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The Pony & Trap

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Knowle Hill | Newtown, Chew Magna BS40 8TQ, England
1275332627
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Good for:
Local cuisine

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  • 59
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely restaurant with a nice pub feel

We went here to celebrate a friends 30th and were not disappointed. We were greeted with home made crisps with a lovely dip and had some breads whilst we waited, the bread is lovely! I had the mussels and admittedly I have had better but I think that may have been a personal taste as they were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Kathrynlouise1989
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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525 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We went here to celebrate a friends 30th and were not disappointed. We were greeted with home made crisps with a lovely dip and had some breads whilst we waited, the bread is lovely! I had the mussels and admittedly I have had better but I think that may have been a personal taste as they were not creamy enough... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Never been to a Michelin starred restaurant before, however just yesterday my wife and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary here. The waiters/waitresses were excellent, firstly. Smiling and very happy to be there, great restaurant staff, a rare commodity in England. The food itself was great, much more plentiful than I had imagined it would be and all perfectly cooked.... More 

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

The pony and trap has been on our list of restaurants to visit for some time now and the wait was most definitely worth it-we were not disappointed. 4 of us visited on Saturday night and chose to have the 7 course tasting menu (which the whole table must have) although the normal pub/restaurant menu also looked delicious Our tasting... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We visited The Pony & Trap yesterday for Mothers Day and I have to say, it was easily the best Sunday lunch I have ever had! The food was absolutely delicious and the service was great, we had our 1 year old son with us and the staff were really helpful and friendly with him too. Delicious wines to compliment... More 

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Berrow, United Kingdom
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180 reviews 180 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is still a great place to eat and the quality is really good. Met friends for dinner last Thursday evening. We've been here before so is not newe to me but what was a surprise was the quantity, this seems to be less than last time even though the prices had gone up. Am afraid I won't be going... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Me my Girlfriend and her Mother came here tonight to celebrate my Girlfriends birthday. We have been lucky enough to eat in some real quality restaurants in Bristol,London and Prague and the Pony and trap was easily one of the best places that we've eaten in. The food was absolutely fantastic and without fault,the staff were friendly and helpful.I would... More 

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Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

2 January 2015. Lunch for 4; table at back of restaurant with wonderful views over the countryside. We had 4 courses though in reality it was 3 as one cheese board was shared between the 4 of us. Mushroom soup with small scotch egg with runny yoke was a DREAM. I followed with fish which was good but the rest... More 

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Bath
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60 reviews 60 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Chose this restaurant as first of "date nights" with the wife and loved it . It's half an hour from home but worth the journey and the choice of food was exceptional . Only had one glass of wine which they forgot but that was the only problem. The apple tasting desert was wonderful

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Came here to celebrate my 20th with my parents (15/02/2015) Had been a bit of an issue being valentine's weekend, and when we came it was nowhere near the full implied on the website booking (though I managed to get an earlier table anyway and filled a little later) We all had the tasting menu and I had the wine... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is just the type of restaurant I love. I took my girlfriend here while we were on a weekend visit to Bath. It is an unassuming road-side pub from the outside, but a gastronomic sensation on the inside. The relaxed atmosphere inside makes for a really jolly evening. The service was brilliant. After being very in-decisive with our wine... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Knowle Hill | Newtown, Chew Magna BS40 8TQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Chew Magna
  • Phone Number: 1275332627

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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