- 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.
We have stayed many times and always found the hotel comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. Dinner was nicely presented and enjoyed by the four of us.
Definitely changed in the last year ,not a great selection of deserts no cheese board anymore.
Very friendly and helpful
An excellent Sunday lunch
We felt that the selection of dessert choices was very limited and disappointing in taste. Chocolate pudding was especially dry and not of a quality you'd expect for the prices you charge. On a positive note my husband was accidentally charged by your staff for 2 tables. We were unaware of this until a short while later when I received a phonecall from yourselves letting me know and assuring me that we would receive a refund immediately. This honesty was appreciated!!
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed our celebration at your Hotel it was the BEST. And Thankyou
Unfortunately the beef was of a very poor standard , the curtains next to our table would not draw so some of our guests had very bright sun in their eyes. We were also not asked during the meal if the meal Was ok. There was also no small bottles of Prosecco available.... not great for my partners birthday. All In all very disappointing
We came for Sunday lunch which was fine apart from 2 areas. The roast potatoes were hard to cut. But the thing that disappointed the whole party of 6 was that when it came to desserts you had run out of cream at 2 o’clock, much to our disbelief and others visiting the dessert table after us. We did ask and this is the answer we got from a staff member who then walked away quickly. Many of the desserts were made for having cream how could this be possible at a 4 star hotel?. I mentioned this when paying the bill and the response I got was it surprised them (your staff) as well..!
On a previous visit we discussed with the head chef that we were disappointed to see cheese and biscuits had been removed. He said they were available on request and included in the price. This time we asked. We were not advised that we would be charged extra. This just appeared on the bill and only found out when we questioned it later in the day (no receipt providing break down was given). It's bad enough that you have to pay for 3 courses when you only have two. Only two had a third course - cheese and biscuits - which we were charged extra for!
Toilets could do with a up date.
Would be good to do different menus at the bar and in flame to give guests a wider choice. Room service was excellent
A very enjoyable lunch with excellent service from all staff.
We had a fantastic meal Saturday night...the duck was delicious. Service was a little slow, but the food was worth the wait. Would have loved some piano music in the background. But overall we had a great evening.
Well looked after.Friendly staff.Excellent food
A poor night out One of our parties food was simple but badly cooked Poor main course menu Dessert menu poor Expensive Poor atmosphere because it was empty due to comments above
Quality carvery in lovely surroundings with attentive staff, full marks and well deserved
After queuing for the food, it was tasteless. We will not be returning!
Staff are excellent nothing was to much trouble
The staff were amazing and made our visit very enjoyable. However, after being told we could only book by leaving a £50 deposit but that could be refunded or redeemed off the bill on the night, our night was tarnished by the lack of communication between hotel and restaurant staff. It took over 20minutes, and speaking to various staff members at reception to get the refund. The restaurant staff were amazing. So patient, helpful and genuinely interested, but the hotel staff were unhelpful. Due to this factor I would definitely return to the restaurant, but would not pay a deposit, and would just ring up on the night and visit. Huge thank you to all the restaurant staff who made our group feel loved.
apart from the soup being cold, such a shame, our lunch was excellent! lovely waiting staff, very happy, helpful staff at the carvery. Really nice experience. Please keep these standards up, thank you very much
Much improved , we had steak tasted amazing ! Roll on the next upgrade
Food, as always very good but the service was a little under par, we had to ask to be served with drinks and after our meal we had coffee in the garden. Our daughter and son-in-law ordered cappuccino, both drinks looked like an ordinary coffee, we ordered 2 flat whites, both were lukewarm, on hindsight, we should have complained but our daughter and family had to catch a train and we had no time.
The beef was very chewy and not enjoyable would check the next time to see what meat was on the menu.