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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
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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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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with friends to The Candlelight Inn at the weekend. A lovely warm welcome from Mike & Simon. Had drinks at the bar & a table was booked for dinner. The meal was excellent, scallops & rib eye steak- totally delicious. We were lucky to have Mike serving us who is a fantastic maitre d' - charming & funny &... More 

Thank WasabiAce
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just celebrated my husband's birthday at The Candlelight Inn, we were totally spoilt, a large group of 12, the food was absolutely fantastic, everyone in our party enjoyed themselves. Highly recommend the Lamb and the deconstructed Rhubarb & Custard, can honestly say you would have to go to a first class restaurant in London to equal the food served here.... More 

Thank alkieseltzer
Somerset, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The new owners have done an excellent job. This is a lovely dining pub with good food, lovely polite staff, good atmosphere all in beautiful surroundings. My husband and I stopped on our way back home at 12 midday. We were not the first in there and lots more people followed us in! We had our small dog with us,... More 

Thank deaddog3
Chard, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hadn't booked, but found us a table even though pretty busy. Made to feel welcome. Served quickly. Food very good. How nice to find somewhere locally with proper napkins and matching cutlery!! We'll be back.

Thank Alison D
Level Contributor
29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although it has recently been taken over this pub is still the best pub in the area for food. Warm, cosy atmosphere great for an intimate date or meeting friends and family. Good selection of ales, extensive menu of seasonal, local produce cooked beautifully. Good service. A great mix of a drinkers and an eaters pub. Thoroughly recommend.

1 Thank TravelLemon19
Taunton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have reviewed this pub before,,however, it has new owners, so we thought we would try it again. It is every good as before, Pub remains unchanged, very welcoming, well stocked bar, very good menu, although the "special" board was unavailable. Extremely pleasant staff, altogether a nice atmosphere. Menu prices were about average for this type of establishment. Food was... More 

1 Thank John S
Taunton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived on a damp Friday lunchtime at about 1.45pm to find a busy (but not crowded pub). Warm welcome, we were in no way rushed and enjoyed 2 excellent Rib Eye steaks. Resisted the excellent wine list as we are dieting and instead enjoyed a large bottle of Tufa Sparkling Water from White Hole springs. Good coffee and yes we... More 

2 Thank edelinick
Swansea County, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in the Chard area for a few days with family and pet dog so it was wonderful to find an excellent restaurant which allowed you to bring in your dog. The staff could not have been more helpful and there was a good choice of food which was served quickly and very well presented. A lovely old pub/restaurant done... More 

2 Thank Laraine D
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I went here on New Years Eve and had an amazing set menu with a band playing afterwards. Our friends live locally and love this place. In fact we all piled off there again on New Years Day for the Sunday Roast which again was very good indeed. I wish we had somewhere like this on our... More 

2 Thank Jon T
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this pub on Saturday evening to meet some friends with a table booked for 8pm, on arrival the bar area was packed, you couldn't move and it was very noisy. We had to wait several minutes to be served a drink and were then shown to our table which frustratingly was right on the edge of the bar... 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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?