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Candlelight Inn

Remote pub with excellent food

At a glance

Bar menu
Beer festival

This rustic rural inn is tucked away deep in the Blackdown Hills. A 17th-century flint-built pub with wooden floors, crackling log fires and a warm and friendly atmosphere, locals gather here for tip-top pints of Exmoor or Branscombe ale drawn straight from the cask.

Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–27 December
  • Days closed: Monday
  • Opening times: 12–3 6–11 (Sunday all day)
  • Lunch: Tuesday to Friday 12–2, Saturday to Sunday 12–2.30
  • Dinner: Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday 7–9, Friday to Saturday 7–9.30

Food and drink

  • Set menu available
  • Real ales available: Otter Bitter, Bass, Exmoor, Branscombe
  • Real ciders: Thatchers, Sheppy's, Tricky

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Beer festival


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

From A303 south-west of Newtown, right a crossroads signed Bishopswood and Churchinford. Pub on right in village.

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