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Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens

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Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HH, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went for afternoon tea here. For the top price (without champagne) tea for £21 you get 2 scones (not warmed), 3 small sandwiches and 4 cakes. The cakes were so oversweeteened we couldnt actually eat some of them. The berry tea was delicious however. The cream that was brought for the scones was overdone and more like butter than... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I am some sort of an expert on this castle having been going there since the eighties and having stayed in almost every room . It is therefore a great shame to have to report that since the recent change of ownership standards at this hotel have fallen dramatically while price has risen. Some of the older character bed chambers... More 

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Good Evening 'Gowermonkey' Thank you for your response. I am sorry to hear that you no longer feel that Thornbury Castle is to your taste. There has been no change of ownership recently, with the previous owners having gone in to administration nearly 3 years ago. The current owners have put a vast amount of time, effort, training and money... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have just returned from a weekend at Thornbury Castle. We stayed in the Portlethan Suite. After checking in we walked up the spiral stairs to get to the room, when we arrived the fire was roaring away in the room and there were tapestry's on the walls. It was a really lovely welcome. The wine we pre-ordered before arriving... More 

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Amesbury, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My partner and I stayed for one night at Thornbury Castle as part of a birthday treat which is lasting for a whole year to mark my partner's 50th birthday. The day started with a Royal afternoon tea. The chef hand wrote in fine chocolate 'Happy Birthday' on the top tier plate of the afternoon tea. A lovely touch. Mark... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Following our previous visit and knowing what we particularly wanted to make our night how we wanted it to be, there was no discussion about where we were going to stay! The room was perfect and bearing in mind it was quite chilly when we stayed recently, it remained warm and cosy all through the night as well. The staff... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thornbury Castle has presence and character that delivers an unforgettable experience. We stayed in the Queen Mary room, the amazing curved window provided views of the beautiful Elizabethan style gardens. The staff were so helpful and ensured that every aspect of our stay was perfect, dining was an experience itself. I honestly have nothing negative to say about this hotel... More 

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Good Afternoon, Thank you for sharing your kind feedback in regards to your recent stay. Reading that every aspect of your stay was perfect is just so lovely. We aim to exceed our Guests expectations and have clearly done so, which is wonderful. I am delighted that you will be returning for another visit in the near future - all... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our third stay at the castle and as before everything was just as we'd want it to be. We had a lovely room, enjoyed a really good meal in the restaurant, followed by a great night's sleep and a leisurely breakfast. The staff were attentive and really friendly making our one night stay seem far to short -... More 

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Hi 'HEB53' Thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted to hear that you once again enjoyed your stay here at Thornbury Castle and plan to return for many years to come! Please contact me directly when you are considering your next visit as I would like to offer you a small gift with our compliments as a thank... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed at Thornbury Valentine’s Weekend with all requirements taken care of - Wow, what a luxurious, romantic few days. I searched the whole of the UK for a small intimate, authentic castle and found Thornbury. The authenticity of the original castle was the main reason for booking as many castles across the country had a ‘hotel’ room feel to the... More 

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Hello 'Fluffies4' Thank you so much for your kind review regarding your recent stay here at the Castle. It is extremely important to us to keep the Castle and its features - both internally and externally - original, authentic and in-keeping with the atmosphere. We are the only Tudor Castle to ever be a working Hotel after all!! I am... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
12 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Thornbury Castle for afternoon tea for my mum's birthday - and it was amazing! There are different options of what you would like and we went for the middle one (no sandwiches) and glad we did as we couldn't finish what we had! The setting is very special and the cakes were fantastic! Top tip - if... More 

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Good Evening, Thank you for taking the time to share feedback regarding your recent visit to enjoy Afternoon Tea with us. I will pass your lovely comments on to our very talented Pastry Chef's who will be delighted to read that you loved the cakes! The Afternoon Tea's are wonderfully sumptuous aren't they - it is our pleasure to offer... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Thornbury castle on a short trip to England. We totally enjoyed both our meal in the hotel restaurant and our lovely room complete with a four poster bed. The fireplace in our room was so nice on a February night.The hotel had a great location and it was easy to make our afternoon flight back to the U.S.... More 

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Jenni A, Front Office Manager at Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens, responded to this review

Hi 'bsboard' Thank you for taking the time to share your comments. It is wonderful to read that you so enjoyed your experience here at Thornbury Castle. I must agree that the open Fireplaces really do make for a warm, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere! Our Head Chef, Mark, is grateful for your kind feedback regarding the cheese platter, we are... More 

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