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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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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

...some missing and some additional. The castle has the wow factor and the room we stayed in was such a treat: the four poster just hugged you; the fire cozed you and the thick walls kept the phone quiet! However it was some of the little things that if this venue got the right it would be a four star... More 

Thank Tara L
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic room with open fire and four poster bed. All extras were on the room waiting for us and the flowers were very good. The evening meal was brilliant with very good service.

Thank paulanne58
Bristol, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked here for me and my husband last Thursday for Royal afternoon tea. I have say the waitress was very polite and sweet but the service was dreadfully slow taking 20 minutes before our food arrived despite ordering at time of booking! It's a beautiful place and having never been we thought it was beautiful. We were literally perched... More 

Thank Abbi B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Thornbury castle for a treat, we had stayed a couple of years ago for our anniversary and wanted to return. We booked an overnight stay with dinner, but decided to upgrade to the 7 course Royal tasting menu with wines to match. We were served some appetisers with a glass of bubbly in the lovely drawing room, and... More 

Thank Alexandsharon
Bristol, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had lunch today at the Castle which we first visited 40 years ago. The lunch was a gift from an old friend and we have to say that each of the three courses exceeded our expectations. Regrettably the staff failed to do so. We had booked lunch a month ago but clearly were not expected as... More 

1 Thank markannzac
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561 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When your waiter has an outrageous french accent, but doesn't actually use french, expectations start to plummit. High prices, very small serves, and slow service. Sad really. Some people dressed for the pomp & ambience, others more casually, and a couple that appeared to have had too much to drink dominated the peace with their carry-on about not being served... More 

1 Thank codym481
Clevedon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A Birthday venue was held at this location last Sunday. Initially the service was good but upon the serving of the main coarse approx half of the meals were returned to the kitchen due to the rarity of the cooking style.. the meat was actually far too rare and very bloody, also a very large part of fat part was... More 

3 Thank brian r
Great Britain
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310 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Very good welcome and ushering to a large super deluxe room which couldn't be improved in any way! A Large bathroom. In the past a decanter of sherry was included in the room - it's a shame that this has been discontinued. Dining: Poor canopies (popcorn, salsa & very hard grassini). A jar was part of the presentation! In the... More 

Thank FromtheEast
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Oh dear oh dear Thornbury Castle what an utterly disappointing lunch I encountered today! The beautiful room held much promise but I'm afraid that's the only reason you got the one sorry star I awarded. My starter of salmon was a joke, it was a minute slither of tasteless fish, I'm guessing the garnish of a wafer thin slice of... More 

3 Thank 242gille
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115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

It's a great setting, though bear in mind the grounds aren't that extensive and sadly some of the gardens not well maintained. However the food at dinner in the lounge was very poor indeed. Service is erratic - some are very friendly whilst others veer between the sneery and the aloof. We had a decent sized room but it was... More 

2 Thank Jon13Uk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 116 - USD 116
British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?