Dining Out in Bridgwater, Somerset
Bower Inn, Bridgwater
At the Bower Inn they have one simple aim: To be a pub that is part of, and reflects, the community around them.
To this end they offer great food representing good value for money in warm and comfortable surroundings.
They try very hard to exceed expectations with the quality of their food, service and accommodation.
The Bower Inn, Bower Lane, Bridgwater, Somerset. TA6 4TY.
Tel. 01278 422926
Clavelshay Barn, Bridgwater
Clavelshay Barn Restaurant is located in a traditional stone barn on a family run dairy farm on the edge of the Quantock Hills. Although in a beautiful rural setting, the restaurant is within easy reach of Taunton, Bridgwater and the M5 motorway.
The traditional stone barn, built around 1700, has been simply and sympathetically converted using natural materials, keeping a country feel to the restaurant. The oak flooring in the restaurant, cedar staircase and window sills are made from wood from the farm. The spectacular elm roof beams are original and still have wooden pegs in the joints. A changing exhibition of art from local artists add colour and bring the buliding to life.
Clavelshay Barn is the perfect venue for dinner for two, a meal with friends, family celebration or traditional Sunday lunch. Open for Dinner Wednesday - Saturday from 7pm Open for Lunch Sunday - bookings from 12 noon to 2pm.
Clavelshay Barn Restaurant, Lower Clavelshay Farm, Clavelshay, North Petherton, Bridgwater, Somerset. TA6 6PJ.
Tel. 01278 662629
Combe House Hotel, Bridgwater
Combe House Hotel is a privately owned country house hotel located in Somerset’s beautiful Quantock Hills, Britain’s first designated, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The hotel offers a variety of guest accommodation to suit short breaks, romantic getaways and family get-togethers. Its chefs pride themselves in using great locally sourced and home-grown food and they welcome children, whilst having several rooms suitable for guests with four legged friends.
Great food is central to the Combe House Restaurant experience extending a warm welcome to everyone who comes to try the superb cuisine served daily in the light and airy modern European restaurant. The chefs use only the finest local produce from a selection of its local award-winning suppliers.
With succulent meats from Exmoor, the freshest of line caught fish from the south Devon Coast or Somerset's finest marsh lamb and cheeses the Combe House Hotel menus always reflect the best ingredients available accompanied wherever possible by produce from their own mini market garden located within the hotel grounds. Everything on offer is prepared on site, from fresh bread, to the scrumptious home made ice creams and sorbets used to compliment the mouth watering desserts.
So whether it's a celebration dinner, a traditional family sunday lunch or an honest homemade cream tea, come and satisfy your taste buds at Combe House, country house hotel and restaurant in Bridgwater. All dietary needs catered for & children are welcome.
Combe House Hotel, Holford, Near Bridgwater, Somerset. TA5 1RZ.
Tel. 01278 741382
Prezzo, Bridgwater, Bridgwater
Prezzo restaurants are of particular appeal to those who like genuine Italian cuisine, and they use only the best seasonal products, many of which are imported directly from Italy. The menu includes pizza, pasta, risotto, grilled meats, fresh salads and frequently changing specials. The freshly baked breads, like the garlic bread with mozzarella cheese, are perfect for sharing and give you adequate breathing space to order starters to follow. Crab cakes served with garlic mayonnaise or grilled goat's cheese with plum tomatoes and caramelised onions on foccacia bread with a balsamic glaze set the tone for a hearty meal. Best fun is to order an antipasto platter to share made up from seven well loved Italian nibbles. Find pastas such as the unusual penne con salmone, with oak-roasted salmon, broccoli and fresh chillies in a red pesto and cream sauce, or firm favourites like spaghetti with meatballs, spaghetti Bolognese, and fusilli al pesto, asparagus spears with field mushrooms and roasted peppers in a basil pesto sauce. Amongst the special pastas, the pollo mariano, seasoned chicken, pepperoni sausage, roasted peppers and fusilli in tomato sauce, is interesting and different.
Italian menus would be incomplete without risotto, like tiger prawns with petits pois in a creamy saffron sauce. Classic pizzas embrace, among a wide selection, the popular napoletana, topped with yellowfin tuna, tomato, white anchovies, capers, red onion, mozzarella and marinated olives, and the much loved quattro stagioni - pepperoni sausage, prosciutto ham, artichoke, field mushrooms, capers, marinated olives, mozzarella and tomato. Specials could include the pollo Siciliana, char-grilled chicken breast, prosciutto ham and plum tomato slices, baked with their blend of cheese, only one example from the many tempting offerings that come out from the Prezzo kitchens. You can accompany the food with a variety of tipples, though for many, Italian food requires Italian wines to be enjoyed to the full, ranging from house wine through Morellino di Scansano and Prosecco to liqueurs and beer, and there is espresso or fresh ground coffee to wind up an enjoyable meal, in company with a glass of grappa or sambuca. This is Italian food at its attractive best, convincing and bringing together the traditional with the modern twist or two against a background of excellent value.
30 Cornhill, Bridgwater, Somerset. TA6 3BY.
Tel. 01278 433600
The Olive Mill, Bridgwater
The Olive Mill restaurant, one of Somerset's best kept secrets, offers diners the very best in traditional English cuisine as well fish and Mediterranean specialty dishes. Using the finest fresh ingredients possible, The Olive Mill aims to provide not only the highest quality of food and wine but also an atmosphere where guests can relax and enjoy themselves. To ensure that you leave satisfied the friendly staff will be on hand to make you feel at home and well looked after. The Olive Mill is conveniently situated near the A39, offering panoramic views of the Mendips and Somerset.
The Olive Mill has built up a reputation for its excellent food and friendly service. The venue itself has been extensively refurbished to create a stylish and relaxed atmosphere that's guaranteed to please. We feel that the Olive Mill is the ideal venue to stop and enjoy a quiet drink or a lunch time meal in a relaxed environment.
Its chefs have worked hard to produce a flexible menu that serves good English cuisine as well as specialty fish and Mediterranean inspired dishes. To complement the good food they have a comprehensive wine list, spirits and beers for you to sample at your leisure.
The Olive Mill, Bath Road, Chilton Polden Hill, Near Bridgwater, Somerset. TA7 9AH.
Tel. 01278 722202
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