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Candlelight Inn

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Bishopswood | Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food, and a very comfortable restaurant and great atmosphere. The fish of the day was superb, especially with a glass of Sancerre (see pic) and home made fish fingers for the kids were 'epic'. We loved the garden and the fish pond is a real hit with the kids. We came for lunch while staying in Dorset. Only a... More 

Thank PaulAnnaOliverEmily
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely supper with friends , the menu was varied and full and the food arrived in good time - as well as the food being excellent and our table very well sited and comfortable , we have to make comment on the superb friendly , knowledgable and efficient staff - it was a chance recommendation as we... More 

Thank BethSparrow
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted somewhere nice with good food to take my granddaughter for a birthday lunch. I picked Candlelight because it won the best food pub in last year's Somerset Life poll and it wasn't too far from Wellington. It did not disappoint. The staff are friendly and efficient, the food is well presented and tasted lovely. There is a good... More 

Thank SallyB69
United Kingdom
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I'm not a native of Somerset I was really taking a chance booking a restaurant for 14 people on a Tuesday evening, in a place I've never visited and knew nothing about and it wasn't until we were driving the 20 miles or so in a minibus that I had the horrific thought! What if it's a dump or... More 

Thank juliathomas20
Exeter, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub is a bit of a trip for us living in Exeter but it's very worthwhile . The bar is excellent with a great range of beers and wines but the main attraction is the food. We have visited here many times and every meal has been a pleasure with excellent choices, high quality presentation and just delicious food.... More 

Thank Rtvet
Chard, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were recommended to go to The Candlelight for a meal by our friends. The meal was delicious, the best i've had around the Chard area. Lovely atmosphere and very busy for a wednesday night.....I knew it must be good by just walking in and seeing how busy it was. Only thing my husband order the Brill which was delicious... More 

Thank 308Sarah
Chard, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

We haven't lived in the Chard area long but so far this is the best restaurant we have tried. We have sampled three lunches including an excellent Sunday roast and an evening meal all of which have been first class. The prices are not the cheapest but the food is so good it is well worth the price. The staff... More 

Thank Liz N
Axminster, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

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
Somerset, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Having been told to try the Candlelight pub. We decided to go. Lovely Pub, lovely staff and a great chef. Food was wonderfully presented. But the owner makes Cruella De Ville seem like an angel. She made us feel not welcome, she was openly rude. When we tried to talk to her she openly ignored you. I would say that... More 

1 Thank fkyoungs
Bridport, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

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

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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 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, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?