Eating Out in Wiltshire a county of small and mainly rural towns and villages offers an excellent and varied selection of dining experiences to suit all tastes. FOR A LIST OF EATING OUT ESTABLISHMENTS ON THIS GUIDE PLEASE GO TO SEARCH BOX TO THE LEFT OR FOR THE COUNTY OF WILTSHIRE USE THE QUICKLINKS LIST, ALSO TO THE LEFT OF THIS ARTICLE
In the tiny village of Little Bedwyn, perched on the picturesque Kennet and Avon canal, you will find one of the finest restaurants in the county, the Harrow Inn. Recently refurbished the inn was awarded Michelin Stars in both 2007 and 2008 as well as collecting a Gold Award in the South West Tourism Awards in 2008.
Looking for a snack, a full three-course meal or a drink? Then why not try the Bridge Inn, a food-led pub at the southern end of West Lavington, on the Salisbury to Devizes road. The Bridge Inn offers both A la Carte and traditional dishes with a bit of French flair and flavour from Cyrille Portier who leads the cooking. It has a real inviting and friendly atmosphere with real log fire in winter and the use of the garden in summer, perhaps to enjoy a game of Boules (reservations 01380 813213).
Dining in Wiltshire may even provide you with a ‘spiritual’ experience in historic surroundings such as The White Horse Inn at Downton ( reservations 01725 510408) on the main Salisbury to South Coast A338 route. The White Horse even has its own ghost Elizabeth Rose, the Bishop’s housekeeper, who can still be found wandering. Originally built in 1420 as a residence for the Bishop of Winchester, the building became a public house in 1599.
Maybe your dining experience is to include a high quality Indian Restaurant. If so you need look no further than the Anokaa and Hox Brasserie restaurants in Fisherton Street Salisbury. Close to the city centre, the magnificent Salisbury Cathedral and spectacular spire these restaurants are both of a high standard and are to be recommended for their excellent Indian cuisine, superb service and attention to detail.
Anokaa restaurant pride themselves on being different. Their menu includes only the freshest of ingredients, authentic herbs and spices with rare and unusual specialities to offer a twist on traditional Indian cuisine. Each Thursday a table magician or classical Indian dancer is on hand to entertain you and will not fail to impress (reservations 01722 414142).
The Hox Brasserie, unlike many Indian restaurants, focuses on Southern Indian food, where spices used are very different, and offers diners good, traditional Indian food in a modern, contemporary environment of colour and light (reservaions 01722 341600).
Eating Out in Wiltshire provides unexpected treats and experiences both on and off the beaten track and we have done our best in this short article to give you a small sample of what Wiltshire has to offer. Even the smallest villages and hamlets in the county offer exceptional dining experiences in most comfortable and friendly surroundings.Eating Out in Wiltshire