"So many great pubs, so avoid the chains!" Salisbury Restaurant Tip by BadmanSpirits
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There are so many great pubs, proper pubs, in Salisbury so don't waste your hard-earned in the big name chains. Don't be fooled by the olde-worlde look on the outside, the riverside settings, ivy and pretty lights. The food will be cheap but bland, the beer will be cheap too, hence it will be populated by morons most of the time. Stick to Brewery pubs - The Coach and Horses, Winchester Street. Great food, always a great pint. Alchemy at The Chough, The Market Square. Looks great after the re-furb, comfy sofas, loads of character. The Haunch of Venison, Poultry Cross. Rupert the Chef has a gift from God himself. Ask for the restaurant upstairs. The Cloisters, Catherine Street. Don't go in there in that shiny, new Manchester United shirt you just bought. This place is strictly Rugby and Cricket only and they will sling you out! The Wig and Quill, New Street, next to the Courts. Just for the beer garden, really, local cider too. The Ale House, Crane Street. Does exactly what it says on the tin. Live music Thursdays, I think, plus all the sport on big-screen. Get there early for the football, it fills up sharpish.
As a rule, if the place has a (Licenced House) Manager instead of a Bar Manager working for a Landlord then run away. I promise you won't have to go far before you find an honest, real, proper pub. For food, places with specials boards are a good rule of thumb. Shows a little thought, n'est pas?
P.S. If you walk into a pub and it looks like a bad day in Beirut, shoddy, unwelcoming, DON'T feel you owe them a quick pint cos it would be rude not to - go find a better place. Life's too short!
Directions: Central - Salisbury's only dinky.
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