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The Badgers Sett

4.3
4.3
17 Reviews
£25 and under
International

Originally known as The Reservoir Inn, The Badger's Sett has always enjoyed beautiful views over Cropston Reservoir. Former landlords have found it hard to leave our idyllic setting in Cropston. The first owners ran The Badger's Sett for 30 years before passing it on to a couple who stayed nearly 20 years, to this day guests find it hard to leave the picturesque location of The Badger's Sett.

A peaceful retreat in the heart of rural Leicestershire, The Badger's Sett was built to cater for visitors to Cropston Reservoir and Bradgate Park, and for that reason large gardens were included for their enjoyment.

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What 17 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. PM

    PeterM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have two English friends who visit Perth Australia on a regular basis and I had two cousins from Perth here on holiday and I thought it would be good for them to meet for the first time. We all had an enjoyable evening.

  2. C

    Conx

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 26 April 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice food, great service if a little fast between courses

  3. SE

    SueE

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Excellent food, lovely staff and relaxed atmosphere. Thank you

  4. RS

    RiniS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2018

    overall4food3service2ambience4

    Great location and good food although the service was not that great, expect a wait.

  5. E

    Estelle

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Lovely birthday meal with my family. Food was lovely, went on a Wednesday night which was pie night. Service was a little slow but nothing to complain about. Finished off our meal with a desert. Overall lovely restaurant to go to.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Had a lovely meal at The Badgers with my daughter. Staff were attentive but not overly intrusive and could answer questions we had about the menu. A couple of the menu options were not available but otherwise could not fault the evening.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2017

    overall3food2service2ambience2

    Our food was served cold, asked for no salad dressing but the salad arrived with dressing, the drinks order had to be requested a second time and then only half arrived the rest 5 minutes later. A poor experience.

  8. K

    Kkkkk

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2017

    overall3food5service3ambience3

    After booking online at 8:30am, the morning of the lunch (2:30pm) I received a booking confirmation of which I organised the family and met them at the pub. We arrived and there was no record of our booking and they were fully booked. We had a four year old and a month old baby as part of our party and waited over 20min in the bar area whilst the staff rather negatively/aggressively discussed if I was lying about the booking or not. Eventually they provided a table of six (a table had sat empty the whole time) and mentioned they had moved a few things round. Their excuse was the online booking system wasnt checked as they had been too busy to phone to say pub was full. I had travelled down from Sheffield for a special occasion and was happy nobody had told us. Lunch I can say was great but service wasn’t. Waited 15min to order our drinks and gave up after asking for he dessert menus after 20min of nobody attending our table. Ended up going to the local shop for dessert!

  9. E

    Elsee

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2017

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    What a pity. Great location and ambience, decent menu, but the quality of food was average, and the service was shocking. We booked table for 4pm after a walk, which I hoped would avoid the main rush, but despite ordering shortly after arrival, our food didn't arrive til 5.30! Children were starving by this point. My son had ordered pasta from the children menu but the portion was tiny. We didn't dare order desert, usually the highlight for my children, for fear of an even longer wait. This could be a great place to dine if they paid a bit more attention to the quality and had the staff and service to manage it.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Would think they would benefit from serving food on warm plates. That's why i didn't give it full star rating.

  11. E

    Essjay

    Hertfordshire

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 17 July 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delightful country pub with varied menu, friendly service.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 June 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    As it was a Wednesday it was a quiet night, which meant good service, good food and a nice birthday meal for my partner

  13. H

    Happydays

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 March 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We booked a table at short notice, we have been here lots of times to celebrate birthdays and anniversary s with the rest of the family. Only a short drive for us from home. We had a very nice meal although a little confusion on the meal deal,but the waitress sorted it for us., we enjoyed our meals and will be back again. Set in a lovely little spot near the reservoir, you can eat outside in the summer or just enjoy a drink in the lovely surroundings

  14. A

    Andazalia

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    A really enjoyable evening. Thanks to the fantastically accommodating and friendly staff who sorted out all our special needs in advance and on the night.

  15. L

    Lauren2014

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I am so happy we went to eat here we have been for drink in past but first time for food and it's amazing and perfect my family loved it and was a special surprise for my husbands birthday. When we left I booked a table to take my mum. Highly recommend it.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great meal 😀

  17. AV

    AVEIR

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Unfortunately our reservation made through open table hadn't actually reached the restaurant, so we spent quite a bit of time just hanging around next to seated diners waiting to be told what to do. I would recommend ringing ahead to make a booking rather than doing so online. We went for the Friday night steak menu which was tasty and good value. I had the fillet steak which was delicious. The atmosphere was busy, as expected on a Friday evening but our waitress seemed quite overstretched. Recommended for informal, family dining.

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The Badgers Sett is rated 4.3 stars by 17 OpenTable diners.

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  • Area

    Thurcaston

  • Hours of Operation

    Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 23:00

    Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

  • Cuisines

    International

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Indoor Fireplace

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