69 Brown Street
Mon-Sat 12.30-2 (not Mon-Thu), 5-11; Sun Closed (but check)
This is a welcoming free house in the city of Salisbury. Not too far from the cathedral itself, but far enough to be out of the tourist circuit and therefore an altogether more relaxing experience.
There are open fires to warm you in winter and the wooden floors and benches are reminiscient of past times.
Real ale is served here and comes usually from local micro-breweries and changes regularly.
Food is served here an is all Thai food. It is served at all times, though as you can guess, it gets busy so you might want to call if you are making a special visit.
Although it states it is not open on Sundays, we have beena couple of times on a Sunday when we found it open. So call first.
Children are welcome to eat, though there is no beer garden. Also the train is at the other end of the city, but as this is Salisbury, that is not exactly far.
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.
Kings Arms, 99 Fisherton St, SP2 7SP (01722) 337811. Hop Back, Ringwood plus guest ales. Accommodation here.
The Chough, Market Square. Hidden Brewery pub.
Beer range varies
The Kings Head
1 Bridge Street