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The Bowl Inn

16 Church Road | Lower Almondsbury, Bristol BS12 4DT, England
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Ranked #28 of 64 Bristol B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Derek F Harpenden, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A traditional English Inn next to a lovely church in a village that is quintessentially rural but only a stone's throw from the City of Bristol which results in it being the choice of many Bristol commuters. Basic acceptable and comfortable accommodation but very friendly and with a high quality of English food and local ales. We chose it for... More 

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Arrived on Good Friday for a 2 night stay as visiting the west country from Essex for a family occassion. There were 9 of us staying here and my uncle had actually visited the inn earlier in the day of our arrival to ensure we all got the right rooms (as we have a 3yr old). That's when it all... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Our room was nice but compact, overlooked the smoking area at the back of the hotel but this was not a problem. The overall appearance was of a clean room, but attention to detail let it down. There was a thick edge of dust and grime all round the floor in the en suite shower room. We had changed rooms... More 

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Booked this hotel last minute, staff helpful and room was spacious for 1. Checked in without any problems and was given a parking pass as you have to park is the pay and display car park opposite. I was right in the top room but had no problems getting WiFi. Great choice of food for dinner, always encouraging when the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Plus points: The staff were very helpful, despite being rather busy. A lovely rambling building (one bedroom available on the ground floor) in a picturesque setting. The breakfast was plentiful & tasty - I particularly enjoyed my porridge - not something you get offered very often. Toiletries included conditioner. Good wifi. large wardrobe space. Comfy bed. Interesting shaped room. Ask... More 

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Durham, England
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I had booked for 3 nights, but had to cancel the 3rd night due to unforeseen circumstances. The manager had no problems cancelling for me and at no charge. Great customer service and one which ensures I'll be booking the Bowl Inn again. The only down side ( minor really ) was the shower in my room gave quite a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Fantastic value for money and a well appointed warm room with excellent food and service from attentive management. Highly recommended. Tricky to find after dark so use a tomtom or similar to find it but it's well worth while when you do!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We booked the function room for a family meal as a half way point between us in Oxfordshire and them in Exeter. We ordered in advance and based on the prices expected a decent quality meal. on arrival the room was disappointing. A chair I sat on nearly gave way beneath me (at 7 1/2 months pregnant it was quite... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Four of us stayed at the Bowl Inn near Almondsbury last weekend. It is quaint and welcoming. Parking is free and the free wifi excellent. The rooms were comfortable and the food very good. The staff were attentive and hard working. The room cost was reasonable. Our food bill was £124 for four, but that was because we were piggies.... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This was a lucky find, hidden away in Lower Almondsbury is a traditional centuries old pub with accommodation. Used by the locals it could do with a redecoration all through but it's saving grace is the food quality which can be eaten in the restaurant or bar. Unfortunately the bar tables all seem sticky and could do with a good... More 

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