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“Good Gastro-Pub Plus”
Review of Blenheim House

Blenheim House
Ranked #1 of 3 Restaurants in Etwall
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $29
Cuisines: European
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 'Excellent atmosphere, food, service and surroundings' - that is the feedback we get from our guests and we are proud of it. Call in for a morning coffee and tea-cakes, enjoy a bottle of wine and sharing platter with friends or book a romantic dinner with someone special in a cosy corner of the restaurant. We offer great food and great service and a great experience in relaxed, calm and quirky surroundings.
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Good Gastro-Pub Plus”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

Small village but with a big atmosphere gastro pub. This is not the cheapest meal you can eat, but the value is fair. The food choice was good, the service was attentive and the quality of the dishes, fish and meat, were very good. If you want to impress someone this is a good choice of venue.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank WiltshireDruid
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Helga R, Owner at Blenheim House, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Good evening and many thanks for the review you posted for the Blenheim House. We are pleased you enjoyed your lounge meal with us and hope you try out the restaurant menu next time. We always promote the Blenheim not only as a restaurant but as a place you can enjoy a lighter meal or just a drink with friends or family and we are pleased you felt pleased to have found. Thank you so much.
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
“Birthday treat”
Reviewed January 26, 2014

We had Sunday lunch to celebrate my mum's 90th birthday. Advance arrangements were dealt with efficiently and helpfully and the event was a great success. The welcome was genuine, the food was lovely and the atmosphere friendly and comfortable. The children in the family were catered for with adjustments to the menu and the use of the bar snug gave us privacy without being cut off. It was a great ending to a special weekend and we will definitely visit again for special occasions - and when we just want a good meal in pleasant surroundings.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank SueW020450
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Helga R, Owner at Blenheim House, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Good evening and thank you for your five out of five review of the Blenheim House and your experience of our popular Sunday Lunch. The Bar Snug is a great room and as you say is private without being cut off from the rest of our guests. We pride ourselves of our Sunday Roast and friendly staff and were pleased you were delighted with the lunch. Thank you once again for your review.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent. A very memorable day”
Reviewed January 5, 2014

We had a small reception for my sons wedding in the private dining room. The food was fabulous, as were the staff and owner. Nothing was too much trouble and everyone made the day very special. Thank you very much. We will certainly be back.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Zsharp
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Helga R, Owner at Blenheim House, responded to this review, January 8, 2014
Good evening and thank you so much for the excellent review you gave of the Blenheim House, we could not ask for more. We are pleased that you son's wedding went well and that it was a day to look back on with great memories. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Many thanks once again and Happy New Year to you.
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Good food and a good ambiance”
Reviewed December 23, 2013

Our party had a three course menu at Blenheim House near Christmas. There was a reasonable range of choice for each of the three courses and our group of five had a good range of what was on offer. All were well presented and extremely tasty. The restaurant is not too large and internally is subdivided into a series of smaller rooms which have a more homely atmosphere.

The main reception area / bar area has a wonderful roaring open fire and we were greeted immediately as we entered and shown to very comfortable seats whilst we had drinks and chose from the menu. Whilst not huge this menu catered for both meat eaters and vegetarians. All meals were well prepared and extremely well presented at table by a pair of very efficient waitresses. There was background music that was not too loud in both the bar area and restaurant rooms, though I would have preferred no music in the dining room it was not too intrusive.

We all really enjoyed our meal experience at this establishment, which also by the way has rooms for longer stays, which we did not make use of as this hotel is quite close to our home.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank makesholiday
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Helga R, Owner at Blenheim House, responded to this review, February 10, 2014
Good evening and apologies for the lateness in responding to your review of the Blenheim House during our Christmas season. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the food and ambiance here and look forward to seeing you during 2014. Thank you once again
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15 reviews
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“Great food, great wine, great hospitality and wonderful service”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is the third time my wife and have been back to Blenheim House with a large group of friends for our annual pre-Christmas get together. Every time we go back it just gets better and better. It started life as an aspiring boutique hotel which had a few tatty bits here and there but is has now bloomed into a class-leading hotel which I would thoroughly recommend to anyone.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank SimonStevens
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Helga R, Owner at Blenheim House, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
Good afternoon and thank you for the five star review and for taking the time to write this. We are very proud of the Blenheim and all our staff that help us create the food, service and feel of this lovely building. We hope to see you again as you are becoming part of the Blenheim too.
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