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Candlelight Inn

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Bishopswood | Bishopswood, Chard, England
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 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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Axminster, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Candlelight Inn is not the easiest of places to find, but let us say it is accessed via the A303 west of Horton Cross. We were recommended to have lunch there by a friend. Very sound advice! We booked, which is probably advisable. We took Jack (the pub is dog friendly) and, as it was a nice day, we... More 

Thank John Michael J
Bridport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Having never been before we decided to travel further afield to try the Candlelight and we are so glad we did.On arrival there was a good atmosphere and feel and it was only 1830 on a Friday night, choice of real ales was limited to 3 but all were v good.We brought our dog so did others which was great... More 

Thank Terry G
Somerset, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

lovely old pub, beautiful inside, recently decorated?? bar area soon filled with "locals" and a barking dog...(that`s fine, it is a "local pub") ... friendly, attentive young ladies waiting table, potato and watercress soup was delicious, two of us had the roast pork (which was very fatty and no crackling), the other couple had the roast beef, which was chewy/tough... More 

Thank 111Amarshall
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

Small menu but freshly cooked. It would of been nice to have more choice. When asked for a salad (instead of potatoes), this only consisted of lettuce leafs. For the price I would of expected a bit more. However service was really good and the pub was nice.

1 Thank muzwell57
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016 via mobile

You wouldn't expect this quality of food at this price in the middle of the countryside-wish this was my local!! Imaginative quality cooking with lots of choice-save room for pudding!

Thank Lil-grunge
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Quality. Fabulous welcome, lovely food and excellent beer all at very reasonable prices. If only all pubs were like the Candlelight. We will keep returning (with the family or as a couple).

1 Thank Ben E
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

After a very wet Saturday at Devon County Show, our friend had booked a table at this really lovely pub, in such a pleasant area, and quite close to his home. This was probably one of the best meals we have had in a very long time, made more enjoyable by a really smart dining area, a very warm welcome,... More 

1 Thank thepikes5146
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

My Husband and I traveled from Jersey for two evenings and the Candlelight Inn was recommended by the owners of the B&B where we were staying. I can understand why! A lovely, charming pub with a friendly atmosphere. Having enjoyed our evening meal, we immediately booked for the following evening. The food is excellent and the staff are efficient and... More 

1 Thank Tasha B
Somerset, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Several lunch time visits in and we now look forward to and prefer the weekday lunch. The menu, food and presentation is much more personal, always changing and always enjoyed. Friendly and attentive staff, and I think I detect some skilful hosting in the background. Little things say its not any old pub, like proper napery - and wins a... More 

1 Thank ZED N
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016 via mobile

This pub/restaurant has a really great atmosphere, is beautifully decorated and as the name suggests has plenty of candle light to add to the vibe. The food is nice although the prices are a little bit on the expensive side. There is also a good selection of local beers. The service is very good and the staff extremely helpful and... More 

1 Thank jonjg609

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $28
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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, 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?