For more details of local restaurants visit their web sites linked below, or see Tripadvisor. Remember to submit your own reviews if you visit any restaurants in the area to help future visitors.
Places other than pubs where you would expect to be sitting down to a full lunch or evening meal. Most are open every day, all year round, but some close in the afternoons.
Frank’s Restaurant The Bays. Specialising in French / Modern cuisine, at the foot of Cheddar Gorge. Tel: 01934 742761. ¤
Lao Thai The Cliffs. A unique opportunity to taste authentic Lao cooking and Thai cuisine. Tel: 01934 740444.
The Cheddar Cottage Tandoori Union Street. Specialises in Bangladeshi and Indian cuisine. Tel: 01934 742331.
Shahnaz incorporating Black Dog Saloon Bar. The Cliffs. Contemporary Indian cuisine. Occupies the old charabanc terminus building. Tel: 01934 744230.
Cheddar Fish Bar Cliff Street. Tel: 01934 742392.
Tuckers Fish and Chips, The Cliffs. Tel: 01934 741212.
The Riverside Chinese, The Cliffs. Tel: 01934 743958.
Cafes and Tea Rooms
Ideal for light meals during the day, omelettes, ploughmans, baguettes, jacket potatoes, daytime service of tea/coffee, Somerset cream teas, scones, cakes and light snack meals. May be fully or partly closed out of season.
The Cafe Bath Street – with a space for young people to meet and chat over a burger and cola, it also provides an opportunity for mums, grandparents and business people to come meet and relax. Run by Cheddar Valley Community Church. Internet cafe with wi-fi. Tel: 01934 741171.
Lion Rock Tea Rooms (@lionrocktearoom) (formerly Derricks) The Cliffs, Cheddar BS27 3QE. Tel: 01934 742288. Below Lion Rock, serving breakfast, lunch dinner or just tea and cakes. Secluded terraced garden and shop.
Hansfords Deli, Tweentown. Cheddar BS27 3JB. Tel: 01934 742212.
Costa Coffee, above Gough’s Cave entrance (part of the Caves estate).
The Whistle-Stop Cafe The Cliffs BS27 3QE – 01934 741227. Cafe & takeaway, providing fresh home made food from soup and freshly baked baguettes to the best burgers in town cooked to order made from 6 ounces of local beef served with fresh cooked chips (not frozen) and salad.
The Waterfall Restaurant, The Cliffs
The Wishing Well, The Cliffs – Family run business serving home made food. Speciality Cream Teas.
The Mousehole, The Cliffs
Forte’s (cafe and ice-cream parlour) The Cliffs
Edelweiss, The Cliffs
Hillside Cottage, The Cliffs
Subway (in Budgens), Roynon Way
Garden Restaurant at Cheddar Garden Centre, Draycott Road, Cheddar, Somerset BS27 3RU. Tel: 0844 288 5010, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take away food and drink
Usually open evenings only for takeaways, but available most of the year round.
Pizza Magic (pizza delivery), Unit 9, Wessex Business Centre, Cheddar BS27 3EB. 01934 744445
Cheddar Fish Bar, Cliff Street
Tuckers Fish and Chips, The Cliffs
Riverside Chinese, The Cliffs
Tasty Bites (pizzas and kebabs), The Cliffs
Cheddar has several pubs, some hidden away off the main tourist trail.
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The Gardeners Arms (web), Silver Street
The Riverside Inn (web), Tweentown / The Cliffs junction
The Galleries, The Cliffs
The White Hart, Daghole
Cheddar FC bar, Draycott Road
Early Doors Cider and Ale Barn, Draycott Road
Black Dog Saloon, The Cliffs
The Bath Arms in the village centre reopened July 2014 after a major makeover.
The historic Cox’s Mill pub/hotel in the Gorge has been closed for some years and is now somewhat derelict. If you are as concerned about the state of it as everyone else around here, please let its owners, Longleat Estates, know of your concerns. The Kings Head is also closed.
To get the latest information on Cheddar pubs, see the CAMRA Whatpub guide or Good Beer Guide, and also for reviews from the Good Pub Guide click here. Currently none of our pubs feature on the Cask Marque map. If you visit a pub in the area please add your comments to these reviews to help future visitors. You can also leave reviews at Tripadvisor.