Top 5 Things to do in Bellville, United States

August 6, 2017 Brandee Mangan

Bellville is a city in the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Austin County. The city's population was 4,097 at the 2010 census. Bellville was named for Thomas B. Bell, one of Stephen F. Austin's earliest colonists, after he and his brother donated land for the new county seat established by voters in 1846. San Felipe had been the county seat before the war for independence.
Restaurants in Bellville

1. Huff Brewing Company

9805 Koehn Rd, Bellville, TX 77418-7327 +1 979-270-1365
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Huff Brewing Company

Hidden away in the heart of Austin County, Texas, Huff Brewing Co. built its reputation on small-batch beers and a constantly rotating portfolio that changes with the seasons. The Huff family has been brewing beer on the property for more than a decade, and what was once a farmhouse chore grew into a professional craft. Today, freshly-brewed beer is served in the brewery's designated taproom: the same location it was once brewed in countless bottles over the years.

Reviewed By drjbob - Houston, Texas

We found this brand in a local joint and tracked it down. This is really a microbrew! It is family owned and on Huff land just out from Bellville. Ryan Huff is the brewmeister and will show you the brewery. The tap room is open on Fridays 5:00 - 8:00 pm. We have been and been back. Bring your own food if you want to eat. Sit in at the bar or tables or out at tables. Yep, like in Germany and Austria. Like this area of south central Texas, Huff is heavily influenced by German mostly and Czech culture and heritage. They feature four beers Troilus amber lager, Overture IPA, Huffmeister (with German and Czech hops), and Huff's Original. They are all excellent. Huff's Original is in the style of German Marzenbier and is as good as beer gets.
Growlers may be bought at the tap room and they are just starting to can Huffmeister. Kegs and cans may be purchased at S&H Liquor store on Front St (Hwy 36) in Bellville.
The Huffs are getting it right. Enjoy their beer!

2. Texas Ranch Life

10848 Cactus Ln, Chappell Hill, TX 77426-3732 +1 979-865-3649
Excellent
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4 based on 20 reviews

Texas Ranch Life

Texas Ranch Life offers a true Texas experience. You can go horseback riding, whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider. The ranch also has fishing, skeet shooting and hunting, with all equipment provided. The ranch offers overnight accommodations, but since it is just an hour from Houston, you can plan to just spend the day.

Reviewed By jenny c - Houston, Texas

We spent a weekend at the ranch, with all the greatest expectations, given all the positive reviews. On the first night, the upstairs toilet overflowed. The bathroom floor was not sealed, and the overflow leaked downstairs over the kitchen counters. That probably explained the strange smell that was emanating from the kitchen when we arrived.
They fixed the clogged toilet the next day, but it is pretty difficult to recommend a place with fundamental issues like a non-sealed bathroom floor that dripped onto a food prep area.
Overall, the place was not terribly clean, and basic.

Perhaps a wrong fit for city folks, but it was pretty hard going for the weekend.
The activities were not well planned, and depended on who was available at the time. We did not manage many of the activities, but do acknowledge it was a wet rainy weekend.

On the positive note, they were very friendly, and tried very hard. The longhorns were very sweet. I think with better coordination of activities and a few more amenities, this place could work out, but not for us at this time.

3. Austin County Jail Museum

36 S Bell St, Bellville, TX 77418-2210 +1 979-877-8814
Excellent
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4.5 based on 6 reviews

Austin County Jail Museum

Reviewed By erjunebug - Shamokin Dam, Pennsylvania

A sign out front states the jail is open on Saturdays 11AM-3PM or by appointment for tours. It was closed when we arrived, but I called the phone number displayed in the window. Bruce answered immediately and offered to come right over to give us the tour. We learned that Bruce's father used to be the jailer and Bruce and his family lived in the lower part of the jail. The first floor housed the living facility and the 2nd and 3rd floors housed the inmates. A small 4th floor housed the gallows, but visitors are not allowed in that area. This was the 4th jailhouse for Austin County and they all occupied the same site. There were several escapes over the years with each followed by increased security improvements. At the end of the tour you can put a donation in a box if so desired.

4. Missy's Tender Touch Reflexology & Massage

761 Concordia B Dr, Bellville, TX 77418-2850 +1 832-282-1914
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5 based on 5 reviews

Missy's Tender Touch Reflexology & Massage

Reviewed By maryjherbrig - Bellville, Texas

Missy helped me when the doctor couldn't. When I wasn't able to come to her office she came to mine until I was well enough to visit her. I reviewed my visits with my Neurologist and he agreed and approved of Missy's methods.Thank you Ms. Mary for the wonderful review. I am so happy you corresponded with your physician and made sure my treatments were comprehensive and approved by your medical doctor; very important when seeking Therapeutic Massage.

5. Newman’s Castle

1041 Old Highway 36 Rd, Bellville, TX 77418-3609 +1 979-865-9804
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5 based on 4 reviews

Newman’s Castle

Reviewed By maggiet0813 - Katy, Texas

This was definitely a surprise. Mr Newman opens his private home for public to tour. I thought it would be like a couple of people touring and we actually were about 100. The decor inside is nothing spectacular but he build it by himself. He started in 1998 and moved in in 2006. $20 per person. Children under 6 are free. It includes lunch inside the castle. Either Turkey or ham sandwiches with chips and cookies, cakes, pastries from his bakery in Belleville. You have to make reservations and you are told to meet at the bakery by 10:30 am for directions on where the castle is. Mr. Newman starts talking to you about the castle at 11am. He has a ceremony for kids where he “knight’s” them. From there you lunch and You are free to roam around the castle. Anywhere - the towers, the dungeon, ring the bells, roam the ground, etc. Very personal

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