Wiltshire Tourist Guide

Restaurants near Stonehenge Wiltshire England

Restaurants near Stonehenge Wiltshire England are mostly in nearby town of Amesbury Wiltshire only five minutes drive away.

Places to Eat near Stonehenge
Because of the remoteness of the site places to eat are either in local village country pubs, Amesbury or Salisbury to the south.

The location of Stonehenge is on an open hillside of Wiltshire on the edge of military ranges and Salisbury Plain and easily spotted from the main London to Exeter A303 road.

The stone circle is remote and stands on a very exposed hillside and you are well advised to wear warm protective clothing before venturing near the stones. On all but the warmest of summer days there always seems to be a cool breeze at the site. Apart from small villages up and down the river valleys that lie to the east and west of the Stones the small country town of Amesbury is the main population centre for the area.

From the point of view of a decent meal and a warm up after your trip through pre-history you are well advised to stop off in the town or go to one of the village pubs in the area. There is a good choice of eating places varying from ‘cheap and cheerful ‘ cafes to hotel restaurants in the country town of Amesbury Wiltshire and quite a few pubs serving meals outside the town within easy reach of the Stones.

As well as offering a takeaway service the long established Tandoori Nights Restaurant and Takeaway and recently refurbished Indian restaurant in the High Street Amesbury also has a lunch time menu with a choice of a 3-course and 4-course lunches at very reasonable prices. The evening meal menu offers the best of classical Indian dishes as well as their Tandoori’s own unique specialities. This should certainly warm you up after a morning spent up at Stonehenge.

Other restaurants include New Happy Chinese Garden 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 .

If you are looking for something more upmarket then why not try the premier The Antrobus Arms Hotel restaurant where there is plenty of car-parking available. The hotel is long established with a high reputation. 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 and 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 Stonehenge 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 near Stonehenge Wiltshire England