Candlelight Inn

4.8
554 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 554 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food. Lovely staff. Very dog friendly! We will be returning for sure :)

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BarryHJ
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Candlelight never fails to deliver, even in the tough times of the pandemic the staff make a visit special. It was my partner’s birthday and The Candlelight has become our favourite place to go for a meal. They are renovating/extending to increase their appeal even further which is fantastic news. Happy Christmas to all at the Candlelight, we will be back soon.

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Jannylamb
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, wonderful service. Very covid safe. Will definitely be back

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SAndrews
Bath
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Candelight has become our favourite place to dine. Lovely atmosphere, delightful owners and amazing food.

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StevenG
Bristol
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A gem of a pub, a warm welcome, fantastic food and excellent service every time we go there.

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JensF
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Room was a little drafty, if you’re are sat near the door.
The main was a little disappointing in terms of portion size. The rest was fine.
We had the goose for mains, which was delicious.

Very friendly and service minded staff.

Ambience was really good, especially when it was enhanced by the power cut and the place was lit by candles only 😊

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Ju713t
London
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as ever. Love the new cocktails. Great choice of food.

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FayG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal in December, friendly and festive atmosphere

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EmmaF
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a lovely lunch, gorgeous pud, divine wine, roaring Christmas fire to sit beside x Good therapy!

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, lovely environment. Friendly staff. Need to book another table soon.

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SueD
London
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious soup and excellent sandwiches. Perfect place for a rest on the long drive home from Cornwall as so close to the a303

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Romans
Bath
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

We had a lovely roast here, food was excellent and enjoyed sat next to the fire. Was very quiet but cosy - beautiful pub. Service was quite slow when we wanted to pay the bill but it wasn’t an issue as we weren’t in a rush. Would definitely recommend.

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KarenP
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the candlelight inn.
Safe distancing &
Plenty of space
Fabulous food and great wine and beer
Looking forward to visiting the new room .
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PennyC
London
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal: elegant, tasty and very enjoyable. Totally Covid safe. Thank you.

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Matthijs
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great! we would very much recommend to friends and family.
new room is looking lovely, too!

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anthonyR
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fish lunch and great salmon starter .
Highly recommended

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ValG
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

It's our local & we like to go there. Would have liked Plat du Jour but not on offer in December although given as Menu on Open Table.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday lunch, staff were very friendly and pub had a great atmosphere. Well worth a visit!

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StephenB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious roast as always and great selection of winter vegetables cooked perfectly. We love the candlelight!

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OpenTable Diner
Dorset
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Sunday lunch! Excellent food served beautifully and felt special 😊

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Lucky
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Locally sourced ingredients, beautifully cooked - makes for a great meal. Menu well designed. Informal atmosphere. Friendly service. Cosy.

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SarahG
Bath
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to this pub and instantly felt welcome and relaxed. The atmosphere was so lovely with both log burners going and all the Christmas lights. The service along with food was exceptional and I couldn’t recommend it high enough.

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HaydnL
Bath
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the candlelight last Friday evening, we were greeted with a very warm welcome and made fimilar with the covid regs in place. We were buzzing to see the two open fires were lit as it was freezing outside! The service was excellent and the food even better. We will be visiting again in the spring. Outstanding.

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Sheilag
Bath
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A warm and welcoming pub with excellent food for a cold December evening.

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SamanthaJ
Dorset
6 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always :) Looking forward to our next visit already

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CathyK
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to eat. Food was delicious, flexible with a chip/salad swap. Staff were polite and full Covid compliant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, atmosphere and service

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AllyB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wine 😋and service a great night as always 🤗

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MargaretH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and service were both very good. But the quaint kitchen chairs at our table were not comfortable and the owners should try sitting in them for an hour or more.

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AdrianS
Gloucestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have had for a very long time and not just because of Covid lockdown. All three courses were superbly cooked and presented, friendly helpful service and a lovely ambience. Really interesting menu with variety. Top marks all round, made for a really special family evening.

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HelenD
Dorset
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superbly Covid safe, incredibly helpful team at The Candlelight Inn, so friendly too. A very special place to visit for wonderful food and amazing service.

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Solly
London
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a very delicious meal. Standard of food and service very good as always

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CliveH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love going to the Candlelight and have been many times. The quality of the food is always perfect. We appreciate that it is a gastro pub, bordering on fine dining and possibly tending towards nouvelle cuisine, but on our last visit we were very disappointed with the very small portions of turbot that were served, followed by an extremely small portion of cheese. Perhaps a review of portion size is required. Otherwise brilliant.

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JoanF
Bath
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu seemed to be more comprehensive than on our previous visit which was a pleasant surprise. We all enjoyed our lunch!

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SimonN
London
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fantastic experience! Incredible food and superb staff - highly recommend it for families of all ages.

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LindaF
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Discovered this restaurant via Trip Advisor and it exceeded expectations. Really lovely ambience (with lots of candles) and staff were very welcoming and attentive. Food was excellent and nicely presented and we felt spoilt for choice.
The restaurant had taken all necessary COVID precautions, but had also managed to maintain a lovely environment.
Just wish we could make this our local, but sadly we live 200 miles away.

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AndyR
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We hadn’t been to the Candlelight for a little while but as always never ceases to impress. From the moment you walk in until you leave it’s a peaceful, positive and thoroughly enjoyable experience.
From attentive staff to outstanding, quality food it proved to be a wonderful evening, thank you.

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NickyB
Bath
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and we felt safe with the measures in place

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
12 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic evening meal at The Candlelight Inn. Really well organised with COVID measures which didn’t distract from the experience. Food and service was great! Definitely worth a visit.

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Claudia
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the ham and eggs, taking a risk as I hate fat. It was beautiful, very lean and had a slightly smokey barbecue flavour which I thought was lovely. This with chunky chips, what more can you ask for!

FAQs

Candlelight Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 554 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 bookings at the moment.