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Opening at The Castle at Taunton – 26th July – Castle Bow Bar & Grill

July 17, 2012

New Chef.  New Restaurant.  
The Castle at Taunton opens
Castle Bow Bar & Grill.  

After closing its restaurant fifteen months ago, Taunton’s landmark Castle Hotel has reinvented itself with the opening this week of Castle Bow Bar & Grill.

The kitchen will be led by new Head Chef, Liam Finnegan, 27, under the supervision of Director and Co-proprietor, Dominic Chapman, the Michelin starred laureate of the Royal Oak, Paley Street in Berkshire.

With Finnegan – a protégé of Michael Caines at Gidleigh Park and Bath Priory – Chapman has devised the menu (view menu). A menu which subscribes to his values of being ingredients-driven and relying on the seasons where clarity of flavours and simplicity of execution are the hallmarks of the cooking. The average spend will be about £30 for three courses.The Grill is accessed through a new entrance on Castle Bow, the Grade One medieval gateway to the town and a principal pedestrian thoroughfare linking the town-centre with Castle Green.  This allows the restaurant to stand in its own right, separate from the hotel’s main entrance.The new eaterie is located in a space next door to BRAZZ, The Castle’s town-centre brasserie, also on Castle Bow, in a deliberate move to distinguish it from the old restaurant which is now used for private functions.

The interior of the Grill, designed by Co-proprietor, Louise Chapman, is relaxed, informal but stylish with etched mirrors, large framed prints and Tiffany chandeliers to give the space a dash of 1930’s Art Deco.

Service will be under the direction of General Manager Marc Mac Closkey and Grill Manager, Dean Sharland. Open for Lunch: Wed – Sun 12.00-2.30pm and Dinner: Wed – Sat 7.00-9.30pm.  The Bar is open every day.

Castle Proprietor Kit Chapman, Dominic’s father, said “Above all, our new Grill is going to be fun, with terrific food everyone will love – and importantly, at an affordable price”.

Complimentary glass of Prosecco when dining in Castle Bow Bar & Grill during August 2012.
Our retro-chic new eaterie opens on Thursday, 26th July. And, in celebration, we are offering a free glass of Prosecco to those who visit in August 2012. Pre-booking is required – Tel: 01823 328328 or email mention voucher when booking and present to staff on arrival.

August Dinner B&B Offer
A delicious two-course dinner in our new retro-chic Castle Bow Bar & Grill, overnight accommodation and an award winning English breakfast from £99 per person, per night. Tel: 01823 272671

Available throughout August 2012 only. Quote “Grill 2” when booking.

Please note that Castle Grill is open Wednesday – Saturday for dinner.

The Castle at Taunton, Castle Green, Taunton TA1 1NF

Castle Bow Bar & Grill, Under the Archway, Castle Bow, Taunton, TA1 1NF

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