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Candlelight Inn

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Bishopswood | Bishopswood, Chard, England
01460234476
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 91
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  • 33
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 4
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  • 4
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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
Amazing food!

Never had a bad meal whether lunch or dinner. Well worth a visit. Some dishes can be pricey but they are delicious!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Adam G
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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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Ilminster, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Never had a bad meal whether lunch or dinner. Well worth a visit. Some dishes can be pricey but they are delicious!

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Chard, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I've been to the candlelight twice recently; both time the service has been great - friendly and welcoming - and the food has been lovely. There's a good selection of local beers, refreshing cocktails and they also do good strong coffee. The menu has plenty of choice and every meal I've had has been beautifully cooked and presented. The pub... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We found this place on TripAdvisor and were not disappointed. As soon as you walk thorugh the door you are struck by the beautiful interior. It feels like you may have just walked into someones home. The other lovely aspect is the huge, friendly welcome we got as we walked through the door by the young bartender. He was charming... More 

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Essex
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I've just had two meals here. The staff were friendly..... the food was good. Nice to have a cheese a board where the cheese has been allowed to get to warm temperature.

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Napier, New Zealand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was my second visit and definitely on my 'must do ' list on my trip to Somerset! It did not disappoint. The menu is inventive, food well presented, absolutely delicious and the staff so friendly. It's definitely worth a visit. Can't wait for next time.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Recently had lunch here after finding the pub via Tripadvisor. It proved to be a wonderful find. Inside a beautifully maintained stone cottage when you walk through the door you are immediately struck by the beautiful interior. Lovely wooden floors, furniture and bar. Inviting lighting and equally inviting array of drinks on tap including some very good local ciders. From... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Cottage Style Pub Restaurant with charming interiors. Lively cosy bar area with open fires. Friendly professional staff. Tasty Menu and Specials. Would recommend booking as very popular.

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Cottage Style Pub Restaurant ,charming interiors and cosy bar with fires. Lively and inviting atmosphere,with a warm welcome and friendly staff. Tasty Menu and Specials would recommend booking as it is very popular.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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 to $28
Cuisine: British, Pub

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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 to $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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