The Kings Head
1 Bridge Street
(01722) 342050.


Mon-Sat 7-11 (Mon-Wed), 7-midnight (Thu-Sat); Sun 8am-10.30  



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The Kings Head  

Part of the Wethespoons chain.

The building is from 1832 constructed alongside the Avon river and even has its own jetty for visitors of old arriving by boat. The river however is too shallow for boat travel today and so most people find it by road or rail (rail station is close by). Situated just out of the centre by Market Square you can enjoy the delights of what must the South's version of 'Ale City'.

Salisbury has pubs on almost every street and all are welcoming and friendly, plus the vast majority serve real ale! The Town House has a ghost - the Grey Lady, who haunts all at night.

The ground floor has been lovingly restored and is reminiscent of lost opulence. There's a hanging light fitting that dominates the ground floor and is part of the view from the first floor balcony drinking area. Seating tends to be tall stools and tables in the rear but by the huge windows are proper tables and chairs with wooden partitions to give a sense of intimacy. Can get busy at weekends as it is close to other city centre drinking parlours. Décor is from the modern light and airy Wetherspoon catalogue.

Beers were kept with the usual Wetherspoons glee, though Spoons staff do need to be trained how to pull a decent pint of ale and to know what a sparkler is. There is however a Hogs Head across the road which does do up to 8 ales, plus food.

Food at The Town House is wholesome with a choice for vegetarians. Prices are OK for a tourist trap like Salisbury and range from £3.75 for a main course to £6.50.

There is outside drinking on the river bank in the summer and car parking at the rear, though these both tend to merge space wise.

There is accommodation here Book online which is comfortable and all 31 rooms are en-suite, priced from £59 per room (not person). Breakfast is an extra £2.99.

Wheelchair access is possible through the front door but other entrances are limited.

Opening hours include hours to serve just breakfast - no alcohol: Monday to Wednesday 7am - 11pm (alcohol from 10am), Thursday to Saturday 7am - midnight (alcohol from 10am) and Sunday 8am - 10.30pm (alcohol from 12 noon).



Also Try:

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.





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