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Thornbury Castle

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Thornbury Castle Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HH, England
+44 1454 281182
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an impressive place and we've been a number of times over the years but not recently - maybe because of the history of the place they play up the pomp & ceremony but I'm afraid it's a bit of a veneer - the biggest disappointment was the food - starters poor & skimpy - my turbot for main course... More 

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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although the surroundings were stunning and we enjoyed experience, it was not as expected in terms of service and food intolerance friendly. The staff certainly did not understand intolerant wishes re. dairy and wheat and the waiter had not heard of pernod when we ordered an aperitif. Not impressed overall.

Thank BerkeleySandy
Grand Cayman
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thornbury Castle is a fine, traditional, old place. The dining rooms have a certain formality due to their age and style. The hotel says its dress code is smart casual, which is fine. Why do they not enforce it? Anyway, the food is fine, without being spectacular.

Thank Richard B
Harpenden, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very impressed from the moment I arrived. Staff from reception to dining were all very helpful and friendly. The room was lovely, large and very comfortable. It had a secret door to the bathroom! Food was excellent. Will go back for a leisure visit

Thank Mark F
Spalding, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Outstanding food and the hotel tries to accommodate couples separately from families in order to offer a more peaceful dining experience, which was appreciated. Service was lacking - staff did not anticipate at all well & made basic errors - an example being coffee going cold before finally getting the milk that should have been served at the same time... More 

Thank Nicky712
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

fantastic place for a romantic get away. if you can't score in the Anne Boleyn bed room you must be off your head. Also serves really great food, served in a proper old hall. go now before some mad kipper buys the place and turns it into a trump style golf resort

Thank George J
St. Neots, United Kingdom
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272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Really good- the pork confit was rich and side nice, my wife's fish had some strange spice going on but it was very well done. This was a very expensice meal but the wine list is very good. However, for the same price, we enjoyed the tasting menu at Ronnie's downtown just a bit more.

Thank Dave C
Suffield, Oh
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142 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I felt like a princess....no, make that a queen! We had an amazing stay in Henry VIII's suite! The room exceeded our expectations in terms of bedding (lighted stars on the canopy of the bed), enormous bathroom and view. We had a wonderful dinner with fabulous service in the dining room followed by a delicious breakfast. The staff was all... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

When I spoke to Julie Ransom on my first call as an enquiry I knew that it was the right place to celebrate my mother’s 80th birthday. Julie was excellent, supportive and very efficient in meeting all my families requirements in preparation of this momentous occasion. Her communication and professionalism was superb, and it was the start of an amazing... More 

Thank June T
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

I dined twice at Thornbury Castle and have mixed feelings. The quality of the food was outstanding (starters and mains) but some of the staff definitely need more training. Despite arriving early for supper I was not handed a menu or "snacks" like other guests - I had to demand it. First night we were on a very small table... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$116 - $116
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thornbury Castle Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Gloucestershire  >  Thornbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1454 281182

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