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Haunch of Venison

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1 Minster Street, Salisbury SP1 1TB, England
+44 1722 411313
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Chichester, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We nipped into this pub for a bite to eat after a long training session in town! It's so so lovely and had a great atmosphere! Our server Jamie was great and even managed to cater to my awkward vegetarian/dairy intolerance. Really nice. A good stop for those visiting Salisbury!

3 Thank Gemma_Williams2017
Edmonton, Canada
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I always have loved the haunch since I moved to Salisbury and I come here often. The bar staff are always absolutely amazing and welcoming but I agree with a previous post that the pricing is waaaaay high. I understand it's a tourist pub really nowadays but to charge £4.90 for a pint of Birra Moretti is a bit over... More 

Thank EirinnMandrusiak
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with my husband for an evening meal having enjoyed food from the bar snack menu at lunchtime earlier in the week. We ate in the cosy restaurant upstairs with a blazing log fire. We had pigeon breast with creamed leeks and braised pigs cheek with white bean and chorizo cassoulet - both delicious and very generous portions for a... More 

3 Thank earthmother21
Redlynch, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming to this delightful old English Pub for many years, though I wouldn't say I'm a local. It really is a gem. But I have to say how surprised I was the other evening to be charged £4 for a pint of their weak session ale - GFB brewed in Downton. Let's be honest this is a charming but... More 

Thank RobGPratt
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quirky small restaurant and very personal. Ideal for a romantic dinner and not too expensive. Good variety of foods

3 Thank Jane E
Exeter, England, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must pub to visit, it is full of character, very small which gives it its charm, didn't eat here but the beer was very good, definitely worth looking around upstairs as well, charming old building

3 Thank Mark H
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again a good lunch with great friends and a perfect cook bird 🐦 whit a good bottle 🍼 of Malbec of course why not. !!!

2 Thank Mica_Mica_23
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definatly a place to visit, chat to the the staff and history falls out of their mouths like the Narra Falls. So much information and a blazing fire to listen by. Come and gain quite alt of history, from Winston Churchill to 700 year old ghosts!!

2 Thank muz720
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My fiancée and I recently had a meal here. The food was served quickly and was of a very high standard. The staff were really friendly and polite. We asked to be seated next to a fire, which they did. Amazing!

2 Thank Martyn P
Calne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited this restaurant before, and happened to find ourselves in Salisbury again, and returned for another meal. We enjoy coming here, the staff are always friendly, and the meals delicious. The set menu is remarkably good value. This is a very old restaurant, and because my husband had a problem walking up stairs we were put into a... More 

1 Thank Lynette3001

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?