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The Pony & Trap

Knowle Hill | Newtown, Chew Magna BS40 8TQ, England
1275332627
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Ranked #1 of 6 Restaurants in Chew Magna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: British
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Bath
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

It's just a pub with pub seating, by which it is not a fancy restaurant with all which that entails, it is a Saloon Bar and a back room. So if you like eating rather nice food with a couple at the next table's dog barking at the dog sat with another couple in the corner, then fine, get a... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Having eaten at The Pony and Trap on several occasions I think it's fair to write a revue. Although it is situated in a very small out of the way village It is definitely worth the effort of booking a meal luckily I live on the Mendips not to far away you get a brilliant menu not to arty farty... More

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We recently moved to Chew Magna and so this has become a fast favourite. Typically we are there for lunchtimes at the weekend, and I have to say without doubt their Sunday Lunch is the best I have had anywhere, consistently good and other excellent options if you don't want a roast (my mother in law from Texas said it... More

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Brottom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

I new we had made a good choice from the time I rang to book when an efficient helpful receptionist took our booking. On arrival the staff were warm and welcoming. The service and attention was excellent. Then come the food which was absolutely superb perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. We had shared the starter from the great British menu... More

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Warminster
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Called in with a friend for lunch as we were passing, expecting to be able to have a light lunch. We were given a set 'tasting' menu that was £60 a head and another where even starters were about £9. Another reviewer used the word pretentious. That was spot on. 'Home cooked glazed ham, free range eggs and hand cut... More

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Portishead, England
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18 reviews 18 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A friend took 16 of us and paid so I am not sure how much was paid but the menu we ordered from had £30 on it The food was very good, I enjoyed plaice while most went for rib-eye. Presentation was excellent, and service attentive. There is still a pub feel but after nearly three hours my wooden seat... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

First time here. Had the tasting menu. Crudities with vinagarette average. Two canapés on stainless steel spoons one walnut, apple and Stilton the other beet root and creamy goats cheese, sourdough bread and a walnut bread, lovely served with butter topped with salt crystals. These were all lovely fresh flavours. Starter fine slices of duck breast, duck pâté, orange and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Having dined there several times before, my wife and I treated 3 of our family to the evening there, telling them beforehand how good it would be. It lived up to all expectations. The food was excellent, as was the service. The staff were knowledgable about the food and pleasant, even taking the time to take photographs for us. OK,... More

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oldebelle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Last night we had our second average meal at the Pony and Trap. The staff who served us were excellent and the view is wonderful but we have to ask 'is the food really Michelin starred'? For the four of us we had two of the Ration Boxes (a la Great British Menu, sharing box for two). The pigs brawn... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wanted to try the food after seeing the chef on The Great British Menu. We were not impressed with the table reserved for us. The tables for two are small,and this one was at the bottom of the short flight of stairs. We did move to another table,but were very close to the next table. But,the food was really good.... More

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