A LARGE new £1.5 million restaurant and venue has opened at a golf club in Swindon.

The Basset Down Complex on Hay Lane has been extended after owners Juliette and William Nutland spent five years designing and building new additions to the site.

Juliette said: "We now offer a fantastic venue full of experiences.

"People can come along for a meal, book a private event, use our driving range, play golf or footgolf.

"Thanks to our two new function rooms, we can also now host business events, wedding receptions and much more. We’re thrilled to have achieved this at such a challenging time for businesses across the country.”

The complex sits just off Junction 16 of the M4 and was originally a dairy farm before the couple changed it into a golf course in 2005 after facing a difficult year.

In 2016, they decided to branch out and add more attractions to the space and host more events there.

Juliette added: "We realised we were outgrowing ourselves and we began planning to become even more of a ‘go-to’ venue.

“Our extension opened up just over six weeks ago now, and we have been thrilled with the feedback and results so far.

"During this time, we’ve already hosted wedding anniversaries, Rotary Club meetings, wakes, birthday parties, corporate wellbeing days and golf societies.

"Enquiries for Christmas parties have been coming in thick and fast since August, and next year’s diary is starting to fill up too. It’s taken a long time to turn our dreams into the reality we see today.

“We want to let people in Swindon and Wiltshire know that our new facilities are open to the public.

"Even though we have been predominately a golf club for the last 16 years, we have always been an open, inclusive and family friendly destination. While the golfing side of our complex remains just as important to us, the addition of our new restaurant and event spaces allows us to offer a range of experiences to the local community, and all in a beautiful spot overlooking the unspoiled Wiltshire countryside,” Juliette said.

To find out more about Basset Down Complex visit https://www.basset-down.com