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The Pony & Trap

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Pony & Trap Knowle Hill | Newtown, Chew Magna BS40 8TQ, England
+44 1275 332627
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18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 15:30
Sun - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Came for my parents Wedding Anniversary meal, and all had a wonderful evening! Staff were all incredibly warm and welcoming and were extremely helpful. We didn't know what to expect as none of us had been here before but all were very impressed! Steaks cooked to perfection, lovely touch with the pre-nibbles and beautiful home made breads. This is definitely... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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189 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First Impressions The pub is located between Bristol and Bath and this cosy country pub has great views of the Chew Valley from the restaurant or the garden. Run by the talented Josh Eggleton and his sister Holly they lead a talented team of chefs, wine experts and waiting staff, serving up food and drinks from the very best growers... More 

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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited as a family group to celebrate my parents birthdays. I had not eaten here for many years and knew about the Michelin star rating and wondered if it would live up to expectations. I am pleased to say it did live up to it's reputation. I have a serious nut allergy and the staff were very attentive to... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate a wonderful meal at this lovely restaurant. Went for the 7 course tasting menu (£70 pp), and was not disappointed. Home-made chips and retro cheese and chive dip, followed by wonderful home-baked focaccia / sourdough and home-made bovril (!), and three amuse-bouches - a poached oyster, spectacular steak tartare on a mini yorkshire pudding, and a slice of beetroot... More 

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Thank JamesChesher
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Outstanding start to finish. We had the tasting menu, 7 courses, and all were great. One had veg version, which wasn't as amazing, even by vege standards. We'd all go back in a heartbeat though.

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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just under 10 miles from Bristol on the outskirts of Chew Magna and lovely little gem of a gastro pub, offering great views, great food and wines, roast beef was lovely and pork belly was melt on the mouth, we were a table of 5 and all plates were empty. Absolutely lovely good honest quality food with a good varied... More 

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Tracebridge
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked this for a Saturday lunchtime having watched the Great British Menu and seen the chef - Josh, on this. It was simply superb. Wine list was excellent, food delicious. It's tucked away but was fully booked when we were there and this was a Saturday lunchtime! Varied, original and great value. Could not find fault...actually the only thing they... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First visit to Pony and Trap and definitely will not be the last. Both the food and the service were exceptional. The waitress was very helpful, explaining things we didn't understand and making recommendations when we were unsure. I never knew cauliflower could taste so good! We want to try the tasting menu next, that looked amazing

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a sunday lunch for my mum's 50th birthday, after eating at the restaurant before (dinner) and had a lovey meal. Especially for the price, it made the lunch affordable for a bigger table and the food was amazing. Would definitely go back.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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310 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Down a narrow road just outside the centre of Chew Magna our first visit to the Pony and Trap did not disappoint. We started with homemade crisps and dip followed by sour dough bread and butter. The starters from venison faggots to pigeon were delicious. The sirloin steak was mouthwatering as was the lamb whilst the vegetables were perfectly cooked.... 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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:30
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Pony & Trap Knowle Hill | Newtown, Chew Magna BS40 8TQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Chew Magna
  • Phone Number: +44 1275 332627

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