Nestled mid-way between Bristol and Weston-super-Mare in the North Somerset countryside stands Cadbury House, which for many years was a magnet for leisure activities.

The original house, which forms the centre-piece of the venue, dates from 1790 when it was built as a private residence as part of an 800-acre estate. From then until the late 1930s it was passed on, being used mainly as a private residence.

From 1939 to 1955 Cadbury House became a seat of learning as a boy’s prep school known as St David’s. By the 1950s girls had been admitted to the school, which catered for children aged between four and 16.

In more recent times revellers have made their way up through the sycamore and horse chestnut lined driveway to enjoy fun times with hunt balls, medieval banquets and charity evenings attended by hundreds of people at a time.

The old swimming pool was always a place for fun events and it is rumoured that cricketer Ian Botham is among those to have been thrown in the pool during high jinks at a party.

Present Day

The venue has been under the current ownership since 2003. Independently owned close to £30 million has been invested, transforming it as a leading venue in terms of hospitality, entertainment, fitness and well-being.

In December 2009 it became part of the Doubletree by Hilton franchise and was followed in October 2010 by the building of a 60-bedroom extension, taking capacity at the hotel to 132 rooms, plus additional space for events, conferences and meetings.

The conference, events and wedding room also received a major refurb increasing capacity for big events and conferences. The health club has also benefitted from continual investment including a £1 million refurbishment of the gym and all its equipment in Sept 2023.

With a four-star hotel, award-winning health club and two Marco Pierre White inspired restaurants, the future of Cadbury House has been secured, helping place North Somerset right on the map for business and leisure people alike.


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