The Battleaxes

Bristol, Somerset

Local ales, tasty food, a playful Victorian décor and some lovely rooms that spoil you rotten. Bristol, England’s coolest city, is close


6 rooms


Rooms sleep 2


Originally a meeting place for workers on the Tyntesfield estate, this lovely inn now basks in a playful Victorian country-house style. Tasselled lampshades hang above the bar, the odd stately bust wears a flat cap, pot plants rise next to leather sofas. The painted bar, imaginatively stocked, features the inn’s own Flatcappers Ale as well as other local brews, while The Club Room – once the village hall – is a lively dining room… though this is an informal place and you can eat wherever you want. And eat, you will. The food is excellent, lovely pub classics that are hard to resist, perhaps local gammon, free-range eggs and hand-cut chips or shepherd’s pie with a white wine gravy and pickled red cabbage. Upstairs, a clutch of beautiful bedrooms wait. All come grandly adorned: lovely big beds, fat leather armchairs, fantastic walk-in showers. You get period wallpapers and lots of colour; one has a free-standing bath and a shower for two. Pick up the papers and sink into a sofa or spin across the road and walk on the Tyntesfield estate. The coast at Clevedon is close. Brilliant.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Tennis court
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Open all day.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Lunch & dinner from £8.95. Sunday lunch, 3 courses, £19.95.


Nightly price
from £90
6 Doubles
From £90


we found this place so handy to break our journey down to Cornwall. the staff were welcoming and helpful, the bed was really comfy and the shower larege and refreshing. We ate in the restaurant and found the food well prepared and tasty. My vegetarian partner had a risotto that was well cooked if a little tepid. The breakfast was generous and well prepared.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tony De Brito

  • Bristol is only a 15 min journey away for shopping, sight seeing - why not visit the Clifton Suspension Bridge for amazing views of The Avon Gorge.
  • Tyntesfiled is an amazing National Trust house only 5 mins away from us which is a great way to spend a day. We are part of the Tyntesfield estate so you will see similarities in our buildings!
  • The local area is home to some really cool farm shops so if you like to taste some flavors of the country side, then come and pay us a visit.
  • Clevedon pier is around a 20 min drive - ideal for a summer ice cream on the pier or the sea front.