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The Fat Dog - CLOSED

Station Road | Shrivenham, Swindon SN6 8JL, England
01793783443
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CLOSED
Price range: $16 - $41
Hours:
Tue - Thu 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Cuisines: British
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: We are a small restaurant nestled into the Oxfordshire countryside, just minutes away from Swindon, Cirencester and Faringdon. We believe in providing quality food at realistic prices. We would love to welcome you to The Fat Dog soon.

93 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Swindon, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Went on a weekday evening and found a wonderful choice from the menu, food served promptly and was lovely and hot. This is an ideal venue for a romantic meal for two

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Bedford, United Kingdom
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Having read previous comments on the reviews on this dining experience I feel compelled to hopefully bring some balance to their adverse remarks... I've been here three times now & in our small group have sampled a fair selection of the menu to get a good guage on its quality & on each occasion the food has been well prepared... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

We have been to the fat duck twice before and been impressed however we were all so disappointed today with the family Christmas lunch. Knowing Swindon is pretty poor for a great dining experience we have always been particular with the restaurants we chose. Firstly we were shown to our table in a restaurant that was empty with no diners... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012 via mobile

Taken to the restaurant by our friends as a belated 60th birthday treat. Greeted when we arrived and shown to our table and given menus. Drinks order taken and delivered and then ........ we waited and waited. Eventually we attracted the waiters eye and asked if we could order food. ' Chef has asked us to to slow down the... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

I'm not sure where to start,but we arrived Saturday night,(My Mums birthday,10th Nov 2012),and were seated at 7:00pm,only to wait an hour before we finally had our wine..2x.very cold red and not the choice of white!!.We asked to keep the 1 red back so it was at least warmish and then had to keep asking for it back when we... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

We came for Sunday lunch, hoping to have three courses within two hours. As it turned out, we just managed to have two courses even although we were the first, and only, people in the restaurant for the first 25 minutes! The food was ok. Nothing more. I ordered roast beef but was actually served pork - however as I'd... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

We had booked using Groupon vouchers (wasn't treated any differently). Inside was lovely and modern. Our table was in the conservatory which was very cold, even with heaters on. Had to wait along time for drinks and wasn't asked again all evening. Only had one drink! Excellent food. Between us we had garlic mushrooms, salmon mouse, pork and lamb chops... More 

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TheFatDog, Manager at The Fat Dog, responded to this review

Dear Libches, We are particularly proud of our Groupon offers and the way that we treat them. I can only apologise for the lack of check-backs and drinks orders on your table. We are currently hiring lots of new staff and so many of our issues should be sorted soon. Thankfully the quality of our food hasn't suffered and we... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Just has Sunday lunch.---- Very disappointing,-- They were not very busy but we had to wait quite some time for our main meal, THE PLATES WERE COLD, the yorkshires were cold, not much veg and the pork needed cooking more. Otherwise it was tasty & the starters were good also the sweets. The waitress did offer to get ti warmed... More 

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TheFatDog, Manager at The Fat Dog, responded to this review

Dear Margaret, Thank-you for bringing this to our attention. Unfortunately recently we have faced a couple of issues with our 'pass' as the heating lights having been working properly. This has now been rectified, but we do apologise for the disappointing experience you had with us. I have passed on all your comments to the team and they have all... More 

Staffordshire
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

I cannot give enough praise for this fantastic Gastro Pub. Everything was perfect. The service, the unbelievable food, the ambiance and the price. It ticks all the boxes, you must visit ! I just cannot recommend this enough.

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TheFatDog, Manager at The Fat Dog, responded to this review

Dear StaffordshireFoxy, Thank-you so much for the excellent review! We really appreciate the time people spend writing these. We do pride ourselves on providing quick, friendly service, with well cooked and presented food. We hope to see you again soon! The Christmas menu is available from November 27th until December 22nd. Thanks for coming & reviewing, Josh. More 

Highworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2012

My husband and I went to The Fat Dog this evening with a Groupon deal. We had the smoked salmon mousse and chicken Caesar salad for starters and the only (really extremely minor!) complaint we had with either was that the salad would be better served in a flat bottomed dish (it kept tipping up when trying to spear the... More 

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TheFatDog, Manager at The Fat Dog, responded to this review

Dear Kay, Thank-you for your loyal patronage, we hope you return this Christmas! I'm glad the complaints are minor, it makes my job so much easier! I'll pass that onto the kitchen - they never get to eat the food off of service plates. Our Pork and Lamb Chops have proved very popular this Autumn, I can personally vouch for... More 

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Additional Information about The Fat Dog

Address: Station Road | Shrivenham, Swindon SN6 8JL, England
Phone Number: 01793783443
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Swindon
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 16 - 41
Cuisine: British

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