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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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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • 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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    Recent Reviews:

    • Tracy T
      Burley, United Kingdom
      Wonderful small country house hotel
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 12th June 2019
      This is exactly what I was looking for. Unpretentious comfortable accommodation with a great chef and staff who make you feel like you have returned to a familiar place. Nick could not have been more... Read full review
    • Stay704029
      Trip Type:
      Wedding Venue
      5 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 19th June 2019
      We would like to thank Sam, Andy & Nikolas for all their hard work and amazing attention to detail for our wedding in June 2019. The sun was shining and Backwell House looked incredible with the... Read full review
    • Local2406
      Bristol, United Kingdom
      Birthday afternoon tea
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 27th June 2019
      Wonderful peaceful place to celebrate being 66. Afternoon tea was just superb. Visited on a quiet day and watched the young calves frolic in the field just beyond the house. Everything was tasty... 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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