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Flame at Blunsdon House Hotel

The Ridge, Blunsdon, Blunsdon, Swindon, Swindon, United Kingdom, SN26 7AS
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Opening Information

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 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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Visited On Sunday, 16 December 2018

So good we will be celebrating my 70th birthday with 30 members of my family in January 2019.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Even though I booked on line with ALL the relevant info, my wife's wheelchair came as a surprise. There was a minor panic in accommodating us. Instead of being seated at square tables which have ample leg-room for the wheelchair, we had to make do with a circular one which was NOT wheelchair friendly Consequently my wife had difficulty reaching her food - which made us all feel uncomfortable. If the on-line booking procedure allows for a narrative, then someone should at least read it.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

Excellent in all areas

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

Everything, and the staff were absolutely fantastic.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

A thoroughly enjoyable carvery, definitely value for money and we will be returning as soon as we get the opportunity.

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Visited On Sunday, 02 December 2018

We visited Blunsdon House Hotel's Flame restaurant for its Sunday carvery lunch. Was a family birthday celebration in a pleasant relaxed environment. Everyone enjoyed the food and the service was excellent without being pushy. Cost was very reasonable and pretty much on par with the local pubs.

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Visited On Sunday, 18 November 2018

We really enjoyed the meal, however we thought there were some things that could have been improved. No one welcomed us when we entered the restaurant No one explained how the restaurant worked, No one asked if we enjoyed are meal There just seams to be a lack of interaction or someone letting you know that they were there to look after you. Also even though I payed a deposit I payed the fully amount and had to be refunded my deposit While the food was excellent and we would come back, it would be help if some of the above was considered. This was a special occasion for us which could have been made nicer

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

This meal was for my 50th Birthday Celebration with 10 friends. It was absolutely fantastic. The food, location, venue and most importantly the staff, were all completely brilliant. I cannot thank you enough for making my day so special. It was wonderful. Thank you.

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Visited On Sunday, 28 October 2018

VERY GOOD WAY TO RUN A CARVERY, ENJOYED CHOICE OF FOOD AND THE MELBEC WAS VERY VERY GOOD. FIRST TIME, BUT WILL GO BACK FOR SURE

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Visited On Sunday, 28 October 2018

Booking system really easy. Food was great and really accommodating for large family group. Just a little noisy

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Visited On Sunday, 28 October 2018

Food is fantastic with a great range to select from. Service on arrival and continuous throughout our meal.

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Visited On Sunday, 21 October 2018

Excellent staff and lovely Carvery. We are regulars and will definitely come back again

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Visited On Saturday, 20 October 2018

We had a very pleasant afternoon celebrating our 50th Wedding Anniversary with our friends.

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Visited On Sunday, 14 October 2018

Great selection of yummy food!

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