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Thornbury Road | Alveston, L, Thornbury BS35 3LL, England
01454 412 521
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Awful

Veg undercooked, meat dry, and my wife found something horrid in her crumble. Got out of there fast. Shame, it used to be pretty good.

1 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Tommy102
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Veg undercooked, meat dry, and my wife found something horrid in her crumble. Got out of there fast. Shame, it used to be pretty good.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Having regularly used the restaurant in the past and being more than happy with it we were very disappointed with our visit. Having phoned to reseve a table, on arrival there was no reservation. They found us a table which was like being sat in a corridor with serving staff constantly going past to the kitchen and also opposite the... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Food cold waiting to long for it to arrive cauliflower cheese was a watered down white sauce poured on top of Cauliflower asked for horseradish sauce got mustard asked for hot fudge cake got cold fudge cake. Won't be coming again.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My son and I used to visit often as we loved the lasagne but a lot of the time it wasn't available so in the end we gave up and don't go anymore also chip portions are small and food takes a long time to be serves.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Visited on Thursday 29th January with two pensioner friends. One had of whom had steak and ale pie with chips which she said was very nice, it was good lumps of meat with no gristle and was well cooked and easy to eat. Two of us ate from the set lunch menu. We both had lemon and chilli pappardelle (pasta)... More 

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The staff are polite enough they're just lazy and walk around with their eyes closed. We ordered our drinks, after we were seated, but they sat on the bar for a good 20 minutes before we decided to just get them ourselves. Bit of self service - like nandos but with awful chicken. I had the spicy chicken for starters,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

My sister and I went for lunch, we ordered our drinks and they took 20 minutes to come and a long time to take our order. This would have been forgivable it the place wasn't completely empty and they had 4 waiting staff. Once ordered our starters did come quickly and were fairly tasty. However we were left without drinks... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We attended on Christmas day with a family of 8 and a small child. Worse Christmas dinner I have ever had. Most of the family ordered Scallops for starters, there was 1 small scallop swimming in oil. The main course took 45 minutes to come out, the brussel sprouts were frozen inside and the whole meal was cold. We tried... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went for a Sunday roast this time. Didn't disappoint. We've been been here many times and will return again and again. The food and service is always good. You will always get a good welcome, and there is a good selection from which to choose. Great venue if in Nth Bristol area and feeling peckish.

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Family dinner service very slow but very pleasant, food okay but overpriced. Competition in this area is strong so an individuality is needed to hook locals. Young pleasant staff saved this from being a great disappointment.

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Thornbury Road | Alveston, L, Thornbury BS35 3LL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Thornbury
  • Phone Number: 01454 412 521

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