Ronnie's of Thornbury
“Modern European cooking in a 17th-century schoolhouse” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
Ronnie’s occupies a 17th-century building done out with a smart contemporary look that seamlessly blends stone walls, beamed ceilings, wooden floors, and neutral hues pointed up by paintings and photos by West Country artists. A menu of satisfyingly unfussy and hearty modern cooking satisfies all comers, with a keenly priced set lunch for bargain hunters.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 62
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 25–26 December and 1–8 January
- Wines under £30: 11
- Wines over £30: 25
- Wines by the glass: 10
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About the area
Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.
Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.
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