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Haunch of Venison

$$ - $$$, British,
1 Minster Street, Salisbury SP1 1TB, England
+44 1722 411313
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“venison” (118 reviews)
“mash” (12 reviews)
“fish and chips” (14 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Minster Street, Salisbury SP1 1TB, England
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1 - 10 of 617 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Apart from the sticky floor and the unpleasant smell everywhere in this pub, the service has been a total mess. A fish and chips dish with no fish at all (unbelievably a friend has been served just the external fried crust with no fish inside!),...More

Thank Anton_Ego_CR
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

having visited this establishment for lunch today I have to say I'm extremely disappointed, not so much with the poorly executed food but rather the dismissive way the foh staff dealt with the situation. My girlfriend ordered two starters to eat as a main, one...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 6 days ago

This has got to be one of the best pubs in Great Britain never mind Salisbury. It is a fantastic old building full of character. We called in one day during our stay just for a drink. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful and...More

1  Thank BillyBlueboy
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy a drink in unrivaled surroundings then don't miss the Haunch of Venison. Steeped in history and with a great atmosphere this is a terrific place for a pint and bite to eat. Great staff and a warm welcome add to the unique...More

1  Thank Julian D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Myself and my partner always go to chain restaurants so wanted to try something different and we are so glad we did. The food was incredible, I have never tasted such amazing venison. I had the special Venison Sausages toad in the hole and everything...More

3  Thank Polly F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very quaint and unpretentious bar in the middle of Salisbury with a classic old English olde worlde restaurant upstairs. Great laid back mix of jazz, Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong. Food delivers - excellent venison (obviously) that was robust and tasty. Slick and cheerful...More

2  Thank Tones100
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food and great service. They even got us a birthday cake! This is one of the oldest pubs in salisbury and most popular with tourists. Traditional British country food.

Thank Amy R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Let’s start with the positives. A nice old pub full of character and history that is the essence of Old England, intimate and nice warm welcome too. I ordered the pork belly and after a short wait it was duly served up looking a bit...More

Thank redpen183
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the feeling of eating in a very old British pub! Great character, very historic. We both had the grilled venison plate, and we both devoured it! We really enjoyed the lunch- no complaints. Just sorry we did not have time for sticky toffee pudding!

2  Thank momsuptoolate
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had Sunday lunch fish chips X 2 and toad in the hole.£50.75p. Sat waited half hour before getting any attention from bored waiter. Asked to order deliberately ignored. Secondly had to ask louder to be able to order. Told be with you sir. Too busy...More

2  Thank Dean R
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mike l
19 September 2017|
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Response from moxie2003 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe a 10 min walk max
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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