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The Bowling Green


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There has been a public house on the site of The Bowling Green dating back to 1520. The original building was destroyed in a major fire in 1741 that accounted for many of the buildings on Coventry Street. The current Bowling Green pub was rebuilt in 1750 by Thornley’s Brewery. It is famous as the starting point for the Lady Godiva annual commemorative procession on Spring Bank Holiday - a tradition that died out in the 1880’s. Francis Drake is reported to have played bowls at the pub in the days when it boasted a bowling green and tennis courts within its grounds. Southam is an old historic town developed on the Welsh Drovers cattle and sheep trail from Wales to the Midlands and London. Originally
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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All reviews steak liver onion rings salad fish and chips pudding salmon potatoes restaurant manager the pub range of beers for lunch today car park lovely family brilliant service piping hot at lunchtime
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I went here on Sunday 10th feb with my friends for a roast. Oh wow what a lovely meal it was. Loads of meat and veg, piping hot and very tasty. I had crumble with custard for pubbing which was also lovely. Would defo go...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday Evening Meal out with the Family and friends. Excellent prompt service, very good selection of food on the menu and descent selection of Ales and Wine. Would highly recommend...

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank N4277EDgaryc
bowlinggreenm, General Manager at The Bowling Green, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased you enjoyed your experience with us and we look forward to welcoming you again

Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

Fantastic Christmas menu and every member of the party said how tender the turkey was and all piping hot Was very very busy in the restaurant and the bar but service was impeccable Excellent experience we will be back

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank markcoc
Reviewed 10 December 2018

We had booked Sunday lunch some time ago for my brother’s birthday. My brother coming from Oxford, my niece from Milton Keynes & the rest of us from Coventry. We wanted 2pm, but were told they could only do 2.30, which we were happy to...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank petfny
Reviewed 23 November 2018

There is a range of meals at lunch time from sandwiches to cooked meals and pasta. The waitress was prompt and pleasant. It was good to see folks in the bar as well as the restaurant. It is very convenient on the main street. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank marg826
Reviewed 17 November 2018 via mobile

We arrived on a very busy Friday night and although booked the restaurant want packed. Specials were to die for we had chicken skewers and the soup both great followed By two steaks from a local supplier cooked to perfection and very tasty Super service...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank markcoc
Reviewed 7 November 2018

23 meals served promptly, all a good size and hot. Excellent service. Very friendly atmosphere and helpful staff throughout. Our third visit, all enjoyable. Andy - walk leader

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Excursion626758
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Lovely Sunday roast dinner! Attended as a family of four and with my young nephew. The waitress was very accommodating of my nephew who was hungry and having a slight tantrum. Gave him colours and paper to keep him occupied. The roast dinner was so...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank EmR412
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch here staff very friendly and very busy. Food was outstanding and we have booked for Christmas meal Thank you so much for a lovely day

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Escape61872163307
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We have tried elsewhere in the town and simply wont bother again This was a great night, family event of 8 food was brilliant it was very busy and had a buzzing atmosphere where nothing was to much trouble Speaking to the chef there meat...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank markcoc
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Shona H
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Response from bowlinggreenm | Property representative |
Wheelchair access is through the main front door and gives access to the ground floor areas
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