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Thornbury Castle

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Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HH, England
+44 (0)1454 281182
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Afternoon tea perfection

We were seated in the library on a large low table and high back leather arm chairs. The setting is very grand and the food selection and quality was superb. Good value for such a grand afternoon tea. Would highly recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Aliwilliams78
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We were seated in the library on a large low table and high back leather arm chairs. The setting is very grand and the food selection and quality was superb. Good value for such a grand afternoon tea. Would highly recommend.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

I booked afternoon tea to celebrate my mother's 92 birthday. 9 of the family came along. The selection of sandwiches, cakes and scones was excellent, and the quality of food superb. The choice of tea was very good. My mother was offered a complimentary glass of champagne. Service was slow we waited 30 minutes for the waiter to take our... More 

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Shrivenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stayed at Thornbury on a secret escapes deal. Arrived early and checked in, very nice receptionist who showed us to our room, the Declare room. Lovely room with four poster bed, very cosy. Nice facilities, tea, coffee tray and added bonus of a lovely tray with a decanter of sherry! Nice touch! As I said lovely room but be... More 

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Bristol
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I had been aware of Thornbury Castle for many years and it's reputation as a classy if somewhat pricey venue. For the first time I was fortunate enough to experience it for myself a couple of weeks ago... There were 7 of us attending a friends 50th birthday, the venue that had been picked was Thornbury Castle and what a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I can't think of anything to fault. Obviously the setting is stunning but the service and food were also second to none. We were lucky enough to have the castles longest serving member of staff (41 years service he was delighted to tell us!) as our waiter and he made us feel very welcome. We even got a tour of... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

A marvellous three-course lunch but the experience was overshadowed by the bill for wine. Two of our party had opted for a dry white which was charged at a reasonable £5.25 per glass. However my wife prefers a sweet white or rose but none was available, so she chose the waiter's recommendation - a Riesling. This was pleasant enough but... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We looked for a place whilst at Bristol and seen the castle....gave it a go for a spot of lunch first Friday into the new year.... A stately place with typical regency decor Decided to stop for lunch £20-£30 Had the soup of the day...... Very nice and unusual indeed..... Then went for the lamb....again very nice presented well and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have been fortunate to dine at Thornbury Castle on a few occasions, the last some 10 years ago. After such a long break I was a little concerned it wouldn't be as good as I remembered, but my fears were groundless. As ever, the stunning 16th century castle was full of atmosphere, and the squishy sofa by the huge... More 

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Darlington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

Stayed two nights to celebrate my wife's birthday. The whole experience was fantastic. Dinner was delicious set in an amazing setting and the staff were brilliant and very engaging. We stayed in the Dukes Robe chamber which was lovely. Thank you.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Wasn't sure whether to report under "hotel" or "restaurant" as we took pre-booked afternoon tea here. Notwithstanding this mini dilemma, the review is easy; everything was exemplary - nice range of very tasty snacks, excellent range of teas, beautiful room with open fire, and exemplary service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Thornbury
  • Phone Number: +44 (0)1454 281182

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 116 - 116
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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