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The Pony and Trap

Restaurant Overview

Telephone: 01275 332627
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Chef: Josh Eggleton

Restaurant Location

The Pony and Trap
Knowle Hill, Chew Magna, Bristol, BS40 8TQ
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Monday: 12:00 - 2:00 PM, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 12:00 - 2:00 PM, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 12:00 - 2:00 PM, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 - 2:00 PM, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 - 2:00 PM, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 - 2:00 PM, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 - 3:30 PM, 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Restaurant Reviews and Social

Average rating: 4.6

Latest review:

Where to begin? Michelin is the mark of excellence and this place has a single star. Whatever the guide itself says, for me this indicates really good food worth a journey to enjoy, and this is almost always borne out by a happy visit. Two and three stars suggest to me that the food is beyond excellent and reaches towards the unimaginably wonderful, usually with ambience and service to match. Most pubs serve food that you eat because you are hungry, and for no other reason. Our lunch was somewhere on that scale rather than anywhere on the stellar trajectory we were expecting. Do the inspectors judge pub meals on a different measure? Surely not. The Pony & Trap has had a Michelin Star for donkey's years. Maybe it deserved one once, perhaps it did yesterday or will tomorrow, but it seemed to me that on our visit its star was an insult to the many wonderful venues that fully live up to this honour, not to mention the even larger cohort of non-starred places that also serve really excellent food and are just a hair's breadth away from the accolade. Yesterday, 1st of October 2018, Michelin again awarded a star. Perhaps I really am missing something here as I have only made a single visit. But I have no intention of risking another disappointing meal.
Posted by Peter White a month ago

Restaurant Guide Change History

Date Guide Old Award New Award
February 2017 Sunday Times Top 100 Not in Top 100 Top 100

Our Review of The Pony and Trap (February 2017)

Whilst travelling down to Devon for a family holiday with my wife and young daughter, I consulted this very website for a quality restaurant we could stop at on the way (well, without too much of a detour). Step forward The Pony and Trap; holder of a precious star from our favourite tyre munching inspectors, as well as a place on the recently released Sunday Times Top 100 restaurants....

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