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Bower Inn

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Bower Lane | East Bower, Bridgwater TA6 4TY , England
01278 422926
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 115
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely atmosphere

What a lovely place to eat. Food brilliant, staff excellent, atmosphere superb. We have visited before today and have always consistently good service and food with a friendly welcome. Winner of Four in a Bed!!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Sue D
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Taunton, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Having been before and being impressed I booked this for a special occasion yesterday (17/04/2015). We were sadly disappointed. Last time it was a hearty meal, so we convinced our guests there would be no need for starters, just a bit of bread to nibble at whilst we awaited the mains. As much as the food and combinations were nice.... More 

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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

What a lovely place to eat. Food brilliant, staff excellent, atmosphere superb. We have visited before today and have always consistently good service and food with a friendly welcome. Winner of Four in a Bed!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Amazing location, brilliant staff, brilliant food, nothing to fault them on. Served by a younger man who made us all feel welcomed and looked after. Thank you very much will definitely be returning.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Fantastic home cooked food very tasty , the owner even makes own marmalade which my husband loved , and has own bee 's for honey

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

As most men know the biggest problem is finding something the Mrs will eat but the chef made exactly what the Mrs asked for that wasn't on the menu. It is a local country treasure and a romantic place to eat, the only little fault with the bower is that they do not like young children

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We made a very last minute booking here, for a party of 8, on Valentines Day. We were greeted by various members of staff as we entered and served immediately at the bar. We were then handed the menus to peruse and informed of items no longer available. Staff were very patient with us (lots of changing of minds....) and... More 

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TeamBower, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review - really pleased we were able to help you enjoy your experience. Peter More 

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

ideal for a smaall reception which we used or you could have the marquee for larger parties. Table settings were not easy in small room but can be planned. staff are helpful and laid back, didnt always get back to us quickly when we had questions. Flexible on food not so on drinks. Car park is a little muddy when... More 

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TeamBower, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

And thanks for holding your reception with us. The good news is that we are having a new car park by late April as part of our extension and general renovations!! Peter More 

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

have eaten here several times, consistently good. Staff attentive but not in your face, polite, helpful and professional. Food is always good. Recommend the burger, it's fantastic. Worth booking as often very busy.

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TeamBower, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Thanks fr the review. Regards Peter More 

Somerset, England
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We ate here for a birthday celebration - but with a slight disadvantage in that we had a limited time available to us to eat, as my daughter had to get work. We had mentioned this at the time of booking - and the team at The Bower Inn were wonderfully accommodating. They ensured we placed our order promptly and... More 

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TeamBower, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

So glad your meal went so well. Look forward to your return. Peter More 

Taunton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Had a lovely lunch here - food was excellent and very well-presented. Very friendly and attentive service and we loved the relaxed ambiance and decor, with wood-burning stove very cosy on a cold winter's day. Just one negative comment - the surface of the car park was very muddy, with numerous puddles, not great unless you're wearing wellies and of... More 

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TeamBower, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review, particularly comments regarding the food, ambiance etc. We are very sorry about the condition of the car park at the moment. We have postponed a full renovation until our hotel development work is completed. I expect to have a proper tarmac 40 car parking area completed sometime in February/early March. Until then, I am afraid,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bower Lane | East Bower, Bridgwater TA6 4TY , England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bridgwater
  • Phone Number: 01278 422926

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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