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Backwell House

Backwell House, Farleigh Road, Bristol, BS48 3QA

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  • Backwell House - Bristol
  • Backwell House - Bristol
  • Backwell House - Bristol
  • Backwell House - Bristol
Main course: £12
Food spend: £30

Welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Friendly waiter. Really enjoyed the duck breast and the lemon sole.

Sarah Lawson 16 February 2018
from Nailsea

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A beautifully restored and preserved Grade II-listed Georgian manor house that is filled with original features, Backwell House treats diners to modern British dining with stunning views of the rolling Mendip Hills. There is a bright, airy conservatory dining area, intimate drawing room, and hand-crafted bar to enjoy fine wines, cocktails and whiskies too.

The Backwell House menu takes advantage of its farmland setting, using local seasonal ingredients, as well as produce from its own vegetable garden, and honey from its own beehive. To start, there is parsnip soup with apple and curry oil, moving on to mains like local venison haunch with celeriac and thyme, baby leeks and garlic. Inventive international tweaks can be found with seafood dishes like cod with spiced lentils, pak choi and onion bhaji, and vegetarian options including Jerusalem artichoke risotto with artichoke crisps and candied hazelnut.

Indulgent traditional desserts are served at Backwell House in Bristol, including sticky toffee pudding with banana and clotted cream. From the elegant bar, there are artisan spirits, including a selection of fine whiskies.

A quintessentially British slice of elegant country house dining, Backwell House is a 6-minute drive from Nailsea & Backwell Rail Station.

Backwell House

Backwell House, Farleigh Road, Bristol, BS48 3QA

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Customer reviews for Backwell House

4.2 ((((* (based on 26 reviews)
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  • dinner (14)
  • afternoon tea (13)
  • romantic (13)
  • luxury (12)
  • views (12)
  • lunch (11)
  • private dining (9)
  • value (6)
  • trendy (5)
  • business (4)
  • al fresco (2)
  • breakfast (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • ((((( 16 February 2018 by Sarah Lawson from Nailsea

    Welcoming, relaxed atmosphere. Friendly waiter. Really enjoyed the duck breast and the lemon sole.

  • ((((( 15 February 2018 by John Sleight from Portishead

    Excellent food and service in wonderful setting.
    Only negative was the room was cold, the fire could have been on.

  • ((((( 8 February 2018 by Ros from Clevedon

    Relaxed and indulgent afternoon tea in delightful boutique country house hotel with added prosecco sparkle

  • ((((( 22 January 2018 by Helen Razdan from Bristol

    Lovely afternoon tea . Really helpful staff and a gorgeous range of finger sandwiches , cakes and tea / coffee.
    Will definitely be back to try the lunch / dinner menu or stay over .
    Thank you

  • ((*** 15 January 2018 by Ken Hallett from Bristol

    Location - excellent.
    Food - good.
    Service - poor - there were myself and wife and another table of 3 people, yet we had to wait 40 minutes for our first course. Seriously detracted from our experience.

  • ((((( 12 January 2018 by Liana Bennett from Nailsea

    Went for afternoon tea and it was amazing. The location and venue are beautiful and the atmosphere was great. Staff were very attentive. The quality of the afternoon tea was unbelievable. There was a great range of sandwiches and cakes, so much so that we had to bring some of the cakes home.

  • ((((( 9 January 2018 by Gareth Williams from Hewish

    Lovely Sunday Roast in a relaxed atmosphere.

  • ((((( 8 January 2018 by Louise Dumbell from Bristol

    This was our 2nd visit for dinner and were very happy with the food and the service. One member of the party is gluten and dairy intolerant and a separate menu was available to accommodate this. Overall there was a good choice of dishes, although it would have been nice to have had a choice of more than one starter and/or dessert on the gluten free menu.
    The staff were very welcoming and even though it was very quiet there was a good atmosphere.

  • (((** 3 January 2018 by Patricia Gilbert from Bristol

    We booked afternoon tea @ Blackwell House for Thurs 28 Dec. 2018. asking for one gluten free tea. Tea is £19.50 per head so expectations were high. This was a first visit by both & we enjoyed the beautiful setting & grounds, the gracious building & attractive festive touches. Service was attentive. My gluten free tea was in part a disappointment-sandwiches, macaroons were delicious. The 2 scones to be enjoyed with cream & jam were a joke -the size of a 50p piece. Please find a good recipe for gluten free scones and try harder! My companions cakes were stodgy & too sweet so we were both a little underwhelmed. It would not take much effort to make this an ideal, if costly tea venue.

  • ((((( 30 December 2017 by Bernie Richardson from Weston Super Mare

    An excellent evening. Good service, great food and a wonderful venue. We will be back! Drinks a little expensive.

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