We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bowlish House

Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Coombe Lane, Shepton Mallet BA4 5JD, England
(01749) 342022
Improve this listing
Add hours for Bowlish House and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 36 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 23
  • 3
    Very good
  • 6
  • 2
  • 2
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice place to relax

A very nice hotel, spacious rooms, with very friendly staff. I look forward to staying again sometime in the future.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Manchester, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

36 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to Bowlish house for a Sunday lunch. This special place makes you feel special! As you come in you are invited to go to the lounge or the bar to have a look at the menu and have a drink in the meantime. We chose the bar, i love this room and the décor. After... More 

Thank Valerie D
Southport, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Wonderful food ate three courses which I never do anywhere else. Everything was perfectly cooked and very tasty

Thank sheila_gregory49
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

All positive except the loud creaky floors but with a home 300 years old you have to expect that. The room was comfortable with plush towels and bed linens and very comfy beds. Nice parlor and lounge room. Lots of space to visit and stay up late. Wifi only worked downstairs not in our room. The dinner was wonderful. Seared... More 

Thank Laura S
Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

We had a wonderful time. Impeccable service and friendly through out. Food was of a high standard and 1st class, Beyond our expectations. Lovely Hotel and gardens Would highly recommend it.

Thank Lynda Y
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

A very nice hotel, spacious rooms, with very friendly staff. I look forward to staying again sometime in the future.

Thank thefatdj
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 via mobile

Came for Sunday lunch we have been a few times this year.what a disappointment this time, we had barely placed our order and were then taken to the dining room no toast with our starter we had to go looking for staff to get some. Not offered a wine list when we finished our starter we waited ages for our... More 

Thank ellywok
Paris, France
Level Contributor
17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

Thank alexrvdt
Wells, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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 

1 Thank Paul T
Wells, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

1 Thank Nicola T
Evercreech, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Thank Evelyn E

Travelers who viewed Bowlish House also viewed

Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Shepton Mallet, Somerset
Shepton Mallet, Somerset

Been to Bowlish House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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 25
  • Cuisine: British


Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bowlish House and other visitors
4 questions
Ask a question
Bristol, United Kingdom
6 months ago
Wrexham, United Kingdom
4 months ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
7 months ago
Bristol, United Kingdom
7 months ago

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Bowlish House staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?