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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, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 117
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  • 44
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We visited this 500-year old castle to look around, but discovered the beautiful restaurant and stayed for lunch. The staff was not very experienced, but they really made an effort. The menu is short but there are enough choices for everyone. We had a few really nice dishes, with a good wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Amsterdam
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348 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We visited this 500-year old castle to look around, but discovered the beautiful restaurant and stayed for lunch. The staff was not very experienced, but they really made an effort. The menu is short but there are enough choices for everyone. We had a few really nice dishes, with a good wine. The wines are listed in an appropriate way... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Thornbury Castle is an imposing structure with a history going back to Henry 8th who stayed there. The dining room is suitably baronial and very atmospheric. The wine list is good with excellent Vacqueras and Gigondas from the Southern Rhone but at a steep price (£60-64 per bottle). The waiters knew nothing about the wines they were serving and there... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Booked a table for four adults on Sunday 12th July at 13.30hrs. We were meeting our friends here for lunch before travelling on to our hotel. The receptionist taking the booking was very pleasant and helpful. On our arrival we were greeted by very friendly and welcoming staff. Thornbury Castle and it's grounds were stunning. We met and chatted with... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Hoping for a smart Sunday lunch it was all a bit of a let down.We were given the wrong starters - an apology from the waiter admitting he had entered the order incorrectly, but will add a glass of pudding wine ( not received! ). The food was distinctly average, -pretty presentation seemed more important than cooking quality. I wonder... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great location, polite friendly staff, good service but the food did not live up to my expectations. I only had a main and desert but my roast potatoes were very salty and the parfait was not enhanced by the addition of slices of burnt banana. Perhaps I was expecting too much in the way of fine dining for the price.... More 

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elmira,ny
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Most of the servers were actually quite good. But, the manager (I think) was quite rude, I thought. We ate there 3 nights running as part of a package. The food was OK. But, there was a big push to order in the lounge. We declined twice, but on the third night, the staff insisted. We requested to order at... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We took 2 good friends to Thornbury Castle for Sunday lunch as a treat for helping us out . Both of us ladies grow virtually every fruit and vegetable imaginable and enjoy cooking them. Therefore we are pretty fussy about what is served up to us especially when it costs as much as a meal here. It lived up to... More 

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Excellent place very friendly staff the bedroom was to die for and the bathroom really nice,all in all a very pleasant experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The food was spectacular and the service was perfect. Having ate at the ritz the following day, the food was as good as if not exceeding the food I ate at the ritz.

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littleton upon severn
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Lovely surroundings, disappointing food, expensive . Service - disappeared during our meal! Wines expensive

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Additional Information about Thornbury Castle

Address: Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HH, England
Phone Number: +44 (0)1454 281182
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Thornbury
Average Prices: USD 116 - 116
Cuisine: Mediterranean, British

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions

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