Candlelight Inn

4.8
575 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 575 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
West Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a fabulous lunch during partial lockdown, so only outdoors eating. The marquee we ate in was more than adequate. The food was very nice indeed, all beautifully cooked and presented. All the courses were tasty, served piping hot and were imaginative. The service was even better than the food! It's a lovely old stone built pub in a lovely quiet village. Great beer too if you like English ale. Firepit outside for cooler evenings. Thoroughly recommend if you're in this area.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wine and everything else. What more could you want?

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DeclanH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here on 3 occasions twice before lockdown and again on 25th April on all occasions the service and the Food was 100% very friendly atmosphere Made to feel very welcome by all the staff

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Pollylww
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Sunday lunch, great marquee, great service and great food.

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GrahamO
Bath
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great Sunday lunch with my family, the staff gave us a very warm welcome and were extremely attentive. Definitely recommend a visit

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Foldsmobile
Gloucestershire
9 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Super location, lovely old pub, great to sit outside in the sun.
Well thought menu, well-cooked, well presented; we like the coffee and the Otter even more!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. Stop off for lunch on the way down to Cornwall. Lovely pub. Great food. Amazing wine list. Fantastic service! Dog friendly.

PM
PeterM
Bath
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, as always and great service! The team have done a lovely job creating the outside dining space.

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AnneD
Bath
1 review
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely meal great service beautiful location. Sun parasols would’ve been really appreciated - got a bit sunburned eating outside! But overall thank you we had a super lunch.

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lucy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always!

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DarrenTango
Bath
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Difficult time for restaurants especially when they have to operate an outside hospitality policy
candlelight did absolutely everything they could with a nice marquee and a large fire pit to keep us warm.
Food was good
Service excellent
price reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Devon
1 review
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was our first lunch outside with family we had not seen for a year and we were fortunate that we had sunshine. Although tbe car park was not made for outside seating (slight slope that made for a little uncomfortable eating), the Inn did well in setting up as best as possible and the service was fantastic!

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GrahameH
Bath
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fantastic Gastro Pub, I enjoy everything about this Restaurant. The food is outstanding, the service wonderful and the ambiance just perfect. Always the experience I want.

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Landy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous first night out for dinner ..

Great food, atmosphere and terrific hosts as always...

Thanks Mike & Simon.. xx

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shanek
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal as always and great service from start to finish.
Great to see them back open.

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Buzzard
Bath
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We had lunch outside in the car park, and as usual the food and service was very good, the only thing I would say is that the portion size for my fish and chips was on the small size for the price.

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VickyH
London
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Excellent setting and service and the food was great. Will be going back.

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Ling
Bath
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Sunday roast even with Covid restrictions

SG
SarahG
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow what a great evening. Setting was great, food and service exceptional.

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Chrispy
Devon
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First day open after lockdown. Staff really friendly & helpful. Very clear on their responsibilities. Food, as ever, was really good.

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MerrylV
Bath
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Candlelight Inn staff and owners have done an outstanding job under v difficult circumstances but happily their efforts have been realized in amazing food, service and ambiance everything felt safe covid wise. Love

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
2 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BH
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.

SG
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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Roboy
Bath
2 reviews
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!

FAQs

Candlelight Inn is rated 4.8 stars by 575 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.