We had booked a room for two nights, 20th & 21st of December, our regular stays in Salisbury hade been at the White Hart, but we thought that a change, coupled with the obscenely low price offered, was overdue. We're glad that we did.
On arrival we presented ourselves at reception and after a brief interlude while the receptionist helped some confused Americans, who were having problems with the Queen's English, make arrangements to be at Stonehenge the following morning at dawn (along with sundry other new-age travellers, hippies and part time Druids bearing ram's horns) to witness the winter solstice. This information given in words of one & two syllables, we were checked in by a knowledgeable and erudite staff member. We were advised that the restaurant was closed that evening due to a nuptial celebration but that we could, if we wished, dine in the Avon Bar.
Our room was No1 and was superb in every detail. Everything that should be there was just so. The bed was comfortable and the decor above reproach. Exposed beams abounded!
Dinner was taken in the bar and I consumed probably the nicest cod 'n chips I've ever had in a pub. This was washed down with a couple of pints of Sir Arthur's prize-winning 'black stuff'. The Memsahib had a delectable jacket potato filled with beans and cheese, which caused minor problems later. A large glass of Pinot Grigio accompanied this.
"And so", as Samuel Pepys was wont to say, "to bed!" A very comfortable night.
A wonderfully refreshing shower in the morning was followed by a tasty continental-style (minus the cold meats) breakfast.
Parking is easy here and the benefit of a charming stroll across the meadow, past the Cathedral into the City will be obvious to all.
We would recommend this charming establishment to all who seek a characterful, comfortable and convenient place to stay in Salisbury.
Finally, the "National Treasure" I mention in the title, refers not only to the building but to the receptionist who I see has been referred to as a 'Mad Woman' and more beside. She is merely all that is best in the English hospitality industry. She is not 'mad' but 'eccentric', a treasured quality to which many aspire but few achieve.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4* Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel is an original 13th Century coaching inn located in the City of Salisbury with stunning views across the River Avon & Salisbury Cathedral. There are many original features lovingly retained. The original section of the building still boast its wooden beams through-out and our Oak Bar also enjoys the log fire that is lit in our winter months. A selection of Feature and River View Rooms are available along with our original beamed rooms, please ask our reservation or reception teams for details & availability. Our Pavilion Restaurant where the hotel serves Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner to residents and non-residents offers picturesque views of Salisbury Cathedral and the River Avon combined with ‘Sheep in the meadows’ by constable. Our modern Avon Bar which has kept its original beams and other features is the perfect place for meeting friends. We offer Morning Tea & Coffees, Afternoon Cream Teas & Coffee, Lunches and Dinner and drinks through-out the day. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Legacy Rose And Crown Hotel
- Legacy Rose Crown Salisbury