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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 #11 of 34 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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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17 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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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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