Wig and Quill
1 New Street
Mon-Sat 112-11, Sun 12-3, 7-10.30
Wig and Quill
A multi-room pub divided by screen walls with an olde worlde feel of a 17th century drinking house. Wood stripped tables and pews adorn most walls/spaces. A mixture of chairs, some carvers, all padded.
The bar is on the left as you enter and is along one wall. It has an overhang and is at good leaning height, though the beamed ceiling reduces room height quite considerably. On the walls hang caricatures of turn of the century life. Two fireplaces are striking but not for use.
Beers on the hand pump were McMullens AK, Wadworths JCB, Wadworth IPA and 6X plus one other which was coming on at the time. The cellar can be seen through a small viewing window towards the back of the pub on the left.
Food is served lunchtimes only, till 2pm, during the winter months so be warned. Menu looks good with plenty of vegetarian choice and is reasonably priced. There is a beer garden from which you can get good views of the cathedral. Pub is quiet with no piped music. No smoking section at the front of the pub.
No accommodation here but try The Tollgate (Hall and Woodhouse).
Haunch of Venision, 1 Minster Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire. (01722) 322024. Beer: Wadworth's 6X, Courage Best & Directors. Open: Mon-Sat 11-11pm, Sun 12-10.30pm. Food: both lunch and evening till 8.30pm.
The Chough, Market Square. Hidden Brewery pub.
plus a couple of guests.