Castle St, Thornbury, BS35 1HH

survey result


Very Good
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“We first went 50 years ago… it was wonderful then and absolutely amazing now!” – this luxurious property (built in the 1520s and part of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s honeymoon itinerary) is “so quintessentially English in its historic ambience” (“it was fun watching overseas tourists being overawed with their surroundings!”). “A recent refurbishment of the Hotel, elevation to Relais & Chateaux membership and appointment of Carl Cleghorn as Executive Chef, have put Thornbury Castle firmly back on the culinary map. The menu and standard of cooking, particularly in the desserts, coupled with friendly and welcoming staff are now a match for the quite stunning rooms and grounds of the Castle itself”.

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Owner's description

Pass through the gateway and find, beyond those striking stone walls, a true escape from the everyday; a luxurious Relais & Châteaux retreat that channels 1520s grandeur and 2020s splendour all at once.

From the lovingly tended produce that we continue to source from our kitchen garden, to the British-inspired dishes that are artfully prepared by Executive Chef Carl Cleghorn and his team, our passion is to deliver a truly memorable and impressive dining experience to all"

Restaurant details

22, 70
No shorts

Private dining

Available for private dining and venue hire, Thornbury Castle is an impressive and atmospheric setting for special events.The castle’s distinctive architecture forms an ideal backdrop to celebrations of any size. The Tudor Hall is perfect for larger occasions, including banquets and gala dinners, while our Baron’s Sitting Room is a more intimate space for cocktail receptions, exclusive dinner parties and elegant suppers. Whichever you choose, you’ll be in good company. Hospitality is in our heritage, meaning yourself and your guests will enjoy an unforgettable experience, both on the palate and in our historic surroundings. Exclusive use of the castle and grounds can also be arranged for extra-special occasions, offering you private use of 27 unique bedchambers, and larger private dining for up to 70 people.

Castle St, Thornbury, BS35 1HH
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Opening hours
Monday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Tuesday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Thursday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Friday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Saturday6:30 pm‑9 pm
Sunday12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑9 pm

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