Taunton

Taunton

Joined: 11 Dec 2015, 19:11

27 Nov 2016, 19:30 #1

Thinking of going to Taunton for our game in June. Can anyone recommend Hotels/b&b near the ground? - I`ll be travelling by train.
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Joined: 21 Oct 2013, 13:37

27 Nov 2016, 20:03 #2

we stayed at premier inn (Taunton east i think) but reports say the central one is ok as well. on a bus route abot amile out of town, but buses stop about 7pm.
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Joined: 07 Sep 2015, 21:28

27 Nov 2016, 21:38 #3

Castle hotel is very nice and very central but alas a trifle expensive, two arms and at least one leg in June when the cricket's on I would suspect.

Was once put up in the Corner house hotel which is again pretty central and handy if you want to try the nightlife in the evening. My employer paid as I was on a course at the time, but they were very canny with their money so it won't have cost the earth. That was a good ten years ago but looks much the same on booking.com

Premier Inn central is fine, brewers fayre on site. Does feel a bit like you've been dumped in a business park, especially in the evening but it's not too far to town or the railway station.
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Joined: 21 Aug 2013, 19:47

28 Nov 2016, 21:09 #4

My only time in Taunton for the cricket was in 1987. Almost 30 years ago!! Very fond memories, if the OP has any doubt about going, I'd encourage him to go. Lovely place to watch cricket.
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Joined: 03 Sep 2014, 13:34

29 Nov 2016, 09:03 #5

And it's even better now than thirty years ago. Of all the redeveloped grounds around the country, Taunton has to be one of the best, most sensitively and tastefully done.

Last time I stayed at an Air BnB in a nearby village. It was great. But the woman who ran it, and her girlfriends who arrived for the evening I happened to be there, were so nice that I plan to book it again. So I'm not going to share the details, sorry

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Joined: 11 Apr 2014, 14:11

29 Nov 2016, 09:20 #6

I went down to Taunton in 2015 and stopped at a Farmhouse called Yellands about 2 miles from the centre. The Farmhouse was in the middle of a housing estate but was a lovely building and breakfast. Looking into stopping there again if I go next year.
The cricket ground is only 10 mins walk from the train station and think after Worcester the most picturesque county ground I have been to.
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Joined: 17 Oct 2013, 20:44

30 Nov 2016, 00:59 #7

A lovely place to go, and a much improved ground since renovations were completed. I never found anywhere satisfactory to stay in Taunton itself, though I have enjoyed the Travelodge at Wellington and a pub near Minehead, neither of which is the slightest use if you've not got a car.
Bowlers win matches
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Joined: 11 Dec 2015, 19:11

30 Nov 2016, 13:06 #8

Thanks for your suggestions.

Had a look at booking.com and not much available - think there`ll be a lot of Tykes taking a holiday in Taunton next June!

It seems to be the stand out away Championship fixture next season so hoping to go.

Peter
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Joined: 02 Apr 2009, 12:57

30 Nov 2016, 16:56 #9

I'd recommend the Castle Hotel.
Really nice place to stay and a delightful walk along the river to get to the ground.
I like Taunton - and the local supporters are both friendly and knowledgeable.
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Joined: 11 Dec 2015, 19:11

02 Dec 2016, 19:45 #10

Finally got booked in for 5 nights at Beaufort Lodge on Wellington Rd not far from the Corner House Hotel.

Can I book 4 days fine weather somewhere? Went to the Ageas bowl for our game this season and got washed out plus similar at The Oval so fingers crossed.
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