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Bower Inn

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Bower Lane | East Bower, Bridgwater TA6 4TY , England
01278 422926
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 21
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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
Most recent review
Wonderfully unhurried lunch.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Janine B
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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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196 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
Contributor
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
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 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 

Taunton
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We had a fantastic meal at the Bower Inn. The food was amazing and the service was second to none. My sister is disabled and they couldn't have helped more with her restrictions. Thank you for an amazing night, that was my sisters first night out since she's been taken ill, Thanks to all the staff for making it so... More 

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TeamBower, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Our absolute pleasure. Hope to see you again soon. Peter More 

Bridgwater
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I brought my parents here when they visited and having never been before I expected a pub and the usual sort of pub grub. However, I had entirely the wrong idea of the place as the Bower Inn is so much more than a pub that does food. It's much more like a small hotel with a very good restaurant... More 

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TeamBower, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for your great comments - yes, please book - helps us tremendously. Peter More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Ate here as a party of 5 with 2 small children. Staff very welcoming and friendly. Food quick to arrive and delicious. Roaring fire created a lovely atmosphere, We'll definitely be back!!

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TeamBower, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for the positive review - hope you'll be back soon. Peter More 

Romford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We stopped off at this pub on our way down to Devon as coming from Essex we did not want the long drive in one hit and how glad we did, we booked dinner and a room for the night with breakfast and it was very good indeed. The pub was busy with a good atmosphere and the food hot... More 

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TeamBower, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Glad you had a good stay. Sorry about the Sat Nav - we have an ongoing battle as our postcode is shared by houses in the wrong location. Always put our full postal address into you system and look out for the good brown signage when you get nearer. Regards Peter More 

somerset
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Had a lovely evening here on Christmas Eve with the family. We all enjoyed our meal which was cooked fresh and to perfection. The Inn is beautifully decorated and has a very modern fresh look. Can't believe we have just found this little gem of a place. Will definitely go back.

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TeamBower, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments. Regards Peter 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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