The Royal Oak Inn | Pub in Wiltshire | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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The Royal Oak Inn - Pub in Wiltshire

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Swallowcliffe, Salisbury, SP3 5PA, Wiltshire
England, United Kingdom

Joe Ashby
+44 (0)1747 870211(landline)

Chummy, artisan pub in the pretty Nadder Valley. Strong local provenance, from the ingredients to the bespoke furniture. Garden and games

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Menus are as seasonal, organic and local as you could wish for, with meat from the local butcher and ales from a Somerset brewer, not to mention the local brandy and cider, too. The rejuvenated pub sits in the bottom of the valley on a quiet village lane. Thatched roof and whitewashed walls on the outside, neutral tones, flagstone floor and bespoke oak furniture inside. The bar has an open fireplace, the dining room is big and bright, with wonderful beams and floor to ceiling windows bringing in the light. Tuck into beetroot and vodka cured salmon with oyster beignet and horseradish cream followed by poached and roasted supreme of chicken with parsley root, pea purée, smoked bacon and sauce royale, then sable of pears with kirsch sabayon. The skinny chips are to die for! Wonderful Wessex walks start from the door.

Wheelchair access
Wheelchair access to some public rooms and to wc's.
Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Public transport
Within 2 miles of a bus/train station.
Vegetarian meals
Good vegetarian options on the menu.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

Guest feedback
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"This establishment was just the thing after a long, sleepless flight. The setting is perfect, the welcome was friendly, the room was comfortable, and the food was excellent. They even threw in some early evening lightning and thunder for drama. An excellent stay all around. "

Nora - Newville, United States of America

May 2017
"Just lovely. Delicious food and drinks in a lovely room. Excellent staff, great service from a small team. A treat. "

Nichola - kingston upon thames, United Kingdom

March 2017

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Lunch from £7.95. Dinner from £13.95. Sunday lunch from £15.95.


Open all day.


Swallowcliffe, Salisbury, SP3 5PA, Wiltshire


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