RestaurantsSomersetChardTA20

survey result

Summary

£56
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

As the name suggests, “a great, intimate atmosphere” is found at this seventeenth-century village inn, which is “a cut above the usual for style and service”. Charlotte Vincent was crowned ‘pub chef of the year’ in the 2023 Great British Pub Awards – she sends out “a varied range of dishes, nearly all locally sourced and precisely cooked”, such as a bar snack of roasted marrow bone and Porlock Bay oyster with garlic butter and sourdough bread.

Summary

£54
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “nicely renovated” seventeenth-century inn, “nestled in a tiny hamlet on the outskirts of Chard”, delivers some “exceptional cooking – focused, precise and tasty”. Staff are “friendly and attentive”, and “the surroundings clean, smart and relaxing”.

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Bishopswood, Chard, TA20 3RS

The Candlelight Inn Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Candlelight Inn Restaurant in TA20, Chard by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Candlelight Inn restaurant.
Alan P
Well cooked food and staff very welcoming. ...
Reviewed 8 months, 11 days ago

"Well cooked food and staff very welcoming. Ambience spoilt by the fact we were the only diners. Such a shame as this is a beautiful country pub/restaurant that deserves better use."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£8.80 £21.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 10.00%
Bishopswood, Chard, TA20 3RS
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑6 pm

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