The Bowl Inn

16 Church Road, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4DT

Tel: +44 (0)1454 801 578

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With a history dating back to the 12th century, The Bowl is a newly refurbished traditional pub and inn tucked away in the picturesque village of Almondsbury, near Bristol.

Expect thick stone walls, rustic beams and open fires ready to roar in the winter, and a sunny patio beer garden for the warmer months, with 12 cosy ensuite bedrooms that will feel like home from home.

On the menu, hearty pub classics sit alongside stunning seasonal dishes, with a cracking selection of award-winning Butcombe beer, local cider and wine behind the bar.

The pub is dog-friendly, family-friendly, and ideal for families, couples, and groups.

The Bowl is just minutes from Junction 15 and 16 of the M5 and Junction 20 of the M4, and a great base for exploring Bristol.

Nearby attractions include The Wave inland surfing lagoon and artificial wave pool in Easter Compton, Bristol Zoo Project, and The Mall Cribbs Causeway.

Opening Times

Opening times (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Bank HolidayOpen

Mon-Thurs: 08.00-11.30 / 12.00-15.00 / 17.00-21.00
Fri: 08.00-11.30 / 12.00-21.00
Sat: 08.00-11.00 / 12.00-21.00
Sun: 08.00-11.00 / 12.00-18.00

Further Information


  • Assistance Dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted


  • Cater for vegans
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Gluten-Free & Coeliac Options Available
  • Locally sourced produce
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Children's menu
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Beer Garden
  • Countryside
  • Family Friendly
  • On-site car parking
  • Outdoor Terrace

Key Features

  • In countryside



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

3.5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Food
      3.5 of 5 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4 of 5 stars
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    Recent Reviews:

    • Liz H
      London, United Kingdom
      Poor food and service
      2 of 5 stars
      Saturday, 10th February 2024
      We went as a group of 5 friends and was excited to try this place but left disappointed, not only from the food but the service wasn’t good at all. Wether they are short staff or not it’s not... Read full review
    • 553ACE63
      A good old traditional pub
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 11th February 2024
      Great pub. Lots of character, good location, excellent staff and great food. Good variety of choice on the menu. Warm welcome and cheerful staff. Read full review
    • Emily G
      Evening meal
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th February 2024
      Great food, great service. Came here for an evening meal, booking was easy. We both had the pie and it was lovely! Definitely recommend Read full review

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