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The Pony and Trap

Knowle Hill, Newton, CHEW MAGNA, BS40 8TQ

This 200-year-old building benefits from a stunning location, enjoying fantastic views across the Chew Valley. The Pony and Trap still feels like a rural local despite the acclaim it has achieved with its food. Committed to sourcing all ingredients as locally as possible, everything on the menu is made on the premises, right down to the bread and the butter. The menu changes twice daily, but just to give an idea, you might see chargrilled pigeon with bresaola, carrot, apple and walnut; or braised squid and turnip risotto; followed by pollock, chargrilled ox tongue, broccoli and Worcestershire butter sauce; or wild sea bass, curried cauliflower, yogurt, raisin and almond. After all that, let's hope there's still room for one of the unusual desserts: celeriac burnt cream, walnut mousse and quince sorbet; or apple, white chocolate cheesecake and apple sorbet. The six-course tasting menu with wine pairings is a real treat. Fine wines, local real ales and a local cider sum up its appeal.

Further information

Tel: 01275 332627
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Principal beers

Butcombe Bitter, Guest ale


All week
12-3 6.30-12 (Sun all day)


Children welcome.
Dog friendly.
No coach parties catered.



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Take A37 S from Bristol. After Pensford turn right at rdbt onto A368 towards Weston-Super-Mare. In 1.5m right signed Chew Magna & Winford. Pub 1m on right

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