Bowlish House

Wells RoadShepton MalletBA4 5JDUnited Kingdom
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About Bowlish House

The Bowlish House in Shepton Mallet outside of Bristol, was completed in 1732 and is a Grade II Georgian house. It has been a hotel since 1954.

Guests to the Bowlish House can select from the Double Room, Family Room or King Room which features en-suite, TV and mini-bar as well as free Wi-Fi.

The hotel’s function room, The Mendip Room is available for meetings, events and weddings. Manicured gardens surround the building. The hotel also has a library. Free parking is available. Non-smoking throughout.

The hotel’s Cape Cod Room is inspired by the American New England coast but serves traditional English cuisine sourced in part locally. In the morning a full Enlgish breakfast is served. The Georgian Room is the hotel’s lounge, furnished in period style serving afternoon tea and evening drinks. It is available for private functions.

Cheddar Gorge and the cathedral like caves are nearby, so too is Wells Cathedral. The nearest train station is Castle Cary, 10 minutes by car.


Wells Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5JD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44(1749)342022 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

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Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Conference rooms
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • PC with internet
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby cot

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Attentive Staff.

Almost all of the guests had a great experience at the Bowlish House and commended the attentive and helpful staff for their enjoyable stay.

Cleanliness is Close to Godliness.

Rooms and common areas throughout Bowlish House were clean and tidy, making for a welcoming arrival for guests.

Comfortable Stay.

Guests felt very comfortable in this quaint, country-home style hotel, despite a few guests suggesting it required a refurbishment. For the most part, beds and pillows, and room comfort were highly regarded.

Negative Reviews

Becoming Tired.

While the majority of guests enjoyed the quaint British country style of the Bowlish House, a few guests felt the décor was becoming shabby and needed a refurbishment.

No Lift.

As an old home, The Bowlish House is not furnished with a lift. This is fine for the majority of guests, but those with mobility issues may struggle getting to the top floor. If you are a guest with mobility issues, be sure to explain this and request a r

Limited Breakfast Options.

While a hot full English breakfast is served daily, a few guests said they would have liked a wider option at breakfast, stating there was no cereal or fruit. If you like to start your day with a fruit, perhaps grab something from the town market before a

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