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The Porton Hotel

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Station Approach | Porton, Salisbury, England
+44 1980 610203
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Booked table with a friend turned up to be told by an unhappy man that the kitchen was closed so no food 😬 we went in and asked about our table and was just told kitchen closed no explanation. Very disappointing

1 Thank angierj1
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed October 16, 2016

Wow. Don't judge a book by it's cover they say - I always new of the Porton Hotel's existence, but there was just something about the outside that said to me 'No,don't go in'. It looks a little tired. However, after a tip of from neighbours, who by their own admission are fussy about what they eat (and I am... More 

Thank Roy-Poulton
1 review
Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

We live close to Porton in a little village. On a Saturday afternoon we decided to go out somewhere for a pub dinner. We did not have big expectations when we stepped in the Porton Hotel, the place was ok. We ordered our food, I had a porton hotel burger, my partner has an indian meal. I can say honestly,... More 

Thank Nóra K
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

Stayed overnight in the area with friends and walked down to the Porton Hotel for supper. Huge menu with lots of options, best ribs I have had this side of Calgary, AB.My wife loved the butter chicken. We would certainly drive back out there just to eat. Keep up the good work. Ribs and Mash please:)

2 Thank laansraf
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2016

I stayed here on a course for 5 days I couldn’t have been more welcomed by the owners Jasmine & Ash. The rooms are standard 3* could do with a revamp but were clean & tidy. Its set on a small dead end village road so a good night’s sleep is guaranteed, the food was really great I had steak... More 

Epsom, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for one night as we were attending a party locally. Unfortunately the room was very poorly decorated, the door to the ensuite toilet had no catch or lock. The breakfast service was poor and was just served with no option to change anything. It was very expensive for the level of accommodation and service we received. The only... More 

Thank dax151
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food - the curry is amazing. Everyone enjoyed. The owners were friendly, welcoming and accommodating. I would recommend it to anyone.

1 Thank Phillippa P
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 10, 2016

We have had several large groups here. Just ask the proprietor to do curry for your total number and leave him to it. Always good. Good value and good service.

1 Thank Henrylab
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

On arrival a friendly welcoming reception, owners clearly love their work. Refreshing to see such dedication. Popular with the locals, food is exceptional. A lovely atmosphere that you will not experience in chain hotels.

2 Thank D H
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2016

From the outside the Porton Hotel is not up to much, and inside there is nothing much to make you linger, apart from a good range of beer. But our daughter had said it was very nice and so we sat down (a party of eight) and prepared to be disappointed. The restaurant seems to be open on Thursdays, Fridays... More 

1 Thank Julian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Station Approach | Porton, Salisbury, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1980 610203
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?