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Howley Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub
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Howley | Nr Chard, Chard, England
TA20 3DX
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
Open now
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Sun 12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 18:00 - 23:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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Chard, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We recently had a family meal for 13, all the meals were very good, I can definitely recommend the sirloin steak. The staff were very pleasant and attentive. We have been there a few times before and have always had a lovely meal. Sunday lunch is very good too!! If you haven't been, I would definitely recommend going.

1 Thank HelenHarmes
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and friendly service from all staff. We have been several times and received the same great hospitality.

Thank tandmsherwood
Exeter, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The pub is set in very pretty countryside with a glorious view from the rear garden and terraces. The atmosphere was warm and friendly with good ale and an excellent lunch menu ( the dinner menu looked very appealing too). We both had home made steak and ale pie which was actually a slice of proper pie rather than a... More 

Thank alfilovell
Kent, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Greeted by Steve who was vey friendly. Ordered 3 meals. One very fussy child was well catered for and even changed the menu for her with delicious food. The roast dinner was plentiful and well cooked. The salmon was very tasty and the vegetables were cooked to perfection. Very good selections of deserts of which I can recommend the cheeseboard.... More 

Thank keeffe2014
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Very good service, very good food & selection of regular drinks including locally brewed ales, children friendly staff. Lovely views from the garden.

Thank Louise L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Visited after recomendation via The Belfry Guest House - Friendly staff, good welcoming local pub atmosphere, ordered Vension which was cooked very well, my partner had Duck also very well presented and cooked to her satisfaction. Dessert was very nice, good portion sizes and again excellent presentation, we were very happy. The bar offered a good selection, barmen was very... More 

Thank Dave P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

As a family we have had a couple of family meals here as the location is central to us all. The food and service has always been lovely and we always have a great experience. There is something on the menu for everyone. Good pub grub and great portions. Also there are great views outside. The staff are always helpful.and... More 

1 Thank Alice P
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Made a last minute booking for 6, we all enjoyed a delicious main and pud. Excellent home made food, tasty, good size portion and excellent value. Friendly and helpful staff. We have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed our meals in a warm and friendly atmosphere - definitely worth a visit!

Thank PCJC0802
Brighton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Today was our third visit to the Howley. Got to the pub a bit earlier than usual , we were worried as it was before 12. Not to worry though we were greeted by the landlord who had just finished lighting a big fire in the pubs wood burner . So cosy. As we were early the pub was very... More 

Thank Rebecca A
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner on 25th Sept .. They accomodated a large family of 13 without any difficulties. We had excellent service and the food was exceptional. Staff very friendly and bent over backwards to ensure we were well looked after. The food portions we of a good size and tasted superb! Will definitely be visiting again on our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
19:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Howley | Nr Chard, Chard, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Chard
  • Phone Number: TA20 3DX

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