Eating Out Locally
We keep menus and directions in the guest information packs. None of the places listed below are in walking distance - they are all a very short drive away or you could use one of the local taxis. We provide wine glasses and bottle openers in all the rooms, so you are welcome to bring back any wine to enjoy in your room.
When making any reservation, please mention you are staying at Fern Cottage - it's great to know where the recommendations are coming from!
The HollyBush Inn, Bridgeyate (just a few minutes' drive away by car) 0117 2395879
What a lovely pub – newly refurbished and extended – restaurant has a lovely atmosphere and furnishings. Book in advance to make sure you’ve got a table. www.hollybushpubbristol.co.uk
The Bull at Hinton, SN14 8HG, (about 6 - 8 minutes drive away by car) Tel: 0117 9372332
The bar area is very characterful, serving a good range of home made traditional items with very efficient staff.
The Golden Heart, Winterbourne (about 6 - 8 minutes drive away by car) 01454 774392 Down Road, Winterbourne BS36 1AU
Lovely lounge bar furnished with comfortable chairs and settees. The menu is varied with something to suit most tastes. Booking essential at weekends. www.thegoldenheartwinterbourne.co.uk
The Mezze at Downend (10 minutes by car) 0117 9141101
Lovely Greek restaurant serving delicious food. They are very popular and are booked quite a few weeks in advance, so make sure you book early before your stay.
Botteginos– Italian Restaurant - 1 mile away by car 0117 9573722
Seats about 100 people, 1 mile away – lively – great pasta and pizza, excellent service and reasonably priced. They take reservations for tables. Taxi to Botteginos is £6.00 each way approximately. Great for a Friday night meal. Food orders taken up until 10pm. Cafe/Bistro style
Rose and Crown at Wick - Chef and Brewer Pub 0117 9372198 (8 minutes by car)
Good pub food and efficient waiting staff. Food is Chef and Brewer style.
The Tamarind at Downend (10 minutes by car) 0117 9570033
Delicious Indian restaurant (with takeaway service as well). Excellent food. Again, very popular so early booking recommended.
Frampton and Emersons Taxis
They are a very reliable taxi company who know the local places to eat at and also our address.