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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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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 14
    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
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
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186 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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84 reviews 84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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 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
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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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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