Three years ago my friend and I visited this restaurant café when we were on holiday at Warners Cricket St Thomas. We have since often remembered how lovely the coffee was and sitting out on their Al fresco dining area in the sunshine. Today we had planned to pick raspberries at Ford Abbey Pick Your Own only to find that it was closed. We popped along to Ford Abbey to have a coffee only to find that availability to the public wanting Restaurant facilities only has been stopped. We then remembered that lovely restaurant in Chard, which wasn't too far. The visit cheered us up enormously, excellent hot coffee, breakfast bacon and sausage doorstep sandwiches all cooked to perfection and the service with a smile and nothing too much trouble attitude made our day. The hospitality, the presentation and ambience of the venue makes The Gallery Café, Bar & Bistro, in my opinion, deserve a 5 star reward.