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Candlelight Inn

) #3 of 41 Restaurants in Chard $$ - $$$ , British,
Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
+44 1460 234476
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“truffles” (6 reviews)
“duck” (14 reviews)
“game terrine” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
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1 - 10 of 277 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Have always found this an excellent country pub which offered well above average service and food. Had not been for a while and on first of two recent visits discovered had changed ownership. Was slightly amused by description as can remember when in the 70s...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my son here based on a recommendation. It surpassed my expectations - food, staff and ambience are very good. The first of hopefully many visits.

Thank AKS1960
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Delighted you enjoyed you're visit and we look forward to your return!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with 3 friends to the Candlelight not having been since it changed hands several months ago. It used to be a favourite for a nice meal, so I was a little apprehensive as I hadn’t heard anyone say anything about what it was...More

1  Thank Sally190730
Mike R, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Sally - thank you for taking the time to review us. Your comments are very much appreciated. Delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Candlelight and we look forward to welcoming you back again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely country pub. Booking is advisable, especially at the weekends. A warm welcome and great service. The restaurant was quite busy on the evening that we visited and we were fortunate enough to be offered a complimentary drink as we had to wait a short...More

Thank Ruffley116
Mike R, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Delighted you enjoyed your evening with us - please do come back again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Robbo's gang staying in Bishopswood for a birthday celebration. Candlelight pub close by. Beer festival was on over the bank holiday weekend - excellent. Mike and Simon proved to be perfect hosts to holiday makers as well as locals. Thank you for your fun hospitality...More

Thank Hotspots21st
Mike R, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Was a pleasure getting to know you all, really pleased you enjoyed your time here and we very much look forward to seeing you again sometime. Take care.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We escaped the city to go camping in Somerset for a week and stumbled upon the Candlelight Inn who were hosting a Beer Festival. We had such fun on the first evening we returned Saturday and Sunday to enjoy live music as well as a...More

Thank Killa29
Mike R, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review! Really pleased you enjoyed our beer festival - make sure you come back and visit us again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have always loved The Candlelight, but must admit the last time I went for Sunday lunch was a bit disappointing. There was nothing really wrong with it, certainly not enough to complain about, but it was just a bit ordinary. I had roast lamb...More

Thank Helen K
Mike R, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Helen - many thanks for taking the time to post your review. We are currently looking into our Sunday menu so watch this space! We are still serving our famous truffles, I suspect we had run out when you visited us. Hopefully you'll come...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a meal on recommendation. Couldn't of asked for a more pleasant evening. Staff were lovely and attentive. Food was superb (burger was one of the best I've eaten!) desserts were just as delicious. Wonderful friendly locals pub atmosphere. Will definitely be returning!

1  Thank Lucy W
Mike R, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Lucy, thank you so much for your review. Delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Candlelight, we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and two friends arrived for evening dinner at the Candlelight and felt comfortable in this charming country restaurant. We all selected different starters, main courses, which were of the best quality and tasted divine. Great selection of wines to go with the extensive...More

Thank keithtonge
Mike R, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review - delighted you enjoyed your visit to our pub. Our team really appreciated feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went along to meet up with friends who live in Langport - on our way home from Devon to Guildford. We found the pub quite by accident on a detour to avoid a traffic jam on our way home in May and saw the pub...More

1  Thank chrisann662016
Mike R, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to post your review and of course your very kind comments! Delighted you enjoyed your visit and we look forward one day to welcoming you back to the Candlelight.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Meals
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
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
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