Candlelight Inn

4.7
709 Reviews
£25 and under
Gastro Pub
Mike, Simon and the team run this happy, vibrant, award winning country pub and restaurant.

Flint walls, wooden floors and open fires
Gravity pulled beer, local ciders and good food served daily
Locals at the bar and a warm and friendly atmosphere
A blooming garden for barbecues and sunshine

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 709 people are saying
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CliveD
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic food in a lovely setting, what's not to like. Already returned for a quick lunch there. Will certainly visit again for an evening meal

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MELMEL
Bath
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food in lovely surroundings with very good service - what more could you want. Will be recommending it to our friends.

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JohnP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very welcoming, good food at fair prices , will come again.

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OpenTable Diner
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A very warm welcome, a lovely spacious table in the new part of the restaurant, great service and absolutely fantastic food, a real dining experience……

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GrahameH
Bath
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Gastro Pub. The food is outstanding, the service just perfect and the atmosphere relaxed. Lovely evening.

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Picaterre
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Excellent helpful friendly staff. Initially loud piped music, then lady singer in the bar but the noise carried into the restaurant. Meat was tough, needed a steak knife but not provided. An attempt at an adventurous menu that didn't quite come off.

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GrahamC
Bath
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always have been many times and will continue to do so

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StuB
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited on the advice of friends who live on the area - we were not disappointed, lovely, traditional looking country building of stone. Inside also traditional but with a slick, clean and airy feel to it. Very nice.

The food was of a standard in which you’d expect of a Michelin rosette establishment. Very elegant food that displays the kitchen’s prowess with the knife and deep knowledge of flavours and their respective combinations. Really the was considered and superb.

The service was excellent, attentive and warm without being overbearing - just right. Bravo.

In short I would highly recommend the Candlelight Inn to anyone wanting a meal on the nicer end of the spectrum.

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ColetteL
London
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub and food was amazing

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LesleyG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect way to start Christmas. Three courses with wine, all delicious and service excellent. So nice to have a good local pub.

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PennyB
Bath
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A lovely atmosphere, great choice of food and our dogs were made very welcome

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LouiseP
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful Inn. Great ambience. Friendly staff. Delicious food and a lot of it. Easy menu- lots of choices. We totally enjoyed the meal on every level. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely easy lunch time meet up. Staff were very attentive,
food lovely - will come again.

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HelenA
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, absolutely beautiful food & service. An experience to be enjoyed over & over again.

MA
MichaelA
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Seems to have got larger since we last visited but still just as good.

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AliR
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening, as always. This is still the best pub in Somerset.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Lovely mix of flavours and textures and beautifully presented.

DB
DanB1975
Bath
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The welcome was brilliant and at first the staff were very attentive. As the night went on though the level of service fell, we had to take it upon ourselves to find a member of staff to ask for more drinks twice, to ask if we could order a cheeseboard for coffees and finally to ask for the bill. The food was great but because our table was slightly tucked away it felt like we were forgotten about. When we did ask staff for things they were spot on, it would have been lovely though if the level of care, attentiveness and enthusiasm we received on our arrival had continued through the evening .

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Mollie
Oxford
8 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to this lovely old pub with a modern twist.
Great ambience, service and food - we will definitely be returning!

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Jane68
London
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable pre Christmas lunch with friends. Great food and excellent service.

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Edwardw
Bath
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Plat du jour menu was excellent value of well cooked and tasty food

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were staying at the Cow Shed (cottage nearby) and went as a treat for my birthday. The meal was incredible. Very tasty and beautifully presented.
Will definitely return.

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LouiseK
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fourth visit in 3 months. Everything was just right and we will keep returning. We were first to arrive but the place was soon buzzing with many diners. Drinks were served within minutes and food order taken by Abi, a friendly chatty lady who made us feel very welcome. Food as usual was exceptional

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KeturahCJ
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Folk, Festive Flavours and Fabulous Food 10/10 as always.. Thanks guys for everything over this hard year.

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Marzipan
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were made very welcome. It's our choice to meet up with friends once a month. Nice menu, and good choicr.

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RichardB
Kent
9 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food and table service was excellent. This was probably the best meal we have enjoyed in Somerset in several years.
The Chef is outstanding. We shall be back again with family and friends in the near future.

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Honey
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, friendly, welcoming service.
The food was presented well and all our choices were delicious.
The Christmas pudding ice-cream was an absolute triumph!
Thank you to all the front of house and kitchen staff for a wonderful evening ;0)

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Dinsdale
Bath
8 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Nowhere in the area comes near it on food quality. The welcome is always warm and the service charming.

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Foodforfour
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our Sunday lunch was great, the beef was cooked perfectly, the roasties were crispy and the Yorkshire puddings were huge, the gravy servings were a bit on the small side and we had to ask for more, the jug they served it in was about right for one person not four! The staff were polite and friendly and the service was quick, I would definitely go there again.

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JeanF
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good venue, staff very pleasant and not over the top, food delicious but the music was extremely annoying and we had to ask them to turn it down three times as we could not hear ourselves speak. Loud pop music at Christmas and lunchtime was out of keeping.

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GaryS
Bath
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find this was.
You can’t but feel impressed with this place.
You are made to feel so welcome staff know their stuff, food was like from a top restaurant, decor is very good, we had a special night.

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mandyr
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect night out. Great food and service. Will definitely be booking again!

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AndreaP
Bath
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely village pub/restaurant. Beautifully decorated, comfortable and cosy.
Food excellent, great choice, great service.
Highly recommend.

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katiekins
Bath
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely place. Quality and taste of food fantastic, but just a bit pricey!

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Tarka66
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been here twice now. Beautifully decorated, warm & welcoming. The staff are friendly and helpful. The food is beautifully presented and delicious! Although I’m not vegetarian I was impressed by the vegetarian dishes, I had the butternut squash Wellington, the same care, skill & thought had gone into that dish like meat & fish ones.

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GillianT
Bath
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent and the surroundings were delightful. Would highly recommend.

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DeborahP
Bath
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, beautiful ambience, warm and friendly staff. Great place to eat.

MB
MelanieB
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful pub with a lovely calm and cosy atmosphere and gorgeous food.

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Silver
Bath
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, drinks and ambience were outstanding. Best evening I have had in a long time.

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RichardP
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed an excellent meal as always. Looking forward to going again.

FAQs

Candlelight Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 709 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.