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“Proper London Pub”
Review of The Salisbury

The Salisbury
Ranked #1,860 of 23,707 Restaurants in London
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Covent Garden
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Went in here for lunch before going to see 'Stomp' nearby. I adore 'proper' London pubs and they don't come much better than this. Great selection of beer, very friendly staff and good honest pub grub to boot. Loved the big circular seats and tables, ideal for chatting across. Some very interesting decoration on the stairwell going downstairs. If I find myself passing again I shall most certainly pay a visit.

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Thank Hudwit
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Spirit P, Guest Relations Manager at The Salisbury, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2012

Dear Hudwit,

Thank you for taking the time to provide your review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again in the future.

Regards
Taylor Walker

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Reviewed August 10, 2012

The Salisbury in London's Theatreland connects the past with the present and is haunted by thespians Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor who celebrated their second wedding to each other in this historic public house. There is an iconic black and white portrait of Marianne Faithful that is also displayed in the National Poirtrait Gallery. The atmpopshere is enhanced by the original marble bar and filigree glass from pre Victorian England and all the more so because landlord Jez - of British Asian origin - won't allow TV screens for sports or clients wearing sports colours. Jez has an elephantine memory for names and faces - go there once and you'll be greetd on your next visit by name three months later. The food is honest to goodness pub fare but well presented by a charming young staff who Jez has trained in cuistomer care. Who cares - you go there for the atmosphere and ghosts of thespians past.

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Reviewed July 11, 2012

On this rain soaked day in London The Salisbury presented an opportunity mid afternoon to get out of the perpetual rain and have a relaxing drink. The pub was 99% full inside and out although a courteous Australian woman gave up a spare chair to allow us both to sit at the sole remaining table by the door. We ordered a Bombardier and Stella Artois Black (never seen this before). Both were ok. The bar staff were efficient and smiling. We didn't eat, although Fish and Chips are advertised. What drove us out far too quickly back into the rain was the pop music booming from the speaker above our heads. I fail to see the need for such a raucous din when all the many people present seemed to want to do was relax and chat amongst themselves.

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Thank Rightfirsttime
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

The Salisbury is a very nicely decorated and furnished pub that is ideally located for a post-Covent Garden (or post show) drink. They serve the English classics (cask ales, English breakfast, various meat pies, fish & chips) and while it won't blow you away, it's all very good. Reasonably priced too.

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Thank AShearer98
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Reviewed April 11, 2012

As we were walking toward the British Museum and getting hungry, I started to get worried. There are a lot of lousy-looking chains in the area, but when we saw the Salisbury, we popped inside. The interior is gorgeous, everything we foreigners want a Victorian pub to be. The cask ales were decent and the food was OK.

This is a Taylor-Walker chain pub, meaning they have the same menu as a ton of other pubs in London and around the UK. That's OK, because their pies, fish and chips, etc. are all solid. You won't get anything amazing, but you won't get anything horrid, either.

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