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Cricklade House Hotel, Cricklade, Wiltshire

Cricklade House Hotel

4.3
4.3
97 Reviews
£26 to £40
International
With amazing views, great local produce and an award-winning new head chef our restaurant provides a fabulous backdrop for a beautiful meal. The Cricklade House Hotel is the perfect place to pop in and enjoy relaxing drink: with over 100 gins and whiskies in stock, as well as a fantastic selection of tea from Born Wild and other drinks available.

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2 people

19:30


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    International, Afternoon Tea, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 07:00–10:00 Sat, Sun 07:30–10:30 Lunch Daily 12:00–18:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00–17:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–20:30
  • Phone number
    01793 750751
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Peter O'Toole
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact our events team on 01793 750 751
  • Area
    Swindon
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Traditional cream tea

    £9.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Selection of scones & hot drinks
  • Traditional Full Afternoon Tea

    £30.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Finger Sandwiches: - Roast Honey & Mustard Ham, Tomato & Gem Lettuce Smoked Salmon, Cucumber & Chive, Lemon Cream Cheese Egg Mayonnaise & Cress Coronation Chicken Chefs Selection of Homemade Cakes Scones Tea or Coffee
  • Traditional High Tea

    £25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Selection of sandwiches and scones Choice of selection of coffee & tea Advance booking of 24hrs required

What 97 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

97 Reviews
  1. JackieE

    Cornwall

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent friendly service...food delicious and tea lovely. Would definately come again and would recommend

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  2. LisaB

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely afternoon tea food was so nice and plenty of it. The atmosphere was relaxing and beautiful views. Highly recommend.

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  3. LyndseyJ

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a lovely afternoon tea Highly recommend

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  4. SamanthaW

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I booked the afternoon tea deal last year for my daughter's birthday. This year they had put the prices up without letting me know and also added a hefty 12.5 % service charge to the bill. So the overall bill was considerably higher than expected. Also, the service was extremely slow. I had 1 pot of 'unlimited' coffee and we had to ask for water etc to go with the tea. We were just completely forgotten about once the tea had been delivered to the table. The only serving staff who made the experience was a lovely older gentleman who boxed up the rest of our cakes and had a chat with us when we asked for the bill. I would not repeat this experience again

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  5. chrisW

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food good atmosphere very attractive dining area perfect views

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  6. Evie67

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for a catch up with friends and ordered a light lunch of sandwiches ..the bread was really dry on the sandwiches..we asked for coffee and hot chocolate which seemed to take a while to come …the servers were polite though.

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  7. PaulN

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a very good scenery and quiet environment. The cream tea are excellent, especially the scone.

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  8. SashaD

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely food and very fast service. We went for our anniversary and got a glass of wine each for free. They offered for us to move so the table (with kids) that was arriving soon wouldn't ruin the evening. This was much appreciated. Only downfall was that the desserts were overpriced for what they are. Nothing wrong with them but they weren't special enough for the price.

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  9. Sarahm

    Surrey

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very poor service, had to keep going and asking staff. Charged 6.50 service charge automatically which was not pointed out before we paid. Toilets very tired and dirty in places

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  10. DawnJ

    Nottingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely fantastic stay. Couldn’t fault the service. food was awesome. Staff were fantastic, went above and beyond.

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  11. JimS

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a superb hotel with an excellent restaurant. The food was excellent, nicely served by friendly staff.

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  12. ERJG

    County Durham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5* experience Thank You to all the team for making it a lovely evening!

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  13. Ambs

    Hampshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Sunday lunch for family, service good as was food, good sized portions

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  14. KarenS

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, friendly service. I mentioned our anniversary on booking and we were wished a happy anniversary on arrival. We were also treated to some chocolate cake on a plate with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate. Very thoughtful gesture.

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  15. NikkiM

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely afternoon. Conservatory was very hot though, despite a couple of fans on the go and this meant that the food (albeit still very nice) dried out and started to go hard quite quickly. Overall a very nice experience.

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  16. JulianM

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very efficient and friendly service, and very accommodating given that we had a two year old and a six month old in our party. Waiter made a special babycino which he said he had not done before!

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  17. TomC

    Warwickshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice quiet Sunday lunch. Food and service was good

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best afternoon tea ever. Lovely setting, lovely staff ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  19. NatalieW

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely service and food but was looking forward to the lamb but they'd run out. My wife got a lovely free chocolate brownie for her birthday.

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  20. HowardA

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 July 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Visited for an afternoon tea with 2 elderly mothers to celebrate our silver wedding at the same place we tied the knot all those years ago. For a wet Saturday afternoon, it was quite busy with a large birthday party in an adjacent room and other smaller groups, but not noisy at all. There was nothing particularly wrong with the food, it was all OK, cakes were good, they catered to our dietary needs, but there was no wow factor. Service was slow though, considering there was no freshly cooked items (scones were slightly warmed but not fresh), waiting 45 minutes for food seemed a bit much. And on the whole there just didnt seem to be enough staff working there, certainly in the conservatory where we were sat. I found out afterwards that Mum had phoned up to try to arrange an extra treat as it was a special occasion at the same place we got married, she was told that the chef would sort something, but we never saw it. In general, the place looked as though it needed a bit of TLC, especially outdoors where the gardens looked overgrown and the paths full of weeds. Certainly didnt have the same sort of quality feeling as it did 25 years ago. On a warm, clear summers day the view from the back of the hotel is lovely, unfortunately the rain and cloud we had on the day was a reflection of the experience in the hotel.

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  21. MaryH

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Room was warm so cakes melted too quickly Staff were very helpful Reception really nice helpful

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  22. Mike

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The duck starter was incredible and all the mains were fantastic. Desert were spot on. Quite strong taste of rum in the rum and raisin ice cream

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  23. JenniferW

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We came back to Cricklade for our first wedding anniversary having married here last year. I ordered the pork steak and was asked how I wanted it, I queried this as typically you’re only asked when it’s beef steak. I was then served with beef steak and not pork. It was pointless trying to send it back as service was so incredibly slow. We were never asked how our food was, or asked if we needed more drinks. We didn’t bother getting pudding and instead paid the bill when we were eventually asked if we wanted the bill and left. The venue is lovely and the food was incredible, just a shame the service was rubbish and the waitress serving us seemed less than interested.

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  24. Creebo

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice meal, Children made to feel very welcome.

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  25. Woolfy

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu choices were excellent and I liked the option to have starters as mains which extended the choice even further. Would have liked the Menu to have been offered at the bar so that you could have a drink and study the menu making your choice before entering the restaurant. Service was discrete and friendly without being intrusive which is difficult to achieve. The dining venue is light and modern, set in a large conservatory on the side of the house with spectacular views of the Wiltshire Countryside. Prices are in line with what you would expect to pay in such a setting, on average for three course I would say around £40- £45 per head including drinks.

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  26. AlexH

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place, we had our wedding reception there 20 years ago. Beautiful views, a lovely building and very professional staff.

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  27. DeanS

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service lovely setting would highly recommend

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  28. Danusia1978

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good value for money afternoon tea. Would recommend and will return. Service and setting both very good.

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  29. Joanne

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I booked afternoon tea for my Mums 70th birthday. Whilst overall it was a good experience it wasn’t amazing. The scones were very dry. The staff gave us very limited attention and additional drinks were not offered. There was a wedding on & I felt the attention was given more to that rather than customers in the restaurant.

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  30. DianaS

    Bath

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Went yesterday with friends for a Sunday Lunch. Have visited several times - our daughter had her Wedding reception there in 2009! The Hotel is set in beautiful grounds with outstanding views across to the Marlborough Downs in the far distance. The Staff are friendly & attentive, the only disappointment was that there was no 'Sunday Roast' yesterday, even though it was advertised on the menu online.

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  31. Evie67

    Brighton

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I met up with my friend for afternoon tea here as I knew it was good as I’d had it before for my hen party …but I was a little disappointed with the quality of some of the cakes and scones this time round …the scones were extremely dry and hard as was one of the small cakes …for the price of £25 each I do expect a bit more freshness and quality

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  32. Rozzer

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 December 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Having received a call from Charlotte at 1245 hrs asking what we were expecting -lunch or Tea we duly arrived to a very noisy bar and waited to be seated Eventually the bar man acknowledged our presence and stated he was working alone refusing us a table in the window as they were set up for tea [1330 hrs] the restaurant the room was empty We asked for a wine list to be told it was incorporated in the menu This was their all day menu, the Christmas menu was no where in sight and we could have sight of it on request The reservation was for my husband`s birthday [79] We vacated the premises

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  33. AbbyJ

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Room was a bit cold as my Mum needed to put her coat on. Bit pricey for what we had. Food was very tasty & service was great.

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  34. LynnR

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The setting was delightful, with sweeping views over the countryside. The ambience was very relaxed and chilled as we sat chatting in comfy sofas sipping G &T’s and discussing the menu. The service and staff were excellent and the homemade steak pies were delicious. We will definitely be visiting again.

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  35. ErnieD

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 November 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The venue is decorated lovely. I was given a voucher as a gift to eat here and was disappointed in lack of choice in menu- 4 main options- and I thought £19 for a burger and chips was too expensive although it tasted lovely. So too expensive for for food and not enough choice. Staff were wonderful and attentive.

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  36. CliveE

    Oxford

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyable Sunday lunch with good service but beef was tough although vegetables well done and varied.

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  37. MarionW

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely setting, good service , good good. Great views from the conservatory too!

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  38. HunnyBee

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was well presented, well cooked and the service was friendly and attentive. Second time we've visited recently and both occasions were equally as good.

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  39. Catherine

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely ambience and food. Waiters were very helpful and kind. The hotel is in a lovely place, it over sees so far out it’s beautiful to look at.

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  40. MargaretE

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed our afternoon tea the staff were attentive and helpful

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Cricklade House Hotel is rated 4.3 stars by 97 OpenTable diners.

Cricklade House Hotel does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:30


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Cricklade House Hotel

Common Hill, Cricklade, Wiltshire SN6 6HA

Additional information

  • Area
    Swindon
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 07:00–10:00 Sat, Sun 07:30–10:30 Lunch Daily 12:00–18:00 Afternoon Tea Daily 12:00–17:00 Dinner Daily 18:00–20:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    International, Afternoon Tea, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Peter O'Toole
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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