The Pub

The History

Located in the small hamlet of Newtown on the outskirts of Chew Magna, The Pony & Trap is a 200 year old pub set just 8 miles from Bristol and 11 miles from Bath.

Formerly known as The Rising Sun the pub has had a colourful past with many landlords tending the bar through the years. Having been the mainstay of the local community for generations, The Pony & Trap today remains the local watering hole for local farmers, residents and walkers alike, while also attracting diners from further afield.

Many of our locals have seen the pub develop and change over the years and none more so than local farmer, Bruce Millard. Bruce was born upstairs in the pub and claims to have been in the pub near enough every day since for a pint.

A Pub For All

A pub at heart, The Pony & Trap aims to cater for local drinkers and food lovers alike. Our atmosphere is informal and we want visitors to enjoy themselves at The Pony & Trap. We like to hear the sounds of a busy pub and like nothing more than the hustle and bustle that comes with a full house! We’ll be delighted to see you, whether you’re just popping in for a drink or booking a table for our seven course tasting menu.

The 'Field to Fork' Ethos

Like every good pub should, our food and drink offering is founded on quality local produce that has been reared or grown sustainably.

Our guiding ethos is that our food should move from “field to fork” ensuring that the journey the produce of our menu makes is as short as possible. To deliver high quality, sustainably sourced food, we have developed a network of local and trusted suppliers who understand that the provenance and quality of produce is the mainstay of our menu.

Our “field to fork” ethos is a stamp of quality that we have developed with partner organisations including the Eat Drink Bristol Fashion festival; its spin off cafe, Yurt Lush; and similarly our organic meat suppliers at The Story group.

Yet recognising that not everything can grow on this fertile island of ours, we always make sure produce sourced from further afield is sustainably sourced and its quality assured.