Hestercombe, Cheddon Fitzpaine, TA2 8LG.
Overlooking the Blackdown Hills, The Column Room Restaurant at Hestercombe enjoys some of the best views in Taunton, taking in the stunning Victorian Terrace and beyond over the Great Plat and the greater Taunton vale.
The only location on the whole of the Hestercombe estate to have this view, the Column Room Restaurant will take you back to a time of elegance where you can enjoy afternoon tea in style or have a delicious lunch with the best ingredients on offer.
Situated inside Hestercombe House you can imagine how the Portmans and the Bampfyldes would have lived as you sip your tea in elegant china cups and get waited on by our professional staff.
Perfect for a birthday tea, a celebratory lunch, or just a special catch up with friends, the Column Room Restaurant offers that little bit extra, with a view to die for.
Only the freshest, most vibrant ingredients are chosen for the Column Room. Take a look at our regularly changing lunch menu, served from 12 noon until 2.30pm.
For afternoon tea, a delectable selection of cakes and sandwiches served with a choice of unique loose leaf tea, or cafetiere coffee. For an extra special experience, try a Champagne Afternoon Tea – our traditional afternoon tea but with added fizz. See the current afternoon tea menu.
You can buy an afternoon tea experience as a gift – buy a voucher online, or visit or call the Ticket Office on 01823 413923.
Restaurant Opening times are Wednesday – Sunday (plus Bank Holiday Mondays).
Lunch is served 12 – 2.30pm, afternoon tea served 12 – 5pm (last orders at 4.45pm/3.45pm in winter).
Book a table by calling 01823 410112 / 01823 414197.
Why not head up to the Hestercombe Gallery after your lunch? Take in some of the acclaimed contemporary art from some of the most renowned artists in the world and explore the house further.
Hestercombe House is set in 320 acres of gardens, which boast the world acclaimed Jekyll and Lutyens Formal Garden and Coplestone Warre Bampfylde’s Landscape Garden, complete with Pear Pond and Great Cascade.
The Column Room Restaurant has five star reviews on Trip Advisor, and makes the perfect choice for that special day out.
“We had a wonderful afternoon tea here – the classic combination of sandwiches, small cakes, scones and cream with individual pots of tea chosen from a wide choice of teas. Everything was just perfect from decor to service to the view from the windows.” Trip Advisor
“The Column Restaurant at Hestercombe House, near Taunton, serves the most wonderful Champagne cream tea, for £24.95 per head. There is a superb selection of finger sandwiches, scones and various little delicacies, along with a big range of teas. Their Masala Chai is the best! When you book, if you mention vegetarian or other dietary requirements, you will be fully catered for. Just don’t plan to eat dinner afterwards. You won’t need it! Before your tea, there are beautiful gardens and a woodland walk to enjoy, to sharpen your appetite.” Trip Advisor
“Went here last year for my mum’s birthday…it was lovely, tasty and indulgent!” FacebookRecommend0 recommendationsPublished in