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Bowlish House

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Coombe Lane, Shepton Mallet BA4 5JD, England
(01749) 342022
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  • 19
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  • 2
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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We recently enjoyed a Saturday Evening with Bowlish House for Dinner four of us and it was warm very intimate and rather nice and the food was very good. The Service we had was excellent indeed faultless but simply not enough of it and pouring your own wine at this location seems out of place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
AngusMaximus
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Bristol
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English first
Paris, France
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Everytime I come to Bowlish House me and my friends are enjoying a meal at the restaurant and the food is always great.

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Wells, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Absolute world class service and food where had at The Bowlish House Restaurant on Valentines evening. My wife and I were greeted with a warm welcome at the entrance to this grand house by a staff member who then continued to pour us both a welcome glass of champagne. The atmosphere was wonderful as the romantic music piped throughout the... More 

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Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

What an exceptional night New Years Eve was at Bowlish House. The atmosphere was perfect; the food was to die for and the hosting was pure perfection. We have never had a night like this. We could not have asked for better. Every need was met and the staff were attentive, courteous and a real asset to the Hotel. Martin... More 

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Evercreech, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It was rather like being in a ghost restaurant. One waitress - who did a good job. Otherwise, eerily empty of people and ambience. It may have only been lunch, but it was just us - and someone we assume was the owner who sat behind a computer; made no effort to engage or talk and who didn't have the... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Having heard what a good time friends had had on New Years Eve I thought we would go and celebrate my husband's birthday with friends. The waitress was friendly and looked after us well but we were the only people there, it just would have made a difference if we had had a more friendly welcome from the senior management.... More 

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somerset,england
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We had our office Christmas lunch here yesterday. The table was rather small for the number of people sat at it and we felt a bit like sardines in a tin which wasn't the best beginning. The price of drinks was also over the top at £5.00 for a pint of lager. The food was good - tasty and well... More 

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Bristol
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We recently enjoyed a Saturday Evening with Bowlish House for Dinner four of us and it was warm very intimate and rather nice and the food was very good. The Service we had was excellent indeed faultless but simply not enough of it and pouring your own wine at this location seems out of place. One cannot doubt that if... More 

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Street, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We booked a table for 4 on a Sunday just expecting a nice sunday lunch, and what we got was a superb meal with Excellent surroundings and staff. The food was the best i have had in a long time and great value for money. The house it self is so relaxing we all enjoyed the atmosphere, and we will... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We held the funeral reception here for my fathers funeral. Everything was perfect. On arrival everything was set up beautifully with candles on the tables and the rooms looking welcoming and comfortable.The food was beautiful and plentiful, the tea and coffee free flowing. Nothing was too much trouble and we did not have to worry about anything. The owner really... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

I live local to Bowlish house and the current owners are fantastic. The food is imaginative, finely presented, really tasty and a decent size for fine dining - really fills you up, especially their homemade bread which is different each time I visit. Their homemade terrines and pates are delicious, never plain- accompanied by homemade chutneys or piccalilli , parsnip... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Coombe Lane, Shepton Mallet BA4 5JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Shepton Mallet
  • Phone Number: (01749) 342022

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: British

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?