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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
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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: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 36
    Very good
  • 4
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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
Sunday lunch

. The candlelight Inn is a traditional country pub set in a quaint West Country village of Bishopswood . There was a set menu for the day which was roast beef lamb or pork with choice of starter main or dessert . £11 for 1 £ 16 for 2 and £20 for 3. The menu was more than adequate .... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Pete Tanya L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

. The candlelight Inn is a traditional country pub set in a quaint West Country village of Bishopswood . There was a set menu for the day which was roast beef lamb or pork with choice of starter main or dessert . £11 for 1 £ 16 for 2 and £20 for 3. The menu was more than adequate .... More 

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Thank Pete Tanya L
Road Town, Tortola
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Not all that hard to find but well off the main road, and we did take the most difficult route first visit. Lovely old building and still very much habituated by locals, as well as those of us from away. Although old it has a very pleasing modernity to its feel (ie the horse brasses and copper bed warmers and... More 

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Thank marcus w
Somerset, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Lovely lunch with friends, great food, great service, welcoming staff, water & bread on the table without asking, now that is good in my opinion. Can't wait to go back, like the look of the "bar snacks" menu.

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Thank champers54
London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Excellent service, excellent food. Left rather overfull, in contrast to another reviewer! Not cheap, but you get what you pay for. A half-hour drive from where we were staying in Colyton - went on recommendation from a friend - worth the drive.

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Thank FayeandRui
Somerset, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Excellent food, lovely ambience, staff pleasant and helpful, good choices on menu. Candle on table finished it off. Will certainly come again and recommend it to other friends.

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Thank Sue S
Honiton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We had a meal at the Candlelight Inn near Chard, it was a nice meal, the food was well cooked and tasty but the portions were very small and in my opinion did not reflect the prices that were charged. I had the pork belly (not the most expensive cut on a pig but for £17 pretty expensive on the... More 

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Thank MissyMellor
Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

We visit the candlelight inn on our way home from our yearly visit to cornwall. we were recommended the pub and it never disappoints. The food is always of a very high quality and has a nice selection of beers. The staff are very friendly and provide good service. If i was a local i would visit often but we... More 

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Thank mikev3153
Taunton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

My daughter booked this for us to give me a break from cooking Sunday lunch, for which I was very grateful. Bishopswood is a small hamlet just off the A 303 on the top of the Blackdown Hills. The Inn is nestled in the valley with a large car park and easy access. The inn is the quintessential 'English country... More 

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Taunton, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

With so many options not available locally on a Monday , we decided to visit the Candlelight. As has never let us down in the past, so return visit was possibly well overdue. Turned out to be an inspired decision !! Usual friendly welcome and shown to a table. Drinks with menus to study. Chose the duck, which was best... More 

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3 Thank Durnovarian39
Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We have visited the Candlelight Inn several times as I have family in the area. The menu is consistently lovely - more than pub food - imaginative without being pretentious but also honest and always tasty. Favourites of the evening were the king prawn starter, the sea bass and risotto and the warm chocolate pudding! Also the ice creams are... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?