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Candlelight Inn

Bishopswood | Bishopswood, Chard, England
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Ranked #6 of 36 Restaurants in Chard
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $28
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
Cuisines: British
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Ilminster, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We went here over New Year and the food was excellent, the staff were very friendly and the service was also very good. We were a large party of eight and all were in agreement, that we had found a gem of a beautiful pub serving excellent food in stunning characterful surroundings.

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Decided to revisit the Candlelight after good food last time. Sadly, this was a mistake. I ordered the bouillabaisse. Now everyone knows that bouillabaisse is a fish soup, right? Apparently not at the Candlelight, where it is pieces of dry fish smeared with sauce. That's right, at the Candlelight, fish stew is served without the stew. There was even a... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Well, Annon and Spouce were at it again, partaking in a light luncheon with an old friend from Staffordshire in this rather fab country pub. Beams and roaring fires abound in this very warm and welcoming abode. The staff are just great - that wonderful mix of professional easiness that seems to be more and more difficult to find nowadays.... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

went here for a 50th birthday dinner with a party of 10 and a great revelation although we are only 5 miles away from here we had never been , shame on us ! the staff were excellent , friendly and knowledgeable . service was quick and the food is top end gastro pub quality with locally sourced ingredients and... More 

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Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I found this pub for a lunch out with friends using Trip Adviser recommendations and was not disappointed! We were met with a very warm welcome and service was great throughout. Lovely cosy pub and fantastic food. Tables were well spaced out so that you didn't feel hemmed in. Would thoroughly recommend it and will definitely be going again. Thank... More 

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

My wife & I went here for our wedding anniversary and what a meal! Despite the pub being full to bursting, the service was superb and so was the food. Great place, great food, great staff - thanks Candlelight, you are up there with the best.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This has to b my fav place to eat in the area, every time we go we come away happy and satisfied, the menu is always changing so new dishes to try. The service is perfect and the place is welcoming n cosy, love this place !

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Such a wonderful evening with a truly delicious 3 course meal. The service was spot on. The courses were served at the right level of timings between them. Definitely recommend you try this place!

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Napier, New Zealand
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94 reviews 94 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

beautifully restored old building, very welcoming staff and wonderful food. We had a lovely family get together and will definitely return!

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Additional Information about Candlelight Inn

Address: Bishopswood | Bishopswood, Chard, England
Phone Number: 01460234476
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Chard
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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 28
Cuisine: British

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