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The White Horse Inn

) #74 of 210 Restaurants in Salisbury $$ - $$$ , British,
62 The Borough | Downton, Salisbury SP5 3LY, England
+44 1725 510408
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (10 reviews)
“roast beef” (4 reviews)
Open Now
00:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
62 The Borough | Downton, Salisbury SP5 3LY, England
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1 - 10 of 101 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Despite living locally, I hadn't been here for several years based on previous experience but, on the basis of recent TripAdvisor reviews, decided to give it another go in the hope that this beautiful old pub had returned to the standard of 10+ years ago....More

2  Thank betweencloudshadows
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice pub in a beautiful location. Lots of room but cosy at the same time. I had the lamb which was delicious and the service was great 😆

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This pub was without a landlord for quite a while, so at that time it was shut. Happily Cheryl and Clare have now taken over, refurbished and recruited a fine chef, Alex, who also makes fantastic hand-made chocolates which are on sale at the bar....More

1  Thank spielberg101
Reviewed 11 May 2017

was lucky enough to be staying at the white horse over the coo coo fayre, the atmosphere in the pub was amazing, the white horse was well organised to cater hungry customers, and provided for ale and gin connoisseurs, the food was delicious, cook with...More

1  Thank Perrin P
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Fresh home made food, even the bread ( Gluten free if requested ) and ice creams. staff knowledgeable and friendly. Service 10 out of 10. Food so far 10 out of 10. All in all a beautiful old English destination pub and Inn. I advise...More

1  Thank harknessfam
Reviewed 30 April 2017

We arrived a bit early today, before the Pub opened, on our way to the Salisbury Races. We have not been here for some years. Sadly the Roasts did not feel freshly cooked, maybe they were from the freezer and had been microwaved. They were...More

1  Thank hilaryastone2009
Cheryl P, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

We are very disappointed to see that you have chosen a public forum to air your displeasure. We always encourage our customers to bring up any problems they encounter with us at the time so we can try to rectify them to the best of...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

We have just moved into the area and after unpacking, building and painting etc it has been wonderful to pop into a warm and welcoming local pub. We had three generations to visit over Easter and everyone loved it. We like that they have local...More

1  Thank Zoe B
Cheryl P, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Welcome to the village! Thank you for your comments. We are glad that your experience with us was so positive and hope that we see you again soon.

Reviewed 17 April 2017

I'm not one to complain, and said this at the time as the portions were tiny and so was then offered more veg and gravy and the lady was kind enough to explain a first day for the chef and apologise... but the plates were...More

1  Thank _njhayes67
Cheryl P, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

We are very surprised to see this review as after a lengthy conversation with you I had believed that this matter had been resolved. We are very sorry to hear that your experience did not meet expectations however, I do feel that all possible steps...More

Reviewed 12 April 2017

I honestly don't know where to begin; my husband and I held our wedding reception here on Saturday, and it was truly spectacular! Everything in the run up to the big day was relaxed and organised, Clare Povey, their events manager was an absolute star-...More

2  Thank Sam P
Cheryl P, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. It was an absolute privilege to host a special day for such a lovely couple.

Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Visited Saturday 25th March 2017 for reunion of work colleagues. There were 13 of us in total who all ordered different meals. Food came out all together, it was hot and good sized portions. Food was delicious and the vegetables were fresh. The puddings are...More

1  Thank Michelle T
Cheryl P, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2017

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. I'm glad you enjoyed your meals especially our signature desserts! We hope to see you again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 23
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 The Borough | Downton, Salisbury SP5 3LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1725 510408
  • E-mail
The White Horse Inn welcomes you and your family to our historic pub and gardens. Whether visiting Salisbury or heading to the New Forest or South Coast we are ideally situated. Serving delicious meals 7 days a week, with thirst quenching local ales and a varied wine list we have something for everyone here at The White Horse Inn.
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