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Flame at Blunsdon House Hotel

The Ridge, Blunsdon, Blunsdon, Swindon, Swindon, United Kingdom, SN26 7AS
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Always open

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, 14 April 2019

All staff were helpful and approachable. Nothing was too much trouble. The food was delicious as always.

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Visited On Sunday, 07 April 2019

Lovely lot of food, very good value for money. Veg was a bit hard though.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

Food not particularly very good. Drink order wrong.

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Visited On Saturday, 23 March 2019

Had a really enjoyable stay. The staff were very friendly and went out of their way to make our celebrations special.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 March 2019

As always, brilliant food and incredible value for money.

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

We had an excellent Carvery party, including the large round table as requested. The buffet was not crowded so we did not have to que for our food

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Visited On Saturday, 16 March 2019

Very good food selections for carvery and breakfast. Good value for money. Staff were all extremely helpful and friendly. Restaurant atmosphere was lovely.

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Visited On Saturday, 02 March 2019

Faultless as usual. It remains one of my favourite venues for lunch with friends. Excellent choices and plentiful. We will be back soon.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 March 2019

Carvery was great apart from Gravy, was too watery and thin. Otherwise, meal was lovely.

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Visited On Sunday, 03 March 2019

Warm bowls for soup would be good: soup cold by the time it reached the table. Impossible to reach some vegetables without getting your sleeves over the ones in front. In fact not easy for short people to reach at all. Roast potatoes poor, parsnips excellent, crisp as the potatoes should be. Loathe the way puddings are displayed within touching distance of toddlers & for people to cough over. Please cover & refrigerate them.

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Visited On Sunday, 24 February 2019

I hadn’t been here for Sunday lunch for a while but based on friends feedback we thought we would give it a go. The food was lovely and they catered for my 2 boys (under 5) perfectly

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Fantastic food and atmosphere. Will be back.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

Excellent service and the food was superb.

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Visited On Sunday, 17 February 2019

We had a very enjoyable lunch and will be back for more

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Visited On Friday, 15 February 2019

Lewis are waiter for the evening was very good - however we would of liked a little longer between our courses -(this was not Lewis’s fault)

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Visited On Thursday, 14 February 2019

We went for dinner on Valentines day and ordered from the a la carte. I had the sirloin well done and my partner had the butterfly chicken. Both were extremely disappointing. Chewy, tasteless and felt like stale meat that had been reheated and served. The chips were horrible too - greasy and lifeless. The peppercorn sauce served was so runny that it felt like semi skimmed milk. I had to return my steak and was given only a slightly better version with a sauce that at-least looked like a sauce. All in all a deplorable experience for the price we paid (around £60 for a meal for two).

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Visited On Sunday, 27 January 2019

More than one choice for vegetarians and also labelling of vegetarian dishes would be really useful. Apart from that everything was lovely!

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Visited On Monday, 14 January 2019

We had a lovely evening in 'The Flame Restaurant' and could not fault anything.

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Visited On Monday, 24 December 2018

Have lunched at restaurant several times and would go back. Just think this was a bit late in the sitting service. Food taken away quickly and limited desserts. Charged for coffee and never ordered or received coffee. Restaurant staff were busy setting up for the evening. Normally very good so hopefully just a bad time in the sitting.

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Visited On Tuesday, 01 January 2019

Excellent food and service. Would recommend.

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Visited On Monday, 31 December 2018

The staff were very polite and helpful. They understood my request for my father's 85th birthday surprises. The service was excellent. One slight niggle is that not all the starters were ready for the first booking at lunch time. We had to ask for bread and soup. Apart from that it was all excellent.

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Visited On Saturday, 29 December 2018

It took a long time to provide 2 high chairs that I had requested when I booked. Original waitress a little abrupt but warmed up later.

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Visited On Monday, 24 December 2018

Excellent food selection and an enjoyable Christmas Eve family occasion. Just one moan, the sprouts, in our opinion, we're not cooked enough therefore on the hard side. Our two grandchildren, unusually, like sprouts but left theses ones. Sorry, otherwise excellent. Atmosphere and Christmas decor wonderful.

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Visited On Friday, 21 December 2018

Excellent

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Visited On Sunday, 16 December 2018

Val who works in the Flame restaurant took our reservation over the phone & was so helpful. The waiting staff & greeter on Sunday were all excellent as was the food. Highly recommend.

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