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Candlelight Inn

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Bishopswood | Bishopswood, Chard, England
01460234476
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Monday
Closed
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 3
    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
Nice for a drink

Went with a bunch of friends. The place was quite busy but the staff easily accommodated us and found us somewhere to sit. Nice atmosphere. Quiet and relaxing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
floofle
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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English first
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Went with a bunch of friends. The place was quite busy but the staff easily accommodated us and found us somewhere to sit. Nice atmosphere. Quiet and relaxing.

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Ilminster, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We have dined here many times in past few years but on this occasion we were shocked and disappointed. First, the attitude of the female front of house was unfriendly and even somewhat arrogant.......as if we were doing her a favour. We have never seen her before. She was so long returning to take our food orders we had to... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Expensive and small portions, been several times, staff friendly enough, however quite alot I drinkers I there sitting round the bar making it quite difficult to get around especially to the toilets.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Today we went to the candlelight inn for Sunday lunch after being told how good the food was I MUST SAY THE FOOD WAS GREAT NO COMPLANTS THERE BUT I was a little upset by the dogs that were on leads with owners under & next to tables in the restaurant area !! I am a dog owner myself but... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The fixed price menu was limited in choice but excellent value and very tasty. The décor is traditional but clean and very well kept. The staff are friendly. The beer is good. If the food had been hotter it would have got an "excellent" overall.

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Chard, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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7 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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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, Pub
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?