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David's Lane Thornbury | at the Alveston House Hotel, Bristol BS35 2LA, England
+44 1454 415050
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Private Dining
Description: Join us for breakfast, a light lunch or delicious dinner. Our welcoming...
Join us for breakfast, a light lunch or delicious dinner. Our welcoming staff will ensure your time at Carriages is both relaxing and enjoyable. As part of Alveston House Hotel, the restaurant prides itself on providing beautifully designed food, full of flavour, which helps make us a great place to dine with friends, family and business colleagues. Carriages is delighted to have been awarded an AA Rosette for five years running. Our tasty, high quality menus provide both choice and value for money. Head Chef, Ben Halliday, uses only the best local produce sourced from trusted suppliers, and is happy to accommodate special requests and dietary requirements.
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Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Private Dining

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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent, good quality food, presented beautifully

We enjoy the food at this hotel, as the Chef and his staff have pride it what they produce. They cater for our dietary needs, as we need Gluten Free and Diabetic requirements.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Daphne B
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Whittlesey, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Private Dining
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Whittlesey, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We enjoy the food at this hotel, as the Chef and his staff have pride it what they produce. They cater for our dietary needs, as we need Gluten Free and Diabetic requirements.

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Gravesend, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Breakfast was fantastic with just about everything you could need. Evening meals were very well prepared and presented. I had duck one eveing which was just perfect, the meal we had on New Year's Eve was really good with so much that we couldn't even manage the truffles afterwards.

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Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

A relaxed atmosphere, excellent choice. Staff helpful and very professional. A good start to the day.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We enjoyed an excellent Sunday lunch at Carriages, Alveston House Hotel for my son's birthday. There was a good choice of food which was all very tasty and cooked to perfection. We especially enjoyed the sticky toffee pudding, highly recommended. The wine list was also very good and did not disappoint. We will be back!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My wife and I went to Carriages for our 'personal & quiet' 30 years anniversary and found the staff very friendly and attentive. There was a fair delay between starter and main - apparently for the meat to 'rest', but the fillet steak was delicious when it arrived! There was a large office 'do' of about 10 whose raucousness slightly... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We chose Carriages on the strength of previous reviews. We were not disappointed. Booking over the phone was simple with far more than the usual mumbled request for a number. We were asked if we had any special dietary requirements and if it was a special anniversary. We arrived and had a lovely warm welcome. We sat in the conservatory... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Following on from our office Christmas party I received a follow up call asking for a review of our experience. At the end of the call I was offered the opportunity to purchase vouchers at a 50% discount for use during Jan/Feb. I took up this offer and myself and wife duly booked. When we arrived we were greeted at... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Carriages is rightly acknowledged as a gem. It is a small but friendly restaurant some 10 miles north of Bristol near Thornbury which excels at a well thought out popular menu of quality and ample portion. Staff are attentive but not intrusive, welcoming and caring without being obtrusive. Our meals were of a good standard, well presented and exactly as... More 

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Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

A party of nine from our office chose to use Carriages Restaurant this year based on reviews. We were not disappointed. From the initial contact to make enquires, to the booking/meal selection and payment everything was perfect. Sometimes there is an expectation that party lunches such as this the food can be disappointing and dry. Wow, what a surprise. Each... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We enjoyed a 3 course meal as part of a party we attended last Saturday. The meal we had was traditional type food done really well. We highly enjoyed all of the food we had during our stay at the hotel and would recommend to anyone. You definitely don't need to consider leaving the hotel for food while you're staying... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: David's Lane Thornbury | at the Alveston House Hotel, Bristol BS35 2LA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 1454 415050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 19 - 37
  • Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, British

Description

Join us for breakfast, a light lunch or delicious dinner. Our welcoming staff will ensure your time at Carriages is both relaxing and enjoyable. As part of Alveston House Hotel, the restaurant prides itself on providing beautifully designed food, full of flavour, which helps make us a great place to dine with friends, family and business colleagues. Carriages is delighted to have been awarded an AA Rosette for five years running. Our tasty, high quality menus provide both choice and value for money. Head Chef, Ben Halliday, uses only the best local produce sourced from trusted suppliers, and is happy to accommodate special requests and dietary requirements.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?