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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, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 135
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  • 52
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Surprise Birthday Dinner

On arrival the approach is stunning and the staff were welcoming. We shared a bottle of fizz before dinner which was not badly priced. The building is amazing along with warm and cosy rooms. The three course menu was outstanding with only two hiccups. The bread arrived after we had eaten the main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
ingrid c
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On arrival the approach is stunning and the staff were welcoming. We shared a bottle of fizz before dinner which was not badly priced. The building is amazing along with warm and cosy rooms. The three course menu was outstanding with only two hiccups. The bread arrived after we had eaten the main course and the saddle of lamb which... More 

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Thank ingrid c
United Kingdom
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40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Party of 6 went for New Years treat-afternoon tea at the Castle. Due to renovations in main kitchen ,we were directed over to the cavernous function room rather than the cosy lounge in the main building as we had expected. A table for 6 had been booked but we were sat at a table for 5 and had to ask... More 

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2 Thank hayleybell
New Zealand
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42 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been lucky enough to visit Thornbury Castle on 5 occasions over the last 20 years, and as we were visiting the Uk over the Christmas and New year period I was very excited to be visiting again. The Castle now has different owners and whilst the service was very friendly the food and ambiance is not as traditional... More 

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Thank Dax68
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Big family do on Boxing Day. We had a separate room with ante room. Service was good, polite and helpful. Food was good and decent wine list too.

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Thank Linda_Laleston
Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So disappointed with our much anticipated afternoon tea today. Felt more like faulty towers than a high class establishment. We arrived at 14:59 for our 15:00 afternoon tea booking. A pleasant young chap told us that since we were early (!) we'd have to sit in the lounge and wait because he'd have to see if the room across the... More 

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2 Thank Richmal P
Stroud, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Party of 6 went for New Years treat-afternoon tea at the Castle. Due to renovations in main kitchen ,we were directed over to the cavernous function room rather than the cosy lounge in the main building as we had expected. A table for 6 had been booked but we were sat at a table for 5 and had to ask... More 

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Thank hayleybell2016
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We came here for a 60th birthday celebration in a private room, there were 12 of us there, 9 adults 3 children. We were expecting a great location, we did get that. We were also expecting great service, which sadly we did not get. We arrived together and found out that our table was not yet ready which was disappointing,... More 

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Thank Ewan C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

I went with my family for a private dinner party - there were 12 of us in total including children. Our arrival was chaotic - we were shown to the private room, which had a sitting room next to it, but were then told that the rooms weren't ready so we should return to the bar. We then waited what... More 

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Thank Lenny C
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Hmm. What to say about this experience? I was expecting so much on my first visit but was very disappointed. The venue was great, all stone walls and architecture, but this meant a loss of adequate lighting. Then there was the food - what would be regarded as 'high tea'. Very thick bread was used for the 'finger' sandwiches and... More 

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2 Thank Storkygal
Swansea, United Kingdom
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218 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Lovely stay at Thornbury... Our second time. Booked the Tower suite which was fantastic. Lovely room, warm and cozy with an amazing 10 foot wide bed. Lovely setting for afternoon drinks and good evening meal. Romantic venue and well maintained to a high standard. My only feedback would be that the bar service needs to be more attentive- can take... 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: British, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view

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