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“Disappointing”
Review of Candlelight Inn

Candlelight Inn
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Ranked #3 of 48 Restaurants in Chard
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $28
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed December 9, 2012

We went here as we heard it was good.However the food was very poor.Our steak was overcooked,dry and tough.When challenged the staff were unable to respond appropriately.The replacement steak took thirty minutes to arrive(and that was only after prompting)by which time the rest of the family had finished their meals.Sadly the
second steak was as bad as the first.We were told its rump steak and you should expect it to be tough!
Generally poor quality ingredients,slow service and bad presentation.
A restaurant living on past glories or just overrated?

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DEVON
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent food on the Somerset/Devon border.”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

I was recently treated to an evening meal at the Candlelight and it was first rate. I last visited the pub 10 years ago when it was a down at heel counry pub, like so many others so I did not know what to expect.
It was a wet and dark evening and in our 8 mile trip through the lanes from home we did not see another living soul, on entering the pub we seemed to have entered another world, a busy, welcoming bar with the fires going and the hubub of genial conversation.
The food was really excellent and all the staff were exceptionally pleasant, well informed and natural, none of the formulaic..........'enjoy'............'how was that for you/'
We have traveled a fair way to enjoy a good meal whilst this establishment has been under our noses, not any more.............I can't wait to go back

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank DevonMango
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Second visit to candlelight”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Last Saturday was my second visit to the candlelight, the first being for a meal this time to celebrate friends anniversary, the buffet was lovely and the service first class, the staff so friendly, would certainly recommend the candlelight to anyone

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank mikebaklin2016
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Just go and enjoy - one of the best pubs in the SW”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

A great pub that serves high quality food and excellent drinks.A wide range of beers and wines - and cider, although be careful. The owners and staff are known for their fun and business knowledge. This is probably one of the best pubs in the SW. Always busy but a fine setting. You can dine or have excellent value snacks. Friendly people and good value

Visited November 2012
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Thank TRN2012
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Devon
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Wonderful, wonderful evening!”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

My husband and I celebrated our birthdays at The Candlight Inn recently. Tom, the owner supplied me with a choice of 8 menus, from which to choose a choice of four, with three courses that I was able to give our 46 guests in advance for their choice of meal. This enabled them to be able to prepare and serve our meals more efficently on the night. We were in their very comfortable and beautifully decorated function room/restaurant with own bar and wc. Everyone of our guests have repeatedly told us how wonderful the evening was. The food, service and surroundings were superb. It was excellently and competively priced, food and drink. Nothing was too much for them, certainly going 'that extra mile' to make our celebrations unforgetable.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank DevonMosie
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