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Candlelight Inn

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Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
+44 1460 234476
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 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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Taunton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My Husband and I visited the Candlelight Inn this evening this was our first visit to this lovely pub. Very friendly staff, lovely atmosphere, great ale and the food was delicious, presentation was lovely and the food was hot and tasty. Will certainly be going back the whole experience knocked spots off some of the Pub/Restaurants in Taunton. Thank you... More 

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Thank jackiemay2016
Taunton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Another visit to the Candlelight Inn and it was delightful, we enjoyed the mulled cider especially, and foodie flavours were yummy. The new owner is charming and warm and his staff attentive. Sitting by the fireside is great, I wish you were my local pub but then I would be penniless! See you soon and I look forward to the... More 

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Thank Emma F
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently visited here with a group of old school friends on their recommendations. We were not at all disappointed. Lovely decor and atmosphere, friendly service and delicious food. We were given crackers as it was the festive season despite the fact we weren't having xmas meals. The gourmet burger was outstanding.

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Thank Tessa C
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Hi Tessa Thanks for taking the time to post your review. So pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Candlelight! We've recently updated our burger so it's fantastic to receive your feedback. Hope to see you again at the Inn soon! More 

Chard, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the new year eve set menu and its was one of the best meals I have had in a long time, the venison and sea bass was particularly good normally only served in London Restaurants. The atmosphere was fantastic both for diners and drinkers alike, considering the amount of covers the service was also fantastic so hats off... More 

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

Many thanks for your review! Thrilled you enjoyed NYE, it really didn't feel like work to us! Our A La Carte menu is being updated, NYE set the benchmark so hopefully more great/exciting things to come from the Candlelight! Look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I attended Mike & Simon's "Gourmet Gala" on New Year's Eve in this wonderful country pub. Atmosphere, food and service were all excellent. If you're in the area and haven't tried this pub since it was taken on by the new owners in 2016, I heartily recommend you should; can't imagine how you'd be disappointed.

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

Hi Mike Thanks for taking the time to post your review, very grateful for your kind comments! Makes it all worthwhile when we receive good feedback! Delighted you enjoyed NYE! Our A La Carte menu is changing soon come and try it! More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosy, nice atmosphere BUT no pheasant left at 7pm,lamb came out still red when asked to make sure cooked..Mint sauce?? Burnt offerings spoilt meal and the sirloin steak was cold..Too long between each course..Sign of the times with pads to put in your choice..What has happened to pen and paper.?! Told waitress and man at bar and all we got... More 

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Thank Nigel C
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Hi Nigel I'm very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy you evening with us at the Candlelight. I would be more than happy to speak to you regarding your concerns in person or over the telephone (01460 234476) if you would like? We pride ourselves on ensuring that every customer enjoys their visit, which is something I would like... More 

London
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was reasonable standard but the main courses were all a bit boring and lacked creativity. Risotto was bland and lacked flavour. Duck was tough and skin not edible, veg over cooked. Starters and sweets much more creative and we both wished we had gone for starter and sweet and given the main courses a miss.

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Thank David B
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to post your feedback. I am sorry you didn't enjoy the main courses. Of course we always strive to please and sadly on this occasion we've not met expectations. I will of course share this feedback with my chefs so they are aware. We are changing our A La Carte menu in... More 

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for lunch with the family. The food was fantastic, had the game terrine and the pheasant. Staff were very friendly and service was second to none. Highly recommend will definitley go back.

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Thank treeza221965
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thanks very much Treeza for the review! Really pleased you enjoyed your Candlelight experience! Look forward to seeing you soon. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I dropped in for lunch with family. The minute steak sandwich was delicious & staff so friendly. Dog friendly & cosy! Highly recommend

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Thank jodie_ratcliffe22
candlelight2011, Owner at Candlelight Inn, responded to this review

Thanks Jodie for your review, really pleased you enjoyed your time here. Make sure you come back and visit us again soon! More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere very friendly, good food. Lovely clean place, real ale excellent and very good wines. We had starters of mussels and goats cheese, followed by halibut, Cod and Lamb really delicious.

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

Thanks so much for your review - delighted you enjoyed yourselves! We hope to see you back with us very 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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?