CHRISTMAS OFFER Subscribe to Somerset Life today CLICK HERE

Best Gastro Pub of the Year winner at the Somerset Life Food and Drink awards 2015

PUBLISHED: 09:00 24 October 2015 | UPDATED: 17:31 08 December 2015

Best Gastro Pub of the Year Ben Porter and Matthew Dean from The Candlelight Inn, Bishopswood, with sponsor Paul Bird from Climate Roofs

Best Gastro Pub of the Year Ben Porter and Matthew Dean from The Candlelight Inn, Bishopswood, with sponsor Paul Bird from Climate Roofs

© Thousand Word Media

The winner of this category needed to stock a wide range of real ales, preferably supporting local breweries. It also needed to have a menu which champions local food and provide a warm welcome and a friendly goodbye - and everything that happens in between.

Somerset Life Food and Drink awards 2015Somerset Life Food and Drink awards 2015

Sponsored by Climate Roofs

Winner: The Candlelight at Bishopswood

Judges said: Excellent, knowledgeable service was matched only by the high quality of food and wine served in most convivial surroundings. The Candlelight is an excellent example of Somerset’s gastro pubs as it manages to seamlessly blend a high quality eating experience with a typical pub atmosphere without prejudicing the authenticity of either.

Highly commended: The Devonshire Arms

With family owners who have committed to high quality cuisine, a varied wine cellar and excellent service for nearly a decade, the Devonshire Arms epitomises the true definition of a gastro pub by providing the space and ambience of a local pub environment coupled with a high class dining experience that won’t break the bank.

Highly commended: The Pony and Trap

The Pony & Trap near Chew Magna was shortlisted because from its entry form, website and social media presence, it was obvious that the Michelin Starred cuisine would turn the heads of the visiting judges – and it certainly did! Situated just south of Bristol near Chew Valley Lake, The Pony & Trap has built up a strong following in a comparatively short space of time not least because of the profile of the Chef Patron.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Somerset Life visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Somerset Life staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Somerset Life account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Most Read

Latest from the Somerset Life