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13 South Parade, Chew Magna BS40 8SL, England
01275 331100
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9:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 39
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful Surprise in Chew Magna

We were guests of this Inn and thus ended up in the restaurant. What a wonderful surprise. The atmosphere was great as was the food and the service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Brantford, Canada
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Brantford, Canada
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14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We were guests of this Inn and thus ended up in the restaurant. What a wonderful surprise. The atmosphere was great as was the food and the service.

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Chew Magna, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This place looks really nice both outside and inside. I went with a group of 5 and we sat outside in the back which was really nice. We had to finally go and get a waiter. After eating our entree, we waited for the table to be cleaned, never happened. One of us went inside and got dessert menus and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We ate at the Bear and Swan twice during the week we stayed there. Both meals were excellent, modern versions of traditional pub food. Good choice of beer, cider and wine. We enjoyed the atmosphere and the friendly staff as well.

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Llanelli, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This pub is in the heart of the village of chew magnum a small but lovely setting.The pub is old and has been refurbished to a high speck not taking the history away from the building.We had a lovely welcome from the staff as soon as we walked in .We were approached straight away although the pub was full and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited here on the recommendation of the people who ran our B&B. I think that we were particularly unlucky during our visit. When we arrived, all signs pointed to the fact that this was a perfectly adequate restaurant: ambience was good, the staff were friendly, there was a good range of drinks available, and there was a good range... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Saturday night, walked off the street and were greeted warmly and a table found even though they were really busy. Food, service and ambience delightful, wine was better than expected too. A really friendly, relaxing and a delicious meal was enjoyed by both of us. Thank you.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This pub, with a few rooms, can definitely be recommended, but only with some caution.To start with the positives, the rooms are very nice indeed, provided you don't mind a small element of 'bling' in the choice of bedroom furniture. We didn't eat dinner there, thanks to the presence of a Michelin star restaurant a mile down the road. However,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Having booked in at The Pelican and found our table adjacent to noisy loud groups, we gave our apologies and took our chance at getting a table at the almost adjacent Bear & Swan. Wise move. We got a lovely table near an open window overlooking the high street on a hot summers evening. A good quality rib eye steak,... More 

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Douglas, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We will definitely stay again. We had an overnight stay before a flight. Cost about £14 and took about 15mins from/to the airport. Room and en-suite was lovely and clean and has recently been renovated. Only downside was it smelt a bit of paint, was pretty hot (but the UK was having a heatwave) and the automatic light went off... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Very nice atmosphere. Food was delicious and easy to find food for those with allergies. It is set in a beautiful village and has the feel of a local pub that welcomes everyone. There is plenty of parking - the spaces are big as well, so if you are like me, they are easy to get in to. There was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 13 South Parade, Chew Magna BS40 8SL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Chew Magna
  • Phone Number: 01275 331100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?