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Basil’s Christmas Carol Comedy Dinner Show

Date: 30th November 2019

Location: Lydiard House and Park, Lydiard Tregoze
Telephone: 01793 466664

A hilarious Fawlty Towers twist on the Dickens Christmas Classic!



Basil’s Christmas Carol Comedy Dinner Show

Saturday, 30 November

7pm – Late

A hilarious Fawlty Towers twist on the Dickens Christmas Classic! Join us here at The Lydiard House for an evening of festive entertainment as we host this extraordinary interactive dinner show.

After telling Manuel he has to work on Christmas Day, Basil Fawlty is visited by the ghosts of his old business partner and 3 comedy legends in this hilarious take on the Dickens Christmas Classic. Sybil wants Basil to return to the carefree man she married and Manuel’s desperate to feed his son, Tiny Timeo.

But will Basil manage to change his ways, serve his guests and fill them with Christmas cheer… or at least a Christmas pudding?

The show begins in the bar over pre-dinner drinks, where you will be greeted by the characters. Then, when the time comes, you will be invited through to the restaurant where you will be served a 3-course meal. Please see our delicious festive menu below.

Following the comedy dinner show, you will be invited to dance the night away with our disco.

£49.50 per person

Price includes: Bucks Fizz on arrival, comedy dinner show, 3-course dinner with coffee and after dinner chocolate, plus disco.

Please arrive at The Lydiard House at 7pm. Carriages at 1am.


Making a Booking

To book your space, please call 01793 464644.

Full payment is required at the time of booking to confirm your space.

Please provide your menu choices when booking. Alternatively, you may contact us at least 2 weeks prior to the event date with your menu choices. Please let us know if you require a gluten-free, dairy-free or vegan alternative.

Please note you may be sharing a table with other guests if your party is smaller than 8 people.

A parking voucher will be provided to you, if required. Please speak to reception staff upon arrival.

Whilst the show is family friendly, we respectfully request that the minimum age of our guests is 14 years and over.


Stay with us

Why not make a night of it? Stay in the modern annexe of The Lydiard House, conveniently located just a few minutes from the centre of Swindon, and half way between Bristol and Reading, 

Our double room rate is £68, including breakfast for two people. You can find out more about our facilities here. 

Book your room with us direct: 01793 464644.


In the unfortunate circumstance that you have to cancel your space(s), you will be refunded as follows:

Period of Notice


21 days or more

Full refund

20 days or less

75% Refund

7 days or less

50% Refund


Festive Lunch and Dinner Menu

Bloody Mary Prawn Cocktail with Avocado and Green Salad

Duck Pate with Apple Chutney and Toasted Brioche

Warm Goats Cheese and Roasted Beetroot Tart, Pear & Walnut Salad and Balsamic Dressing (V)

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup garnished with Chilli & Coconut Cream (V)


Traditional Norfolk Turkey Breast, Pigs in Blankets, Sage Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce and Roast Gravy

Lemon & Rosemary Pork Escallop wrapped in Pancetta, served with Lydiard Heritage Cider Jus

Salmon Darne topped with Pesto Crumb with Roasted Vine Tomato sauce and New Potatoes

Mushroom Cranberry & Brie Wellington with Marsala Wine Cream Sauce (V)


Main courses served with Roasted Chateaux Potatoes and a medley of seasonal vegetables


Christmas Pudding with Brandy Sauce

Winter Berry Cheesecake

Baileys Torte with Coffee Syrup

Best of British Cheese Plate with Fig Chutney


Coffee & After Dinner Chocolate

Cost: £49.50 per person