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The Black Dog Inn

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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Salisbury Road, Chilmark SP3 5AH, England
+44 1722 716344
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I came in for a drink, was left waiting for 5 minutes as the staff were nowhere to be seen. When they did turn up, they were unfriendly, unhelpful and didnt particularly seem like they wanted my custom. This is a shame as the pub itself is in a good location.

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Thank Adam L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We sometimes make a stop at The Black Dog en route to relatives in the South West. A couple of miles off the A303 ( so not a major detour) Always found the staff welcoming. Lovely open fires, a good selection of tasty home made food for all palates. Speedy service, ample parking - never feel disappointed. Would highly recommend... More 

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Thank Anne H
Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

We keep returning to this most friendly and professionally run inn, as we just know we will be treated to a great evening and a first rate meal. We are astonished by the few silly negative reviews here on TripAdvisor. The welcome is always warm and engaging - the landlady is an absolute gem - and one cannot imagine otherwise... More 

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Thank jonsteve2017
Jayne B, Owner at The Black Dog Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for such a charming review it makes James and Jayne feel all fluffy and warm 5 star plus gold star customer award More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

This was my second stop at the Black Dog, the first being for a Friday lunch on my way to a cottage (brilliant onion soup on a cold winters day). I felt compelled to write a review this time as we were so impressed. We returned to the Black Dog, complete with our black dog, and were made feel immediately... More 

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Thank Jane M
Jayne B, Owner at The Black Dog Inn, responded to this review

Great to see you again lovely to welcome returning customers 5 star customers More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Called in on the off chance of getting a table, the bar was very busy with a large party. We were offered a table if prepared to wait, we were more than happy to wait. We both had the trout, one with bacon and one with black pudding, both meals were amazing. Would highly recommend.

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Thank Gill H
Jayne B, Owner at The Black Dog Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your generous review James is delighted you both enjoyed this new dish on the menu 5 star customer More 

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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Haven driven past many times we finally had the opportunity to pop in for a quick lunch. Good parking at the rear of the pub and a nice garden for when it's warmer. Nice atmosphere with lots of black and white photos of stars past and some present. Friendly landlady and local chap enjoying his lunch but happy to chat... More 

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Jayne B, Owner at The Black Dog Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review we look forward to seeing you one evening soon More 

Bushey, Hertfordshire, UK
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The inn is signed on the A303. It takes 5-10 minutes to reach the inn - and it is well worth the slight detour. The inn has an extensive lunchtime menu, a friendly welcome and top quality food.

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1 Thank pplusj
Jayne B, Owner at The Black Dog Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us such a super review 5 star customer More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We use the Black Dog reasonably regularly now, it is always consistent, exceptionally high quality food - the only issue is deciding what to have from the extensive menu - could not recommend highly enough - Just Great

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1 Thank Martyn H
Jayne B, Owner at The Black Dog Inn, responded to this review

Thank you such a delightful review you are always welcome 5 star customer More 

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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We traveled to the Black Dog from Bournemouth to meet friends for Sunday lunch. It took us 1 and 1/2 hours to get there (I blame the satnav) but it was well worth it. The pub is a 15th century inn with real fires, inglenook fireplace, snug and private dining area. The owners were away and therefore managed by a... More 

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Thank Neil W
Jayne B, Owner at The Black Dog Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review will pass this on to our relief thank you on their behalf 5 star customer More 

Sussex
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Having driven past this pub at odd times of day and night for more than 40 years the opportunity finally arose to visit. To the question can we have dinner, the answer was of-course....and we really enjoyed it. Rib-eye and calves liver both excellent. Locals both real and friendly, and a welcoming and attentive landlady. Extensive blackboard menu. Cosy feel.... More 

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Thank Billy23_9
Jayne B, Owner at The Black Dog Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review and for being such cool customers 4 star customers More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Salisbury Road, Chilmark SP3 5AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Chilmark
  • Phone Number: +44 1722 716344

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