Places to eat & drink

Here are restaurants to choose from for a great dining experience.

The Blue Bowl Inn

West Harptree

Bed & Breakfast, Food
The family run Blue Bowl Inn is everything you could want from a traditional West Country pub. A stone built 18th century building in the heart of the Chew Valley, Somerset, next to the Chew Valley Lake at the foot of the Mendip Hills, both are areas of outstanding natural beauty.
We are also a great place to stay, our Bed and Breakfast Accommodation has 4 en suite bedrooms. Open 7 days a week the Kitchen offers good home cooked pub food serving a large restaurant, two bar areas and the beer garden, with a traditional country pub roast with all the trimmings every Sunday. Butcombe Bitter is available all year round with changing guest ales, all of our Real Ales have a Cask Marque Award, for the Excellence in the service of cask ale.

Carpenter’s Arms

Stanton Wick

Bed & Breakfast, Food
Overlooking the Chew Valley, the hamlet of Stanton Wick provides a tranquil and picturesque setting for the delightful Carpenter's Arms. Converted from a row of charming miners' cottages, the Inn has become a popular retreat over the years for those appreciating good food, fine wines, real ales and delightful en-suite accommodation.

The Queen Adelaide


The Queen Adelaide is a traditional country pub overlooking Blagdon Lake. It is run by Dave Green, who is a Fly Fishing Instructor and guide who has been fishing on Blagdon and Chew Valley lakes since 1992.

The pub now offers accommodation and can sleep up to six persons. We offer bed, breakfast and evening meals in a cosy pub environment. Guests have exclusive use of our roof terrace overlooking Butcombe Bay. Fishing packages, consisting of guided fishing on Blagdon or Chew Valley lake, accommodation, breakfast, packed lunch and evening meal are available.

We have fishing tackle for hire and have a selection of flies available to purchase (tied by Dave himself). So whether you would like a complete fishing package or wish to come and sample our Fishermen’s Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner when visiting this beautiful area we would be delighted to see you. Individuals, families and club groups welcome.

Phone: 01761 463926 to book or email:

The Pig Sty

Chew Magna, BS40 8TF

Bed & Breakfast, Food
The Pig Sty is a detached 2-bedroom cottage, renovated in 2018, is situated in the owner’s magnificent grounds, with outstanding views over the Mendips and The Chew Valley Lakes. You even have your own private walk down to the lake which is 400 yards away.

This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and it is right on your doorstep. The Pig Sty has fast WiFi, a log-burner, and the usual mod-cons. The property also has a Michelin star restaurant under a mile away, where people visit from all around to sample the delicious dishes and local ales that are on offer.

For any further information or booking enquiries please contact the owner, Mike Winter, at or on 01275 332 880 or 07771 560 531.

Cameley Lodge

Cameley, BS39 5AH

Cameley Lodge is set in beautiful countryside, looking out over Cameley Lakes. Situated a stones throw from Chew Valley, Litton and Blagdon lakes Cameley lodge makes an ideal location for any visiting angler.

Just 10 miles from Bristol, Bath, Wells and 9 miles from Bristol Airport it is the ideal location to make your base when visiting the West Country - such historic sites as Glastonbury, Bath, Cheddar Gorge and the famous Isambard Kingdom Brunel Suspension Bridge at Clifton, Bristol are all within a half hours drive. Stonehenge, Abbotsbury, Tyntesfield, Weston-Super-Mare, Stourhead and many more are within 1 Hour.

Packed lunches, light meals, snacks, cakes, breakfasts and afternoon teas are all available for guests and the lodge hosts a great bar with a good selection of local beers and ciders.

Tel: 01761 452790

New Inn


Bed & Breakfast, Food
We offer a full menu of home-cooked pub food which you can enjoy in Blagdon whilst taking in the best view over the local famous fishing lake.
Our pub food menu includes everything from bar snacks through to main meals and a chargrill accompanied by a range of real ales, fine wines and local ciders which you can enjoy overlooking Blagdon Lake.
We've got plenty of parking and with our unrivalled panoramic views of the Lake making us well-worth a visit during the summer while our roaring open fires will keep you cosy and warm during the winter.

Plume of Feathers

Rickford, near Blagdon

Plume of Feathers is a traditional English country pub. Serving the local community for over 200 years as a place to relax, enjoy company and exchange news and information.

We have a hand picked selection of fine ales from the local Buttcombe brewery and always have one guest ale, and a traditional cider. A wide selection of wines are available by the glass or bottle, and our top shelf includes quality single malt whiskeys and other fine spirits.

Whether you are staying with us for a week or just one night, The Plume of Feathers offers an all in one solution, with our guest rooms, excellent restaurant and cozy pub with open fires, guest beers and traditional pub games. We welcome families and accompanied children.

Old Farmhouse B&B


Bed & Breakfast, Food
Built in 1690 this Somerset Longhouse at Blagdon promises a superior stay Annie & Barry offer a warm welcome at their B&B.
We have a Suite, Doubles, Twins & Single, all with Wi-Fi, TV, tea/coffee making, & off-road parking. Ideally situated close to Blagdon and Chew Lakes we are very popular with our fishermen friends, offering a hearty breakfast, quality packed lunches, deep freeze and utility room with drying facilities. Walking distance of three pubs and village store.
We very much look forward to hearing from you and discussing your requirements tel:01761 462 660 mob:07766 390 294

Ring O Bells

Compton Martin

The Ring O Bells is a traditional country pub located in the pretty village of Compton Martin, North Somerset, which is listed in the Domesday Book.

The village sits in the heart of the Chew Valley, surrounded by undulating hills, churches and apple orchards which provides some of Somersets finest ciders. Situated at the foothills of the Mendips it is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

We have two very comfortable and spacious en-suite bedrooms, with television, DVD and WIFI. Both rooms have a selection of Pukka Teas & coffee to suit any mood. We promise a wonderful nights sleep in our sumptuous King Size beds, where our guests enjoy peace and quiet from within the thick stone walls.

No.1 The Batch

Compton Martin

Bed & Breakfast, Food
Renovated to a very high standard, our traditional stone cottage blends contemporary design with original features sleeping up to 8. In a pretty rural village in the Chew Valley and at the foothills of the Mendip Hills, Compton Martin is in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

The cottage sits next to the village church, opposite the village pond and Post Office. It's location is perfect for a relaxing family holiday, with nearby Cheddar Gorge and Wookey Hole or for walking, cycling, fishing and shooting groups connecting with nature and looking for a base to explore the West Country.

The Chew Valley boasts some wonderful eateries with it's highly recommended and award winning pubs and restaurants.

The Tallet - Woodbarn Farm Cottages

Chew Magna

The Tallet is a first floor self contained apartment in our barn conversion at Woodbarn Farm Denny Lane Chew Magna. It has two bedrooms and bathrooms, sitting room and fully equipped kitchen. It is available for short breaks and full weeks.

We are 1/4 mile from the picnic area and Salt and Malt and 2 miles from Woodford Lodge.