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The Pony & Trap

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Knowle Hill | Newtown, Chew Magna BS40 8TQ, England
+44 1275 332627
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exceptional food, top service and a very pretty setting (inside and out!)

I took my wife here for her birthday with her parents on a Sunday in January having eaten here a couple of times previously and as with both times before the meal was excellent; a delicious, imaginative and beautifully presented take on Sunday lunch with very good wine on offer to partner with it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Basemess
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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165 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I took my wife here for her birthday with her parents on a Sunday in January having eaten here a couple of times previously and as with both times before the meal was excellent; a delicious, imaginative and beautifully presented take on Sunday lunch with very good wine on offer to partner with it and friendly and attentive staff on... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and our friends visited the Pony & Trap to celebrate our birthdays on a Saturday evening. The service from the front of house staff from when we walked in, to walking out the door was fantastic with great knowledge of the food, drink, producers and production. This was completely matched by the Chefs and kitchen staff who produced... More 

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Thank Julie-Mick S
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely setting with beautiful views. Food and service was excellent. Staff were friendly and attentive! Definitely worth a trip.

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Thank Emma G
Bristol, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Despite dreadful weather we ventured out to the Pony & Trap for a treat after a hard week's work. The staff were helpful with none of the arrogance you often get at places with a reputation for classy food. The complimentary nibbles whilst we looked at the menu were very welcome and our food arrived in good time. The starters... More 

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Thank Sara B
Wells, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the second time we have eaten here, the first time two of the four people sent the main course back because the menu had described the dish as 'pan seared veal' and what came was a very dry piece of braised veal. I would not have ordered braised veal as there is very little fat and it is... More 

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Thank Charlottedog007
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to have a convivial lunch with friends and enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. The steak was well cooked as requested, the brill was delicious and the ham was moist and tender. The puds were really good. The service was diligent. The P&T is a nice place to go for lunch but booking does seem to be important.... More 

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Thank robin.Mackay
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Yum, yummy Comfy full tummy A Fabulous evening in every way : poached salmon beautifully cooked to start with and the most delicious chicken parfait, all beautifully served, not pretentious just right. Main courses - the best venison We have ever tasted, the whole meal was well balanced and fantastic: the cod a delight and the duck cooked just how... More 

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Thank Fiona M
Wiveliscombe, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 92 year old Mother and I had Lunch today, the food was faultless and the service was excellent, looking forward to another visit, well worth the drive from West Somerset.

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Thank Joanna O
Bristol, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We haven't been to the Pony for about 2 years as the last meal we had there wasn't great so we thought we'd leave it for a bit. We had some friends coming over to see us that we hadn't seen for a while so we booked the Pony & Trap as we heard it had got better. I really... More 

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Thank Hungry53
Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We looked forward to our lunchtime visit as other family members had been previously. We were about 5 minutes late, mainly due to no parking spaces available, the lady behind was less than gracious when we apologised. The steaks were tough and grossly, the ham , egg and chips cold and everything vastly overpriced. We could hardly hold a conversation... 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: +44 1275 332627

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?