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Haunch of Venison

$$ - $$$, British,
1 Minster Street, Salisbury SP1 1TB, England
+44 1722 411313
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Overview
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“venison” (135 reviews)
“mash” (16 reviews)
“fish and chips” (21 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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1 Minster Street, Salisbury SP1 1TB, England
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1 - 10 of 709 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Would not be a trip to salisbury without stopping by! It’s a must, even if you here just for a drink. Very busy, lots of history. Would you like to dine at the same place as Winston Churchill ? This is the place for you!

Thank MillieDS175
Reviewed 1 week ago

Returning to Salisbury less than a month after out previous visit we all voted to go back to The Haunch of Venison and both the food and service were very good again. The service in particular was helpful, our waiter responded quickly to all requests...More

2  Thank Hairy_Animal_5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building dates as far bacl as the 13th century and this reflects in the interior with small cosy spaces and various fireplaces. The meal was excellent and still reasonably priced.

3  Thank huys25
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was quite something to be in this very old place next to the fire ! We were visiting Salisbury for only 1 day and this place really made us discover the nice cosy English pub ! Large choice of whisky for the whisky lovers...More

3  Thank Manon R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

visited with friends, food very good for most of us (mine was lovely, lamb ragu) good service, lovely log fire and nice atmosphere

3  Thank TedsTeam2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best experience I had in England. The restaurant is on the first floor of one of the most ancient house of Salisbury. Really traditional ambient and superb game courses. I absolutely suggest duck breast and pigeon breast as starter. For main course...More

3  Thank MicheleLivorno
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just the ticket for a cosy pre-theatre drink. Wonderfully ambient atmosphere and friendly service. A must visit.

2  Thank nutmeg630
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great old school pub,been in many times and the history of this place is great. Ask the bar staff about the history of the hand. Always a great atmosphere in this pub,good choice of beers and ales and always a good spot to meet tourists.

2  Thank jamesgall84
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and friendly service. On a cold rainy day we found this old building with cozy fireplaces in some of their small rooms. We were taken upstairs out of the tiny bar area to have our lunch. Food and beverages were both great. The...More

2  Thank maxwellkg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped of here for a Sunday roast while visiting Salisbury. The pub is quite small but is not without its charm. The food was lovely and reasonably priced for the area. The service was fine but think they struggled at times with how busy...More

2  Thank Matt O
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mike l
19 September 2017|
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Response from whitemoonstone | Reviewed this property |
approx. 5-10 minute walk
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Anthony P
18 December 2015|
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Response from mike l |
very busy lunch crowd l would try for reservation with that amount of people
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Meals
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
Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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
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Description
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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