History fans may be interested to learn that Henry VIII ordered the first owner of this castle…
Thornbury Castle Hotel
“Setting and food are both solidly impressive and pretty as a picture.” - AA Inspector
The very splendid Thornbury Castle (it has some of the fanciest windows you’ll ever see in your life, and fantastically twisty chimney pots) is an extremely impressive setting for equally impressive cooking. You won’t find many more dramatically Tudor buildings where you can eat your dinner, that’s for sure. Henry VIII, Sir Lawrence Olivier and Sophia Loren have all tucked into something delicious here and it would be rude not to follow them. Choose from a three-course à la carte or the six-course tasting menu, offering precisely constructed, intricate and elegant modern British dishes of a very high standard.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
Gluten free menu
- Seats: 40
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Open all year
- Wines under £30: 2
- Wines over £30: 180
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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