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Bower Inn

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Bower Lane | East Bower, Bridgwater TA6 4TY, England
+44 1278 422926
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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been going to the Bower Inn on and off for some time. The food is good, interesting and well presented but last night was let down by indifferent staff. Part way through our starters unordered coffee arrived. We politely said it was not for us, there was no apology and we were given the impression that WE had... More 

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Thank Chris N
Portishead, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

4 of us for a meal at the Bower Inn for the wife turning 41. We always book the same table..But I am not telling which number... Food was great drinks flowed and the atmosphere was pleasant. Staff as usual, great to be served by and Candy was at hand as usual for anything else. Always nice...never had a bad... More 

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Thank swimsltd
Tickhill, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the Sunday lunch. The Restaurant wasn't full but there was a good atmosphere and in the past I have found it noisy when it has been full. Good service throughout the meal. We all had three courses and could find no faults. Flo had the fish cakes and she said they were really good but very different to... More 

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Thank Alan B
Bridgwater, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food excellent ,service spot on ,price reasonable,nice atmosphere would recommend the mackerel for starters mmmmm.

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Thank Neil E
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my son his partner and other family members. As we had booked we were warmly greeted and shown to our table. We ordered drinks and we're shown the very nice menu and specials board. The meal was really tasty and good value,an extensive sweet board was brought out. The staff were friendly and helpful which helped make... More 

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1 Thank Dave H
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A party of 13 of us visited yesterday evening to celebrate a significant birthday. We had pre-ordered but had to amend booking a couple of times due to a sudden change of circumstances. This was all done by email and no problems were encountered. We all met in the lovely bar area and received a friendly greeting. The tables had... More 

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Thank Gayle B
Portishead, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Booked a table at the Bower Inn, again well presented pub/restaurant..nice loving glow when pulling up in the car park, inside was just as nice. Friendly welcome as ever from all the staff.. Nice meal and a bottle of Prosseco and very fast meal order was taken, but at a leisurely pace from Nick.. Very warm atmosphere in the eating... More 

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Thank swimsltd
candycandy1010, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Really appreciate it. Peter More 

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Took a chance at this restaurant without booking as it was a Thursday evening but they seemed quite surprised that we had not booked. We had a delicious meal and a very enjoyable evening, the food was very well prepared and presented and the staff were professional. I really enjoyed the fish cakes on a bed of leeks. The restaurant... More 

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Thank The_gardening_girl
candycandy1010, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. No, booking is not essential, but we always like to know if customers have booked or not so we can check them off our list of they have. However, I would advise booking at weekends and more and more mid-week too avoid disappointment. Hope you pop in again. Peter More 

Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Very disappointing lunch today. Went there with a group of colleagues. The fish-fingers sandwiches were served on cheap sliced bread (out of a plastic bag)with two very greasy fried fish-fingers, all for about £7.80!! The homemade celeriac soup was very bland and barely tasted of anything, for £5.80. The colleague, who ordered the Greek Meze was not terribly impressed either.... More 

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3 Thank Florence H
candycandy1010, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback. As a result we now serve the home made battered fish fingers in a toasted ciabatta with fries and coleslaw in an effort to give better value and a more consistent product. We also state that the steak will be cooked medium-rare (unless specified differently). I hope you re-consider your return. Regards Peter More 

Somerset
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

A lovely restaurant with a good menu and helpful staff, a varied variety of wines. Food was nicely presented hot and delicious. Staff very helpful and happy.

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Thank nailor
candycandy1010, Owner at Bower Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Hope to see you again soon. Peter More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bower Lane | East Bower, Bridgwater TA6 4TY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bridgwater
  • Phone Number: +44 1278 422926

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?