Afternoon tea blog

Date posted: July 26, 2016

Afternoon Tea Week

Come and celebrate Afternoon Tea week with two great special offers from Alveston House Hotel.

For the whole of August we are offering 25% off of our special Pimms Summer Afternoon Tea. Relax in our walled gardens with a glass of fruit filled Pimms Cocktail and savour our delicate Finger Sandwiches, Homemade Scones and Cakes.…

Bristol Food Festival

Date posted: May 13, 2016

Bristol Food Festival

Come on down to Bristol this weekend for the 2016 Bristol Food Festival.   A wonderful 3 day event starting Friday 13th May and closing 6pm on Sunday 15th May, there is something for all the family to enjoy.  Situated on the beautiful Downs, Bristol, there will be live cookery demonstrations, craft beer masterclasses, pop up restaurants, street food, live music stage, vintage cider tent, bar bus and loads for the kids to enjoy too.…


Date posted: May 3, 2016

Gluten Free? No problem…

Sadly we all know that food intolerance of any kind can be distressing and debilitating.  One of the commonest questions we are asked is “I would love to come up for Afternoon Tea but will there be anything I can eat as I am Gluten free?”

Well we can promise you a delightful Afternoon Tea made with Gluten free bread and accompanied by homemade Gluten free Chocolate Cake, Carrot Cake and Scones.…

Ben for blog

Date posted: October 21, 2013

An Inspector Calls…

We were delighted to host an event recently for the AA Hotel Services Group. The two day course comprised of an AA Food and Beverage Service Academy and an AA Rosette Academy. Restaurant owners, Front of House Staff and Chefs from around the Bristol region attended the course and were instructed on what AA Inspectors are looking for when awarding their prestigious AA Rosette Awards for restaurants.…


Date posted: May 9, 2013

Why Alveston House Hotel is my cup of tea!

A recent guest, Joy, sent us a rather nice ‘report’ of her visit to us for a cream tea, so we thought we’d post it on the blog!

A colleague and I visited the Alveston House Hotel for a cream tea last week.

Salmon with Italian ham

Date posted: May 8, 2013

Recipe of the Month

Salmon Fillet wrapped in Italian Ham with Asparagus, Spinach & Sun-blushed Tomatoes

A delicious dinner party dish that is easy to do but will wow your friends.

Follow Ben’s simple recipe to create this beautiful summer dish for four people:

What you will need :

  • 4 x 120g Skinless Salmon Fillets
  • 4 x Slices of Prosciutto or Parma Ham
  • 1 x Lemon
  • 1 x tbsp Dill and 1 tbsp Parsley (Lightly chopped)
  • 12 x Asparagus Spears
  • 1 Bag washed Baby Spinach
  • 1 Handfull Sun-blushed Tomatoes (lightly chopped)

and what to do…

  • Lightly season the fish with salt, pepper, dill, parsley and the zest of the lemon
  • Lay the ham out and place the salmon, presentation side down, onto the ham
  • Wrap the ham around the fish & turn over ready to cook
  • Put a pot of water onto boil, large enough for the asparagus to fit and add a pinch of salt
  • Heat a large non-stick frying pan and add a splash of olive oil
  • Place the fish carefully skin side down and cook for 4-5 minutes before turning and cooking for a further 4 minutes
  • Boil the asparagus for two minutes before adding to the fish pan with the spinach and tomatoes.
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Date posted: January 14, 2013

Wedding Venue Bristol

Looking for the perfect Wedding Venue in Bristol?

If Santa brought you a beautiful engagement ring this Christmas then first of all – HUGE congratulations! Now the fun really begins because you’ll be looking to find the perfect Wedding Venue for your Wedding.…


Date posted: January 2, 2013

January Sale in Carriages Restaurant

Special Offer

You don’t need to trawl through the shops to grab a bargain this January!

We want to help you save money and enjoy delicious food at the same time at one of the best restaurants in Bristol.

Carriages Restaurant at Alveston House Hotel has a growing reputation for exceptional food coupled with outstanding service.…


Date posted: August 6, 2012

Christmas at Alveston House Hotel

Christmas in Carriages Restaurant, Thornbury, Bristol

We are delighted to confirm that our Christmas Brochure for 2012 is now available.
A Gift
With new and exciting dishes created by head chef, Ben Halliday, we have Christmas menus and Christmas parties to suit all tastes and budgets.…

Food blog

Date posted: June 4, 2012

Father’s Day Lunch – Sunday 17th June 2012

Father’s Day at Alveston House Hotel. This Father’s Day, Sunday 17th June, show your Dad how much he means with a scrumptious Sunday Lunch, served in Carriages Restaurant between 12 midday and 2pm.Our exclusive Father’s Day menu offers dishes such as Chicken Liver Parfait with homemade chutney and croutes followed by a selection of traditional Sunday lunch favourites such as Roast Leg of English Lamb served with seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes, mint Yorkshire pudding and gravy.…