A view overlooking the rose garden, sunny days and exquisite food; our anniversary stay at the boutique hotel Backwell House outside of Bristol was a memorable treat.
Greeted with a cream tea (fresh, warm scones, thick clotted cream and jam… yes please!) we settled into our room, the Toogood Suite for our two-night mid-week stay.
Comfortable furniture, light and bright surroundings and tasteful decor, the room was peaceful and relaxing, accompanied by birdsong and the gentle rustle of trees blowing in the breeze.
The bathroom, with beautiful roll top bath and garden views, looked as though it came straight out of a Farrow & Ball catalogue, decorated with beautiful neutral tones and statement tiles.
Built in the Georgian era, the countryside property is easily accessible from Bristol and is home to nine unique bedrooms, an English country garden, relaxed lounge, fine dining room and cosy bar.
For our anniversary dinner, we chose three courses from the impressive menu, starting with ham hock terrine. I then went on to enjoy delicately cooked chicken with pommes dauphine, while Pete enjoyed the seabream. Sweet treats are never to be skipped, so we topped off our meal with decadent chocolate fondant – rich and sweet with a warm, gooey centre.
The second evening we walked into the local village and enjoyed a meal at The George at Backwell (with one or two gins!), which I’d highly recommend. Great food, a warm and welcoming ambience and beautiful Mediterranean-style garden, perfect for those summer evenings.
From Backwell we went on to explore Clevedon, before going on to the Cotswolds after our two relaxed evenings at the property.
A hidden North Somerset gem, Backwell House is a place to unwind, to celebrate, to rest or to get away. Why not give it a try?
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