Specialist Lawyers in the Hospitality and Leisure industries.

Lyons Bowe act for a wide variety of clients in the Hospitality and Leisure industries across Somerset and throughout Bristol and Bath. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge regarding the legal issues surrounding your industry and are extremely capable when it comes to helping you achieve your objectives within this business context.

Our clients range from start-ups to established operators across the full spectrum of hospitality services including hotels, B&Bs, pubs, bars, clubs, coffee shops, tea rooms, catering companies, fast food operators, restaurants, food and drink suppliers, craft brewers and artisan businesses.

We provide you with a comprehensive range of legal services including:

  • Sale and Purchase of Businesses
  • Sale and Purchase of Property
  • Leasing of Premises
  • Licensing and Planning
  • Business Restructures
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Management Agreements
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual Property
  • Trademarks
  • Contracts with Wholesalers, Retailers and Supplier

Whether you are craft brewer, a pub company, late night venue or restaurant operator, whatever your legal challenges we are here to successfully tackle them. Rest assured that we can provide commercially minded and cost effective solutions quickly and efficiently. We understand the pressures you face and are well equipped to provide you with the expert support that your business needs if it is to overcome the various legal hurdles that stand between you and success in this competitive industry.

If you have ambitions to grow your business, and need to finance the expansion of that business, we have the experience to provide all the necessary advice. We have a great track record of acting for clients who are buying and selling businesses, whether that be though transactions involving assets or shares. We have negotiated and settled a large number of bank facility agreements and we also look to work closely with equity finance providers and other sources of alternative finance.

We offer practical and cost-effective help and advice to companies and individuals within the Hospitality & Leisure sectors in Bristol, Bridgwater or Shepton Mallet, Somerset, call our Bristol office on 0117 972 1261, Bridgwater office on 01278 554228 or our Shepton Mallet commercial team on 01749 345 756.

We work with a range of clients in a variety of industries across in South Bristol and Somerset, covering Sedgemoor, Taunton, Burnham-on-Sea, Shepton Mallet, Wells, Glastonbury, Street, Frome and Chew Magna.


“Paul has a great ability to understand and balance his client’s entrepreneurial legal requirements with a modern and professional attitude and approach.”

Kevin Newton, Owner, Best Western Swan Hotel, Wells

“Lyons Bowe provide a fantastic legal service for our business. Their attention to detail is second to none.”

Kate M, Owner, The Little Cafe. Union Street, Wells, Somerset