The Arches Bristol The Arches, 14 Bank Place, Pill, Bristol, City of Bristol, BS20 0AQ

"The Arches offers comfortable, homely farmhouse style accommodation. The single and twin rooms are simple but tastefully appointed to reflect the character of the house, some indeed boast antique furniture. Breakfast are served at the large dining room table within the expansive traditional kitchen. Guests are more than welcome to use this"

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The Arches

14 Bank Place
Pill
Bristol
North Somerset
BS20 0AQ
Telephone: 01275 373194
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The Arches

The Arches offers comfortable, homely farmhouse style accommodation. The single and twin rooms are simple but tastefully appointed to reflect the character of the house, some indeed boast antique furniture. Breakfast are served at the large dining room table within the expansive traditional kitchen. Guests are more than welcome to use this "friendly" area as a sitting, socialising and television area even though the rooms do have their own televisions.


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Feeding the Inner Man, Woman and Child

Two public houses in the area, The Anchor and The Kings Arms, serve a wide range of lunchtime and evening meals. Also, within easy walking distance, we have an excellent Indian Restaurant (that also offers a take-away service), a Balti take-away and a Chinese take-away. For guests that prefer the take-away options, plates and cutlery are readily available within the traditional kitchen/dining area.


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Places of Interest - within easy reach

Bristol has a long and interesting history and has much to offer the casual tourist. Brubel's historic harbour, the Cliften suspension bridge and the SS Great Britain. Cabot's Matthew is also docked within the harbour. Bristol has undergone, and is still undergoing , significant regeneration which has brought new life and much interest to the City. Such things as Explore @ Bristol, the British and Commonwealth Museum and for shoppers, Cribbs Causeway and The Mall. A little further afield, there's Tyntesfield (N.T), Cheddar with its caves and gorge, the historic cities of Bath and Wells, the towns of Glastonbury, Weston-Super-Mare and Celevedon. For walkers there are the Meddips, the Quantocks, with Exmoor and the Wye Valley within an hours drive.


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The Arches

Known by some in the village as The Cottage, The Arches was originally built as a farmhouse in 1680. It is thought to actually have been called Star Farm though this has yet to be confirmed for archives held in Taunton.

During the middle 1800's, the farmhouse became Star Inn, the first recorded landlady being Mary Cox in 1860. However, in 1905/1906, the cottage next door was renovated and altered and become present day Star Inn. The Farmhouse went back to being a family home though, to this day, it retained some of the features of its time as a "public house".


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In its original form, the farmhouse comprised of living and sleeping quarters on the ground floor with a large open "bam" space above for storing produce, grain etc. Probably, prior to the farmhouse being converted into the first Star Inn, a second floor was put in to create sleeping quarters above the ground floor trading area.

The present day buildings still boast its original solid wall structures and beams. Some of these beams in fact predate the building itself as they were originally ships timbers. The cutting of trees for buildings was forbidden in the mid 1600's, so these old timbers were fashioned to serve a new purpose.


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Location

A few minutes drive from the M5-J19 (Gordano Services), Pill village can be easily reached from Avonmouth, Aztec West, Cribbs Causeway, Filton, Portishead and Portbury. Bristol itself is just 6 miles away to the east. Bristol airport is only 10 miles away. The Arches is situated right in the heart of the village, by the village green and the creek on the south bank of the river Avon, a short distance from its junction with the Severn Estuary. Village amenities, such as local supermarkets, newsagents, chemists, dentists, a local information/resource centre, Doctors surgery etc. are all within walking distance of The Arches. There are six characterfull public houses in the area, two of which are open on an all day basis offering a wide range of lunch-time and evening meals.


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How to Find The Arches

From Bristol: Take A369 towards M5. Having passed through Abbots Leigh turn right, signs for Ham Greem and Pill. Follow the road towards the centre of Pill. Having come down Ham Green Hilll and passing the Fire Station on your left, turn immediately right. With the green on your left, follow the road round and you will see the Star Inn and the old railway viaduct. The Arches is the large white buiding between the Star and the viaduct. Parking available under the viaduct.

From M5, J19 (Easton-in-Gordano): Take A369 towards Bristol and then take first turning left signed for Pill. Follow the main road into the village of Pill. Having passed Lodway garage and a small shop, follow the road around to the right. On your left you pass the village shopping precinct, turn immediately left. With the green on your left, follow the road round and you will see the Star Inn and the old railway viaduct. The Arches is the large white building between the Star and the viaduct. Parking available under the viaduct.


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Weekend bookings welcome. Wedding guests, Anniversaries, Re-unions, Cyclists and walkers.
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