Reservations & Contact

To make a reservation at The Pony & Trap, please give us a call on 01275 332627 or you can book via our live booking system. It's always worth giving us a call even if there is no availability online as we might be able to find a table for you. We do get very busy and can’t always answer the phone, but if you leave us a message we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.


The Pony & Trap
Chew Magna
BS40 8TQ

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For other enquiries please email - please note that we do not take bookings via email. We will do our very best to reply to all emails as quickly as possible.

Opening Times

We are open for lunch and dinner every day, unless otherwise specified. We usually close between lunch and dinner service with the exception of Sunday when we are open all day.

We strongly recommend you make a reservation if you wish to eat with us. You are welcome to pop in and see if there is a table available even if you don’t have a reservation, but please be aware we are quite a small pub with limited capacity so it might not always be possible for us to offer you food.

We take reservations between the following times:

Monday - Thursday
Lunch: 12pm - 2.00pm
Dinner: 7pm - 9.00pm

Friday & Saturday
Lunch: 12pm - 2.00pm
Dinner: 6pm - 9.00pm

Lunch: 12pm - 3.30pm
Dinner: 7pm - 9.00pm

Please note, the kitchen only takes orders up to 15 minutes after the last reservation time.

Alternative opening hours
Christmas Eve: Open as normal
Christmas Day: Closed
Boxing Day: Closed
New Year's Eve: Open for Sunday Lunch only, usual Sunday Lunch hours
New Year's Day: Open for lunch only, usual lunch hours

Booking Information

Booking Information

Large Parties

If you are looking to book a table of eight and above we do require a small deposit which is fully refundable up to 7 days prior to your booking. Due to kitchen capacity we can only accommodate large parties either at the beginnings or end of service.

Dietary Requirements

At the time of booking please let us know if anyone in your party has an allergy and we will do our very best to tailor a menu to their requirements.


Disabled Access: We have ramps to access the bar area however there is no wheelchair access to the restaurant. Regrettably, due to the design of the 200 year old building, there are no disabled toilet facilities.

How To Find Us

If you are driving to see us; 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 us about a mile along, on your right.

Taxis: We strongly advise that you pre-book before your visit. We are a 20 minute journey to central Bristol.

Places to Stay

Places To Stay

Unfortunately, we do not have accommodation at The Pony & Trap, but there are lots of lovely places in the local area to stay. Here are some of our favourites:

The Bear and Swan - Chew Magna

The Pig at Hunstrete - Compton Dando

The Post House - Chewton Mendip

School Cottages - Farmborough

Oak Barn Holiday Cottages - Chew Magna

The Carpenters Arms - Stanton Wick

The Tithe Barn - Stanton Drew

Harptree Court - East Harptree

Media Enquiries

For media enquiries please call 0117 9530320 or email Kellie Hasbury from our media team.