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Candlelight Inn

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Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
+44 1460 234476
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Second visit, great food, lovely location, service uncoordinated and needs sharpening up. Otherwise, great visit to lovely part of the world.

Thank Guzzlergirl
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For anyone lucky enough to be close by to Bishopswood, you would be crazy not to visit this pub. Simon & his team could not have been anymore welcoming and helpful when squeezing 14 & a pushchair in for dinner on a busy Sunday afternoon & again to celebrate our dads 65th birthday mid week. The food was amazing and... More 

1 Thank ehanley
Ilminster, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a very good steak and found a good selection of real ales. Very busy the Saturday evening we went so pleased we booked. Plenty of car parking and overall a very good experience. Recommended. 2 minutes off the A303.

2 Thank 810Mike17
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked for lunch for 4 today, been before (as per my previous awesome feedback) and what a let down. Service was a total sham, clearly they do not appreciate any type of questioning or feedback. We were put on a table which was like sitting in an alley way with people knocking into us and passing constantly. I asked to... More 

2 Thank Zoe0805
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just been to lunch at the Candlelit Inn. What a disappointment!!! Firstly, we were seated in a position where people carrying food and glasses passed constantly. There was a free table Opposite us and when we asked if we could move we were told NO! Secondly, we ordered rare roast beef and when it arrived it was medium and very... More 

1 Thank Linda L
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was cold and trying to sleet when we stumbled upon the Candlelight Inn this Saturday. Now I normally don't get round to doing reviews although I often have good intentions, but this place was worth an immediate mention. We were lucky enough to find a table by the wood burning stove (stove area being immediately claimed by our black... More 

1 Thank Jane M
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Dear Jane, Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review and of course your very kind comments! Delighted you enjoyed your first visit to the Candlelight and hopefully we'll see you both and your black lab back with us soon. More 

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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spent the evening here whilst staying overnight close by & couldn't have been happier! We had the scallops & duck as a starter which were amazing. We had lamb for main course which was pink & tender with flavoursome garlic mash & greens that complimented the lamb fantastically. I thought I'd be overdressed in heels & a dress but I... More 

Thank Me10nie
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for the great feedback, the team will be delighted with your comments. Thrilled you enjoyed your evening at the Candlelight. Please do come back and visit us again soon. More 

Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being a bit of a pub finder in the area and having never visited here before inwas really impressed with everything. The staff excellent l, very helpful and had smiles all round. The food was delicious and was great quality and size. Deserts looked and tasted great. The pub its self has a great feel about it and is very... More 

Thank Ben B
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Hi Ben, thanks so much for your kind review. Comments really appreciated. Pleased you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you return soon. More 

Ludlow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mike and Simon and their team really put themselves out to arrange a super 70th birthday party. Thanks to all of them!

1 Thank Elizabeth J
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

So pleased the party was a success Liz! Thank you for posting your feedback. Look forward to seeing you & Kevin soon. More 

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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In an area blessed with great pub food, this is a standout. Good food, well presented and served in a great atmosphere. Take note of the special lunch offers.

Thank Aj8709
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the visit and the great feedback! We don't take our competition lightly so it's always great to hear. Look forward to seeing you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Chard
  • Phone Number: +44 1460 234476

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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?