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Thornbury Castle Castle Street, Thornbury BS35 1HH, England
+44 1454 281182
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thornbury castle is an imposing Hotel and Restaurant, which I have visited before, but at Christmas time even the long winding drive in, is magical with lighted Christmas trees and tasteful decorations. It is like entering a medieval venue where you are greeted by a suit of armour at the entrance (very realistic looks like a soldier). walk in and... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As we live in Thornbury we decided to have lunch as a belated birthday celebration. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel very welcome and waited in. The lounge which looked spectacular and decorated for Christmas. The December lunch menu had an assortment of seasonal dishes and the wine list was extensive. The dining room was equally... More 

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Cotswolds
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62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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berkeley
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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.

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Grand Cayman
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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.

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

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

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 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 

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Thank Nicky712
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 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

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St Neots, United Kingdom
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274 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 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.

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Suffield, Oh
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142 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$116 - US$116
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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Stroud, United Kingdom
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?