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The Pheasant

19 Salt Lane, Salisbury SP1 1DT, England
01722 322866
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Ranked #75 of 213 Restaurants in Salisbury
Price range: $8 - $41
Cuisines: European, Steakhouse, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Often compared to a country pub in the middle of the City, The Pheasant is one of Salisbury's oldest pubs, dated back to 1642, nestling in a quiet square a moment's walk from The Market Square ( follow Endless Street opposite The Guildhall and turn right into Salt Lane where you can see the pub ). With two log fires and a wealth of character features, The Pheasant offers a choice of formal dining or less formal bar tables and fireside sofas for a pint of one of the 4 draught ales or a special occasion dinner. Our menu includes traditional pub classics ( steak & ale pudding, beer battered fish & chips, welsh rarebit etc ) and 28 day hung local steaks and grills, with a daily 'specials' selection ranging from cajun blackened salmon fillet, slow cooked lamb shank, confit duck and monkfish with spiced prawns, for example. Always clean, warm and welcoming, The Pheasant is open daily 11 am - 11 pm and offers a host of events to enjoy as well, including weekly live music, a popular quiz night and regular beer and cider festivals - give us a call to check what's on now !
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English first
Salisbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We ate here last night, eight of us for my daughter's birthday. We were very impressed when we walked in, lovely looking pub/restaurant full of character and we were all set for a lovely evening. That's where it ended! When we eventually gave our order after having got our own drinks (which we didn't mind doing, it is a pub)... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Last night, my table of 8 had a very disappointing birthday dinner experience. This is the second time I have been here in the past few months and the second let down. We were told most of the menu items were not available, which happened last time as well. The menu is quite small so this does not leave a... More

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had a meal here in late Aug 20014. It was awful and expensive. My wife ordered a meal based on salmon . When it came it was tiny pale in colour and did,nt really look or taste like salmon .I had a vegetarian meal which was only warm when served . We should have complained or refused to pay... More

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Rushmador, Owner at The Pheasant, responded to this review

Thankyou for taking the time to leave a review - I'm only sorry that you didn't voice your feelings at the time, when we would have had a chance to do something about it while you were with us - we always 'check back' shortly after meals are served and it's a fairly intimate venue with friendly and approachable staff.... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A pleasant hostelry in a quieter part of the city, we found this quite by accident....and what a nice find...as CAMRA members we like seeking out little gems like this and, despite being the only female in the bar I enjoyed my pint of well kept ale, husband had a different ale and his was good too.

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189 reviews 189 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Dropped in on a Friday night, pretty quiet compared to some of the noisier places in town - you can converse & eat without too much problem. Starters were excellent. mushrooms on cream sauce along with chicken & chorizo pate. Main courses suffered with soggy chips even though they were cooked. Burger was fine, Scampi looked too uniform to be... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It is the best adress in Salisbury to get delicious food. We went there two evenings. On the second evening, it was our 10th weddingday anniversary, the so called beer festival started with pretty good live music.Great burgers, super salats and great steaks and super desserts in a really familiar atmosphere. If we stay in Salisbury or surrounding we will... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

When it comes to food and eating out everyone has their own interpretations about what is good service or food and of course some will I believe never be pleased! We booked for a Sunday afternoon late lunch, although the restaurant was quiet it was more likely the time of day. The Pheasant is a really nice old building and... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Food was so good we went 2 out of our 3 nights in Salisbury! The local beer and cider were delicious and the waiter (Lou I think) was fantastic!! Very approachable, friendly and professional! The pub itself is beautiful with that old English charm vibe! Defiantly worth a visit!!!!!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went with friends for a roast beef dinner...thought the guy behind the bar was well friendly and polite ...the roast itself was at £10.95 very poor value for reasons I'm going to state.....1. Not as hot as it could be...2. Very small portion including a pathetic tiny Yorkshire pudding....3.over cooked beef giving the impression it had been reheated in a... More

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Rushmador, Owner at The Pheasant, responded to this review

Thankyou for your feedback, and fortunately we had the opportunity to speak to mitigate a few 'one off reasons' which we've now mitigated to bring our Sunday lunch back to our usual high standard, which you appreciated - and I know also know I'll never ask a Chef to work the day after his birthday party again ! Sunday lunch... More

Salisbury, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

one of the best steaks we have had, excellent service, comfortable and quaint environment and I cant wait to go back, which will be soon to try more from there excellent menu. Well done The Pheasant.

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