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The Blue Bowl Inn

Bristol Road, West Harptree BS40 6HJ, England
+44 1751 221269
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (38 reviews)
“braised beef” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Bristol Road, West Harptree BS40 6HJ, England
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1 - 10 of 230 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my wife for a quick lunch. We booked a table and it was fairly full approaching Christmas. It ha a good setting next to Chew Valley Lake. It does offer accommodation and the beer selection was ok - Butcombe and Doom Bar....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank robinmT9204VN
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Always a pleasure to stay here when I’m working in the area. Comfortable, clean and well appointed rooms at a reasonable price. The menu has a good selection of quality food. Would definitely recommend the Blue Bowl.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank adamski597
Reviewed 22 November 2018

Attended for Dad's birthday. Table for 5 accommodated without booking. Prompt friendly service, lovely drinks and superb and plentiful food. Can't wait for a return visit. All needs catered for.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pcg707
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

Visited today with 3 adults and 3 young children. Staff were helpful and food was top notch, definitely recommend the burgers! Looking forward to our next visit already.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank joncarolinec
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

This pub has the nicest food I have ever had, and serve the food so quickly and still cook it fresh! It’s such a friendly environment, the staff and owners make you feel so welcome. Not a better restaurant around then blue bowl, can’t wait...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank melissawood91
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Call enspec with four friends. The staff made an effort to find us a table although they were quite busy. Beers good but not an exciting selection, quite adequate for a Sunday lunch. Order taking from a varied menu was quite speedy, the food was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank sjmhhh
Reviewed 6 October 2018

A great meal shared with my wife and two friends. My wife and I had a sea bass fillet with a delicious piquant tomato and basil sauce, -served with chips and salad. The cauliflower cheese and fish and chips were very much enjoyed by our...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank David R
Reviewed 3 October 2018

The food is excellent good honest and tasty.Allways friendly and great value.Easy to get to in lovely countryside with plenty of parking and an outside childrens play area.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Eric P
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I have stayed in the Blue Bowl many times and have never been disappointed. Excellent service and friendly helpful staff. Top marks for a village pub with accommodation which though fairly basic is appropriate for the venue

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Robin S
Reviewed 26 September 2018

We have eaten here many times but this will be the last time for the foreseeable. The starters of prawn cocktail only had a few prawns and at £7+. No cheese sauce for the steaks available and the staff seemed unhappy about something and were...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank paulmid2015
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8 June 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from berto_carroll | Reviewed this property |
Main menu is till 2pm and then starts again at 6pm.
25 April 2018|
Response from dissypegs | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bristol Road, West Harptree BS40 6HJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  West Harptree
  • Phone Number: +44 1751 221269
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