- 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.
the food was fantastic thank you
Thank you to the very helpful and patient staff x they were all great 😊
Good value for money.
First time we have been here. Initially was going to book in for an el la Carte menu buy the saw carvery on the homepage online so thought we would try. We were really impressed with the whole experience, great service, attentive waiting staff, great food with a superb selection and such value for money. We will definitely be back. Thank you
We were very disappointed in the Carvery not much veg and what was there was dried up,the cauliflower was brown on top ,roast carrots and roast parsnips dried up to nothing, peas were ok and I think there was some red cabbage ,I had turkey which was very nice so were the potatoes
We did not think the menu choice was very exciting and was overpriced. We have been for sunday lunch before but the evening menu was disappointing.
Everything was lovely. It took a while for plates to be cleared even though plenty of staff were milling around. All in all it was great value for the money. It was my birthday meal, I’d highly recommend it to others. We will definitely be visiting again. Thank you
Excellent food and great service in a relaxed environment
The waiter we had was extremely helpful and entertaining!
Staff were very efficient
Well where to start. We where shown to our table and ordered drinks. The waiter had no idea what drinks where available at the bar. We took pot luck and ordered what we wanted and left him to it. The starters where OK. The soup however was possibly the nicest I have ever eaten. The problems then began. I chose the beef. It looked nice and rare on the calvery just the way I like it. It was RAW. NOT COOKED AT ALL. The veg was nice, the roast potatoes where lovely. I thought the raw meat was the worst part of the meal I was wrong. Instead of a choice of three different gravies. Horseradish, red wine and vegetarian. The 3 choices where tasteless brown water. Brown water and yes you guessed it. Brown water. The family next to us where already eating when we sat down and we noticed the most gorgeous looking pigs in blankets perched oon top their dinners. Alas when we went for main there was none to be seen. (run out said the chef). If you are serving something then you need to serve it to everyone. To make matters worst when my 12 year old son shuffled across the felt covered bench to go for desert, the bench came apart at the corner and sent him sprawling to the floor. Leaving him to finish his bday meal in tears. One last point on service. At no point during our 2 hour stay did anyone ask if everything is OK with meal. (probably knew the answer I'm guessing). Disappointed. Won't be back.
We had the most horrendous experience which is too lengthy and depressing to go into here. 2 x cold meals (£30 per head meals?!!), a frozen chip on my son's plate, and a complete inability for your management team to deal with this situation - customer service training required. A special family night out ruined - never again!!
We were a party of 11 in a virtually empty restaurant. Service was slow to non existent. We had to ask for everything and were rarely approached by staff. We waited a long time for our food and some of the meals were poor..
Another very good lunch in the Flame Tree with family Food very good, but choices especially with starter and dessert appear to be reducing eg this time no cheese and biscuits Staff very pleasant and helpful as always One query the party had was why did we have to wait for booking confirmation that our party could be accommodated, as when we were in the dining room , only half the tables were being used?
Everyone in our party said what a lovely place Blunsdon House is. The buffet for our Christmas lunch was excellent in every way. We will be back for mext Christmas, why would we choose any where else, this is the best.
We had a lovely festive family lunch at Flame Restaurant. The staff could not have been more helpful, professional or friendly and did the hotel credit. The selection from the menu had something for everyone, including children and vegetarians. The catering staff also made sure our vegan family member had a delicious meal too. It was great to be able to have as much or little food as each person wanted. The chefs even ensured a meal was kept warm whilst our youngest family member was being fed by his mum. Afterwards there was plenty of space in the lounge for our large group to relax and chat over coffee, while the little ones made full use of the children’s games room. It was a special day for many of our family had not seen each other all together for ages and the staff made our day extra special. Thank you.
Good service, helpful and friendly staff and a great atmosphere
Drinks a bit on the expensive side. Nice welcome by our waitress on arrival at Flame. Food ok for a busy carvery.
I ate the carvery beef and turkey, both very nice but the vegetables were very disappointing, mostly overlooked and soft except for the sprouts. Sweets were nice.
We enjoyed a fabulous festive 3 course lunch at exceptional value. We hope to return again next year. Thank you!
Nice food but not very warm.Beef tough.My son said best soup he’s had for a while but still just warm .Could have been a lot hotter.
Always a nice place to visit for a meal with good table service and friendly staff. If you have the buffet meal I suggest you go as soon as it opens when the veg etc are freshly cooked. Lovely starters and puddings.
Lovey Christmas meal as usual. Good variety of food to suit everyone's taste and excellent value for money.
A perfect lunch venue for a meal with friends and great value for what was a very enjoyable lunch with friends from away. Happy to return anytime.
I was charged for the Christmas lunch when I did not book the Christmas lunch - I booked normal lunch (approx £4.00 extra per head). The service was very slow, we had to request for our starter plates to be cleared. No one came to us to advise of the menu and if we wanted any drinks which you normally do.