RestaurantsDorsetChardTA20
Wambrook, Chard, TA20 3EN

survey result

Summary

£59
   ££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Seemingly off the beaten track down increasingly narrow country lanes in the beautiful Blackdown Hills but with easy access from the A358 if you are en route to Devon and Cornwall” – this rural inn wins praise as a “great local” (“very dog friendly!”) “producing lovely food in a picturesque setting”. Meat is smoked onsite and “game seems to be a speciality (as we were leaving, the beaters and dogs were arriving back at the pub with several brace of pheasants!)”

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What the Newspaper Critics are saying

The Daily Telegraph

Exploring the Blackdown Hills on the Somerset-Devon border, William Sitwell found rural
bliss in a country boozer that manages to “balance locals and visitors, mud and high heels”:

“it’s called The Cotley Inn and I challenge you to find a pub that combines
such welcome, warmth, style and flavour”.

The inn is “gloriously entrenched in the culture of the Blackdowns”, with “a
menu of hearty food to match”. Fruit, veg and game are all local, bread and
chutney are made in-house, and even the crockery is from a nearby pottery.
 
Dishes including feather blade of beef and red mullet with fennel, butter
beans and chorizo were “beautifully orchestrated” and “dressed with
precision and poise”.

William Sitwell - 2024-04-14

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£9.00 £21.50 £8.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £21.95
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%

The Cotley Inn Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Cotley Inn Restaurant in TA20, Chard by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Cotley Inn restaurant.
Rob C
Competent but unexceptional...
Reviewed 10 months, 24 days ago

"Competent but unexceptional"

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Wambrook, Chard, TA20 3EN
Opening hours
Monday4 pm‑10 pm
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑11 pm
Thursday12 pm‑11 pm
Friday12 pm‑11 pm
Saturday12 pm‑11 pm
Sunday12 pm‑10 pm

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