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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
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  • Very Good
  • Average
  • Poor
  • Terrible

Recent Reviews:

  • Tony C
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th March 2018
    We visited the Pony and Trap for dinner. A lovely old style pub with a nice restaurant. All the staff were friendly, knowledgeable sand helpful. The menu is a delight and the food very well cooked... Read full review
  • Shaun H
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    On our way to Paris
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 17th March 2018
    On our way to Paris for a 6 Nations weekend and we opted to have a late’ish lunch here before an early evening flight. It’s not the easiest place to find and get to but well worth the effort if you... Read full review
  • Ted M
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    I must be missing something
    3 of 5 stars
    Friday, 16th March 2018
    £30 for a medium rare steak with not a hint of pink when cut ,a few nice chips and a well dressed small green salad ,value for money ? Not in my book .True this is the most expensive item on menu and... Read full review
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Tel: +44 (0)1275 332 627

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Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Closed Mondays except for Bank Holidays and through December.

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