The Somerset pizza place which Domino’s is no match for

Getting a takeaway is a treat that most everyone enjoys now and then. However, finding the right takeaway is often a challenge, especially when it comes to pizzas. One pizza company in Somerset however has built up a strong reputation in the local community and leaves Domino’s unable to match them on taste, price, or customer service.

Barefoot Stonebaked Pizza Co are a local independent business run in the heart of Taunton and serving the community three nights a week with unmatchable pizza. With prices starting at just GBP7 for a wood-fired pizza from the back of their Piaggio pizza truck, it’s a bargain you can’t resist. We’ve got all the reasons why Domino’s is no match for the local independently run business.

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Barefoot Stonebaked Pizza Co offers a staple menu of seven different flavours every week, along with a weekly special, in either a ten-inch or 14-inch size. Flavours to choose from include margherita, veg feast, tropical, hawaiian, meat & two veg, meat feast, napoli and then the weekly special.

The menu on offer for customers to choose from.

All of their pizzas are handmade on-site before being placed into their own wood-fired Pizza oven in the back of their truck they transport around with.

They visit three different sites in Taunton every week. On Tuesdays, they’re placed at Trull Memorial Hall. Wednesdays they’re at Brittons Ash Community Hall which is next to West Monkton Primary School.

Then on Thursdays, they visit the North Curry village hall. They will be there between 4.45pm and 8pm three days a week, although timings can sometimes vary and all the up to date information is provided on their Facebook page which can be found by clicking here.

What was my verdict?

The Somerset pizza place which Domino's is no match forMy pizza was cooked to perfection

Personally, I opted for the 14-inch meat feast pizza, which is the equivalent of what I’d order if I went to Dominos. Priced at GBP15 for the larger size, it was already cheaper than the Dominos counterpart which often charges GBP20 for its largest option.

Seeing it prepared in hand was an exciting venture. A simple but effective system was in place between George and Sue, with Sue taking orders and making the pizza while George was in control of cooking them in the wood-fired oven. The pizzas themselves were done on a thin crust basis so no stuffed crust options were available, but I wasn’t complaining.

There’s something fascinating about watching your pizza cook in a wood-fired oven, seeing it delicately turned in front of the roaring flames makes it more appreciated when you do eat it.

The Somerset pizza place which Domino's is no match forMy pizza being cooked in the wood-fired oven

I was not disappointed when I opened the box to my pizza once it was completed. It smelt amazing, looked incredible and was cooked to perfection with a slight crisp on some of the crusts. The actual taste was amazing, the tomato sauce with melted cheese blended elegantly and when combined with the selection of pepperoni, chorizo and slow-cooked ham hock, it was the taste of completion.

It was cut into eight slices, although I struggled to finish it and left two of them for lunch the next day – which turns out to be a great decision. I’d highly recommend checking out what George and Sue have done with this local company and try to visit on one of the three nights that they tour Taunton on. Do you have a story or tip to tell in Taunton, Wellington or West Somerset?

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