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Candlelight Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
+44 1460 234476
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our annual pilgrimage to Devon ends with a visit to the eatery. The pub is still great with a wonderful local crowd. We booked a table and the service was splendid. A good range of choice from the menu. My starter was fabulous being a...More

Thank Tony O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in Lyme Regis and although a bit of a drive ( around 35 min) we didn’t matter since the food was gorgeous. A lovely pub with a delicious and well presented food. For starters my husband had the garlic prawns and I...More

Thank AAAPowell
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying on holiday just up the road from this great pub at The Cowshed. What a find!! wonderful food, fantastic staff and service. It was enjoyed by all our family so much we dined on 3 evenings and had great beers and gins...More

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Started off lovely, very attentive explaining the menu well. Unfortunately after our main meal had been served and cleared nobody came back to see if we wanted dessert or more drinks which we did. As more time passed with no staff coming past, or if...More

2  Thank RayCE100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was working at the candlelight on Monday when they were closed, and one of the contractors spoke to some people who walked on a newly treated floor yes he was a bit abrupt but it was not the Landlord . The foot prints all...More

Thank avtcctv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pub is a lovely flint stone building retaining many of its historical features,. The selection of real ales served directly from the barrels, avoiding pumps and beer lines is very good and judging by the quality are kept perfectly. For those who want to...More

Thank pws22071946
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rudest landlord I’ve ever encountered in 30 years of going to pubs. Totally unnecessary outburst of rudeness and swearing which forced us to walk out. Stay away.More

1  Thank rny95
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi There, I'm very confused about your review? I certainly have not met you and anyone who knows me would testify that you wouldn't get that kind of response from me. I believe you came to the pub this Monday when we are closed all...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect: good food promptly served, great service with real personal attention. A substantial cut above most gastropubs in the area. We’ll be back.

Thank vyvyan2018
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife came here for lunch. What a lovely clean pub. nice friendly staff. Great food, dog friendly too. Looking forward to coming back. To try something else on the menu. Thank you.

Thank Mike C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by our lovely B&B ( separate review) we have just enjoyed a most delightful dinner in a fabulous setting. Candlelight is beautifully set out with lovely dining tables and a tradition bar area. Food was delicious King Prawn and Soup starters followed by fabulous...More

Thank Deborah D
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alan n
February 16, 2018|
Response from Mike R | Property representative |
Hi Alan - we would be delighted to welcome you all!
Laura R
December 1, 2017|
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Response from Mike R | Property representative |
Yes we do sell gift vouchers
August 25, 2017|
Response from Mike R | Property representative |
Our chefs are very experienced catering for vegans. We don’t have a designated dish as we always use fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Our vegan visitors have always been impressed!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $28
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 7:00 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
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Chard
  • Phone Number: +44 1460 234476
  • E-mail
Beautiful Somerset country pub serving the highest quality food from an ever changing menu of local produce. An extensive wine list, gin bar with over 40 gins from local to international, local ales and ciders always on tap. Very easy to find just off the A303 in Bishopswood - TA20 3RS
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