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Bowlish House

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Coombe Lane, Shepton Mallet BA4 5JD, England
(01749) 342022
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Friendly Service

We booked the restaurant for a family get-together lunch. There were 16 adults, 3 young children and a baby , and I have to say the staff were absolutely brilliant. My young nieces are very curious and wanted to explore everywhere, and we were made to feel very much at home. The food is very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sarahrt2
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Shepton Mallet, England, United Kingdom
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Shepton Mallet, England, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the restaurant for a family get-together lunch. There were 16 adults, 3 young children and a baby , and I have to say the staff were absolutely brilliant. My young nieces are very curious and wanted to explore everywhere, and we were made to feel very much at home. The food is very good, with generous portions, but... More 

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Thank Sarahrt2
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took 2 hungry teenagers here for Sunday lunch. It's a small menu - only 4 choices for each of the 3 courses - but that's good, as everything was cooked perfectly & the chef clearly knew what he was doing. Within the small number of choices was an intelligent range - pork, chicken, fish or vegetarian for the mains -... More 

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Thank Antonia W
London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dont stay there (unless you like the smell of raw sewage) But if you do make sure you eat in the hotels restaurant as its the only thing they seem to have got correct.

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Thank Steph J
Somerset
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We just enjoyed a lovely New Year's Eve dinner at Bowlish House - the second we have had there. As locals we were looking for a relaxed, happy evening we could walk to and enjoy a glass with impunity. Thus on a vile, rainy night we were greeted by smiling staff and champagne, ushered to the bar from Broadchurch, and... More 

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Thank herbofgrace
Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

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 

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1 Thank Valerie D
Southport, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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1 Thank sheila_gregory49
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

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 

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1 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.

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Thank Lynda Y
Manchester, United Kingdom
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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.

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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 

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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 25
  • Cuisine: British

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?