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The Porton Hotel

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Station Approach | Porton, Salisbury, England
01980610203
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Porton Hotel was once The Old Railway Tavern, and has been converted...
The Porton Hotel was once The Old Railway Tavern, and has been converted into a family run hotel, restaurant and bar. The location provides easy acccess to Porton Down facilities, the World Heritage site of Stonehenge in Amesbury and the cherised salisbury Cathedral in the centre of Salisbury.
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Good for:
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good, simple, friendly pub.

I go probably 1-3 times a month with my beautiful wife, as we live just down the road, and we were very pleased to discover we had such a nice local! There's always decent beer and a good range of spirits that we have fun trying out. We've not eaten there yet, but the food always smells great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
DrumDuke
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  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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38 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I go probably 1-3 times a month with my beautiful wife, as we live just down the road, and we were very pleased to discover we had such a nice local! There's always decent beer and a good range of spirits that we have fun trying out. We've not eaten there yet, but the food always smells great!

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place does everything you would expect from a pub diner, and on top of that, the chef is Indian trained and does a full selection of Indian dishes. Had Tandoori chicken wings to start, which were exceptional, and the Burger for main. It needs capitalising because it was so very good! Home made and large enough to satisfy all... More 

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Andover, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had daughters 21st meal and haveing never eaten there before was not to sure what to expect . Meals had been preorderd due to the size of the party but the food was very good , a variety of different meals were ordered from currys to a burger and the comment from everbody was the food was very good

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

wow, a massive improvement since my last visit, every time we rebook here there are subtle but much improved changes. the new garden furniture and seating area is very welcoming for a refreshing beer in the summer sun, rooms were very clean and even though the building is dated more than adequate to unwind after a hard days work. evening... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Sunday lunch for a party of 5, all well travelled restaurant eaters and all of us thought the Sunday roast was one of the best we'd eaten anywhere. The owners who run the hotel and restaurant couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. All of the food was piping hot (hot plates is always a winner) and freshly cooked and... More 

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Salisbury
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

It all started off well but the promise was never delivered. The menu had a mix of standard pub grub, and a menu of Indian food. Having been told that the salmon with chips on the pub menu didn't come with any veg at all (despite the price being high enough to assume that they should be!), and not being... More 

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Salisbury
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Not impressed , poor welcome from land lady, poor food . Pub remained empty most of the evening, has know atmosphere. Would not visit again.

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Woking, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

A certain indiference to the beer drinkers, maybe they prefer the eaters, or the spenders. Definitely not friendly to certain groups and make it obvious. I wont be eating there. Just use the place as rendezvous and then move on to much friendlier wilts pubs who are not bigots. DISAPPOINTED AGAIN AND AGAIN. close bar if you dont want to... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

We have just been to the Porton Hotel for our work Christmas Meal.....Outstanding is perhaps the best way to describe it, every course a delight and beautifully presented, friendly service and food was served at the time we requested.Highly recommended.....Thanks Ash and Crew.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

My work coleagues and I have just been to the Porton Hotel for our annual Xmas lunch. It's the first time we have been to this venue. every course lived up to expectations and more. The food was fresh, hot and delicious. The service was friendly and efficient. We will cerainly be paying another visit to this restaurant, maybe to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Station Approach | Porton, Salisbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: 01980610203

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

Description

The Porton Hotel was once The Old Railway Tavern, and has been converted into a family run hotel, restaurant and bar. The location provides easy acccess to Porton Down facilities, the World Heritage site of Stonehenge in Amesbury and the cherised salisbury Cathedral in the centre of Salisbury.

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