Wiltshire Tourist Guide

Pubs in Wiltshire

Pubs in Wiltshire offer plenty of choices whether its a quiet drink and pub lunch, a gourmet style meal or a lively night out you are seeking.

For award winning food in the heart of Wiltshire you could choose The Vine Tree in the north or the Compasses Inn just outside Tisbury in the south of the county.

Perhaps you could try the Jolly Huntsman Inn. This is a traditional village freehouse with a selection of well kept real ales, delicious home cooked fayre and accommodation yet less than 10 minutes drive from junction 17 of the M4 motorway.

Included in the Good Beer Guide for 2009/10 Helen and Simon have been recently highly commended by the North Wilts Campaign for Real Ale 'Pub of the Year 2009'. The pub offers a huge variety of real ales and local ciders with guest ales and ciders which are changed on a regular basis as well.

We have several pubs in our guide pages catering for caravan and camping folk. There is the Barge Inn at Honeystreet in the Vale of Pewsey with its frontage on the Kennet Avon Canal and a camping site at the rear. This pub is a well known haunt of ‘croppies’ who discuss and exchange the latest crop circle news and gossip. Another popular pub only a few minutes walk from the canal and a little further east on the outskirts of Pewsey is the Golden Swan. At the heart of the community in Wilcot village this pub also has a small, informal and friendly campsite. The Golden Swan serves delicious pub food and makes an excellent stopping off point for cyclists and walkers. Another, the Woodbridge Inn and Camping Site, a country pub to be found at North Newnton, just outside the village of Upavon on the edge of Salisbury Plain and close to the White Horse Vale.

Maybe one of the more unique pubs we host is the Poplar Inn at Wingfield, outside Trowbridge, which has its very own cricket club. The fixture timetable is to be found on their website. Apart from entertaining cricket lovers the inn provides a wide and varied choice of food and drink and specialises in catering for weddings and other special events.

We have several riverside pubs serving excellent food. There is the Old Mill at Harnham, a beautiful spot only 10 minutes walk from Salisbury Cathedral. You can sit outside on a summers day and with only the sound of the ducks can relax and admire the famed Constable views across the ancient water meadows towards the city’s Cathedral. If you choose you can always take a little exercise after your meal by walking along the Old Town Path which leads you directly into the city centre across the unspoilt water meadows with its magnificent views of the Cathedral.

Just to the north of the city in the quiet Woodford Valley is the The Bridge Inn overlooking the river Avon. This is the sister pub of the Ship Inn at Burford, situated on the banks of the River Nadder close to Wilton, the old capital of Wessex, which incidentally is believed to have given the county its name. A little to the west, on the A36 out of the city of Salisbury, is the Swan at Stoford also included in the pages of our guide. This pub serves a choice of food to suit all tastes and offers accommodation of nine rooms all very recently refurbished to a high standard. The beer garden is on the banks of the river Wylye where you can relax and watch the river flow by.

One of the oldest pubs in Wiltshire is the George Inn at Lacock in the north of the county. The tiny village of Lacock (three miles from Chippenham) is totally unique in that it is owned by the National Trust and the whole village appearance has been carefully preserved. However it is a ‘living village', has a thriving community and has retained its village school. The George Inn is a family run pub with happy and friendly staff who can be relied on to provide the best of service, food and drink to their many visitors no matter how busy they are. Another family run pub is the Horseshoe Inn at the village of Mildenhall and close to Marlborough. The pub is set in an area of outstanding beauty in over one acre of ground. In the family for several generations the pub was extensively renovated around 10 years ago and boasts open fires, oak beams and a welcoming atmosphere.

To sum up we have alot to offer and being predominantly rural you can always be sure of a very friendly welcome even in the busier parts of the county. To view all establishments please click on the link below.

Pubs in Wiltshire