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The Pony & Trap

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Pony & Trap Knowle Hill | Newtown, Chew Magna BS40 8TQ, England
+44 1275 332627
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Today
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Bristol
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had lunch here. Absolutely delicious. We had Cod with roasted leeks, the most divine blobs of taste on the plate and a pot of crunchy, moreish chips. They definitely deserve their Michelin star. The atmosphere in the pub was very nice and traditional. We had a great time. Highly recommended.

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my family here for my Dads birthday and the food was incredible again! Fresh, tasty and the portions were perfectly sized so we could enjoy all courses! The waiters/waitresses were brilliant however I am gluten intolerant and was given the wrong course twice, once I actually ate part of the meal. Which they apologised for but still shouldn't be... More 

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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222 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited to celebrate my wife's birthday on the actual. Usually can't get in anywhere. Thanks to SatNav we found the place after circumventing some roadworks. We were given homemade crisps and aioli while we waited for our snacks, not long waiting for any course. I had quail scotch egg (best scotch egg ever), while my wife had steak tartare in... More 

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Stanstead Abbotts, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was treated to a meal here for my birthday, and where should I begin? Let's be brutally honest, the staff were absolutely amazing, they were really friendly and helpful, I can't praise them highly enough. They made a real effort to make sure we both had a really lovely time. The food was superb we both had three courses,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I treated my boyfriend to the tasting menu with fine wine pairing for his birthday this weekend just gone. It was hands down the best dining experience either of us have had (I've dined previously at 2 michelin star Sketch yet preferred The Pony and Trap for overall experience). Every course was delicious (minus the oysters for me which I... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a surprise birthday meal arranged by my husband, and my daughter and her other half met us there. The meal did not disappoint. Each course was superb, as is to be expected from an acclaimed chef. But over and above this, the staff complete the experience. They were helpful, friendly and very much a part of a lovely... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in December and had a lovely meal, as ever. It has a great relaxed feel, the food is wonderful, and the service excellent. It is one of our favourite places and is always the first choice for family celebrations, but is equally good for a leisurely Sunday lunch or a great value bar meal (must try the ploughman's next... More 

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Devon, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The laid back,casual atmosphere of this country inn is a refreshing change and lets the food do the talking. Quality ingredients, perfectly cooked and beautifully seasoned - no need to reach for the condiments! Great wine list too. Friendly, confident yet unobtrusive staff seamlessly whisk away empty plates and know just when to bring the next course. Absolutely lovely -... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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173 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in Bath and we were in the need of seeing a little bit green and for the lunch this restaurant was the perfect choice. It has a cosy atmosphere, candles, flowers, windows opening to the green valleys... The menu is quite varied. The service is professional.

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London, England
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for dinner here both on recommendation and having seen the reviews previously written on here. The pony and trap provides a relaxing, unpretentious setting for some great food! We both had the pigeon to start, which didn't disappoint, and mains of steak and venison (which we had to share because we couldn't decide!). Staff were friendly and patient,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pony & Trap Knowle Hill | Newtown, Chew Magna BS40 8TQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Chew Magna
  • Phone Number: +44 1275 332627

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?