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Bowlish House

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Wells Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5JD, England
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Ranked #10 of 36 Shepton Mallet B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bowlish House is a must stop when visiting Shepton Mallet, Somerset. The owners are bringing alive this restored Georgian home. We booked for four nights but had to change our plans which we certainly regretted. Len was especially helpful at trying to reach Expedia to let them know of our change of plans. We had no luck in reaching them... More 

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Thurrock, Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

'Restaurant with rooms' is how this beautiful place is listed. But oh my goodness, what a fabulous place. From the minute we arrived and were warmly welcomed by Roo to the moment we left, with a hug from Leonard, we had a fantastic stay. This building is full of character; sloped floors and ceilings, and all the creaks associated with... More 

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Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We very much enjoyed our 2 night stay at Bowlish House. We have eaten there many times over the years, but this is the first time that we have stayed there and also the first time that we have been there since the new owners took over about 18 months ago. We have always liked the Georgian elegance of the... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

It is my fifth time in Bowlish House. Every year I come to Shepton Mallet for business my friends and I are booking a room in Bowlish House after we tried other hotels. Everything was great as usual : the staff is very nice, the rooms and bathrooms are large, it is a lovely building. Will come back again next... More 

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Wells, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

There are so many wonderful things to say it is very difficult to know where to start. Choosing to hold our wedding reception and evening entertainment at Bowlish House was most certainly the best choice we could have ever made. From start to finish, Martin and Len went above and beyond the role as hosts. We were always made to... More 

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Yeovil
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Attended a wedding reception here. Lovely setting. Food was nice. I know vegetables are supposed to be served al dente......but surely not raw? Our table....of nine on a table designed for 6....left nearly all the veg because it was so undercooked. Pity because the roast beef was excellent. Yorkshire puds overdone though. The bar is extremely small....and when it is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

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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Somerset
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

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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