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Farleigh Road Backwell, Bristol BS48 3QA England
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#1 of 47 hotels in Bristol
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Backwell House is a beautifully-revamped Georgian country house just outside Bristol. From its mellow stone portico, you'll see only rolling hills, yet the bright lights of Bristol are a 15-minute drive away. Inside the house are nine double ensuite bedrooms, each uniquely decorated with painstakingly-collected antique finds, reclaimed timbers and reconditioned vintage bathtubs. The house also features a stunning and unique restaurant across three adjoining dining rooms, alongside a bar, lounge, conservatory and conference room. With its stylish, quirky interiors and beautiful surroundings, Backwell House is the destination-du-jour for fine dining, countryside getaways, unique weddings and extravagant private parties.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Special diet menus
Outdoor furniture
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Room service
Clothes rack
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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amyweale wrote a review Dec 2021
58 contributions39 helpful votes
A really lovely hotel. We booked a one night stay to celebrate my Birthday. The staff were very welcoming and our room (Hobbs) was incredible. We went with the dinner, bed and breakfast package. The food was excellent and all in all our one night stay with the three course meal was good value for money. Special mention to the team covering breakfasts. You appeared to be rushed off your feet when we came down but everyone was really upbeat and we had an excellent breakfast. Wouldn’t normally book into the same place twice but we’re considering a return visit it was that good 👌🏻
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
CourtneyB88 wrote a review Nov 2021
Bournemouth, United Kingdom3 contributions
Hotel's Favourite
Backwell House is just excellent. We stayed a few weeks back and were delighted to find out we'd been upgraded. What a lovely surprise. Our room was beautiful, as was the entire house and grounds. We'd been camping for a couple of nights before and decided we'd stay somewhere nice for the third night of our break and this was just exquisite and did not disappoint. Most importantly, every person we encountered, from front of house, bar staff, waiting staff and even the cleaners/housekeepers, was lovely. We felt spoilt and treated so well. It was a reminder of a time in the past when service was king. We love taking breaks and staying in different places and more and more service levels seem to fall by the wayside. With the Backwell team literally every element of the break (and it was just 1 night - we wish it was more!), including the service we encountered was excellent. I cannot recommend more. Superb value for money, really beautiful grounds, and great food and drinks in the restaurant/bars. A hidden gem in Bristol.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Robert F wrote a review Dec 2021
Bath, United Kingdom41 contributions19 helpful votes
We booked an over night stay with dinner and breakfast. On arrival we received a warm welcome, after checking we were taken to our room and left to settle in before dinner. The room was very comfortable and clean and had nice shower room. We dressed and went to the restaurant and was shown to the lounge for a pre dinner drink. The dining room was warm and inviting. We selected three courses from the festive menu all were beautifully presented and full of flavour. We slept soundly in a comfortable bed and rose to enjoy a full English breakfast. Throughout our stay the management and staff were all friendly and attentive. Blackwell house is surrounded by beautiful ground and although close to a main road, very quiet and relaxing.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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maths_teacherRugby wrote a review Dec 2021
Rugby63 contributions27 helpful votes
Despite informing both on booking and 5 days before the afternoon tea that two people had allergies; both allergies had not been taken seriously. Nut allergy person was brought a nut free stand that contained praline tart. When I questioned it , I was told just don’t eat that one. Being an epipen carrier I insisted on a new plate of cakes. My daughter who has a strawberry allergy was informed on arrival that they had put raspberry jam on the table. The cake stand came and contained victoria sandwich which after asking twice we found out that it contained strawberry jam. All the other cakes were touching the said cake so again my daughter had to ask for a separate plate to be brought out for her . I was reluctant to eat my selection of cakes even after being brought a separate plate. I had lost confidence in their ability to handle and take seriously food allergies . The festive turkey sandwiches were actually ham and cranberry. The scones were over baked and were crusty. My daughter received no separate cream to go with her raspberry jam. The Brie and onion chutney tarts were nice. There were 4 adults and one child in our party as “a sorry we got mixed up with the food” they offered to not charge the 7 year old! We had booked the afternoon tea as my daughter was hoping to marry there. Tbh I’m not sure I’m willing to contribute towards an £11000 wedding if they can’t get afternoon tea correct for 2 allergy sufferers. Staff seemed totally unaware how serious serving allergy suffers is. It’s life threatening .
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Linda wrote a review Dec 2021
Bristol, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
A really good lunch in lovely surroundings - food and service were amazing. I had cauliflower soup which was very tasty along with olive bread, followed by turkey - the stuffing was delicious. Also shared a stunning bottle of Malbec. Special mention to Miles and his team.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Frequently Asked Questions about Backwell House
Which popular attractions are close to Backwell House?
Nearby attractions include Clifton Suspension Bridge (7.2 km), West Country Games (2.6 km), and Oakham Treasures (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Backwell House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Backwell House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Backwell House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Backwell House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coronation Curry House, The Chefs Table, and Indian Rassasy.
Does Backwell House offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Backwell House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Tyntesfield (2.3 km), Ashton Court Estate (5.9 km), and Church of St Michael Tower (6.0 km).