House & Grounds


Backwell House is a Georgian country house complete with nooks, crannies and curiosities galore. With its quirky interiors and beautiful surroundings, Backwell House is a dream location for unique weddings, weekend getaways, private parties and other functions.

The quintessentially English house was built in 1817 and has a rich and fascinating history peppered with Bristol heroes. Legend has it the Robinson family invited the Grace family to play cricket on the pitch that once stood in the field beyond the haw haw. Paying homage to the unusual and extraordinary, and with classic Georgian charm in spades, it’s the ideal cosy escape for the wild and the free.

The Cider Barrel Bar

Our unique bar is a spectacular location for lunch-time bubbles or a late-night scotch on the rocks. Much of the wood used for the bar area has been recycled from the old kitchen flooring.



Always beautiful in summer bloom, busy with butterflies and bees, earthworms and the odd sparrow. In the winter, when the beds are cut back, you’ll see robins perching: sit in our cosy conservatory and survey the scene.

The Lounge

Our cosy lounge with it’s log fire and occasional armchairs is the perfect place to while away the hours with a good book.

Fine Dining

Backwell House encapsulates quiet luxury, providing the highest standards in comfort and cuisine.

Our interconnected dining rooms and conservatory can seat up to 60 people. We host corporate meetings, weddings, private parties, cream teas, family lunches and many other events. Our dining rooms are also discreet enough to offer you privacy at your table.

Menus change regularly and are all prepared to the highest specification by our in-house chef.

The hotel is open to non-residents, you could drop in for a drink or lunch if you’re passing. Booking is required if staying over night and we do advise booking for the restaurant on weekends and UK holidays so as not to be disappointed.

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About Us

Backwell House, is a beautifully renovated Georgian country house, complete with all the essentials you need for an amazing visit.

With stylish interiors and beautiful countryside surroundings, we are confident that Backwell House has something to offer you when planning your weekend getaways, a glass of fizz, family lunches, conferences or afternoon teas.

Our relaxing environment, delicious food and beautiful natural surroundings, will entice you to return again and again.