Chard Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Chard

August 5, 2017 Sachiko Swiger

Discover the best restaurant in Chard, United Kingdom (UK) including Hornsbury Mill Restaurant, The Gallery, Cotley Inn, The Green Dragon, Howley Tavern, Bath House Restaurant, Candlelight Inn, The Windwhistle Inn, Spice Villa, Barleymow's Farm Shop and Restaurant
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1. Hornsbury Mill Restaurant

Hornsbury Mill Hornsbury Hill | Hornsbury Mill, Chard TA20 3AQ, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking British, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner HK$102 - HK$188 +44 1460 63317
Excellent
61%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 125 reviews

Hornsbury Mill Restaurant

Dine by candlelight as the waterwheel turns The Wheelroom Restaurant is small but beautifully appointed with ample space for 40 people. A light and airy room by day, the Wheelroom with its flickering candles is transformed into a romantic evening setting with soft music by night and the constant turn of the waterwheel behind the glass partition enhances your experience whenever you dine. Tables can be arranged to suit your needs, so whether eating alone, as a couple or with a party of family or friends the Wheelroom can accommodate you. Your welcome at the bar is second to none, choose your dishes from the a la carte menu,wander down to the Wheelroom where our fully trained, attentive but unobtrusive waitresses will look after you from starters to coffee and liqueurs

Reviewed By Hugh_Christina_S - Chard, United Kingdom

We dined here with a friend, from the Christmas menu. The gravlax starter promised good things to come but the Turkey was rather disappointing. Were we actually eating Turkey, we wondered – it was difficult to tell from the taste. The root vegetables were generally good but the Brussel sprouts were under-cooked and the Savoy cabbage was over-cooked. We’ve tasted better Christmas pudding and the crème brûlée was a very poor example of the genre – far too ‘set’ and lacking creaminess. This place has a somewhat unprepossessing entrance, although the lounge is cosy enough. However, the restaurant is largely devoid of cosiness and the absence of table cloths makes for a rather ‘basic’, sterile look. In our view this is not ‘fine dining’ and although Hornsbury Mill is certainly smarter than The Cotley Arms at Wambrook (see out review of that pub) it lacks the food quality and presentational finesse which The Cotley has achieved so splendidly. We would not dine here again.

6A Holyrood Street, Chard TA20 2AH, England Reservations, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards British, Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch HK$47 - HK$110 +44 1460 261001
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

The Gallery

A contemporary, light and spacious Cafe and Art Gallery. The Gallery is the ideal place to meet for coffee, a drink at the bar or to enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch while you admire the latest local art exhibition. Please go to our website for more details about our establishment.

Reviewed By coolmint - wells

Called in after wandering by.
Friendly welcome, newspapers for those dining alone.
The gallery is a part of the restaurant, which made breakfast more interesting than usual.
I ordered off menu which was fine with the waitress.
The sausages were wonderful, breakfast was all cooked to order.
Plenty of butter and marmalade supplied with my ordered toast.
I would certainly eat here again should I find myself in Chard

3. Cotley Inn

Wambrook, Chard TA20 3EN, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Validated Parking Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$8 +44 1460 62348
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 233 reviews

Cotley Inn

Traditional English pub in a village setting. Menu is based on solid English food.

Reviewed By Ken G - Kent

Went for dinner and had a truly excellent experience. My meal consisted off scallops with cauliflower pure and black pudding. Cooked to perfection. An amazing steak burger followed, better than any in the so called burger restaurants in London by far. Dessert, wow, treacle tart which was just like Mum made. My daughter and son-in-law had different choices but all meals were just superb. The friendly servers were just as good as the food. Thank you Cotley Inn, we will be back next time I visit Somerset.

4. The Green Dragon

Combe St. Nicholas, Chard TA20 3NG, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Television, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner HK$47 - HK$133 +44 1460 63311
Excellent
77%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

The Green Dragon

Reviewed By Agness lookalik... B

Visited the green dragon in April and was really impressed . so on our return in August decided to pay it another visit and we were not disappointed. The welcome is friendly and the bar area welcoming , on our first visit we learnt the...MoreHi Thanks for the lovely review so glad you enjoyed your time at the dragon. I just wanted to let you and others know that we do lunches on sundays but not sunday night. hope to see you again clair

5. Howley Tavern

Howley | Nr Chard, Chard, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night +44 1460 62157
Excellent
65%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 118 reviews

Howley Tavern

Reviewed By Hugh_Christina_S - Chard, United Kingdom

The Howley Tavern offers good, wholesome pub food - not haute cuisine, but very reasonable, appetizingly presented 'home cooking'. The menu offers a wide choice and the warm dishes are certainly 'piping hot, which is where some establishments fall down. The staff is exceptionally friendly and welcoming, the service prompt and efficient, and the surroundings, well, er, very 'pubby'! This is not grand dining but very acceptable nonetheless. Could be exceptional on a fine summers day, when dining al fresco with the fine views over the surrounding countryside would add to a pleasurable experience.

6. Bath House Restaurant

28 Holyrood Street, Chard TA20 2AH, England Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible European, Asian, British, Fusion, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Brunch +44 1460 67575
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 186 reviews

Bath House Restaurant

The Bath House Hotel and Restaurant has a contemporary bar and a highly recommended restaurant serving innovative British cuisine with continental and Asian influences.

Reviewed By PaulDubs - Chard, United Kingdom

Had a Birthday dinner here recently and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Excellent food and service at a reasonable price. Will certainly return for special occasions and probably at other times as well!

7. Candlelight Inn

Bishopswood, Chard TA20 3RS, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$71 - HK$220 +44 1460 234476
Excellent
75%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 370 reviews

Candlelight Inn

Beautiful Somerset country pub serving the highest quality food from an ever changing menu of local produce. An extensive wine list, gin bar with over 40 gins from local to international, local ales and ciders always on tap. Very easy to find just off the A303 in Bishopswood - TA20 3RS

Reviewed By avtcctv - Chard, United Kingdom

We have just had a family function for 16 at the Candlelight and have to give a huge thank you to Mike and Simon and their team for a fantastic time, the champagne tower was perfect for the occasion and a bit of fun, shame we couldn’t eat all of the buffet and they put a lot of hard work into catering for Gluten free and dairy free diets, the food exceeded expectations witch is a rare thing.
Huge screen with a slideshow and our own music made a great family gathering.
Will 100% be booking this again at our next get together and no washing up.
Thanks again to the Candlelight.

8. The Windwhistle Inn

The Windwhistle Inn | Windwhistle Hill, Chard TA20 4DQ, England Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$55 - HK$196 +44 1460 30229
Excellent
43%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
10%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 438 reviews

The Windwhistle Inn

"Windwhistle" does evoke a clifftop location, but is name of the local hills. Being on the brow of a range of hills, it does have a panoramic view on a clear day and you can see all the way to Glastonbury Tor & the Bristol Channel. The original building which houses the traditional bar dates from the 17th Century and was once a notorious haunt of Smugglers, highwaymen, and cut-throats. It has a romantic 'Jamaica Inn' type atmosphere and local folklore has it that if you looked like you had money on you, you would be lured or dragged down into the cellar and your throat slit. Since then the building has been extended to now include a separate restaurant area for quiet dining, a large bright & airy conservatory where the famous carvery is served and a function room ideal for weddings and other large parties. All this is set in 5 acres of beautifully maintained Gardens with plenty of outdoor Seating and loads of space for children (and dogs) to run off their energy after lunch. Both indoor and outdoor games are available for everyone to enjoy. We serve modern pub classics with the emphasis on good quality locally sourced produce. Specials are available in addition to the menu every day and our ever popular Carvery is served through-out the day on a Sunday. Chef/Patron Tim Robinson trained under Gary Rhodes giving him the experience to provide top quality pub food in a relaxed and friendly environment.

Reviewed By Aprilsewandsew - Bristol, United Kingdom

We were staying at the Swandown Lodges and decided to stop for lunch, it was great. The hand cut chips were amazing, so good in fact we went back the next day to have them again. Our group of 4 had burgers, ham egg and chips, staff were very pleasant and attentive, we will definitely visit again.

9. Spice Villa

19A High Street, Chard TA20 1QF, England Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Bangladeshi, Indian, Balti, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Lunch, Late Night +44 1460 64025
Excellent
80%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 291 reviews

Spice Villa

Reviewed By Andrew H

Very nice food, the meal was freshly cooked and hot when it arrived the chef came out and asked if my meal was ok and I was happy with it. Will definitely go back next time I'm in the area

10. Barleymow's Farm Shop and Restaurant

Snowdon Hill Farm | Chard, Chard TA20 3PS, England Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +44 1460 62130
Excellent
49%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 240 reviews

Barleymow's Farm Shop and Restaurant

http://www.barleymowsfarmshop.co.uk/index.htm

Reviewed By Hugh_Christina_S - Chard, United Kingdom

We had high hopes of this place, having been recommended to go there by several locals. Initial impressions were good and our waitress was immensely welcoming and friendly. When our platters arrived we faced the prospect of quite a feast but, oh no, the mushrooms completely ruined the experience and we will never, ever return to this restaurant again. The mushrooms appeared tinned, but this, in itself, was not the problem. No, it was the truly unpleasant flavour - an overriding bitter taste, together with a hint of chemical akin the bleach. We mentioned it to the waitress when leaving, but the reaction that "no-one else had mentioned it" was surprising, given that the taste was so unpleasant. What a pity - an otherwise reasonable (but not outstanding) breakfast was spoiled by including a sub-standard ingredient. What's wrong with fresh mushrooms anyway?!

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