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King John Inn

Tollard Royal, Tollard Royal SP5 5PS, England
+44 1725 516207
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good24%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“souffle” (9 reviews)
“crab” (11 reviews)
“pigeon salad” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tollard Royal, Tollard Royal SP5 5PS, England
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Reviewed November 21, 2016

Had a drive out from Salisbury to visit this restaurant, very narrow road leading up to it with small carpark, not overly busy but had to double park. Looks like a small almost not existent garden area but does have outside tables. Very nice ambience...More

Thank 599bobthebuilder
Reviewed November 18, 2016

This is a good, well run pub restaurant in a quiet location. The expertise and experience of the manager and his staff is self evident and it is a well oiled machine producing good food in an atmospheric setting. The rooms are comfortable and well...More

Thank pdg345
Reviewed November 12, 2016

Perfect pub food served with great style by friendly staff. A large, friendly and comfortable dining room. Interesting menu perfectly prepared and served, basically using local ingredients. Very good value for money and well worth a detour

Thank Snoot
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We had been to the King John Inn before and was impressed so we booked lunch for 12 as part of a walking weekend. The staff were very friendly and they had our table ready for us. Drinks were delivered quickly and at the same...More

Thank DaveandLizB
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

We found the food at the King John Inn to be outstanding. The burger was wonderful, and the fries some of the best-cooked that I have had. The best dish for me was chicken Milanese with capers which was so well done. Clams and chorizo...More

1  Thank tjh2
Reviewed September 28, 2016

Proper pub food as it should be - superb! Cheese souffle was excellent. Very relaxed atmosphere here, you'd be very welcome with a pair of muddy boots! I'll be bringing a big group of family and friends up here next time. Thanks again King John!

1  Thank johndim88
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We were looking for somewhere to get away from the stress of moving house. We found the King John Inn by chance and booked a four night stay. Very welcoming, very comfortable and the food is just out of this world. John the manager is...More

Thank villanis2016
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Room looked lovely but on closer inspection there was plenty of dust on skirting board/in corners. Lovely sash windows and very pretty fabric on curtains, but no net curtain - so had to keep curtains closed whilst changing. The toilet brush was rusty and very...More

Reviewed September 1, 2016

Stopped for lunch after a very wet day on the Ridgeway. Owner Let me in Wet & Muddy. Although fully booked they were very hospitable and found time for me. After I arrived 12 walkers turned up, againd they found the time for coffee's for...More

Thank leafylane36
Reviewed August 30, 2016

What a joy, 5 of us ate here on Saturday 27th August and totally enjoyed the whole experience. Very friendly staff, great service and the food was marvellouse!! The whole place is spotlessly clean and provides a very relaxing setting to sit back and be...More

1  Thank Christine H
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $41
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tollard Royal, Tollard Royal SP5 5PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Tollard Royal
  • Phone Number: +44 1725 516207
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Situated in the scenic village of Tollard Royal in rural Wiltshire, The King John Inn is a Victorian and award-wining country inn offering beautiful accommodation, delicious food and a warm, friendly service. Our Head Chef is an accomplished fisherman, bakes his own bread, makes his own cheese and still finds time to get up early and catch local game when in season so you can expect that every plate on the King John menu is as fresh as it can be and is expertly crafted with a passion for the local countryside. We are proud to have recently received 1 Rosette from the AA. In summer, our terraced garden is the perfect place to dine alfresco while watching the chefs in action in their Victorian-inspired outdoor kitchen. In winter, relax near our roaring-log fires in our open plan pub or in the informal restaurant. The bar provides an ever-changing selection of imported drafts and local beers as well as an extensive wine list. Our eight en-suite bedrooms combine modern comfort with rustic elegance and feature luxurious linen, Nespresso machines, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, direct dial phones and luxurious toiletries. Salisbury and its cathedral are only a 30 minute drive away whilst the beautiful hillside town of Shaftesbury is only 20 minutes. The King John Inn also sits within a 5-minute walk of the historic Rushmore Park, an area of lawn and open woodland home to the Rushmore Golf Club.
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