Flame at Blunsdon House Hotel

The Ridge, Blunsdon, Blunsdon, Swindon, Swindon, United Kingdom, SN26 7AS
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*Please note due to restrictions imposed, The Flame Restaurant is not available.

**This booking relates to Carries Bar which is in operation.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Families and Children Welcome
  • Easy Access
  • Accommodation
  • Families and Children Welcome at lunch
  • Free WiFi
  • Bar
  • 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.

Cuisine: BBQ & Grill, British, French, Steak, Sunday Lunch
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Visited On Sunday, 20 September 2020

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.

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Visited On Friday, 11 September 2020

Lovely hotel

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Visited On Friday, 04 September 2020

Amazing food and service.

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Visited On Monday, 31 August 2020

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

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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

Quiet, relaxed environment, children very welcome, good social distancing

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Visited On Sunday, 30 August 2020

Atmosphere a little strange but only because of the present COVID-19 conditions. No fault of the restaurant.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Hi, we had a lovely afternoon tea - service was excellent. Thank you very much

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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

Could not fault the service especially Gemma such a pleasure you should be so proud of her and the rest of your staff

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Visited On Thursday, 27 August 2020

Due to lockdown and rainy weather I was a bit disappointed My partner had her spa treatments which were good however the limited menu was a downside Room and view great Regards

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 August 2020

We had booked a table for our wedding anniversary over the phone, when we arrived we were told the restaurant was shut and we had to eat in the bar area, where we were seated we were next to a busy table and the thorough fayre for the bar, we didnt stay for dinner and promptly left.

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Visited On Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Gorgeous food, newly renovated area which has brought the hotel more up to date. Very relaxed atmosphere. Only thing to mention was that I was surprised, They didn’t do desserts, which I thought was quite odd for a hotel.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 August 2020

We had an excellent day it was a family celebration for our 50th wedding Anniversary everything went well food selection was very good food quality excellent and the staff were faultless. My only reason I didn't give 5 stars on food & drink I didn't think the drinks selection on beers and lager s was very good

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Only one small issue was we'd booked for six persons but you were only expecting 2! However, despite this staff were able to quickly find room for us and the cream tea was amazing! Maybe in the future your confirmation email could give details of the booking to avoid mix ups like this in the future? Great service, delicious cream tea (maybe request whether fruit or plain scones) and fab value with the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Always a nice place to have lunch especially outside on the patio. Such a lovely friendly atmosphere.

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Visited On Monday, 10 August 2020

We felt really safe, your staff were great and the social distancing and cleanliness measures were spot on. We had a really great meal!

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Visited On Monday, 17 August 2020

Staff went above and beyond to provide what we asked for. Nothing too much trouble.

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Visited On Sunday, 16 August 2020

Excellent customer service, especially with our children. Made to feel nothing was too much trouble. The chief even came over to offer alternative meals to the set menu to accommodate the children. The staff were very polite and friendly. The manager made his presence know and greeted on arrival. The meal itself was absolutely devine and just the right amount. Fantastic value for money and will definitely be back again.

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Visited On Friday, 14 August 2020

Excellent service. Well organised and excellent execution of COVID measures.

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Visited On Monday, 10 August 2020

Had to wait 15 minutes to check in, when we spoke to the lovely girl serving us she was saying how busy they were with only 3 members of staff to be fair they were rushed of their feet, due to the fact that people who hadn’t booked for a meal were a load to walk in . All the staff on that evening were very polite and professional with the amount of running around they were doing, also the lady who was clearing tables who didn’t even work in this area Had a very good sense of humour!!! A big Thankyou to all the staff on that night who all deserve a high prise

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 August 2020

Flame was closed, we hadn't been informed prior to the visit. Limited bar menu. 40 minute wait. No sweets. Eat outside, plastic cutlery, plates and glasses. Food very bland. Only saving grace was free drink as an apology.

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Visited On Tuesday, 11 August 2020

No Lemon in drinks. Wear gloves and use tongs if you are reducing contact with food like other hotels do. Plastic cutlery Outside. Why? Staff very polite and friendly

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Visited On Monday, 10 August 2020

Ok food but service was very slow, took 20 mins to be seated but did appear to be under staffed

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Visited On Monday, 10 August 2020

Great food

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Visited On Friday, 07 August 2020

Sad to see BHH so under - used but nevertheless pleasant surroundings, lovely gardens and nice food

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