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County - Somerset | Map
Tel code: 01460 | code search
Postcode: TA20 | code search
Population: 12000
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Magdalen Folk Festival

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Fun Dog Show
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The Granary at Yew Tree Farm
"Probably the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. A beautiful setting, if it's peace and quiet you're after this is the place. Simply wonderful.

Date visited: June 2010 ..." More

The Haymaker Inn
"Great people & great beer, but room a little cold & menu a little sparce.

Date visited: 19 02 10 ..." More

The Haymaker Inn
"Good Points: Staff very welcoming, friendly and accommodating. Evening meal was very nice, ham egg and chips, ham was especially good as were the delicious chips. Bad Points: Kettle in the ..." More

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Chard is a very old town and parish in the county of Somerset. It is situated 15 miles south west of Yeovil, on the A30 close to the Devon border. It is the southernmost and, at 397 feet above sea level, the highest town in Somerset. Chard was the original seat of Cerdic, the first King of Wessex. Some scholars consider the legend of King Arthur to have been based on Cerdic and some believe Camelot was located somewhere near Chard. The Church of St Mary the Virgin was rebuilt in the 15th century but originally dates from the 11th century. There are two bells made by Thomas Bilbie dating from circa 1790. The church has been designated a Grade I listed building by English Heritage. Whilst in Chard, you should visit Forde Abbey and Grange, founded in 1146 and for many centuries one of the most important Cistercian monasteries in England. Chard also lays claim to being the birthplace of aviation, as in 1848 that aeronautical pioneer John Stringfellow first demonstrated that engine-powered flight was possible at Chard. Pubs in Chard include The Cerdic, The Phoenix Hotel and The Happy Return, for accommodation you could try the Watermead Guest House in the High Street.

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Attraction

Chard and District Museum
Ferne Animal Sanctuary
Forde Abbey and Gardens
Hornsbury Mill

Camping

Alpine Grove Touring Park

Church

St Marys

Cottage

Holway
Rose Garden Cottage
The Granary at Yew Tree Farm
The Old Barn
The Old Dairy at Yew Tree Farm
The Stables
The Willows
Turnpike Cottage
Violet Cottage at Bere Farm

Dentist

S & M Reeves
Springside Dental Practice

Doctor

Essex House Medical Centre
Springmead Surgery

Tawstock Medical Centre

Estate Agent

Chard Estates
Dalton & Fenton Estate Agents
Greenslade Taylor Hunt
Gribble Booth & Taylor
Lawrence T R G & Son
Palmer Snell

Golf Club

Windwhistle Golf Club

Inn

The Golden Fleece
The Haymaker Inn

Pub and Bar

Candlelight Inn
Dolphin Inn
Kings Head
Phoenix Hotel
Ship Inn
Windwhistle Inn

Restaurant

Candlelight Inn
Hornsbury Mill
Lordleaze Hotel
The Gallery Cafe Bar & Bistro

Windwhistle Inn

School

Holyrood Community School

Self-Catering

The Granary at Yew Tree Farm
The Old Dairy at Yew Tree Farm

Solicitor

Beviss & Beckingsale

Taxi

A To B Travel
B W Taxis
Davina Taxis
Kings Taxis

Vet

Glynswood Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Chard (Men's Hockey)
Chard (Women's Hockey)
Chard CC (Cricket)

Shops

Hooked On Books Ltd
Holyrood Florists
Boots
Fur Fin & Feather
Magdalen Farm
Swaddles Green Farm
Barron's

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Power Shoes
Dilly's Gift Shop
Superdrug
Foto Finish

Antiques

Chard Antiques

Places to Stay near Chard

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Bath House Hotel (0.24 miles)

Bath House Hotel

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An Orient Experience...... where West meets the East - The Bath House Hotel stands alone; contemporary, yet warm and inviting. The perfect place to explore the tastes of Asia in ... More

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Bellplot House & Thomas's Restaurant (0.34 miles)

Bellplot House & Thomas
Bellplot House is a delightful Grade II Listed Georgian Town House. The AA Award winning 'Best Breakfast' is a feast of excellent local ingredients. This 5 star guest accommodation is also recommended by Johansens, Alastair ... More | visit website
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Bellplot House Hotel (0.34 miles)

Bellplot House Hotel

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The only hotel in the centre of Chard, a quintessential English town in Somerset, this beautiful Grade II listed Georgian townhouse provides a stylish and comfortable environment in elegant surroundings. The ... More | visit website

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Ammonite Lodge (0.36 miles)

Ammonite Lodge

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Come and enjoy 300 years of ambience and character at our Grade II listed guest house. Awarded Four Stars under VisitBritain National Quality Assurance Standard we are able to offer ... More

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Watermead Guest House (0.45 miles)

Watermead Guest House

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AA 'Red Diamond' Award winners 2004/5/6. Charming Victorian Guest House in a quiet cental location in the market town of Chard and within easy walking distance ... More

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Lindens House (0.51 miles)

Lindens House
Joan & Robin welcome you to Lindens. Our friendly family run bed and breakfast is situated at the top of Chard high street with excellent surroundings and facilities. Lindens has five main bedrooms, of which 3 ... More | visit website
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Lordleaze Hotel (0.60 miles)

Lordleaze Hotel
The Lordleaze Hotel, once an 18th Century farmhouse, is a fine country hotel offering the finest standards with a warm and friendly atmosphere. Privately owned & run by the Owen Family a warm welcome awaits ... More | visit website
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The Haymaker Inn (1.43 miles)

The Haymaker Inn

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The restaurant, bar and en suite accommodation at The Haymaker Inn are in a tranquil area of outstanding beauty, 2.5 miles (4 km) off the A303 /A30 Ilminster-to-Honiton road. The Haymaker has ... More

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Hornsbury Mill (1.43 miles)

Hornsbury Mill
Welcome to Hornsbury Mill hotel & wedding venue in Chard, Somerset. A charming example of an early 19th century corn mill set deep in the heart of Somerset on the A358 between Taunton and Chard.

Built of local ... More | visit website
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Haymaker Inn (1.47 miles)

Haymaker Inn

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Tim and Gill would like to welcome you to The Haymaker Inn. We offer a lovely country inn with five letting rooms, a skittle alley, great real ales and good home-made food. We ... More

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