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17 East Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3LP
Treds is an alternative shoe shop in the main street in Taunton. They sell shoes like Crocs, Uggs, and New Rock boots.
Prices are pretty much standard across the industry, even though they seem to always have a poster in the window advertsing “UP TO 70% OFF!!!”, it’s hard to find a pair of shoes that actually is discounted by that much.
If you want to buy a cool pair of shoes though, and you’ve got money to spare, you could do a lot worse.
36 North Street, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1LW
If you need cheap shoes for a one-off event, Shoe Zone can sort you out.
However, if you’re in the market for a pair of shoes to actually wear for more than a day or two, go somewhere else.
All the shoes they sell are very plasticcy, not comfortable at all - you’d be better off going across the road to Debenhams, or down to Clarks et al.
Vivary Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3JW
Vivary Park is lovely. There are lots of benches in the sun and shade, as well as a large amount of places to sit on the grass.
There is a crazy golf course and cafe across the river, and a playpark for the kids.
A great place to go and eat lunch - bought from one of the many sandwich bars in the high street of course!
Priory Way, Taunton, Somerset TA1 2BB
A little out of the way, Mobile Radio is a good mobile phone repair shop.
They used to be a Nokia Repair Centre but as far as I know they have stoped doing that now. They will still repair them but at a charge, rather than under warranty.
Friendly and helpful, they sorted my Nokia E65 out without a hitch. The location lets them down a little though.
111 High Street, Somerset, Street, Somerset BA16 0EY
A bog standard Wetherspoons pub, this one. Quite small, and always gets very packed on a Saturday (probably due to the proximity to Clarks Village retail outlet).
Cheap beer, the usual JDW food fayre, but when I took my OH there a while back, they served us raw cold (well, barely heated) steaks that were still bleeding and cold.
14 Fore Street, Wellington, Somerset TA21 8AQ
Paprika is one of those “undiscovered-gem” shops that you never knew was there until you knew… if that makes sense.
It’s a gift and homewares shop selling all kinds of weird and wonderful things, mainly revolving around things with candles in, things with pretty patterns on, and just general nice things for your home and garden.
Prices are good and the service is excellent.
Priory Bridge Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1QD
Shell’s prices aren’t too bad. Until recently they’ve been echoing Morissons prices, recently they seem to have been a penny or so more expensive.
One thing they have over Morissons is that they sell super unleaded (aka V-Power) which is the high-octane fuel that Morissons do not sell, so if you need that stuff, here’s probably the best place to get it.
30-33 East Reach, Taunton, Somerset TA1 3ES
This Esso petrol station has a Tesco Express built onto it, which has really expensive prices for everything it sells.
The petrol is usually 1-2p more expensive than the Morrisons and the Shell round the corner, so unless you really need to (or if it’s late - this place stays open late which is one good thing), drive on past and round the dual carraigeway to one of the other places!
3 Staplegrove Road, Taunton, Somerset TA1 1DE
This is my local, and it’s a brilliant restaurant. The staff are excellent, the food is excellent, and the menu is wide-ranging.
The decor inside is very nice, and it’s easy to see why they’ve been nominated for so many awards.
My personal favourite is the prawn bhuna, but for those of you with a stronger palate there are all kinds of curries, and a wide array of side dishes too.
Unit SU72A Glass Walk, Cabot Circus, Bristol BS1 3BQ
I can only echo erzibet’s sentiments about Yo! Sushi finally making it’s way down south.
The restaurant is a good size, overlooking the Cabot Circus centre from the 3rd floor with a huge glass wall to look through. Neon coloured lights jass up the place too.
It’s the standard sushi bar fayre, but staff are wlays willing to make up special requests that aren’t on the conveyor belt - there are menus on hand to give you inspiration.
Mineral water costs £1 a head for as much as you want from the taps situated by your seat, and all the condiments such as wasabi and soy sauce are sunk into the bar.
A great meal, but take your biggest wallet - you’ll want to try one of everything!