*Please note due to restrictions imposed, The Flame Restaurant is not available.
**This booking relates to Carries Bar which is in operation.
- Disabled Access
- Families and Children Welcome
- Easy Access
- Families and Children Welcome at lunch
- Free WiFi
- Swimming Pool
- Business Lunch
- Children's Menu available
- Private Dining
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Buffets, Business Meetings, Functions catered for
About Flame at Blunsdon House Hotel
Blunsdon House Hotel was probably built as a Hunting Lodge at the beginning of the 19th Century on the 400 Acre St Leonard’s Farm. The earliest known owner, Captain Henry Walters, had Blunsdon House from the early part of the 19th Century and may well have been responsible for some of the fine specimens of trees which remain to this day. The house changed hands several times until it was purchased by Peter and Zan Clifford in 1947. Blunsdon House became a farm with pigs, cattle and poultry.
The year that changed Zan and Peter’s life was 1957, and the event was the Bath and West show. This huge agricultural show brought many visitors to Swindon. A hotelier friend asked Peter if he and his wife could accommodate some people in their 10 bedroomed farm house.
Within two years the hotel became a licensed Country Club. In 1960 Blunsdon House became a fully licensed hotel. In the mid 1960’s it was one of only three hotels in Swindon to achieve AA and RAC listings and twenty years later became the first four-star hotel in the county.
The hotel has continued to grow from the first extension in 1964 and in 2005 Blunsdon House Hotel achieved another accolade becoming only the fourth ‘Premier’ rated Best Western hotel in the UK. Plasma TV screens in the newly refurbished bedrooms are a far cry from the black and white sets of the 1960’s. Blunsdon House is set to go from strength to strength by listening to its guests.
A very nice afternoon tea we had and a nice welcome with good service. Thank you to your staff for making a lovely afternoon for us. George Spain.
Great service and great food.
Could not fault the food the service was exceptional going again next week and week after would highly recommend it
Wonderful afternoon tea. Staff were helpful and friendly, food was delicious. Always have a great experience when visiting the hotel and this visit was of the same high standard. Will be back soon. Covid restrictions were being followed throughout the hotel. Many thanks for a lovely afternoon :-)
We had a fabulous afternoon tea on Saturday. The food was great and the staff were amazing, nothing was too much trouble and they were super friendly! Great atmosphere and very Covid safe environment
Lovely meal just wish there had been a hot desert to choose from
The service we received was very good and very friendly. The roast dinner was enjoyable some of the roast potatoes were under cooked. The chocolate cake was very dry it should have been served with cream.
The service and food was amazing , the only point I will say is the tea was Luke warm which was disappointing
Very good Covid care!
Lovely food, great selection, service not so good, was not asked if we required another drink throughout our meal and it was not busy in the bar area. Lovely clean hotel.
Excellent afternoon tea. Highly recommended.
Great service, excellent food (chef even made gluten free batter for our daughter) Very relaxing after a funeral. Cannot praise highly enough.
I was advised that we should go to Flame restaurant but they actually put us in Carrie's bar - which isn"t quite as nice. However wr found a nice area to sit and the Afternoon tea was good value for money. I have alreafy recommended it to friends
Lovely food, very welcoming.
I have been to the Blunsdon House Hotel for the Christmas lunch, buffet style in previous years. This is the first time since Covid measures and I must say my family and I were all really impressed with the whole experience. The Sunday lunch was a very generous portion, immaculately presented and tasted delicious. The value for money was also really good. The Flame restaurant is very relaxing and it was nice to take some time out and catch up with family whilst being in great hands. I felt really safe covid wise and they managed to keep a very professional ambience in such challenging times. Will be coming back soon. Thank you so much.
We had a great experience and in the difficult situation we are in I felt that it all felt as normal and safe as possible! Staff were really helpful
Had a great relaxing time
Had a lovely afternoon tea with a friend. Thank you to the staff who put up a parasol over our table outside for my young baby. We felt very safe with the corona virus procedures in place.
Always lovely to visit, staff are so friendly and welcoming
Fantastic service, really friendly staff. We was the only people there so it’s hard to rate the atmosphere . Also parts of the dinner was just reheated I think but that I’m was probably because again it was just us.
Amazing food and service.
My children loved their meals-5 children However I had the chicken in breadcrumbs and it was chicken on the bone but no chicken. I was disappointed as we’d eaten there for our daughters 3rd birthday and it was amazing food. My husband burger wasn’t great either he said even though five weeks earlier it was lovely
Response to COVID was outstanding. Many restaurants are not following COVID Protection very well. I can honestly say we felt safe and very comfortable here. The team was professional and made us feel very welcome.
Quiet, relaxed environment, children very welcome, good social distancing