Tuesday 21 November 2017


The Bower House opens in Shipston-on-Stour

Shipston-on-Stour has an exciting new place to eat, drink and sleep after The Bower House opened its doors in the charming Cotswold market town.

The Bower House, a brand new restaurant with rooms, has opened in the Cotswold market town of Shipston-on-Stour, offering locals and visitors alike a stylish spot to eat, drink and socialise.

The new venture is the brainchild of Andrew Knight, who hopes to fill the gap for exciting independent Cotswold restaurants with the opening of The Bower House: ‘The Cotswolds, and the British countryside in general, have a wonderful surfeit of great gastro pubs and grand country house hotels, but very few good, democratic, proper restaurants.

‘It’s a nonsense that it’s only London and the cities who want them – we all want a beautiful, welcoming room to sit in and to be served good food with warmth and understated attention.’

The grade II-listed building, a former shop, has been converted into an impressive space by architects Stiff+Trevillion who led the renovation project, while the vibrant décor, eclectic art and mismatched furniture are key features of the restaurant’s distinct but interlinked rooms.

The Bower House’s head chef Darren Brown, formerly development chef for The Lucky Onion group, is excited to bring his expertise to the restaurant, with his cooking style described as ‘modern British with a French twist’.

Everything is made in-house and diners can expect dishes such as Evesham asparagus with duck egg hollandaise; Hereford bavette with watercress salad, fries and bone marrow butter; and dark chocolate fondant with walnut semi-freddo and nougatine.

The Bower House will benefits from five individually decorated en-suite rooms, which are due to open in May, making it the ideal base for exploring the Cotswolds during a weekend break.

For more information see The Bower House or call (01608) 663333.

© SoGlos
Thursday 20 April 2017

Your comments...

More news you might like...

Calling all Gloucestershire charities, applications are now open.

SoGlos launches search for 2018 charity of the year

With 2017 coming to a close, SoGlos is on the hunt for a new local organisation to be named our charity of the year 2018.

The wait is finally over as The Ivy reveals its opening date.

The Ivy announces opening date

The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie has revealed the opening date for its inaugural restaurant in Gloucestershire, with the anticipated...

Stars of the BBC are set to turn Cirencester’s Christmas lights on.

BBC TV stars to turn on Christmas lights in Cirencester

Cirencester is set to be full of festive cheer when stars of hit BBC mockumentary, This Country, turn on the 2017 Christmas...

Save money on next summer’s International Royal Air Tattoo.

Royal Air Tattoo Earlybird tickets now on sale

Visitors are expected to flock in their thousands to the Royal International Air Tattoo 2018 when it returns to Fairford, with...

Snap a selfie with Santa for a chance to win great prizes at The Brewery!

The Brewery Quarter to host Santa Selfie Competition

The Brewery Quarter will be getting into the festive spirit this December, hosting a Santa Selfie Competition for the chance...

Unmissable highlights