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Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant

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Thornbury Castle Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HH England
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Thornbury Castle is a beautiful 16th century building, which was once owned by Henry VIII and stands in 15 acres of regal splendour, surrounded by Tudor Walled Gardens. It nestles on the northern edge of Thornbury adjacent to the Gloucestershire countryside, 12 miles north of Bristol, and is well placed for visiting the Cotswolds, the Georgian city of Bath, Bristol and Wales. Following a multi-million pound refurbishment programme, guests will experience a luxurious and sophisticated castle hotel stay, with reference to the history and traditions of Thornbury’s most famous owner; King Henry VIII. Thornbury Castle has 26 carefully-restored bedchambers, all named after key figures from Tudor history. Many with sumptuous four-poster beds and splendid stone-carved fireplaces, making your stay just that little bit more special. The "Catherine of Aragon Tower Suite" boasts the largest bed in a hotel in the UK - 10 feet wide. The restaurant at Thornbury Castle offers plenty of modern, British inspired dishes, as well as some traditional favourites. All dishes on the dinner menu use only the finest and freshest ingredients, many grown in the castle's kitchen garden and herb garden. Afternoon Teas taken in splendid surroundings at Thornbury Castle are the ultimate treat for all guests. The recipient of many prestigious awards for its fine food, Thornbury Castle has three dining rooms, each baronial in style, with stunning chandeliers, panelled walls, heraldic shields and open fires.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Archery
Tennis court offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Parking garage
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Foot massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Bathrobes
Fireplace
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Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
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Walk-in shower
Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
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Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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Radio
Bath / shower
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Tina L wrote a review Yesterday
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We stayed here a few weeks ago and had the most wonderful time. The castle is amazing and the staff couldn’t do enough for us, with a particular shout out for Georgia on reception (apologies if I spelt your name wrong!). We couldn’t book for a second night because of private hire so booked a hotel in Bristol which Georgia had previously worked in. She went out of her way to call ahead that we were on our way and to look after us. All the staff were great though, professional, efficient and friendly. Our room, the Queen Elizabeth I was beautiful, the food superb, the grounds, immaculate. I couldn’t fault it and would highly recommend for something special. I even expected a bit of dust or cobweb in such a place but nothing. Spotless! We will hopefully return again one day.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Native_to_Texas wrote a review Yesterday
Fort Worth, Tx18 contributions8 helpful votes
Had an excellent stay in one of the deluxe suites accommodating family of four. To be able to stay in a castle that is connected to history like this was a highlight of our trip to the UK. The staircase getting to the room was a little intense, but fortunately luggage is taken up and down for you. All the staff were eager to assist, and there was plenty of help for only having 26 rooms. Rooms are well appointed, and several complimentary items such as water, milk, and a local liqueur that I have forgotten the name of. Bathroom is marvelous and very modern with heated tiles Breakfast was included in our package, and was very very good.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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EdmundStone wrote a review Aug 7
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We stayed in the Tower Suite for three nights. It was magnificent. Opulently appointed and over the top in the nicest way possible. The massive four-poster bed is something to behold. The service in the library for drinks, at dinner and at breakfast was impeccable. The grounds are wonderful. We had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with the gardening staff who clearly take huge pride in their work, and grow some of the produce used in the kitchens. We could wander in the gardens all day an never become tired of it. One of the most unique features of The Tower Suite is the original staircase with 77 stone steps to reach the top. It was well worth it! (And yes, they will carry your bags for you). Do make the effort to book an archery or falconry lesson. Wander the old churchyard next door (you can see it from your suite window). Take the history tour - early on if possible, you'll appreciate the Castle all the more if you do. By all means pick up a book from the library and curl up with a drink. Order the wine pairings with your dinner. They put a huge amount of effort into every single aspect of your stay, enjoy every bit you can. If you want a place to indulge in beauty, history, food and beverages in an incredibly beautiful setting this is the place.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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TrickyM1 wrote a review Aug 4
Wendover, United Kingdom22 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed here for our 25 wedding anniversary and everything about the Castle made it extra special for us ! Literally from the moment we drive through the castle entrance it was fantastic. The castle itself, a Grade 1 listed property has been beautifully and sympathetically renovated to a high standard. It’s Grade 1 so dont expect everything to be immaculate, so the history ‘shines’ through at times. It’s definitely a place to visit if you want peace and quiet and time to get away, so don’t expect super tech or mod cons or a gym. Just beautiful building, incredible rooms, beautiful gardens and lots of history to the location. Oh and the team are professional, friendly and lovely and very helpful ! We had dinner, bed and breakfast and weren’t disappointed with any of it .... Edward Stafford suite which we stayed in has a bedroom and completely separate lounge area and was fantastic. Breakfast was great and dinner was exceptional ! If you’re foodies like we are would definitely highly recommend dinner at the Castle as it’s proper fine dining, great service and superb food ..... huge praise to the Chef and Pedro and the service team Overall it’s a big 5 Stars from us .... loved it big time 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
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109cindy1234 wrote a review Aug 4
New York City, New York1 contribution
Beautiful castle with modern amenities. Grounds were beautiful. It felt very private without being commercialized. I was happy there were no large crowds. Castle was very clean and wonderful. Bed was super comfortable and staff were very friendly.
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Divrdave wrote a review Aug 3
Rugby, United Kingdom29 contributions16 helpful votes
Fantastic, high quality stay, in a completely different bracket and experience to the average, its costs more, but you certainly get what you pay for here. Our stay was completely faultless, everything was professional, tasteful, superb room, completely different dining experience to the usual steak and chips type places! Also fantastic history with the castle. Short walk to the very pretty Thornbury village. Only downside for some, because of the historic building there is not a lift to the bedrooms. All round a fantastic experience
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Response from Simone Arcucci, General Manager at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review, we take great pride in the service we provide, the food we serve in our restaurant. I’m so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. Hearing positive feedback and knowing you found your stay to be “faultless” gives us great pride. We hope to welcome you back sometime. Regards Simone
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Maria B wrote a review Aug 2
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom24 contributions13 helpful votes
Restaurant service varied from very good to poor. Our champagne in the package was nowhere to be seen. Our birthday celebration was intentionally ignored by the staff even though it was noted. Services lacked enthusiasm and warmth.
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pauldeadmanrose wrote a review Aug 1
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My wife and I had another brilliant stay celebrating our wedding anniversary. We really couldn’t fault a thing. The room was incredible, the food was amazing, and the staff and service were all fantastic.
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Response from Simone Arcucci, General Manager at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago
I’m so glad to hear you had a brilliant stay with us. What a lovely occasion to be able to come and celebrate your wedding anniversary. Thank you for the positive feedback, we pride ourselves on high quality service and we are glad you were able to experience this. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards Simone
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Richard C wrote a review Jul 2022
San Luis Obispo, California10 contributions
Return visit after 30 years. Wonderful experience. The staff was exceptional. Beautiful setting.Every facet was first class. Loved the garden and adjacent bar service. The room was elegant and well appointed.Dinner service was first class with food to match.
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Thank you for your review of the castle. I’m so glad your efforts to come over from USA 30 years after your first visit met your expectations. I’m glad you enjoyed every part of your stay from the service, your bedchamber, to dinner in the evening. Hopefully you won’t wait 30years until your next visit. Kind Regards Simone
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Margaret H wrote a review Jul 2022
Windsor, United Kingdom19 contributions19 helpful votes
I used to visit this hotel many years ago and it was always special as the location is so stunning. The new owners are bringing it back to its former glory and every aspect of my recent stay was superb. Staff on Reception are knowledgeable, helpful and very welcoming. The staff in the restaurants are excellent and cannot do enough for the guests. The gardening team are creating wonders in the kitchen garden and the results can be enjoyed in the flavoursome dishes created in the kitchen. It was a real treat to stay and I look forward to returning in the near future.
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Response from Simone Arcucci, General Manager at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant
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Thank you for your kind words and wonderful review of your stay at the castle. It so nice to hear that you have returned to the castle after many years. We are very proud of the recent refurbishment. The gardeners continue work very hard to produce the produce for the plates and I’m glad you were able to enjoy them. We look forward to your return in the near future. Regards Simone.
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PRICE RANGE
$334 - $480 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
thornbury castle and tudor gardens hotel thornbury, castle thornbury
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Thornbury Castle and Tudor Gardens
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandGloucestershireThornbury
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Thornbury Castle (0.00 miles), Thornbury Museum (0.6 miles), and Public House (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ronnies, Roobroo, and casa la cucina Italiana.
Is Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Thornbury.
Are any cleaning services offered at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Thornbury Castle Hotel & Restaurant?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, and Slovenian.