Come away from your daily routine and indulge in the tranquil seclusion of
Bowlish House. We’re well equipped for weary travellers and romantic
weekends away alike. Located in the beautiful Georgian village of Bowlish,
Bowlish House offers you a home away from home with a warm and friendly
welcome. Each of our five bedrooms has its own style whilst retaining its
original character. Our Georgian Palladian house, classed as Grade II*, has
various features of special interest – the original Mendip lead drain pipes
at the front carry the crest of the original owners and the year of
completion, 1732. The walls and pillars topped with urns formed the
entrance of the old gardens, now the Wells Road. A small spring rises under
the cellar of Bowlish House and links up with an underground stream routed
diagonally across the cellar floor just under the old flagstones. Thus the
temperature of the large cellars is constant and varies by no more than 2
or 3 degrees on either side of 50 ºF, the ideal temperature for the storage
of our selection of fine wines.

This perfect example of early Georgian architecture is the ultimate haven
for a peaceful escape, an all-inclusive intimate wedding, a respectful wake
or a quiet business meeting. We’re nestled on the Wells Road a stone’s
throw from local attractions such as the ancient Cathedral city of Wells,
Longleat Safari Park, Wooky Hole Caves, Glastonbury Tor, and the vibrant
local towns of Frome and Bruton. Bowlish House was completed in 1732 and is a Grade II Georgian house. Though lovingly restored, Bowlish House is not
without its quirks, for example our creaky original floorboards. Guests can
select from the Double Room, Family Room or three King Rooms which all
feature smart-enabled flat screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. A continental
breakfast is included in cost of booking and cooked breakfasts are
available at extra cost. Our event spaces are open to guests for parties,
conferences and private bookings, and our well-appointed sittings rooms
feature roaring fires, classical portraiture, and cosy seating. We look
forward to welcoming you.


Our handsome boutique bed and breakfast is everything you picture it to be. It’s warm, relaxing, comfortable, refreshing, romantic, English, indulging, quintessential, quaint, unique and with very friendly service. We look forward to welcoming you.


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  • 5 star review  Bowlish House, Shepton Mallet. Is a great place to stay. We were met by Audrey on reception who showed us around and to our rooms. The proprietors were really welcoming and couldn’t do enough to make our stay as comfortable as possible. Our rooms were clean and unique with their creaky floorboards. Breakfast is served in the Orangery and the menu is extensive and cooked superbly nothing is too much trouble.

    thumb Rodney Pearce
    October 22, 2021

    5 star review  Fab hotel , the owners are lovely and very friendly ,nothing is to much trouble for them , last nights evening was WONDERFUL and well worth the money. and this morning Full English breakfast is Great. many Thanks for a Great stay , This was our 3rd time staying here

    thumb vanessa marner
    April 22, 2019
  • 5 star review  We loved the hotel. The owner, Len could not have been more accommodating. The room was excellent, along with a wonderful cooked full English breakfast. Highly recommended.

    thumb Steve Walker
    April 22, 2017

    4 star review  Visited for afternoon tea. Good choice of sandwiches and cakes. Staff friendly and welcoming. Limited parking outside of house. Extra parking on opposite side of road.

    thumb Karen Fielden
    April 22, 2021