Harden's survey result
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”.
“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!”).
“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).
The Pony & Trap Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Perfectly adequate Sunday lunch. Service was not attentive. The place was full but given its location I am not sure it is worth making the the trip from Bristol."
"Not your ordinary pub, more a fine dining restaurant with prices to match. Consistently an enjoyable if somewhat expensive experience."
|Wine per bottle||£34.00|
Chew Magna, BS40 8TQ
|Tuesday||12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm-2 pm, 7 pm-9 pm|
|Friday||12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-9 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-9 pm|
|Sunday||12 pm-6 pm|