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The Pelican Inn

10 South Parade, Chew Magna, Bristol, BS40 8SL

((((* British
  • Pelican Inn - Bristol
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 & 18:00 - 21:00
Saturday: 12:00 - 21:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 18:00.

The food and drinks were excellent- so impressed and only wish it was closer to our home! Nonetheless we will return as it was so fab and the staff were great too. Cannot fault it!

Wahida 31 October 2018
from Portishead

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A charming rural pub nestled in the scenic village of Chew Magna, The Pelican Inn serves a great selection of gourmet British and international recipes for the while family. Inside, there is rustic exposed brick and cosy little log fires, while outside there is a lovely little suntrap seating area to enjoy a cask ale or glass of wine.

The Pelican Inn menu offers up a selection of both classic pub grub, and more modern international recipes, including gluten-free options. To start, there are snacks like classic sausage roll with apple sauce, as well as rustic treats like the chefs' soup of the day with homemade bread and Netherland Farm butter. A selection of pub classics include juicy steaks and burgers, as well as Butcombe beer battered fish and chips, with a range of more modern recipes featuring options like Devon crab with chilli, lime, coriander, coconut milk and pappadella.

Cask ales and world beers are on tap at The Pelican Inn in Bristol, as well as a selection of international wines and spirits. For pudding, tuck into classics like treacle tart with clotted cream, and mini chocolate brownies with a cup of Clifton coffee or tea.

A snug pub filled with rustic charm, The Pelican Inn is a 20-minute drive outside of central Bristol.

The Pelican Inn

10 South Parade, Chew Magna, Bristol, BS40 8SL

Contact +44 1275331777

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Customer reviews for The Pelican Inn

4.2 ((((* (based on 30 reviews)
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Recommended for

  • lunch (20)
  • dinner (19)
  • child friendly (8)
  • private dining (5)
  • large parties (4)
  • romantic (4)
  • trendy (3)
  • value (3)
  • al fresco (2)
  • business (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • ((((( 18 December 2018 by Gemma from Bristol

    A really lovely venue, homely and warm, and great for families and dogs.

    The food was excellent - my husband (an incredibly hard-to-please foodie) said the lamb he went for was the best meal he'd ever had at a pub.

    Service was friendly, if a touch slow (from the sounds of things, they were on the look out for staff members so a fairly high quality problem to have), but it made for a really relaxed pre-christmas lunch. We'll be back.

  • ((((( 31 October 2018 by Wahida from Portishead

    The food and drinks were excellent- so impressed and only wish it was closer to our home! Nonetheless we will return as it was so fab and the staff were great too. Cannot fault it!

  • ((((* 9 September 2018 by Louise from Chew Magna

    The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent as always.

  • ((((* 30 January 2018 by Vivienne from Bristol

    Very friendly

  • ((((* 21 December 2017 by Mark from Chew Magne

    Food was excellent. For was very well presented and tasty.

  • ((((* 26 May 2017 by Chris from Gloucs

    Food cooked very well and pleasant service. Prices good considering the quality of the food. Really enjoy the range of choice on the menus. Wine list well priced. Beware, starters can be large!!
    Despite an adjacent car park with some spaces reserved for the pub, parking can be difficult even on a mid week lunchtime.

  • ((((( 13 May 2017 by Pippa from Bristol

    We called in for lunch on the way to the airport. Great service, lovely waitresses. The door was delicious. We had ham hock terrine and the cured salmon to start, followed by pork loin and the salmon form the specials board. The food was hot and wonderfully tasty. Just the right size portions for lunchtime. Excellent experience and highly recommend!

  • ((((( 27 April 2017 by Janet from Bristol

    Lovely traditional pub/restaurant. Friendly staff and wonderful food made for an excellent experience. 25% reduction on food each Wednesday for signing up to Butcombe brewery card.

  • (**** 12 April 2017 by Jennie from Chew Magna

    Food delicious BUT service appalling. We had booked for three adults and two children and had to wait forg an hour and twenty minutes before our food came and even then one dish was brought out at a time forcing us to wait even longer until everyone was served! This also happened at the next table to us. There was no real apology and we left very disappointed by a pub that we had been visiting for many years.

  • ((((( 10 April 2017 by Michael from Thornbury

    Great food and service, nice location.

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