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Candlelight Inn

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Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England
+44 1460 234476
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We escaped the city to go camping in Somerset for a week and stumbled upon the Candlelight Inn who were hosting a Beer Festival. We had such fun on the first evening we returned Saturday and Sunday to enjoy live music as well as a fabulous selection of beer, cider and gin in their beautiful garden. We felt so welcome... More 

Thank Killa29
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have always loved The Candlelight, but must admit the last time I went for Sunday lunch was a bit disappointing. There was nothing really wrong with it, certainly not enough to complain about, but it was just a bit ordinary. I had roast lamb which was tasty but quite gristly. The vegetables were nice but the portions were quite... More 

Thank Helen K
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for a meal on recommendation. Couldn't of asked for a more pleasant evening. Staff were lovely and attentive. Food was superb (burger was one of the best I've eaten!) desserts were just as delicious. Wonderful friendly locals pub atmosphere. Will definitely be returning!

2 Thank Lucy W
Ilminster, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and two friends arrived for evening dinner at the Candlelight and felt comfortable in this charming country restaurant. We all selected different starters, main courses, which were of the best quality and tasted divine. Great selection of wines to go with the extensive menu on offer. Our table service was first class and any requests received prompt attention.... More 

Thank keithtonge
Guildford, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went along to meet up with friends who live in Langport - on our way home from Devon to Guildford. We found the pub quite by accident on a detour to avoid a traffic jam on our way home in May and saw the pub - so made a special visit recently as it looked so nice. We were not... More 

2 Thank chrisann662016
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great atmosphere, superb service. Well recommended. Excellent range of roast dinners, steak, fish and veg. Lovely gardens and setting. Just off the A303, easy to find.

1 Thank Jacqueline R
Taunton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I just love the bar area at the Candlelight such a fab atmosphere and the genuine staff and owners hospitality. All of us enjoyed our meals but I really thought my crispy hen's egg served my risotto was extremely yummy! Thank you very much

1 Thank Emma F
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an excellent meal here on a Sunday evening. Above average gastropub food and excellent service. Very large dining room and garden. Tricky to find if driving East on the A 303. Only signposted from the West.

1 Thank BeethovenMozartBudgi
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I loved this pub restaurant, the food is fantastic. Delicious, a wonderful variety of fresh, local food with a really good range and choice of veggie and gluten free options. The staff were really friendly and helpful and I can't wait to go again.

1 Thank Caroline B
London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came across this charming looking pub about 12.20 on a Sunday with my mother whilst out for a drive. Went in and ordered a couple of drinks and had a look around what seemed a very nice place with plenty of laid tables but very few people in (maybe a dozen at best). Even poked head out to look at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$28
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?