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Candlelight Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
+44 1460 234476
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“venison” (7 reviews)
“bass” (4 reviews)
“game terrine” (4 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
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1 - 10 of 376 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Went here with friends. Nice looking pub. Staff friendly. Service was very slow. Took ages for our food to come. They did apologise. I had the Dover sole, which as over cooked and very small, the fish had been halved!! Did not complain as we...More

Thank SomersetHopeful
Reviewed 2 days ago

A varied and broad range menu, pleasant ambience with prompt and courteous service. I had the sea bass (very good).

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel we stayed at didnt have a restuarant, so we had to seek out somewhere. Really glad we found the Candlelight Inn. Excellent food, good choices. Waiter apologised that as they were extremely busy there would be a delay with service by about 20minutes, but...More

Thank Clive P
Reviewed 1 week ago

I suppose seeing lots of good reviews sometimes means that a not so good experience feels even more disappointing. I had read the menu and it looked like the Candlelight Inn would offer amazing vegetarian / vegan choices for Sunday lunch - especially as this...More

Thank Suzie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with friends for dinner last Saturday. We all went for the cote du boeuf and were not disappointed. The meat arrived beautifully presented and cooked to our liking (rare for my husband and I medium for our friends). The sauces accompanying the meat...More

Thank Julie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another great meal at the candlelight. This time it was for a little birthday gathering. The food was exquisite, duck was perfectly cooked and great choice of beer. Highly recommend but make sure to reserve in advance to not be disappointed.

Thank Thisisntmyscreenname
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were treated to a meal here by friends and were delighted with the experience. The building is beautifully olde worlde with lovely beamed ceilings, rustic style tables, cushions on the chairs and candles on tables. Friendly staff, lovely atmosphere and good food. The Service...More

Thank Orchid4841
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cannot recommend this pub & restaurant highly enough. The pub itself is stunning, full of character and a real friendly cosy feel about it. The staff are absolutely wonderful, friendly, helpful and you can have a great discussion about gin should you wish! A huge...More

Thank Tworth69
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having been here several times since the new owners took over and have never been disappointed. The food is always exceptional with a unique twist on pub classics. I particularly like the large gin selection they have with beautiful garnish’s and fever tree tonics to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is a great!! We have been to candle a handful of times and have never been disappointed!! The food is always exceptional and such an experience! Mike and Simon are always so welcoming!!! We will be back!!!

Thank t0by86
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Questions & Answers
alan n
17 February 2018|
Response from Mike R | Property representative |
Hi Alan - we would be delighted to welcome you all!
Laura R
2 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Mike R | Property representative |
Yes we do sell gift vouchers
26 August 2017|
Response from Mike R | Property representative |
Our chefs are very experienced catering for vegans. We don’t have a designated dish as we always use fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Our vegan visitors have always been impressed!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Chard
  • Phone Number: +44 1460 234476
  • E-mail
Beautiful Somerset country pub serving the highest quality food from an ever changing menu of local produce. An extensive wine list, gin bar with over 40 gins from local to international, local ales and ciders always on tap. Very easy to find just off the A303 in Bishopswood - TA20 3RS
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