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Candlelight Inn

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Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
+44 1460 234476
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12:00 pm - 10:30 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
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Moretonhampstead, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My partner and I have been coming to the Candlelight on and off for the last 30 years. Although it's not local to us, it's well worth the 30 minute drive and didn't disappoint. I had the pan roasted pheasant which was delicious and beautifully cooked. My other half had the pork. Chocolate brownie for pudding was gorgeous. Service was... More 

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Thank Dartmoorlass
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

So pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Candlelight! It's always a pleasure to receive such lovely feedback as the team here work extremely hard. Beau is loving pub life! Enjoy the rest of your birthday celebrations and we hope to see you both soon. More 

Somerset, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice lunch with very good friends made so much better with very good food & excellent service. We'll be back, and this wasn't our first visit by any means. It's a MUST!

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Thank wywh1984
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and lovely comments! Delighted you enjoyed your lunch with us. We very much look forward to seeing you again. More 

Wiltshire
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I knew The Candlelight Inn would be good (having an entry in Alistair Sawday's book of recommendations is quite a give away) but I was SO impressed by just how lovely it was. I met a few friends for lunch on a tuesday and at !pm already the whole restaurant was full and buzzing - not bad for a quiet... More 

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Thank AlpalWiltshire
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! The team really appreciate the feedback, which I'll share with them. Look forward to seeing you again at the Candlelight :-) More 

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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is really tasty and although of a higher price than some places you really do get what you pay for. The service too is fantastic, they were a little short staffed when we went - for which they apologised repeatedly - but you really wouldn't know it. In terms of the decor, it's a really lovely country... More 

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Thank Paul M
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Paul for taking the time to feedback. Delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Candlelight. Hope to see you back soon. More 

Harrow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely meal at the Candlelight last night. Four of us all choosing a different main course and none of us disappointed. My duck was perfectly cooked with delicious veg and fondant potato. Only wish it was nearer to home.

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Thank KarenC470
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Hi Karen, thanks for your kind words, so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you next time your this way. More 

Rayleigh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited on a weekend trip to Somerset. Lovely atmosphere and fabulous food. Brilliant front of house staff and clearly very talented chefs shown in the high standard of the food. Chocolate soufflé desert is to die for! Would rate 6 stars if possible. Definitely a must do to anyone visiting the area!

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Thank LucyJane94xo
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Hi Lucy, thank you so much for the great feedback, I know our team will really appreciate your kind words. Please do come and visit us again soon. More 

Somerset
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy pub, real attention to detail, faultless service. Dishes sounded great on the menu, looked great on the plate but the consensus of our party was that they were more than a little disappointing when it came to the eating.

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Thank Awaytoday
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy your meals. We are constantly reviewing our dishes, ingrediants and looking at menu changes to improve what we do. Hopefully you'll come back so we have an opportunity to delight you. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been one of my favourite pubs for some time and was hoping it hadn't changed with new ownership, which it hadn't. Busy Saturday night and apart from a minor blip...no water on table and when delivered after having to ask, no glasses to drink it from. Food very good and will continue to recommend as my favourite pub in the... More 

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Thank rifraf91
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback and your support, we very much appreciate word of mouth recommendations! Hopefully we'll stay you favourite pub in the area! Apologies for the oversight on the water and glasses. More 

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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always been a fan on the Candlelight, and under its new ownership I'm pleased to say it's very much the same! Bit more of a modern vibe with music and sometimes live music, but food is still excellent. Friendly staff, and great atmosphere with the log fires. Plus they still do the homemade breads! Excellent desserts too, actually handmade which... More 

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Thank Drivinghomeforxmas
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback, which we'll share with the team. Hope to see you back soon. More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today... upon arrival we struggled to park the car and get through the door to the bar .... obviously a popular place to visit on a Sunday! Found the interior calming, warm and traditional with plenty of space to move freely around other dinners. Little bit loud by the bar with the Jazz Singer, huge speakers and bar users... More 

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1 Thank Kayleigh M
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Hi Kayleigh - many thanks for taking the time to provide your feedback. Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us, we were extremely busy on that day which meant that one of the roast options had sold out. Look forward to seeing you back soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $28
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Chard
  • Phone Number: +44 1460 234476

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