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The Badgers Sett

Reservoir Road, Cropston, Leicester, LE7 7GQ +44 1164489257

((((* British
Main course: £10
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Monday to Saturday: 12:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 22:30

Superb Sunday lunch, good value for money. Lovely atmosphere and waiting staff were excellent.

Karen Balment 19 July 2016
from Leicester

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Facing out onto the picturesque Cropston Reservoir, The Badgers Sett champions quality British fare in a charming pub setting. As well as a spacious garden for al fresco dining, the traditional and cosy interior of The Badgers Sett in Leicestershire harks back to times gone by.

Hearty Sunday roasts and trusty British dishes head The Badgers Sett menu, and a range just for kids offers mini versions of pub favourites. Signature Vintage pies offer fillings like beef & merlot with buttered peas, while The Badgers Sett ‘Vintage classics’ menu includes lemon & garlic-roasted chicken with seasoned chips.

Paying homage to the Great British pub, the Vintage Inn bar stock includes cask-conditioned beers, real ales and a meticulously compiled wine list. Thirst-quenching offerings include seasonal non-alcoholic cocktails and freshly-pressed juices, and rich coffee is brewed freshly throughout the day.

The Badgers Sett in Cropston sits right on the fringes of the village’s stunning reservoir, whilst the Cropston Cricket Club is just a 5-minute walk away.

The Badgers Sett

Reservoir Road, Cropston, Leicester, LE7 7GQ

Contact +44 1162367999
Reservations +44 1164489257

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Customer reviews for The Badgers Sett

4.1 ((((* (based on 35 reviews)
91% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (25)
  • lunch (23)
  • value (13)
  • child friendly (10)
  • views (10)
  • romantic (8)
  • al fresco (7)
  • large parties (6)
  • private dining (5)
  • business (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • luxury (3)
  • ((((( by from Leicester

    Lovely Sunday lunch. Beautifully presented. Good quality fresh vegetables and good size portion. Excellent.

  • ((*** by from Leicester

    Welcomed by a lovely lady Phillipa, seated and drinks order taken.
    Ordered food which took ages to come, 45 mins, (restaurant was not to busy !). I has to ask for progress on order it was that long.
    Food was OK but no but portion size varied vastly.
    Sea bass was superb with plenty of sides. On the other hand the Rump steak was over cooked, 8 chips and what can only be described as small onion fritter. Not to impressed.
    Sweet again took ages to arrive. Trifle was best ever, platter of sweets was good, whereas the apple pie was poor, with runny custard in a minute jug.

    Overall I would say, service good, food very average, restaurant ok. Drinks selection good.
    Gentle men's toilets was awash with wet floor, no very nice.

  • (((** by from Leicester

    I am afraid we had a disappointing meal. The roast platter was disappointing. The meat was shrivelled up and appeared as if it had been reheated after it was cooked. The edges were shrivelled up and burnt. We dine out at least once week throughout Leicestershire. Members of staff were very welcoming and the the service was good. However the quality of the food spoiled our experience. As mentioned in the Vintage inn survey I would happy to pay around 30 to 40 pound a head in a gastro pub as a long as the food is good.

  • ((((* by from Leicester

    Excellent food overall though the Wagyu burger was a disappointment . Great service . The only downside was that the Sunday roasts were not available but we were dining at 7.30 so not surprised. The fact that it serves a good variety on the menu on a Sunday is a bonus.

  • ((((* by from Leicester

    We took two friends who had not been To Badger Sett before and the setting impressed them .We go fairly frequently so we knew that there is a good menu .We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The service was very good the waiter attentive and good food that's all one can ask for..Our friends want to come again.

  • (((** by from Leicester

    The venue was very pleasant, most of our party arrived early and were shown to the table only to be informed that our drinks order wouldn't be taken until the whole party was assembled. We were thirsty so decided to access the bar ourselves, which wasn't an issue and the drinks were put on the table tab. When the food was eventually ordered, two of the three special that we ordered, we were informed were now off the menu or they had insufficient quantities to satisfy our demand. Eventually we were able to find dishes for all of us that were available and the order was placed. Sharing starters and mains for each person. Whilst we had plenty to talk about, it was noticed that the time taken to serve the ordered dishes was quite long, and even some extra drinks took longer than one would have hoped. When the food did arrive it was delicious, hot and very tasty as well as filling. So overall the whole experience was unfortunately marred by the lack of first choice dishes and the length of time to be served, which could easily have been alleviated by just one extra waiter. The restaurant whilst busy wasn't full to capacity so it wasn't easy to see what was the cause of the delays, and sitting with three former waiters perhaps didn't particularly help!

  • ((((* by from Leicester

    Last night was a difficult night. Hottest day of year. Not enough staff. Having to wait 45 mins+ for meals. When arrived food was as good as usual although other diners food was cool.
    Staff were very apologetic.

  • ((((( by from Leicester

    Superb Sunday lunch, good value for money. Lovely atmosphere and waiting staff were excellent.

  • ((((* by from Leicester

    We had a lovely meal which was good value and the waitress was very nice. They forgot my choc pot but when I queried it I was given it to take home.

  • ((((( by from Markfield

    Good food great atmosphere

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