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Backwell House Restaurant

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Backwell House Restaurant


Backwell House is a chic 9-bedroomed country house hotel situated just 6 miles from Bristol in the rolling North Somerset countryside, offering a sleek and seasonal 40-cover restaurant. Open for lunch and afternoon tea daily and dinner from Monday to Saturday, under the watch of the brilliantly talented Chef Ross Hunter, the restaurant offers a daily changing menu of deliciously vibrant and beautifully flavourful dishes using the very finest local and organic produce, to reflect the elegant Backwell House and its bucolic setting.

With “provenance” a key watchword of the day, Backwell House couldn’t be more on point. Herds of beef graze the lush pastures surrounding the hotel, the local farmer’s pigs are fattened on the land, bees provide the most delicious honey and chickens lay the freshest of eggs. The stunning Victorian walled garden offers a wealth of vegetables and herbs, and with the intention of increasing the supply, a gardener has been employed specifically to work with Chef to create his perfect kitchen garden. Further ingredients are sourced from bountiful suppliers and farmers in North Somerset, and beyond to Brixham in Devon for the very best seafood.

With the lightest of touches, Chef Ross Hunter and his team present the most exquisite modern dishes, drawing out incredible flavours with impeccable seasoning and classic taste combinations. Based in Bristol, Hunter has spent the past few years in the South West with previous positions at The Stonemill at Rockfield, The Swan at Almondsbury, The Pony & Trap, Yeo Valley and various Pop-Ups with local food hero, Josh Eggleton. Intelligent and creative, Ross Hunter is surely a name to watch.

Dine in the elegant dining room, decorated with smoky grey walls and warehouse style lighting, complimenting the traditional cornices, sash windows and wooden floorboards. Or enjoy a private party in the intimate morning room, or light-filled conservatory. Whatever you do, don’t forget to check out some lush cocktails in the bar, with floor to ceiling bottles of spirits and wine and a spectacular mosaic bar top – painstakingly up-cycled from the old kitchen floorboards

Priced at two courses for £29 and three courses for £35. Sample menu below:

Heritage Tomatoes, Goats Curd, Gazpacho, Basil
Brixham Crab, Beetroot, Apple, Nori Seaweed
Backwell pork loin, peas, Saddleback pancetta, tarragon

60 day Hereford sirloin, ox cheek, alliums, king oyster mushroom, beef Jus
Potato gnocchi, wild garlic, calcot onion, hazelnuts
Turbot, curried veloute, confit potato, yoghurt, spring onion
Pipers farm chicken breast, leg ballontine, asparagus, girolles

Selection of local cheeses served with crackers and pear jelly
Vanilla custard slice, textures of raspberry
Strawberry cannelloni, Meringue, Cheddar Valley strawberries



  • Serve afternoon tea
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special dietary requirements catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - All ages welcome
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Booking required
  • Exclusive hire of restaurant
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Private rooms

Key Features

  • In countryside
  • Unique venue

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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  • Average
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Recent Reviews:

  • karenbJ8764IJ
    Congresbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Afternoon cream tea
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 15th April 2019
    Visited on a Monday afternoon at 3.30pm (4 of us) and I have to say it was absolutely excellent. Really well presented in bird cage stands and all was delicious. Really nice sandwiches and home made... Read full review
  • Carli_condick
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Great service, delicious food!
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 16th April 2019
    Went out for a family meal in the restaurant here. Never been before but i most definitely plan on returning! The staff were lovely, all very polite and helpful. Food also tasted great, I had a steak... Read full review
  • HThompson8
    Trip Type:
    Beautiful grounds and exceptional lunch
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 17th April 2019
    My girlfriend and I stayed in Bristol for our one year anniversary yesterday and decided to come to Backwell House for lunch before heading off into Bristol City centre. For starters, we both had... Read full review
Farleigh Road
Backwell Farleigh
BS48 3QA

Tel: +44 (0)117 325 1110

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Open for breakfast (residents only), lunch and afternoon tea daily, dinner Monday – Saturday.
Closed 24/25/26 December

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