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RestaurantsSomersetChew MagnaBS40

survey result

Summary

£71
  £££
3
Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Incredible food” in “a lovely countryside setting” (complete with garden, and views over the Chew Valley) has carved a major culinary reputation for Josh & Holly (brother and sister) Eggleton’s converted pub (more of a restaurant nowadays). But even reporters who acknowledge the quality of the “beautifully prepared dishes, with great combinations of texture and flavour” can still find it notably “overpriced” (“decent but not worth the high cost”).

Summary

£69
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A short drive south of Bristol, Josh & Holly Eggleton’s (brother and sister) accoladed and “well-patronised” venue has “a lovely garden and amazing views” over the Chew Valley. “The ‘pub’ is now more of a restaurant and a fantastic one, but with many tables” (which can feel “overcrowded” in some areas) and “hardly any bar”. Foodwise, there were a couple of reports of “a let down” this year, but not enough to dent the ratings, given the huge volume of reports of cooking that’s “as good as it gets”: “so creative, with excellent flavour and texture combinations, prepared with real skill”. “Add reasonable pricing, knowledgeable service and given the stunning country setting, you have all the ingredients for a meal to relish”.

Summary

£60
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Truly first-class cooking” (“local ingredients cooked incredibly well”) maintains the appeal of Josh Eggleton’s “wonderful” country gastropub which has a lovely rural outlook. It’s not snooty about it either (“it’s the first Michelin-starred restaurant that’s let me bring the dog!”).

Summary

£62
  £££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Great, great pub food” has won acclaim from the tyre men for Josh Eggleton’s “friendly” gastroboozer, which enjoys “lovely views out over the country”, helping to make it “the perfect way to break up a journey to Devon”. He’s opening in Bristol too (see Kensington Arms).

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The Pony & Trap Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of The Pony & Trap Restaurant in BS40, Chew Magna by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of The Pony & Trap restaurant.
Katie J
Absolutely delicious food at this lovely co...
Reviewed 9 months, 25 days ago

"Absolutely delicious food at this lovely country pub. In the middle of nowhere but really worth it. innovative cooking, the tasting menu was very good indeed. Local products cooked to perfection and nicely explained in an unpretentious way."

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.50 £25.00 £4.00 £5.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £34.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
Chew Magna, BS40 8TQ
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 7 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12 pm‑6 pm

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