in Wiltshire just to have one. What a wonderful cook. So sorry I do not live in Somerset anymore! Have only just found your café and it is the most delightful place with the most delightful staff. Thankyou. PS The bacon sandwiches are ace too
Dear All, Just a quick note to say thank you for all your help earlier this week with our event. Monks Yard remains one of our favourite venues! Best wishes Sarah
Donnalee & Anthony
To Rebecca and all the wonderful staff at Monks Yard. Thank you for everything you have all done, it was amazing, you've made my dream come true. Lots of love and hugs!
Just a note to say many thanks for a lovely tea and afternoon spent at Monks Yard by the G.M.C residents. Also a very big thank you to Carol for being so helpful and caring. She was exceptional. Many thanks once again from us all, and a Happy Easter to you all.
Mairi (Tripadvisor review)
Have dined here on many occasions and i have to say it is one of my favorite places to go. The food is great and there is a lush vibe! Thoroughly recommended.
David (Google review)
I often pop in for lunch when passing, usually trying one of the tempting specials they offer. Friendly staff, lovely setting & great food - definitely recommended.
Don (Via Twitter)
So well looked after by Monks Yard for our training day on Tuesday. Top venue highly recommended.
Rachel (Via Twitter)
Thanks to Monks Yard for a fantastic venue for Networking. We were in the Sanctuary this week, it was lovely, do go and check them out!
We used Monks Yard as a venue for a conference for teaching assistants. Having not arranged such a large conference before, we were slightly anxious about the logistics and organisation involved with so many delegates and speakers. However, we need not have worried. Rebecca made sure that everything was in place and really thought of everything we might need. Nothing was too much trouble and she and her team were around all day to ensure that our day went smoothly. The lunch and refreshments were a great hit with the delegates as was the venue as a whole. Many thanks
Fantastic place, beautiful setting and really friendly service. Would visit again, thanks!
Tony (Tripadvisor review)
“Good location, excellent food and service”
Good Morning Gina, Just wanted to say a huge “thank you” to you and your lovely team for the great night on Saturday, everyone commented on the food and said it was beautiful. Regards Laura
Dear Rebecca and all of the team at ‘Monks Yard’ Many, many thanks for your wonderful hospitality and service we all experienced at our Christmas party we held at Monks Yard. The food was outstanding – many people were commenting on the very high standard & quality and we are keen to return to the Monks Yard for lunches with friends and family. I am very pleased to say that the whole night went extremely well and every single member of our staff said it was the best Christmas party the swgy has had! I really appreciate your excellent communication, flexibility and general welcoming friendly attitude. Many thanks again for making our night so special. Each of us (all 23!) look forward to sampling your food again very soon! Best wishes Dr P
I have just got in and I wanted to let you know straight away what a brilliant day we've had. Everyone at The Monks Yard was so friendly and helpful (even to the providing of a capo!) and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms we used were perfect for our requirements with everywhere spotless,warm and comfortable. The food was wonderfully tasty (compliments to whoever made the quiche- it was delicious) and was just the right amount - everyone had enough and there was nothing left over. The selection of afternoon drinks was also greatly appreciated. So please pass on our thanks to everyone from all of us at Sherborne Community Church. You obviously have a great team!
At Nexus we run IT Technical events every quarter throughout the South West and we are always looking for quality venues. We decided this quarter to hold one of our workshops at Monks Yard. All of the pre-event organisation was perfectly dealt with and I found Gina and Rebecca very professional and helpful. Our delegates and staff were very impressed with Monks Yard and we will definitely use them again. Thanks to all at Monks Yard who helped to make our event a success – Stacey Constable, Marketing Manager – Nexus
Dear Gina and Marilyn, Just a small note to say a very big thank you for all the help you have given me. We were all delighted with the whole set up on Tuesday, the room looked so nice. As for the food, well all our guests thought it was amazing, all tastes were catered for, and there is nothing better than the taste of good fresh food, it was so very nice. Sincere thanks once again, not only from myself but from all my family, who were as pleased with eveything as I was.
To Rebecca and Staff. Thank you for the wonderful food and reception at the Monks Yard for the funeral tea. It was very much appreciated by all who attended. Thanking you, Mrs L
Alison (Tripadvisor Review)
Yesterday our daughter was married at nearby South Petherton and the reception was at Monks Yard. We have to say that we had a great time and without exception our guests were highly complimentary about every aspect of the venue and overall experience. Of particular note were the friendly and supportive staff. This of course is very important on such occasions with every request being responded to positively. Activities included speeches in a separate area with managed PA system, food and tables likewise. The band was housed in an open barn and a disco was also cared for. It was really nice that the younger members could enjoy themselves in the open court yard whilst the more senior were able to relax in one of the many adjoining areas. If you are looking for flexible arrangements with something for all ages this is the place for you. Many thanks Rebecca and Andrew for helping make the special day an event to remember.
Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for organising the garden party that we held at Monks Yard on Saturday. The organisation of the event was fantastic and the food was wonderful. We received a lot of comments about the great venue and it really is thanks to you that our event was so successful. Thank you again for all of the work that you put into making the event so successful, it has been greatly appreciated and we look forward to working with you again in the future. Kind regards Kate
Thank you to everyone who helped and attended the launch of 4N Ilminster yesterday and what a fantastic first meeting it was with over 30 attendee’s and great foresight from Brad Burton as ever! I am sure you feel the same way as me in passing on our thanks to the Monks Yard team who looked after us very well on our first meeting as we can be very demanding! Even car park attendants! This is a first for me at a 4N meeting! So thank you all again on making it such a successful morning. Best regards Chris
Business meeting venue with excellent wholesome food (Tripadvisor review)
An excellent meeting venue, especially The Sanctuary Room and made even better by the personal service of the owners and their wonderful cafe with home made,locally sourced food. delegates were wowed by the freshness, presentation and portion sizes! Relaxed and welcoming atmosphere that enabled us to get on. Will be using the venue regularly from now onwards.
Henley Ladies Skittle League
Hi Gina, I would just like to say a big thank you on behalf of the Henley Ladies Skittle League, to all the staff that worked so hard to make our presentation evening a huge success on Saturday night. The room looked lovely and the food was great. Everybody had a good time and lots of the ladies say that they will visit the café when they are next in the area and recommend it to their friends and family. Once again many thanks.Alison
Dear Rebecca, I would like to thank you for hosting the year 13 leaver's lunch on Friday 24th May 2013. We really appreciated the time and care that had obviously gone into the preparation for our arrival and your smooth liaison with the organisation of the event. We enjoyed the delicious food and had a memorable event. Many thanks Karen
Amazing sandwiches! (Tripadvisor review)
Amazing sandwiches, came here for lunch meal and was extremely impressed with the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff, the presentation of the food and food quality. Thanks Lizzie
Matt (Tripadvisor review)
Being local to the Monks Yard is what can only be described as a bonus, I try to spend my occasional weekday day off lunchtime here, with friends or family, the relaxed atmosphere and welcoming staff make Monks Yard a lovely place to spend an hour or two, with a smallish but lovely, home cooked rustic type menu there is always something to take your fancy whether it be a coffee and a cake, sandwich or a hot meal, they cater for everyone, I hear they do fantastic events throughout the year, as well as boasting a very capable conference and training facility. If you're ever driving through Ilminster, and want something different to the usual chained pub grub meal or Burger King, then I urge you try Monks Yard, I would be amazed if you were disappointed.
Dear All, I would like to thank you all so much for the warm care you showed to us today. Everyone was very happy with the service, the food and the timing. The wedding is on Sunday and the bride to be has had a wonderful start to her weekend. One of our ladies is going to be 90 in July and so we may be back!!! Many thanks Sandra
Pat Jenkins Head of pathway development Somerset CCG
I have been using the excellent facilities at Monks Yard for the last 4 years for meetings and events involving health professionals from all over the county. The unique peaceful atmosphere at Monks Yard is coupled with the efficiency and friendly attitude of the staff. Nothing is too much trouble and you are always made welcome. New attendees at Monks yard always comment that it is a lovely environment. I would recommend Monks Yard both for business and for pleasure, the cakes in the cafe cannot be resisted
Carmen (Via Twitter)
Had a wonderful lunch with you today, and a slab of cake to die for. Thankyou. :-)
Charlotte (Tripadvisor review)
As we live locally, we have been here lots of times for coffee, lunches and birthday cream teas. We have never, ever been disappointed. Came today with my Mum for lunch. Arrived at 12 md and the place was buzzing! Found a table easily and had a delicious lunch. The staff were so helpful and kind. Smiling and happy. They all looked like they really loved their jobs - I'd be happy too if I worked here!!! We are so lucky to have Monks Yard nearby. The food is so different to any other eateries in the area. Really trendy, healthy stuff. No chicken nuggets or burgers here! Today, I saw young children eating GOOD FOOD, not the rubbish you usually find on a children's menu. The only nod to normal pub/café food is the chips. A bowl of thrice cooked golden chips! I have NEVER had better chips. Yum!
We were delighted to return to The Monks Yard, for our latest Chamber networking event, and once again the service, venue and food was second to none and exceeded all our expectations. Many thanks to Dean and all the team for making us so welcome – see you again soon!
To Becky & Dean and all the staff at Monks Yard. A big thank you for putting on such a good evening for us on the 12th March. It was much appreciated by the partnership SW team, Thanks Andrew
Dear Rebecca, Please may I now thank you for the wonderful spread that was provided? It was the best I have ever seen at a funeral. The family were really pleased that we could provide refreshments for several who had travelled and of which Beatrice would most certainly have approved. On behalf of the family, once again, thank you.
Rebecca T (Tripadvisor review)
This was my first visit to The Monks Yard thanks to a family member, and what a lovely little place! We arrived for lunch at noon and by late afternoon were still there. The food was delicious and atmosphere welcoming, at no point did we feel we over stayed our welcome. I have already recommended you to friends and can't wait for my next visit!
NADFAS Study Day
Dear Everyone at Monks Yard Thank you so much for your quiet unobtrusive support. The day ran like clockwork thanks to you. It was wonderful to be able to relax and know that all the technical details had been taken care of. Also that all the feeding and watering of the members was under control. You made the day for me. Thank you once again, Wendy
Lovely Lunch! (Tripadvisor review)
We have just had a lovely lunch at the Monks Yard cafe. The building is light airy and really clean. I loved the photographs on the wall. The lunch was home cooked and delicious and very reasonable priced. The beetroot and sweet potato tart topped with grilled goats cheese was so yummy I am going to try to replicate it at home. Coffee very good too. (The toilets also were scrupulously clean)
Hello Gina, I would like to say a massive thank you to you and your team, everyone really enjoyed the party on Saturday night, they all said the food was great and would love to come back again next year. I believe some awards may have been left with you so I shall pop over at some point this week and collect them. Once again thank you very much for a fantastic evening see you again next year J Laura
Good morning Dean I have now done the sums for the craft fair and am delighted to tell you that I will be sending a cheque for £600 to Ferne (animal sanctuary) from profits from bookings plus another £270 from my sales to a couple of cancer charities. I would like to thank you again for the excellent organisation and service given by your volunteers and for the generous concessionary room booking fee without which the amount raised for charity would have been considerably less. Hope to see you on the 15th. Thanks to all your team and best wishes Margaret
Wanting coffee or food on the A303, stop here!! (Tripadvisor review)
I work in Taunton and have colleagues in South Somerset, so we often meet here for coffee/lunch and a quick relaxed meeting or catch up. Food is great, good portions and lovely coffee. I like the small range of crafts on sale, and the cakes are a yummy treat. Staff are always friendly. Been to a couple of conferences here as well and not known there to be any problems. Ignore the overpriced road cafes and Little Chefs and stop here, you will not be disappointed.
Just to say, I visited your cafe to lunch with two friends yesterday and I was so impressed with the quality of food and service. Not only were the ingredients fresh, tasty and imaginatively put together but the meal was generous, too (so rare nowadays)-even the coffee. A very pleasureable experience at a competitive price. Your staff were delightful too. I will return! Kind regards, Penny
Just to say, thank you very much for this afternoon. We all had a good time, lots of chatter and laughter and the cakes were delicious. Many thanks Audrey
Sharon & Julie
To Nikki, Gina and everyone at the Monks Yard Thanky you all so very much for making our Mum's wake such a lovely, stress free event. Everyone commented on how wonderful the refreshments were, and what a lovely place etc - the food was absolutely gorgeous!
Thank you so very much for helping to make our party such a huge success,we had a brilliant time for so many reasons. Having everything ready so that we didn't have to do anything,was perfect,the food was outstandingly good and even the weather was warm and pleasant so we could make full use of outside. It has left us with many fabulous memories which will last a lifetime. We can not begin to express how grateful all of you were from talking through ideas with Nikki,to getting all those t-lights lit and staying up to clear away after we finally left the building! Our grandson,who was quite frankly,the star of the evening,loved every minute of it and at midnight I was reading him a bedtime story to help him calm down enough to sleep!!
I am delighted to have discovered your wonderful cafe on a journey last tuesday. (we discovered you by accident - we missed the services entrance and went on to yours - thank goodness!) I had the most delicious chai tea at monk\'s yard. Loads of different spices and flavours in it! what brand do you use and is it fairtrade? I want to buy some for home use if poss. [Note~ We use only fairtrade 'Emeyu' looseleaf tea. For more information see: http://www.emeyu.com/ ]
Met here for lunch with some friends this week and was very pleasantly surprised. Monks Yard has a great atmosphere and very helpful, friendly staff. The food was excellent and freshly made too. We will certainly be going again.
Thank you again for organising such a lovely evening for us. Everyone was really complimentary about the service, the venue and the food, so please pass on our sincere thanks to all concerned. Kind regards
Carol Crane (Rosie Crane Trust at MY Summer 3)
Hi Gina We did very well, thank you. We raised £190 which is more than we have raised before! It was a very enjoyable day, lots came through the room we were in. The tombola proved very popular again this year. We find the people you get coming to your events very friendly, generous and kind. Thank you for inviting us again. Carol Crane
Laura and Scott
All at Monks Yard. We just wanted to say thank you for letting us have your beautiful venue for our special day. It was a perfect day with perfect weather, we were so lucky. Nikki, a special thanks for all the hard work you put in to making it so special, you were fantastic. Love Laura and Scott
To all at Monks Yard. We would like to say a huge thank you for your help on Tuesday 10th July when we hosted our Teaching School’s Launch at Monks Yard. A number of delegates who attended the event commented on how excellent the venue was. This ranged from the location itself, the delicious cakes and lunches and the helpfulness of the staff. The launch was a success and everyone left full of excitement and enthusiasm for the new venture. We feel that the venue and hospitality you showed us contributed toward this. Thank you again and hopefully see you in the near future for further events that we may need to organise. Best regards Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis
On behalf of Holyrood Academy, may I take this opportunity to offer my thanks for the superb set up and arrangements on the day for our Student Conference. The service provided by all at Monks Yard was really appreciated and contributed to a fantastic day enjoyed by students and adults alike. The students and I were very impressed with the food and they went away feeling very grown up after their day's experience. Please extend my thanks to all concerned and we look forward to using your facilities in the near future. With kind regards
(Feedback from a recent conference booking) Lovely venue, Lovely sandwiches and drinks, light airy room on a hot day Very Good, comfortable, 5/5 Food & drinks good
Jen & Chris
Dear Nikki, A note to thank you very much indeed for helping to make our wedding day so special. Our reception at Monks Yard was everthing we hoped for and more. You handled the planning and everything connected with the day brilliantly - you have great personal skills and made us feel very confident that all would go well. Please pass on our thanks also to the staff at Monks Yard who were involved with the day. Everyone told us how impressed they were with the venue, food and general organisation- so thank you all very much.
We are using studio space at Monks Yard today to photograph our new range of Riser Recliner chairs. It's a great space for photography and we are looking forward to using some of the fantastic brickwork in our fashion-style shoot tomorrow. Thanks to all the staff at Monks Yard for your help over the next couple days!
Thank you so much for making today so special for Esme. We are so glad that we came to you for our very special celebration.x
About a mile from A303 near Ilminster, ideal stop for coffee or lunch. Very good "specials" menu and a standard menu of wide range of light lunches - all food freshly prepared good coffee. Nice building and shelter out door area developed from old farm building, also a conference centre. Very friendly, helpful staff
Hi there I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your team for looking after us so well yesterday, the venue you have is wonderful and the way you looked after us was great, we all enjoyed the food and for someone who is very used to having to take my own food to events as Coeliacs aren’t catered for, to not only get a delicious lasagne for lunch but also a gorgeous piece of chocolate cake in the afternoon was a real treat, thank you so much. We all had a great day yesterday and this was in no small part due to the wonderful surroundings and way you all looked after us, thank you. Kind regards
To all the staff. I am writing on behalf of the Colourists Art Society to thank you for looking after us so well while we have been holding our demonstrations at the Monks Yard. It has been a pleasure to meet in your well appointed premises with its friendly atmosphere. The delicious cake was much appreciated and made our last meeting a bit more special. Yours Diana
Clare, Dan & Billy
Dear Nikki, Gaynor and all at the monks yard. Just a note to say thank you so much for all your hard work for our wedding, it was perfect and we had such an amazing time!
I have used The Monks Yard and My Experience a number of times now and the service and facilities are excellent. The team is very helpful and flexible and the refreshments are of extremely high quality.
We were on holiday in the area and found The Monks Yard on our travels and decided to stop and have lunch. We were made to feel very welcome, the grub was superb and excellent value for money. We have bookmarked it and will be back next time we\'re in the area. Thanks very much!
A little MY Summer Feedback
Had a such a lovely time today at Monks Yard, loved the live music from Farfisa & Seatrees...........Fab day at Monks Yard today - beautiful weather, great music & stalls - an excellent day had by all!...........Thankyou to Monks Yard. MY Summer was fantastic. My best craft fair yet :-)
We have been calling in at Monks yard whenever we travel westwards ever since you first opened & we saw your board near the roundabout - we thought we would give it a try rather the catering outlets on the roundabout, & would now never go anywhere else. Great venue, great food, warm welcome, & a great Christian witness.
Dear Nikki, Just a quick note to thank you, and all your colleagues at Monks Yard, for all you did to make my Father's birthday so special. Everything was just perfect, the food, the staff and the whole ambience and my Father and all our guests have asked me the pass on their thanks and gratitude. You will be pleased to know that he has already decided on the venue for his 100th! Very many thanks to you all. Kind regards, David
Dear Rebecca, Thank you to all the staff concerned for providing the amazing cream teas. Everyone thought it was a brilliant idea and the scones were superb. Many thanks for helping me out and providing this as 'outside catering'. The whole occasion was excellent.
Dear Rebecca and all the team at Monks Yard. Just a few lines to thank you for such a wonderful evening on Saturday night. We all had such a lovely time, and it will be a celebration to remember! Everyone thought the food and your venue were superb - and were all very complimentary! So a big thank you from us all for making it go so smoothly, and for giving us all such a wonderful time. Best wishes Julie
Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and the staff to making our party on Saturday a great success. The food was excellent and everyone we met was helpful, and the venue was perfect. The family were full of compliments to you so thanks again, kind regards Janet.
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