The family run Blue Bowl Inn is everything you could want from a traditional West Country pub. A stone built 18th century building in the heart of the Chew Valley, Somerset, next to the Chew Valley Lake at the foot of the Mendip Hills, both are areas of outstanding natural beauty. We are also a great place to stay, our Bed and Breakfast Accommodation has 4 en suite bedrooms. Open 7 days a week the Kitchen offers good home cooked pub food serving a large restaurant, two bar areas and the beer garden, with a traditional country pub roast with all the trimmings every Sunday. Butcombe Bitter is available all year round with changing guest ales, all of our Real Ales have a Cask Marque Award, for the Excellence in the service of cask ale.
Between tried-and-tested classics such as a hearty ploughman’s or steak ale and mushroom pie (a real favourite), and irresistible offerings of pork loin in a cider and cheddar sauce and braised beef in Stilton gravy, there’s something to suit everyone’s taste.
The Bed and Breakfast Accommodation means travellers are perfectly located for the cities of Bristol, Bath and Wells. A short taxi ride from Bristol International Airport so ideal for business users, as well as visitors to the area seeking glorious countryside and attractions such as Cheddar Gorge and Show Caves. We are situated within a rod's cast of the world renowned Chew and Blagdon trout & pike fishing lakes, perfect for fishermen and bird watchers.The Mendip Hills offers the perfect chance to embrace the great outdoors through miles of Walking and Mountain Biking.
Free internet is available throughout the the main building, Garden and B&B rooms, provided by The Chew Valley Alarm Company & powered by Netgear ProSafe™ wireless networking.
We use only fresh produce and local meat to create our food.For example, from the coop to the kitchen our free range Eggs travel 0.3 miles. This is no yoke! A pretty cool fact! From the Cow to the bowl, our Ice Cream travels 6.4 miles. Check out Chew Moos Ice Cream Co. With an extensive menu to suit all tastes, good home cooked pub food is served all day throughout the pub. Daily specials are made by our chefs Mark & Sam, again using fresh local ingredients such as Chew Valley Lake Trout. All allergies and dietary requirements can be catered for.
With a large restaurant we are able to cater for large groups such as Birthday Parties, Anniversaries and Fishing Presentations. Booking is a must especially for the weekends, and even more important for a Sunday if you don't want to miss out on a traditional roast dinner with all the trimmings!
In the age of the enigmatic gastropub, places like The Blue Bowl Inn where you can expect a warm welcome and hearty local fare are becoming increasingly difficult to find, and are all the more worth shouting about when you do.
Available from the bar is a range of Lagers, Beers, Ciders, Wines & Soft drinks. Some of it is very local! The Butcombe Bitter on the Bar is from only 7.9 miles away & for you Cider drinkers our Thatchers Gold & Dry only comes 9.9 miles from brewery to tap. We have been awarded a Cask Marque award for the consistent High Quality of the real ales, and operate a guest ale system which changes weekly using small and large Brewers.
If you get a bit peckish whilst having a drink and admiring our vast collection of chilli sauces, we have a wide selection of bar snacks from Wasabi Peanuts to Psycho Pork Scratchings and Killer Ghost Pepper Psycho Peanuts.
Close to Bristol International Airport, We are situated in the picturesque countryside of the Chew Valley just 20 minutes from the airport. With Bed & Breakfast Available as well as a very popular Restaurant & Bar that serves Food & Drinks all day everyday, there’s something waiting for you as soon as you leave the terminal!
Just a short drive from Bristol and Bath, and within a rods cast of the world renowned Chew and Blagdon fishing lakes, the family-run Blue Bowl Inn is an 18th century country pub priding itself on using the best of the surrounding countryside to service the kitchen. The pub’s adjoining restaurant overlooks the picturesque Mendip Hills and has fast become the jewel in its crown, welcoming locals and visitors in equal measure.