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The Pony & Trap

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The Pony & Trap


Nestled in the rolling hills of the Chew Valley, The Pony & Trap has been a mainstay of the South West food scene since Josh and Holly Eggleton first took over the reins in 2006. With Josh running the kitchen and Holly in charge of front of house, this brother sister duo have built a well deserved reputation for quality.

One of the most exciting places to eat and drink in the South West, The Pony and Trap has held a Michelin Star since 2011 and was recently ranked the best Gastropub in the region. The pub has had a colourful past and has been part of the local community for generations; while it may offer Michelin standard food and seven course tasting menus it is still a pub at heart and remains a popular watering hole for local farmers, residents and walkers alike.

With a guiding ethos that food should move from field to fork, chef-patron Josh goes to great lengths to ensure everything on the menu is locally sourced. The varied menu changes daily and the team know the provenance of everything on it. With all of the fresh ingredients sourced from just across the valley, the farmland surrounding The Pony & Trap is merely an extension of its kitchens.

To book a table please call 01275 332627


Key Features

  • In countryside

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking


  • Bar
  • Licensed
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Leaving Bristol on the A37 and just beyond the village of Pensford at the roundabout at Chelwood, turn right on the A368 signed Weston-super-mare. After approximately 1.5 miles you will see a sign for the Pony & Trap asking you to turn right, signed Chew Magna 2 miles, Winford 5 miles. You will find them 1 mile along, on your right.

Public Transport Directions

For comprehensive information about getting here by public transport, please visit


  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
  • Very Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Terrible

Recent Reviews:

  • Sofia G
    Trip Type:
    Incredible! A must if you are around
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 14th August 2017
    We had a tasting lunch menu, the 5 course one (£45 each excluding drinks). We had great expectations for this michelin star restaurant and they were far exceeded. Every dish was excellent and you... Read full review
  • 529DebbieL
    Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Worth the drive
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 12th August 2017
    We had read a lot about this Michelin starred restaurant and really wanted to eat here. We therefore decided to stop our journey home from our Cornish holiday to go there. We booked well in advance... Read full review
  • Darren K
    Bristol, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    4 of as out for a dinner
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 11th August 2017
    Heard great things about this place ........ nothing great about this place at all ! Think they are punching above there game as had a really disappointing night! Food not that great and when... Read full review
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Tel: +44 (0)1275 332 627

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)

* Closed Mondays except for Bank Holidays and through December.


Tuesday, 22nd August 2017 - Tuesday, 22nd August 2017

Tuesday, 19th September 2017 - Tuesday, 19th September 2017

Tuesday, 17th October 2017 - Tuesday, 17th October 2017

Tuesday, 21st November 2017 - Tuesday, 21st November 2017

Guest chef evenings at The Pony & Trap

Guest chef evenings at The Pony & Trap
more info

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Tuesday, 19th September 2017 - Tuesday, 19th September 2017

Tuesday, 17th October 2017 - Tuesday, 17th October 2017

Tuesday, 21st November 2017 - Tuesday, 21st November 2017

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Guest chef evenings at The Pony & Trap
more info

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