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Candlelight Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
+44 1460 234476
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
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Reviewed today

Found this gem of a pub on the way to Exeter, great food, good choice of drinks (the Gin selection is well stocked!) and above all nice friendly staff, will definitely call in again if we are passing this way again

Thank 67Todd
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a friendly inn. As I was driving I could not taste there ale but will do next time I visit. We ordered the beef and it was sirloin of beef. I would of preferred it slightly more rare but that a personal taste. It...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We were a group of twelve here for dinner and came away very satisfied. The service for such a large group was understandably a bit slow but we were not interested in fast-food. The meals were delicious and every one of us got a treat...More

Thank GlobetrottingViking
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Renting a cottage in the area we were recommended this pub. The food was awesome...a true gastro pub....and dog friendly too. The choice of food from the menu was extensive and the selection of draught beers and ciders was a welcome surprise. Love this pub,...More

Thank Tony O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time visitor. 7 of us needed a place to celebrate a family milestone. We were recommended The Candlelight Inn and were very pleased with our experience. The quality of service, excellent food and reasonably priced wine list made for a wonderful evening. My professional...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went as a large group on a Thursday evening. As we were a big group we had a preordered but sadly had a incredible wait for our main meal. This was delicious when it arrived and we were very kindly given a complimentary drink because...More

Thank Liz T
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this pub/ restaurant as it was half way for us to meet with some of the family. Plenty of parking and a lovely welcome when we walked in. They have a specials lunch menu of 2 or 3 courses which 3 of us...More

Thank BBaker55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited here a couple of days ago, I think a Thursday evening and didn't book a table but we were nicely greeted and shown to our table. The food is amazing! We had Camembert and pig cheek to start and this was to such...More

Thank lauraaw1995
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited The Candlelight Inn for dinner recently, part of a small family gathering. We were all very impressed and well satisfied with our evening and thought it represented very good value. We received a warm welcome on arrival and were soon seated at our...More

Thank Tripmanager
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

5 of us went for a meal on a Saturday evening. The meal was really nice and, as a group we recommend the grilled Camembert and the pigs cheek starters. The mussels stood out as a good main but my rare rump steak was lovely...More

Thank Muzzah2
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22 August 2017|
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Response from candlelight2011 | Property representative |
Yes we are very happy to cater for vegans - any day of the week!
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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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 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
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
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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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