Wiltshire Tourist Guide

Restaurants in Amesbury - Wiltshire

Restaurants in Amesbury, a small country town close to Stonehenge in Wiltshire England are mainly in the centre.

For a very small country town there is a surprisingly good selection of eating places varying from ‘cheap and cheerful ‘ cafes to hotel restaurants. There are quite a few pubs serving meals outside the town and within easy reach.

As well as offering a takeaway service the long established and recently refurbished Tandoori Nights Indian Restaurant and Takeaway the High Street also has a lunch time menu offering a choice of a 3-course lunch at very rreasonable prices. Tandoori’s evening menu offers the best of classical Indian dishes as well as their Tandoori’s own unique specialities.

Other restaurants in Amesbury include New Happy Garden Chinese Restaurant in the Arcade (also offering lunch, evening meals and takeaways), the Amesbury Chippy in Flower Court, Amesbury , the Amesbury Fish Bar in Earls Court Road, two further cafes and a Kentucky Fried Chicken at Solstice Park, a little way out from the main centre. There are short stay car park facilities available in the centre of town.

Other establishments in the town serving meals include The New Inn, The George Hotel and The Greyhound.

For something more upmarket the premier The Antrobus Arms Hotel restaurant should fit the bill. There is plenty of car-parking available. The Antrobus Arms hotel is long established with a high reputation and has been recently refurbished. Its history includes the somewhat unique fact that the Beatles stayed there in the 60’s whilst filming ‘Help’ on Salisbury Plain and occupied Room No. 20! The hotel offers an excellent dining experience in beautiful surroundings with a wide selection of meals and wines. The hotel is particularly proud of the quality of its Real Ales.

Out of the town there are many pubs serving food all within easy reach of Stonehenge Wiltshire England but mostly located in the villages that run north to south and into Salisbury.

There is of course the Stonehenge Inn, the nearest pub with meals, which is about 1.5 miles by road from the monument on the A345 roundabout as it passes Durrington Walls. Interestingly, Durrington Walls village is itself built within a large Neolithic Iron Age earthwork which has been the subject of recent excavation. All that remains of the earthwork today is the low circular ridge visible from the A345 which slices through it. The Stonehenge Inn serves food and is the nearest pub to Stonehenge itself. Of the village and country pubs to the north you may like to try The Swan in the tiny village of Enford about 15 minutes drive on the main A345 Amesbury to Upavon road. There are also The Royal Oak, The George and The Bustard inns in the village of Shrewton 3-4 miles west of Stonehenge.

If you are on your way to the beautiful cathedral city of Salisbury, about 15-20 minutes drive to the south, then why not have a complete change of pace and scenery by taking the pretty route through west Amesbury on the Salisbury road. The road wends its way south following the river Avon through some of the most beautiful countryside in England, the Woodford valley.

There are plenty of attractive village pubs in the area serving food some having riverside gardens where you can relax and watch the river run by. The Bridge Inn is one such at an exceptionally picturesque location overlooking the river. Only a couple of minutes drive further on is Heale House Gardens, a fine old house with gardens (the gardens are open to the public but the house isn’t) with the river running through its grounds where you can watch the trout on a perfect English summer’s day and walk around the enchanting gardens. Snacks, afternoon tea and a limited range of refreshment are there to add to your enjoyment of an English country garden at its best.

Although there are many restaurants near Amesbury Wiltshire England they are not very close to this renowned World Heritage site. If you are planning on travelling any distance and wish to make this one of your highlights then to avoid disappointment it is essential that you research ‘somewhere to eat’ in advance of your trip. Unfortunately the Ancient Britons were not quite as fond of their home comforts as we are!

Restaurants in Amesbury