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Bower Inn

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Bower Lane | East Bower, Bridgwater TA6 4TY, England
+44 1278 422926
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Portishead, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked a table at the Bower Inn, again well presented pub/restaurant..nice loving glow when pulling up in the car park, inside was just as nice. Friendly welcome as ever from all the staff.. Nice meal and a bottle of Prosseco and very fast meal order was taken, but at a leisurely pace from Nick.. Very warm atmosphere in the eating... More 

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Thank swimsltd
candycandy1010, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Really appreciate it. Peter More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a chance at this restaurant without booking as it was a Thursday evening but they seemed quite surprised that we had not booked. We had a delicious meal and a very enjoyable evening, the food was very well prepared and presented and the staff were professional. I really enjoyed the fish cakes on a bed of leeks. The restaurant... More 

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Thank The_gardening_girl
candycandy1010, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. No, booking is not essential, but we always like to know if customers have booked or not so we can check them off our list of they have. However, I would advise booking at weekends and more and more mid-week too avoid disappointment. Hope you pop in again. Peter More 

Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointing lunch today. Went there with a group of colleagues. The fish-fingers sandwiches were served on cheap sliced bread (out of a plastic bag)with two very greasy fried fish-fingers, all for about £7.80!! The homemade celeriac soup was very bland and barely tasted of anything, for £5.80. The colleague, who ordered the Greek Meze was not terribly impressed either.... More 

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3 Thank Florence H
candycandy1010, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. As a result we now serve the home made battered fish fingers in a toasted ciabatta with fries and coleslaw in an effort to give better value and a more consistent product. We also state that the steak will be cooked medium-rare (unless specified differently). I hope you re-consider your return. Regards Peter More 

Somerset
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely restaurant with a good menu and helpful staff, a varied variety of wines. Food was nicely presented hot and delicious. Staff very helpful and happy.

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Thank nailor
candycandy1010, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again soon. Peter More 

Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been here for Sunday lunch and a Saturday night, the staff are SO welcoming and friendly, the food is lovely, though not cheap and the atmosphere of all dining/seating areas are welcoming and clean. With reference to a previous review where he is being critical of dogs being welcome, dogs are only allowed in a certain area, I believe,... More 

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Thank DebsWeston
candycandy1010, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

A great endorsement and thank you for helping clarifying our policy towards dogs. And, Yes I would epxpect the team to deal professionally with any customer complaints or comments which are always welcome. Thanks again and hope to see you again soon. Peter More 

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We aren't a fan of dogs in places that serve food - the owner is clearly an animal lover (there are magazines dotted around for an animal charity). That's fine, but leave your dog out the back in a place where it's not coming around customers (it did come right up to us on two occasions and momentarily had a... More 

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6 Thank eheale79
candycandy1010, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Yes it's true we love dogs. We also support a couple of local dog charities and have 2 rescue Staffies of our own. Dogs are not allowed in the restaurant and are restricted to the Bar area. When here with us our dog Ben does tend to play "meeter and greeter" and is much loved by customers. It's a shame... More 

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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

Popped in for lunch yesterday. Great food and excellent service. Will definitely return soon for Dinner.

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Thank Lindaw343
candycandy1010, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review - much appreciated. Peter More 

Bridgwater, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

I visited as part of a large group, they were aware of my allergies and nothing was too much trouble, they even brought me the sorbet container so I could double check the ingredients. The food was lovely, I had roast beef, the service was also very efficient. I will definitely be visiting again. They are also dog friendly although... More 

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Thank cazscooby
candycandy1010, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. Because we produce all our dishes on site we are easily able to adapt them to suit special dietary requirements. Well behaved dogs are welcome, but as you say, we restrict them to the Bar area. Kind regards Peter More 

Thorne, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

Stop for one-night food and service is excellent. Room was to a very good standard, will definitely stay here again.

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Thank markiemark2016
candycandy1010, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for the positive review - hope you get the chance to stay again soon. Peter More 

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Came as a business trip and had a fantastic meal the food was great came on time and service was great .. was busy but still got great food .. will come back and have recommended to friends and family .. thank you

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Thank Charlie G
candycandy1010, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the recommendations - much appreciated - Peter More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bower Lane | East Bower, Bridgwater TA6 4TY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bridgwater
  • Phone Number: +44 1278 422926

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?