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Basset Down Complex, Swindon, Wiltshire

Basset Down Complex

4.6
4.6
726 Reviews
£25 and under
English
Here at Basset Down, we’re proud to offer excellent service in a location like no other. Based in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, we’re a family run destination for everyone to visit, for occasions large and small.

Our experienced head chef has now taken centre stage in our new restaurant, which is now open to the public throughout the week. It's modern design and informal atmosphere is complimented by seasonal menus with locally sourced produce. Perfect if you’re looking for an ideal spot for lunch with friends, a day out, celebrating a special occasion or swinging by for a quick drink. We also have a selection of homemade cakes, snacks and hot/cold drinks available throughout the day.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    English
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 09:30–14:30 Thu–Sat 09:30–21:00 Sat 08:30–15:30 Sun 08:30–16:00
  • Phone number
    01793 812336
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Sam Cary
  • Private party facilities
    Our experienced Head Chef takes centre stage in our restaurant serving breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner throughout the week. Our modern design & informal atmosphere is complimented by seasonal menus & locally sourced produce. Perfect for an new spot for lunch with friends, a day out, celebrating a special occasion or swinging by for a quick drink.
  • Area
    Swindon
  • Cross Street
    Basset Down Complex, Hay Lane, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9QW
  • Parking Details
    Free parking on site.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 726 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Great for brunch

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Good for business meals

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Good for business meals

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Good for groups

  • Gloucestershire/Wiltshire

    Great for scenic views

726 Reviews
  1. AliUzzell

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The meal was good but the chocolate mousse wasn't how I expected it to be. It didn't look like a mousse should look and wasn't the right texture for a mousse. It did taste nice but I would have preferred it if it had been more chocolatey as it didn't seem to be. It was a bit odd serving it with malt loaf. The service was good though the restaurant didn't have much atmosphere as it was quite quiet which was surprising for a Friday evening.

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  2. Glen

    Gloucestershire

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Menu needs changing a little disappointed with food , sandwiches were good. but choice and value rather expensive for what you get for main meals so not so good. Last time I came had to hand back my main ox cheek overdone.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and friendly service. Almost too much to eat!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was, as always, great. Not the cheapest but you get what you pay for after all

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect breakfast in a beautiful setting with excellent service

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is normally top notch but struggled to cut the beef, so we asked for steak knives but still a struggle so we asked for a box to take home and gave up, vegetables and gravy were really good as was the Yorkshire pudding, It was a little strange that we did not have the option to have just 1 course and pay for the 2 and had to. Pre-order, I've just never heard of that before.. I am normally really impressed with the food and service, but Sunday was not its normal standard.... People arrived after us but were served first... and we had to wait quite a while before our ordered arrived and 1 hour and 15 mins for our deserts which were pre ordered with the main meal, I think we were forgotten, we gave them a gentle reminder after 55 mins and we were told it would be a couple more minutes., but was another 20.. I just felt a little disappointed considering the price of the meal.. However, the waitress deducted our first round of drinks as an apology, which was nice. I will continue to go for breakfast and brunch, but I don't think I will go for Sunday lunch again.. which is a shame, Felt awful as I took people with me as I recommended it so highly, and they were disappointed and said they wouldn't return.. We still left a tip as the waiter and waitress were really nice.. so not all bad..

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Due to two large groups, the noise level was not what I expected. The food and the service was excellent and good value for money.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the ambience, decor and view. Staff attentive, polite and smart. Enjoyed the food. Only complaint would be the length of time it took for the food to arrive, particularly as it wasn’t that busy.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice, fairly hefty prices for rather modest portion sizes but overall a very pleasant lunch with my mum.

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  10. DuncanM

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always fabulous food .. one of my favourites They do a lovely Sunday roast too

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service in a very nice setting

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  12. KMuh

    Caribbean

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sunday, roast beef is always a winner. Staff are always lovely and welcoming. Service is consistent, it’s a lovely place.

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  13. Golfer

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    You can't beat Basset Down's Sunday roast. Delicious. Excellent staff as well. I have a problem with the noise level, but otherwise perfect.

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  14. Jackiesue

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First class service..all staff were professional..friendly and very efficient..and food presentation excellent..very well cooked and tasty.

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  15. GraemeP

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and great service - will be back again soon

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  16. HelenM

    Gloucestershire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sunday roast was nice but very disappointing pudding and not the only one to complain. Jam rolly poly with no to hardly visible jam in it so basically suet not offered another pudding, but a free hot drink would of rather had an pudding so left disappointed

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Staff were not as attentive as they should have been. Steak was cooked well but a very tough piece of meat. Very expensive for what I had,

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good venue and staff very helpful and food excellent. I would definitely recommend to others. We will definitely be coming back.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. A bit noisy & slower service than liked but it was busy.

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  20. RussellT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience with great service and food

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Dorset

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch, service and atmosphere! Becoming a firm favourite.

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  22. TimK

    Herefordshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top quality breakfast sereved HOT with high standard of service and attention. Great place - we keep going back....

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  23. TrudyR

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service as usual, the staff are lovely and very attentive

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent location , staff are fantastic and quality food /products

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  25. Pud123

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, lovely staff, excellent food great value.

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  26. Carol

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service and excellent food, would recommend a visit.

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  27. stevem

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    good food, superb value excellent staff very friendly

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Disappointed that there was no steak, but overall a pleasant dining experience.

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  29. PhilK

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was not very busy but we were welcomed warmly and shown to our table. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. The food was very well cooked and presented and was very tasty. We were not rushed at all and had our meal in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere. A very enjoyable evening.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service, would recommend . Nothing to complain about

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  31. PaulH

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place and Good Tasty food Highly recommended

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  32. CaroleM

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was great but a large party arrived adhoc and our sweet order was forgotten. Sorted quickly

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  33. Trishmc11

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant decor,welcome to the table.Good choices,service.All food was well presented and tasty.A lovely evening

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  34. Sons

    Gloucestershire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food, good choice of menu. Staff were lovely and efficient as ever. Have had breakfast and lunch here a few times and dinner lived up to expectation

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Cheshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Throughly enjoyed our meal here with the family. Would recommend.

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  36. Bertie

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The quality of our food (three Sunday lunches and one fish) was excellent. The service was attentive and we had a thoroughly enjoyable lunch. We will definitely be going back.

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  37. SylvainB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Faultless service , great staff , attentive , all of them . Food was superb for Brunch , can only recommend . Great chef. Ambience is lovely and great value for money. Table of 5 , we will return no doubts.

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  38. JenniferS

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed lunch very clean and comfortable service slow car park mess on the shoes good menu

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  39. DebbieG

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great lunch meal. Great service, great value. Will be back

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A favourite destination for breakfast / brunch and always good quality food.

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Basset Down Complex is rated 4.6 stars by 726 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Basset Down Complex

Lower Salthrop Basset Down, Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 9QW

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Basset Down Complex, Hay Lane, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9QW
  • Area
    Swindon
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 09:30–14:30 Thu–Sat 09:30–21:00 Sat 08:30–15:30 Sun 08:30–16:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    English
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Free parking on site.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sam Cary
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01793 812336
  • Private party facilities
    Our experienced Head Chef takes centre stage in our restaurant serving breakfast, brunch, lunch & dinner throughout the week. Our modern design & informal atmosphere is complimented by seasonal menus & locally sourced produce. Perfect for an new spot for lunch with friends, a day out, celebrating a special occasion or swinging by for a quick drink.
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