Wine and dine


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 () (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.

Cafe Sketch, (@cafesketchuk) Magnolia House, Union Street, Cheddar, BS27 3NA. Tel: 01934 743452. Vegetarian Cafe.

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

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

Public Houses

Cheddar has several pubs, some hidden away off the main tourist trail.

View Cheddar pub locations in a larger map

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.

Find out more about good local pubs in the wider area through the local CAMRA branch. CAMRA-listed pubs near Cheddar include the Swan at Rowberrow, the Lamb in Axbridge, the Crown in Churchill, the Queen Victoria in Priddy, and the Castle of Comfort near East Harptree. CAMRA is a non-profit independent organisation promoting real ale, cider and perry, and also tackling issues such as taxation on small breweries, and the effect of the “PubCo” system on licensees.

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Local restaurateurs – standard web site links are free of charge on this site for hospitality businesses – so please send over details of any missing web site links or changes to your services using the contact form. Also if you see something on this list that has closed or changed its name please inform the webmaster the same way, the site relies on local people and visitors to help keep it up to date.