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Candlelight Inn

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Bishopswood | Bishopswood, Chard, England
01460234476
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dogs and toddlers

First may I say that the service and food in this Inn is first class. We love eating and drinking here. However, recently myself and two friends had lunch at the Candlelight and although I did approach a member of staff to quietly make my complaint, he said he didn't have time. It was a lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Jenny D
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Chard, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Chard, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

First may I say that the service and food in this Inn is first class. We love eating and drinking here. However, recently myself and two friends had lunch at the Candlelight and although I did approach a member of staff to quietly make my complaint, he said he didn't have time. It was a lovely sunny day and, as... More 

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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The Candlelight Inn is a perfect place for us to meet up with friends who come from Cardiff whilst we come up from Cornwall. We are now welcomed as old friends and we have never had a bad meal yet. The food is of a very high standard and produces two menus, one set table d'hote and another more extensive... More 

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Somerset
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We've eaten at the Candlelight Inn a few times over the years - but hadn't been for a while until recently. In the last couple of months, we've eaten there three times and each time has been absolutely excellent - for food and service. It is a lovely country pub in a village setting but only a mile or so... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We have been a number of times to the Candlelight Inn over the past couple of years and have never been disappointed. The staff are always welcoming and the food is excellent. It can be very busy so booking is essential but even when we have been and it's packed the food and service has never been compromised. The menu... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My family visited the candlelight pub yesterday evening to celebrate our 3 birthdays I must say I have never felt so moved to write a review before now. My son booked a table for 5 as this pub was recommended to him . The waitress that served us was very frosty faced to say the least, my son asked to... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

we've been here a few times now, and so far we've had good fresh food, good beer and good wine. It's my favourite place!! The staff are friendly and efficient. Back soon !!

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Wellington, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Still the best. Another loud & lovely evening. We are always made to feel very welcome at this busy & popular pub. Food was great. Sat at our favourite table, for relaxed fun evening with friends. Tom & Deb have really got it right at the Candlelight.

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We keep this one for special occasions, today was one of those and once again, the Candlelight did not disappoint. Very good food from a decent menu and excellent service, not too rushed yet not too long between courses. Great atmosphere given a nice mix of diners and locals and as usual - very busy.

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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97 reviews 97 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

Met friends for Sunday lunch, which was from a limited menu, but excellent. Very relaxed atmosphere and good service. Nice log burner was very welcome on a cold day. Good value. Never disappointed when we call at the Candlight.

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Lovely pub/restaurant/atmosphere but sadly disappointing vegetarian choice. Luckily we both liked curry - the one option - and the butternut squash korma was excellent, but the one veggie starter did not appeal. Our meat eating pair were very content with their choices. Another time I would phone to find out the veggie option in advance before booking.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bishopswood | Bishopswood, Chard, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Chard
  • Phone Number: 01460234476

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 28
  • Cuisine: British
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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