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The Rainbow on The Lake

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The Rainbow on the Lake Salisbury Road | Steeple Langford, Salisbury SP3 4LZ, England
+44 1722 790251
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Watford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked here from holiday accommodation locally, after recommendation. We weren't disappointed. Most of their trade is lunchtime after a walk around the lakes outside but we went on a quiet Monday evening. The landlord Gary was really friendly and chatty and our daughter took a real shine to him. The food is home cooked and really good quality. It... More 

Thank LauraM_Watford
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Could do with bringing back the comfy seats and losing the awful dine bar music. Chips instead of the awful jacket potato chips, pub food would be better too.

Thank Wendy b
Bristol, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went as a family, and were seated in the conservatory. This pub is in a lovely setting overlooking the lake, with great views. The Conservatory is looking a bit tired and in need of an update, they had dirty looking towels squished up between the blinds and glass roof to (I assume) soak up some leaks. The menus were just... More 

Thank Helliekins
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the road to Warminster out of Wilton, travel through Stapelford. Carry on along and just before the turning to Wylie on the left is an almost hidden pub with driveway leading downhill to the Rainbow's car park. Locals have travelled here for years to enjoy the splendid views whilst enjoying their food inside the deceptively spacious pub or relax... More 

Thank Val104
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

wanted lunch travelling back home from a few days away , the staff were very friendly, we sat in the conservatory the view was lovely. ordered and the food was cooked to order so we did wait a little longer but it was great when it arrived . The main meals are large but good.

Thank Tracey L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal at this family run pub. Sat in the conservatory there is a beautiful view of the lake. Staff were all friendly, helpful & attentive. They have a really extensive menu, with old favourites & alternative dishes. Our food was lovely, handmade chips, fresh ingredients. Everyone enjoyed! The owners only took over a short time ago... More 

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Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Met up here as a good mid-way point for family. Appearances can be deceiving and first impressions weren't great from the car park, however, we received a warm welcome, were seated at an ample table for the 8 of us and the bar staff and waiting staff were very helpful. Everyone enjoyed their meal, we had a mix of kids,... More 

Thank nahill17
Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on a quiet grey Saturday. We had booked, just in case, but , probably due to weather and time of year, it was very quiet. Service was attentive but not intrusive. We had soft drinks then sat in the conservatory, views were great even on a grey day. Conservatory was at a comfortable temperature. I ordered... More 

Thank Paul M
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We booked here for twelve of us for a family/birthday meal as it was halfway between ourselves and family from London. We sat in the conservatory and it was lovely despite the slightly miserable weather. Our food was delicious, especially the brownie that I was supposed to share!, the staff looked after us very well, any drinks we ordered arrived... More 

Thank Elaine G
London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

I booked a lunch at this pub based on Trip Advisor reviews and the apparent view of the lake from the dining area. Unfortunately, we weren't able to sit in the conservatory and enjoy the view of the lake because it is too cold to sit in there in winter. We sat in the main area near the stove/fire but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Rainbow on the Lake Salisbury Road | Steeple Langford, Salisbury SP3 4LZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1722 790251

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?