My Top 5 favourite pubs In and around Salisbury

You are never far away from a town or country pub, Salisbury is a cathedral city full of pubs and restaurants dotted on every corner,  the beautiful villages situated around Salisbury have some of my favourite spots to eat.

1. Radnor arms/ nunton odstock

This stunning traditional free house situated in the chalke valley 3 miles south of Salisbury is in my top 5 pubs to eat at for many reasons.

This beautiful pub retains many a original feature including a large inglenook fireplace. This is my favourite place to come for a evening meal or a Sunday roast.

the selection of locally sourced dishes are routinely changed and they do the best Camembert for a starter in my eyes. Booking is a must as always busy.

2. Beckford arms / fonthill gifford

This stylish country pub is located on the beautiful parkland of the fonthill estate 20 minutes drive from Salisbury.

The beckford arms made its way into my top 5 favourite pubs because of the Huge selection of local ales and quality largers. There open fire warms mulled wine during the winter months perfect for a quick stop after a afternoon walk to warm up.

The food is delicious, with the menu changing depending on the time of year, they use local produce or food grown in there own garden, my favourite has to be there ploughman’s with there delicious house pickles washed down with a cool cider on a hot summers day.

last year they ran a fabulous Friday evening bbq / pizza nights in there garden which was great for all the family, and very popular.

3. Rai d’or

This we’ll known pub in the city centre of Salisbury has a colourful history spanning over the last 700 years. The name Rai dor means beam of golden light with the name having its origins from the french heraldry.

This classic pub offers a menu of simple Thai food, it’s the best Thai food experience I have had anywhere outside of Thailand itself.

There mixed started is a must and personally I usually order a green curry or there beef hot basil stir fry. Enjoy a cosy evening with friends in this quirky English pub serving authentic Thai food, 5 stars from me all day long.

4. The Royal Oak / Great Wishford

My local village pub, the Royal Oak is a traditional ale house situated in the centre of  the picturesque village of Great Wishford 10 minutes from Salisbury. A warm and friendly place to eat or just enjoy a drink, they have a large menu and a good selection of daily specials to choose from. My top 5 favourite pubs couldn’t be complete without this pub,we eat there regularly and the steak is normally my go too meal, the carvery on a Sunday has to be one of the best around, and if your a gin lover like myself you won’t be disappointed there are hundreds to choose from my new favourite is rhubarb with a elderflower tonic.

5. The haunch of venison

traditional pub with oak beams antique furniture and wood panelled walls, probably The oldest hostelry in Salisbury, it stands in the top 25 pubs in the uk you must drink in before you die.

the haunch of venison serves drinks downstairs and houses a unique restaurant upstairs serving gastropub dishes.


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