AN AWARD-WINNING pub, restaurant and boutique hotel on the outskirts of Bridgwater is launching a campaign this month (June, 2016) to stop motorists from speeding along the road it’s on.
The team at The Bower Inn says that drivers use Bower Lane as a rat run and often fail to observe the road’s 30 miles per hour speed limit.
Co-owner, Peter Starling, who runs the Inn with his wife Candida Leaver, explained: “We’ve noticed that people are persistently breaking the speed limit and it’s incredibly dangerous as the road is very narrow in places and has many bends.
“It’s also close to a housing estate and lots of parents walk along it with children in pushchairs and prams. We’ve seen many near misses and we are now asking people who use the lane to slow down and be fully aware of the pedestrians, and the oncoming traffic.”
The Bower Inn is a popular country pub, restaurant and hotel, which is open throughout the week for lunches and dinners, serving quality seasonal food sourced from nearby.
“We’ve had lots of customers say they have encountered dangerous driving when coming in and out of our entrance too so we’re hoping our appeal will help encourage road users to be a little bit more tolerant and to slow down. The speed limit is there for a reason and it’s important to observe it for everyone’s safety.”
Peter and Candida have spent the past six years refurbishing and revitalising the inn’s fortunes and have created a successful business. It now has 16 luxury hotel rooms complete with vintage furniture and fixtures and fittings and high-end contemporary en-suite bathrooms.
For further details about The Bower Inn, which is on Bower Lane on the outskirts of Bridgwater just off junction 23 of M5, or the competition, please call 01278 422926 or visit www.thebowerinn.co.uk.