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Haunch of Venison

$$ - $$$, British,
1 Minster Street, Salisbury SP1 1TB, England
+44 1722 411313
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1 Minster Street, Salisbury SP1 1TB, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Was staying in Salisbury for weekend & came across Haunch of Venison whilst looking for somewhere to eat on 1st night Amazing building with character & features you dont see anymore as everyone goes for trendy refits Quirky buliding with steep spiral staircase to upper...More

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sit down in the cute little bar room at the front of the pub, where Winston Churchill sat once. Food ok, a tourist must.

Thank nathanrT6016CK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went into pub because it was advertising 2 courses for £12.95 but this was only available in the restaurant and as we had a dog with us we where only allowed in bar area ,we asked if we could have the meal in that area...More

Thank chuppachop63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positive points -Food was good . The chef cooks the venison just right -melts in the mouth . The food is very good it would be excellent if : Negative points- Staff behind the bar could be more friendly ,smile and engaged in conversation ....More

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I returned here on Saturday for the first time in 10 years. Happily nothing has changed but the staff seemed even more friendly and accommodating. It is a delightful, cosy place to while away a few hours with good friends. There's a great whiskey range...More

Thank hpbeebie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed a tasty dinner here after spending several hours visiting Salisbury Cathedral. We happened to walk past the restaurant while heading back to our B&B and thought it looked a good place to stop for dinner. I love venison and my slow cooked venison...More

Thank Robin W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Starter great. Husbands steak was lovely mine bit grisly in places, but rest was lovely. Told waitress and I had choice of another steak, free dessert or tea or coffee. I had free desert and was lovely

2  Thank Carol L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

£9.45 for 2 pints of normal beer. Much more expensive than other local pubs and I can't imagine why.

Thank MP1349
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had not visited the most atmospheric pup in Salisbury for several years. You cannot believe my disappointment this week when upon entry,instead of the smell of ale and atmospher I found myself greated with the oder of cleaning fluid /bleach. Can bthings get worse,...More

Thank starrfisher
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The kindness of the waitress was very nice and the price was very good. It was my first Sunday roast ever and it was extremely delicious! Lovely and friendly location

5  Thank GiuCZ
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September 19, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from whitemoonstone | Reviewed this property |
approx. 5-10 minute walk
Anthony P
December 17, 2015|
Response from mikel4888 |
very busy lunch crowd l would try for reservation with that amount of people
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$22
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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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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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