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Chocolate fondant pudding at the Thornbury Castle restaurant in Gloucestershire

Thornbury Castle restaurant

Relax and enjoy a taste of history in our dining room or down in the dungeons

Eat in our historic and atmospheric dining room.

Please note that Thornbury Castle is currently closed for a comprehensive refurbishment. To find more about this exciting new chapter for Thornbury Castle, please read our blog.

Candelabrum and wine at Thornbury Castle
Seasonal dish at a restaurant near Bristol

Let our attentive waiting staff take care of your evening, serving a delectable range of traditional fare or more contemporary cuisine with an international flavour. Pick up the wine menu, and our expert sommelier can help you select exclusive vintages from our cellars or the finest of New World wines. 

For hundreds of years, the kitchen garden has provided much of the food used at Thornbury Castle, and thanks to the combined skills of Head Gardener Kate and her team, the vegetables, edible flowers and seasonal fruit used by our chefs are just about as fresh and flavoursome as you can get.

Kate's vision for Thornbury is to enhance the kitchen garden to produce seasonal fruit and vegetables, while adding a modern twist here and there. Why not join her on one of her garden tours throughout the year, complemented by an afternoon tea? Just check our calendar of events for details of upcoming tours.

Dessert in the Thornbury Castle Gloucestershire restaurant

History is as infused in the kitchens as it is in the entire castle: Thornbury has a dazzling food heritage, particularly since the ‘70s, where it became the place for international stars such as Sophia Loren and Laurence Olivier to wine and dine in salubrious style. Over the last 40 years, there have been great tales of the extravagant parties and visiting celebrities, in an era when patron chef Kenneth Bell became the first chef outside of France to earn a Michelin star.

Our team of talented chefs have built good relationships with local suppliers, meaning that the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients are used in our restaurants.

You can be sure to get the best wine and food advice from our Food and Beverage team, who have a shared flair for customer service with experience and passion for fine food and wine.

Dessert platter in the Thornbury Castle Hotel restaurant
A couple dines the Thornbury Castle gardens.

With four dining rooms, including an atmospheric Tudor Hall and Baron’s Sitting Room, the castle is perfect for private dining and celebrations. Dining in the dungeon is available from May-September and is suitable for parties of between six and eight people, with a minimum spend on drinks/wines of £300.

You're also welcome to join us each day from 12.30pm-4.30pm for an indulgent afternoon tea, featuring freshly made scones, pastries and finger sandwiches.

**Please note we welcome children aged eight and above at Thornbury Castle. 

Dungeon dining room and part of the Thornbury Castle restaurant

Private dining and celebrations for 10 people or more

Why not have your office party, family lunch or dinner with us? For parties of 10+ we have the Baron’s Sitting Room or the Tudor Hall.

For parties a three course lunch is £29.50 per person.

Call our Events team to make your reservation.

Our menus below are to be used as a guide as they are seasonal and may change on occasions.

Afternoon tea at Thornbury Castle, Gloucestershire.

Afternoon tea

Settle down to a luxury afternoon tea experience in a centuries-old castle, lying within elegant Tudor gardens and parkland.