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Candlelight Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
+44 1460 234476
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was working at the candlelight on Monday when they were closed, and one of the contractors spoke to some people who walked on a newly treated floor yes he was a bit abrupt but it was not the Landlord . The foot prints all...More

Thank avtcctv
Reviewed 2 days ago

The pub is a lovely flint stone building retaining many of its historical features,. The selection of real ales served directly from the barrels, avoiding pumps and beer lines is very good and judging by the quality are kept perfectly. For those who want to...More

Thank pws22071946
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Rudest landlord I’ve ever encountered in 30 years of going to pubs. Totally unnecessary outburst of rudeness and swearing which forced us to walk out. Stay away.More

Thank rny95
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi There, I'm very confused about your review? I certainly have not met you and anyone who knows me would testify that you wouldn't get that kind of response from me. I believe you came to the pub this Monday when we are closed all...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Perfect: good food promptly served, great service with real personal attention. A substantial cut above most gastropubs in the area. We’ll be back.

Thank vyvyan2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my wife came here for lunch. What a lovely clean pub. nice friendly staff. Great food, dog friendly too. Looking forward to coming back. To try something else on the menu. Thank you.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommended by our lovely B&B ( separate review) we have just enjoyed a most delightful dinner in a fabulous setting. Candlelight is beautifully set out with lovely dining tables and a tradition bar area. Food was delicious King Prawn and Soup starters followed by fabulous...More

Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had just arrived at the holiday cottage in the next village when it was recommended to us by our hosts. We phoned up and reserved a table and was welcomed and shown to our table on arrival. We were recommended to try the OX...More

Thank Alan F H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently came here for a meal. Food was great, friendly & helpful staff. Beautiful beer garden which is perfect for sitting out in on a summers evening. Sure we will be back.

1  Thank Susan C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for a late 'Sunday' lunch and got in just before the BBQ. Looked nice enough and the web site held great promise. Staff were friendly but.... We don't like to make a fuss and there's more to life etc.but on this occasion we...More

1  Thank DogFox2015
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Richard, Thank you for taking the time to discredit my business from the comfort of your home. Personally I've always dealt with incidents that I have been concerned with directly with the business owner. I am sorry you felt you couldn't do that on...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband hosted a celebratory dinner party for 12 of us at the Candlelight Inn last Saturday evening. Our guests are all well travelled and have eaten at many top places around the UK but all said, without exception, that it was one, if not...More

Thank Dawn N
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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|
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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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