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4.0 of 5 Inn   |   Wells Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5JD, England
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Bowlish House
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Ranked #10 of 34 Shepton Mallet B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The two owners, Martin and Leonard, take great care to offer just the right level of hospitality and friendliness. I had specific diet needs and my comment on the booking was followed up with an email with options suitable for me before I arrived. All through our stay they were there to chat if wanted and keep away if not.... More 

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just said goodbye to relatives from America who came and stayed at Bowlish House, which is not far from our cottage. It was once a chic venue for dinner or a party, but had fallen from its heights to become a bit shabby and disappointing in the last few years. Now, however, new owners have completely reinvented it,... More 

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Penrith, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had several rooms booked for a weekend celebration for family and friends. It was the highlight of a month-long trip around the UK. The owners/managers, Martin and Leonard, were very welcoming and the very best of hosts, going out of their way to make our stay so enjoyable. The rooms were very clean and well-equipped with new bathroom, free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We got married at Bowlish House last Thursday and couldn't have wished for a better hotel. The hosts and staff were friendly, accommodating, efficient and couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome & special. We had lunch, wedding breakfast & supper and all food was fantastic.....compliments & thanks to the chef. Bedrooms and bathrooms are spacious and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Had our caving club 79th annual dinner for 80 guests. All food service on time, well organised and Martin the manager was polite, helpful and very kind. Good value for money, beautiful hotel, plenty of staff for a large event and all helpful and friendly. We highly recommend this place for private functions for under 80 guests. Our event took... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My Husband and I stayed at Bowlish Hotel for Our Friends 60th Birthday Celebrations,who is over from Australia,and may i say we had a fantastic stay. The Hotel is really characteristic with lovely decor and very very comfortable. The rooms were kept very clean and the Food was excellent. Staff and Management also outstanding. Will definately return and would highly... More 

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Tadworth, Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Perhaps the negative reviewer would be more suited to a modern Travelodge type of property, yes floorboards do creak on a property of this age, this is a country house hotel with bags of character, the hosts are very welcoming, the owners dog often to be found asleep in the hall, I understand slowly the building is being renovated. Food... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Beautiful building with lots of character, excellent breakfast included with room, friendly staff who were keen to help and very polite, very clean. Some road noise if you are a light sleeper but staff very quick to resolve this by offering an alternative room further from the road. Yes there are creaky floorboards but this does not affect sleep as... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Excellent food, service and a great nights sleep. We had an excellent breakfast with a great choice of cooked breakfast and juices. Beds were very comfortable with new mattresses. The floorboards did creak a little what else would expect from a listed property! Anyone who wouldn't enjoy their stay here couldn't be pleased anywhere.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We broke our journey to Cornwall here enabling us to visit Wells and Glastonbury as well. The owners couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. Our room lovely, comfortable and of a good size. Food was excellent - we ate here for dinner and breakfast and both were fantastic and good value for money. We would stay here again.

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Address: Wells Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5JD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Shepton Mallet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Bowlish House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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