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Thornbury Castle

Castle Street, Bristol, BS35 1HH +44 1454437209

((((* British
Main course: £30
Food spend: £50
Opening hours
Monday to Sunday : 12:00 - 21:15

Absolutely wonderful. Outstanding food, service and ambiance.

Nancy 11 October 2016
from Thornbury

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The only Tudor castle in England to be run as a hotel, Thornbury Castle is an historic building which once played host to Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Classic heritage cuisine is served in the hexagonal-panelled main dining room, with its heavy oil paintings and roaring fires.

Modern internationally-inspired dishes are combined with traditional favourites, created using only the finest and freshest ingredients, sourced from the castle’s own gardens, local markets and nearby suppliers. Highlights on the Thornbury Castle menu include poached & grilled veal rump with smoked garlic, gnocchi, olives, broad beans & foie gras, tomato & courgette pesto risotto with walnut, parmesan & rainbow radish, and glazed lemon verbena tart with raspberry, elderflower & sherbet for dessert.

The Castle cellars hold an award-winning selection of vintage & carefully-selected New World varieties, as well as wine from the castle’s own 500-year-old vineyard. Hearty roasts are served every Sunday.

Thornbury Castle in Bristol is a 15-minute drive from Patchway Rail Station.

Thornbury Castle

Castle Street, Bristol, BS35 1HH

Contact +44 1454281182
Reservations +44 1454437209

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Customer reviews for Thornbury Castle

4.2 ((((* (based on 17 reviews)
88% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (11)
  • dinner (10)
  • luxury (9)
  • romantic (7)
  • lunch (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • views (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • breakfast (1)
  • business (1)
  • ((((* 25 October 2016 by Alyson Leck from Thornbury

    Very good

  • ((((( 11 October 2016 by Nancy from Thornbury

    Absolutely wonderful. Outstanding food, service and ambiance.

  • ((((* 10 October 2016 by Phillip Branagh from Corsham

    We started the evening with a drink in the lounge. We were served some snacks whilst we looked through the menu. We decided on the tasting menu and really appreciated the flexibility in changing one of the courses due to a shellfish allergy. Each course was really well presented, we particularly liked the fish and meat courses. The cheese board was also very good. On the negative side I felt the ravioli was a little bland, also the dessert wasn't really to our liking. Overall the meal was enjoyable and for a tasting menu not too badly priced. The staff were good and maintained the right level of service.

  • ((((* 11 September 2016 by Gordon Epstein from Palo Alto, CA

    Beautiful food and extraordinary service. One of the loveliest places one could hope to dine.

  • ((((* 28 June 2016 by Jackie from Bristol

    Great service and good food at a respectable price.

  • ((*** 18 May 2016 by Alison Scott from bristol

    to be honest it was a disappointment
    id asked for no fish and they agve us salmon
    we were in pokey room with no ambience or view

    sarnies were basic and poor to say the elast
    I wasn't offered any choice of teas.. and hada teabag in my pot not even lose leaf
    no butter with the scones

  • ((((( 26 April 2016 by Sonia Phillips from Gloucester District

    Afternoon was very nice

  • ((((( 30 March 2016 by Joanne Thomson from Bristol

    We attended for Afternoon Tea and it was most pleasant in a beautiful setting.

  • ((((( 22 March 2016 by Shirley Hedges from Bristol

    Beautiful setting lovely attentive staff food amazing melt in the mouth scones. Would recommend to anyone for that special occasion for afternoon tea. Thank you to all the staff for making our afternoon so special.

  • ((((( 21 March 2016 by Tracey Broome from Monmouth

    When we arrived they had not had our booking ! It was very embarrassing ! Very luckily they moved people around to accomadate us no thanks to you ! Thornbury Castle and their staff were impeccable .

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