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Candlelight Inn

Certificate of Excellence
Bar, British, Pub
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Bishopswood | Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Open 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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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good choice for a Sunday lunch, food beautifully prepared. Vegetarian option very tasty, service efficient and very friendly. This is a cosy pub welcoming and nice to see dogs are welcome too. Will hopefully be back soon.

Thank Heather C
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90 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another great visit to the Candelight. All the menu choices were excellent and our guests enjoyed them thoroughly. Nothing is too much trouble for these guys, my friend has a heath issue and struggled with his pudding - swopped out for something else without a question and at no additional charge.

Thank MikefromRawridge
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139 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Candlelight Inn yesterday having booked a table for 3. From the moment we walked in we were looked after in an unobtrusive way. We had the 2 course Sunday lunch which was great value at £16, the food was excellent, a standard well above a typical Sunday lunch, so in summary, great service, food and value.

Thank Steveh964993
Southwest England
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely visit to the Candlelight Inn on a Friday evening, after reducing our party to two after our friends couldn’t come we rang and this was no problem. It is a friendly place where there is a mix of diners and local people meeting for a drink. We were served very efficiently. The food was very good... More 

Thank DaveTripp
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 August 18, 2016 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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180 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

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 August 15, 2016 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 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

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 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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?