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Haunch of Venison

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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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1 Minster Street, Salisbury SP1 1TB, England
+44 1722 411313
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my family visited this beautiful pub recently, we were greeted pleasantly by great staff. The beer was good and the food was even better with friendly service. Definitely will visit again!

3 Thank salisburysteve123
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

İt was old pub very historic. beers was diffrent i liked the atmosphere and barmen was friendly they said oldest pub in salisbry worth a visit

4 Thank Kadir K
Lyme Regis, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely drink in the pub, staff all very cheerful. Went for a meal in the evening, meal was nice but could have been hotter although in their defence there were Christmas parties at the same time.

1 Thank cheryl t
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old world hostelry with an ambience that is out of this world (they have a ghost as well) A meal as part of a group, to celebrate Christmas, a few days early. The meals were all (I spoke to several of the group) of fine quality and enjoyed by those attending. There were several choices each course and the chef... More 

5 Thank Brianford
Zurich, Switzerland
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142 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub for a drink with a warming real fire. Didn't have chance to try food, shame as menu looked amazing. !!! Only small negative were dirty toilets.

2 Thank Swissmisstraveller
Brockenhurst, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited for lunch over the Christmas period, having really enjoyed a meal here last year. It is such an interesting building, quite unique, and well situated in the centre of Salisbury. The upper room is accessed by a difficult staircase, but leads to a cosy restaurant with a log fire. There is a very good choice on the menu,... More 

1 Thank HilaryT221111
Bandol, France
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

lot of differnt ales and beer, lot of whisky, very nice bartender, waiter and a cook who like is job. Also nice costumers. We spend a good time here. Greetings from "the frenchies"!

4 Thank James U
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is the only one in Salisbury that benefits from a plug delivered by the audio commentary on the Stonehenge tour bus. It has everything stacked in its favour; history, location and free publicity. The menu is unremittingly Anglo-Saxon with the most exotic ingredient I encountered being the mellowest chorizo I've ever tasted in my pork cheek starter. Nothing... More 

1 Thank Ian D
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Lovely quaint pub with bags of character. Cosy little rooms to sit in with fireplaces. Serve lovely mulled wine with mince pies!

4 Thank KentDen
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

I booked here for our team Christmas lunch and we travelled from several locations as far apart as Exeter & Maidstone for it, and boy was it worth the journey. The venue is simply stunning, the food was faultless - every plate cleared on every single course for all nine of us. The staff were helpful and attentive and the... More 

5 Thank DaisyMaeLucas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 20
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Minster Street, Salisbury SP1 1TB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1722 411313
One of the city's most historic pub, and listed on CAMRA's National Inventory as one of the most historic interiors in the UK, The Haunch is packed with history, reputedly haunted by the ghost of the cheating card player, whose mummified hand is displayed in the upper 'House of Lords' Bar, with the snug 'Horsebox' allegedly the meeting place of Churchill and Eisenhower whilst planning the D-Day landings! With a spacious first floor restaurant, and a recent ownership change, The Merchant's House dining room on the first floor (entrance through pub) features a contemporary British menu specializing in local ingredients which include our famous venison casserole, superb selection of local meats and fish. Complemented with a specialist whiskey list, fine wine list and local hand - pulled real ales, as well as very friendly service, The Haunch is a definite 'must see' on your visit to Salisbury!

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