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Wells Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 5FF England
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#8 of 36 B&Bs / Inns in Shepton Mallet

Welcome to Bowlish House, your Shepton Mallet “home away from home.” Bowlish House aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible, which is why so many guests continue to come back year after year.

Royal Bath and West of England Society Showground (2.9 mi), located nearby, makes Bowlish House Hotel a great place to stay for those interested in visiting this popular Shepton Mallet landmark.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, and Bowlish House makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

In addition, guests can enjoy free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Shepton Mallet tapas restaurant such as Shepton Brasserie, which is a short distance from Bowlish House Hotel.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Kilver Court Gardens (0.9 mi) and One Craft Gallery (0.4 mi), which are some popular Shepton Mallet attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the inn.

Bowlish House puts the best of Shepton Mallet at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Hungarian
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jimfulton1 wrote a review Oct 2020
Wiltshire, United Kingdom3 contributions
We stayed there in October 2020. During the stay we looked at previous reviews and were astounded to see some really nasty, negative reviews. With the madness that's going on, this hotel was a breath of fresh air. Its NOT perfect in terms of decor or maintenance, and could be described as 'worn' or 'in need of upgrading' to those who are used to £400 plus per night in London, or the like. It makes up for this in having lots of charm and character. The 300 year old floorboards creak, and the furniture is antique - and all the better for it! If you want soul-less, its not for you, but we loved it. Breakfast was lovely, and Covid 19 measures were well in evidence. And Henry the dog is such a softy, his tummy tickles were free to all guests!
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Date of stay: October 2020
Sarah C wrote a review Sep 2020
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Booked afternoon tea with Martin and co, found the whole experience friendly and accommadating the sandwich's were proper and the cakes also. Bowlish adhered to all of the covid 19 rules. The dog was friendly too, good old fashioned hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020
367liz wrote a review Sep 2020
South Chailey, United Kingdom41 contributions107 helpful votes
If you like historic buildings this is an interesting place to stay. On the edge of Shepton Mallet a,15 minute walk to the centre of town and restaurants. Nice footpaths for walking from the guesthouse. Tall ceilings ;Original sash windows; a large comfortable bed;enormous ensuite shower room and spotlessly clean. Not all staff wore masks inside but the waiters had visors.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rizzyalice wrote a review Aug 2020
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We stayed at Bowlish House whilst visiting friends in the area. We had a lovely short break, the house is beautiful and full of character. Len, Martin and Henry the dog made us feel very welcome. They have really thought about COVID safety, from collecting keys to pre ordering breakfast, which was delicious. Would definitely stay again when visiting the area.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Vicky R wrote a review Aug 2020
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We loved our recent stay at Bowlish House. Social distancing is currently in place and we felt completely safe and reassured at all times and it was done in a way that didn't impact our stay or enjoyment. The owners are wonderfully friendly and helpful, whether it was suggesting places to eat out in town, or giving us the details of the best places to park on our day trips, we felt very well looked after. We were able to start each day with a wonderful freshly cooked breakfast that really set us up for a days exploring. The hotel is perfectly situated to visit so much of Somerset that we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: August 2020
US$115 - US$142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bowlish House
Which popular attractions are close to Bowlish House?
Nearby attractions include Shepton Mallet Prison (0.6 miles), The Fairy Godmother Shop (0.4 miles), and Repxotics (0.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bowlish House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Bowlish House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Bowlish House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bowlish House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Blostin's, The Hive, and La Tavola D'oro.
Is Bowlish House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Shepton Mallet.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bowlish House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Hungarian.
Are there any historical sites close to Bowlish House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shepton Mallet Prison (0.6 miles), Wells Cathedral (4.0 miles), and The Bishop's Palace and Gardens (3.9 miles).