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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 2018

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:

  • Nicola W
    Frome, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    birthday meal with friends
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 24th June 2018
    We visited this highly recommended restaurant on a Sunday for a friends birthday and weren’t disappointed - lived up to all expectations. Great service and atmosphere and situated in a beautiful... Read full review
  • Aaron P
    Telford, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    The Pony & Trap Trip.
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 23rd June 2018
    Been wanting to come to this pub for a long time now! so I decided to book up and treat my sister and brother-in-law for a Sunday taster menu.... As we travelled all the way from Shropshire and spent... Read full review
  • jackie m
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Amazing Anniversary Meal
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 17th June 2018
    Our grown up children bought us a voucher for lunch here and it really lived up to expectations. We both had the five course tasting menu with wine flight ( daughter picking us up ) From the crisps... Read full review
BS40 8TQ

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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