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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: Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Superb lunch at Thonbury Castle

My Husbands Aunt was 85 last week and we were looking for somewhere special to celebrate her visit to Bristol from Wales and chose Thornbury Castle. She loved it and the wonderful staff and food really made her birthday special. The lunch was excellent, my husband and I had the beef which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Jagenthusiast
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The last time I went to Thornbury Castle for dinner was late 2006. Today I went for lunch. My daughter was treating my partner and myself as we had something to celebrate. My partner on numerous occasions for both business and pleasure had either stayed there or had meals and business meetings and had always sung Thornbury Castle's praises. Well,... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

My Husbands Aunt was 85 last week and we were looking for somewhere special to celebrate her visit to Bristol from Wales and chose Thornbury Castle. She loved it and the wonderful staff and food really made her birthday special. The lunch was excellent, my husband and I had the beef which was of melt in the mouth quality and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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103 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Very good menu for a fixed price. We opted for a main and desert. I had sea bass as a main sadly no potatoes. My husband had the baked cod with indifferent quinoa. Our desserts were delicious! Baklava with turkish delight and frozen yoghurt. Lovely gardens and fabulous chimney pots! Slow service.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We're lucky enough to be bought a dinner voucher for Xmas to go to dinner with 2 friends at The Castle, after spending a while deciding what to wear. ;-) we arrived and were very pleasantly surprised by the surroundings, very grand but extremely relaxing at the same time, the fantastic service started as soon as we walked through the... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I am reviewing the Royal Cream Tea option for Afternoon Tea. Ambiance - imposing but relaxed. Service - efficient. Royal Cream Tea means you get cakes and scones but no sandwiches. The scones were warm and lovely, you get one plain and one fruit, with plenty of clotted cream and jam. The cakes were another matter, there was one little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

My son treated me to lunch here. For beginning to end the meal was faultless, the service impeccable and at £20 for 3 courses, excellent value for money. Thoroughly recommended.

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

What a lovely and historic setting. We had a classic English afternoon tea with mini sandwiches, scones, clotted cream & strawberry jam AND cakes! We were on our own in the lovely oak panelled small dining room. Great service by enthusiastic and helpful staff. They offered us a doggie bag for the superb cakes we just could not get through.... More 

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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Excellent afternoon tea friendly service but when the bill came we found to our surprise that the prices advertised did not include VAT. Seemed like a very shoddy trick to pull and rather spoilt the experience.

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UK SouthWest
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19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I do not believe for one minute that either of the two French waiters (who may have been the maître d' and the restaurant manager ) would dream of putting any of the ubiquitous 'side dish of veg' anywhere near their digestive system and must not be able to comprehend the fact that not only are their customers prepared to... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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38 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Wonderful setting and great service, however the meal was let down by the roast beef/pork and plated vegetables which were cool as were the accompanying veg.

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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: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?