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Candlelight Inn

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Bishopswood | Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The most warm & welcoming atmosphere, so personable and cosy. In a beautiful setting down country lanes. Just into the border of Somerset as you drive up from Devon. We arrived after a Sunday walk but enjoyed the afternoon so much that we stayed for their al a carte menu. An absolute must for fine diners without pomp and ceremony.... More 

Thank Kathy S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing and friendly. Let me use hose to wash down dog after walk. Food was so tasty and roast beef highly gorgeous. Creamed parsnips were so smooth and felt so sad when my plate was empty. Dessert was like nectar.

1 Thank Sophie B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked this restaurant for my mums birthday and it was an absolute delight. Friendly staff and absolutely wonderful food. We had Sunday roasts, fish and delicious puddings. Presentation was perfect and food was awesome, prices very reasonable and would definitely recommend this place, we will be returning. If there was one downside it was lack of beer options, carlsberg on... More 

1 Thank Zoe0805
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely lovely food in a lovely environment. Good value for money and very relaxed. Will definitely be visiting again!

1 Thank Linda L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the phone call to book lunch right to paying the bill, the service at the Candlelight Inn cannot be faulted. Food was excellent, service was great, just so nice to be treated with smiles, all staff were polite and made the restaurant have a great atmosphere. It's not surprising it was packed!! It was also great value for money!... More 

1 Thank Lynsey M
Moretonhampstead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I had a great lunchtime experience at the Candlelight Inn. Beamed ceilings, flagstone floors and roaring fires, plus a great welcome from the owners. We ordered from the set lunch menu and it was delicious. Great value at £15 for 2 courses. We were going for 3 courses for £19 but were too full. Very good value... More 

1 Thank Dartmoorlass
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having found that our "Restaurant with rooms" booking didn't have a restaurant, we made an emergency stop at the Candlelight Inn, and our evening was reversed. Lovely owner who made us feel most welcome, decent and reasonably priced wine, and more importantly, delicious food. Great ambiance as restaurant full of happy eaters! Can highly recommend if you are in the... More 

1 Thank Tricia G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a brisk walk in Lyme Regis, we needed a good hot lunch. We had already identified this Inn as a good choice on TripAdvisor. We booked by email the day before and received a confirmation promptly. A warm welcome greeted us and we were shown to our table with menus and drinks. The two courses for £15 is definitely... More 

1 Thank Sweeperman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Good choice for a Sunday lunch, food beautifully prepared. Vegetarian option very tasty, service efficient and very friendly. This is a cosy pub welcoming and nice to see dogs are welcome too. Will hopefully be back soon.

1 Thank Heather C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Another great visit to the Candelight. All the menu choices were excellent and our guests enjoyed them thoroughly. Nothing is too much trouble for these guys, my friend has a heath issue and struggled with his pudding - swopped out for something else without a question and at no additional charge.

1 Thank MikefromRawridge

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $28
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bishopswood | Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Chard
  • Phone Number: 01460234476

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