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Bowlish House

Bowlish House

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Bowlish House

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  • Beautiful reception venue
  • Based in Shepton Mallet, Somerset
  • High-quality dining for up to 60 guests
  • 6 luxurious bedrooms
  • Top-class service from your very first visit
  • Stylish Conservatory and Restaurant

Positioned within easy travelling distance of Wells and Glastonbury, Bowlish House is a peaceful 18th-century hotel and restaurant offering a picture-perfect location for intimate, warm and friendly receptions of up to 60 guests. Experienced professional staff will help you create a mouthwatering bespoke menu that meets your personal tastes and wedding style impeccably.

Up to 60 guests can be comfortably seated in the venue's stylish conservatory and restaurant overlooking Bowlish House's well-kept grounds, and a selection of six luxurious bedrooms are on offer should any of your guests wish to stay over after your evening celebration.


Overlooking the River Sheppey in the Somerset countryside, the Grade II*-listed early Georgian house was originally built in 1732, and over the years functioned as both a brewery and a brick company before passing into private ownership and undergoing extensive repair and restoration in the 1950s and '60s.

Bowlish House has been operating as a successful fine-dining restaurant and hotel since 1964. Two stylish rooms are available to host unique wedding receptions - the Garden Conservatory Room and the Restaurant. When opened together, these two rooms can comfortably seat up to 60 guests for an exceptional dining experience, or couples can utilise just one of the rooms for smaller, more intimate celebrations.

The hotel's experienced professional staff will always meet with each couple well before the big day to discuss timings, menu options, decorations and other details. Couples are allowed to bring in their own suppliers to enhance the venue's beautiful interior, or Bowlish House's staff will be more than happy to help you decorate.

The venue has a stunning bridal suite, and a further five luxurious bedrooms readily available if a few wedding guests wish to stay overnight. These sophisticated ensuite rooms are full of character, are finished to the highest of standards, and include every modern facility you could possibly need!


Using only seasonal, fresh, locally-sourced produce, Bowlish House's brilliant chefs are dedicated to providing an exceptional and unique dining experience.


  • Homemade Carrot Soup with Orange and Ginger
  • Butternut Squash with Crisp Sage and Parmesan
  • Fennel and Haricot Bean Soup with Basil Pesto

Main Courses

  • Chicken and Bacon Terrine with Orange and Watercress Salad
  • Smoked Salmon on a Rockette Salad with Surfine Capers, Lemon and Black Pepper
  • Cannon of Lamb with Spiced Roast Beetroot and Quince Jus
  • Confit of Duck Leg with a Garlic Crust and a Rich Cassoulet
  • Baked Goat's Cheese with Spiced Aubergine Salad
  • Tagine of Butternut Squash, Shallots, Chantenay Carrots with Orange Glazed Fennel


  • Passion Fruit Tart with Crème Fraiche
  • Vanilla Rice Pudding with Pears in Spiced Red Wine
  • Black Forest Roulade with Cherry Syllabub

Send over an enquiry to arrange viewing of this calm and tranquil country house - either click on the 'Email this business' button above, or reveal and dial the telephone number.

Bowlish House
Wells Road
Shepton Mallet


  • Teresa Cotterell

    We went to Kevin & Rachel's wedding yesterday too & it was superb.The building is truly wonderful with the most beautiful decor. The staff were incredibly attentive & the food delicious. It was one of the most romantic weddings I have been too & I thoroughly recommend it as as venue. Nothing was too much trouble & we will certainly returning for a meal in the not too distant future.

  • Jessica Maria

    My brother got married here yesterday. It was the most wonderful wedding I have ever been to. The building & rooms were beautiful, the food delicious & the owner Martin friendly & accommodating... we did not want for anything during our stay. We were all so glad that my brother & sister-in-law chose here & I would recommend it to anyone as a wedding venue.

  • Kate Costello

    Bowlish House is a fantastic wedding venue. We had out wedding there in December and they really went out of their way to provide the best possible service and made the day truly tailored to us.

    The food was amazing, even though they were serving 80 guests the food was just as good as their Sunday lunch!
    The accommodation was great, and they worked some magic accommodating our ever changing and complicated requests!

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