Where to Eat in and Around Backwell

front-of-gillys-on-theA visit to the historic town of Backwell is well worth a visit if and when you’re in the area. But where do you go when your stomach starts to rumble?

The Greedy Goose

This farm side cafe and carvery offers a mixture of light snacks, sandwiches, cooked breakfasts and a full carvery throughout the week. There is also a small tearoom where one can enjoy an array of teas and coffees, complimented by home baked cakes. It’s reasonably priced, and it’s worth booking for the carvery on a Sunday, as it gets very busy. While it’s not the gastronomic experience people have come to expect from restaurants these days, they offer good, honest, hearty meals.

The Ring O’Bells

This is an excellent pub for lunch, or an evening meal at the weekend. They offer high quality pub grub as well as numerous specials throughout the week. A traditional carvery is available every Sunday, and Fridays see the tradition of fish and chips living on. Their range of burgers is fantastic and offers something to suit every palate, even those trying to diet! To wash it all down, there’s a wide selection of real ales, lagers, ciders and wines. They specialize in gin and tonics, and have ten gins to choose from.

Dolce Italia

For something a little different, why not try some traditional, home cooked Italian dishes? This superb family run restaurant is rather small, but has a buzzing atmosphere inside. They serve a range of Italian classics, from pizzas to pasta dishes and some lesser known traditional meals and sides. They also do takeaway.

The Rising Sun

The chefs at the rising sun take great pleasure in sourcing the freshest, most locally produced goods they can get their hands on. Fresh fish is brought in daily from the nearby seaside town of Looe, while vegetables and meat are locally, or home grown. They serve cooked and continental breakfasts, bar meals, simple lunches and exquisite mains. The general idea is to serve good old fashioned pub grub, with a modern, gastro type twist. The waterside location is stunning.