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Thornbury Castle

Castle Street, Bristol, BS35 1HH

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

Amazing food and service

Amy 30 November 2018
from Birmingham

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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

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Customer reviews for Thornbury Castle

4.1 ((((* (based on 130 reviews)
85% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (78)
  • dinner (51)
  • romantic (51)
  • luxury (50)
  • lunch (34)
  • private dining (31)
  • views (23)
  • breakfast (12)
  • business (10)
  • value (10)
  • large parties (6)
  • al fresco (5)
  • trendy (1)
  • ((((( 14 January 2019 by John from Bristol

    Impressive venue. Extremely courteous staff, very polite and helpful. Champagne afternoon tea a complete delight - every item delicate, looked impressive and was tasty. We even received two complementary truffles on a dish with Happy Birthday spelled out in icing. And I only mentioned that it was my birthday as we were led to the table! I wanted to impress my companion and the whole experience definitely did that.

  • (**** 29 December 2018 by Jan from Bristol

    Disappointing venue and food. Was celebrating a birthday with friends and we’ve experienced lots of different afternoon teas but this is at the bottom of the list. Thick dry sandwiches and dry scones. Gloomy room with no windows and sat next to a fake gas fire spewing vapour!
    My friends wanted to complain but I wouldn’t let them do it didn’t feel like it spoiled my birthday.

  • ((((* 20 December 2018 by Vicky from Bristol

    FaceTime food presentation and service knowledgeable friendly staff everything perfect very accommodating with diet restrictions

  • ((((* 13 December 2018 by Ian from Lydney

    Visited for champagne afternoon tea to celebrate my wife's birthday, first class food and service in a relaxing historic venue, the open fire much appreciated! We toured the inside of the castle after our meal then a friendly chat with two very amiable girls on reception!

  • (**** 10 December 2018 by Carol-anne from Somerset

    My 2nd visit within a month - invited friends for Sunday lunch - which was very poor actually - food was lukewarm- told staff but they weren't particularly concerned- 3 weeks ago had a lovely HOT lunch - which is why I went back !!! I'm actually visiting again with 4 friends this time - but very worried now - will mention the cold food again when I arrive - so hopefully they will sort it

  • ((((( 30 November 2018 by Amy from Birmingham

    Amazing food and service

  • ((((* 7 November 2018 by Wendy from Bristol

    We received a very warm welcome from the moment we arrived. The food was great & service impeccable. We’ll definitely be going back.

  • ((((( 6 November 2018 by Julian from Bath

    It was a lovely experience sitting in the cosy surrounds of this fantastic castle it was like stepping back in time.It was a lovely warm room where we were sat, setting the perfect atmosphere.The service and afternoon tea was top class and we had just the right sandwiches as ordered with nice scones too..staff were very friendly and made us feel welcomed. I would definatley recommend.

  • ((((( 5 November 2018 by Vanessa from Bristol

    Excellent, staff was very accomodating with our different requests and changes

  • ((((( 2 November 2018 by Nick from Bristol

    This was for my wife's birthday. Service was excellent and the food was great. Really beautiful place on a lovely sunny day

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