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King's Head Inn
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Salisbury
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Great location, Lovely room (after asking to be to be moved to room at back of hotel after reading reviews and being booked into a small room on front....) All staff were very friendly and helpful, food in the bar was good, will return!

Room Tip: Ask for a room at back of hotel if you are a light sleeper!
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

Stayed in Salisbury for a bit of Xmas shopping--travelling down by Train. The Hotel was a short walk into the City, above a Wetherspoons pub.It was a very reasonable price considering its City Centre position.We have stayed in a couple of Wetherspoons pubs before and have not had any problems with noise etc. The room was clean had everything you need for a stay.Staff were polite and helpful with excellent Breakfeast in the Bar.If you have not stayed at Wetherspoons before do not be afraid to give them a try--Value all round!!!

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

Room nice size, lovely & warm, shower powerful. That's where the positives end, tried to access the "Free Wi-Fi" what a joke none of the staff could tell us how to get access to it either in the room or the bar. The food was diabolical, took ages to arrive and then the starters were brought along with the main course which quickly went cold and wasnt even the right order, was also over cooked and burnt. If you thought the beds were for sleeping in think again, sleep is not possible with the ill fitting windows that have such large gaps around we had to shove folded tourist leaflets into them to stop them rattling in the wind, every time someone walked past it sounded like they were in the room with us as there was no buffer against outside world. Bread delivered to cafe at 4.15am, milk 5am & market stalls at 7am. windows full of cobwebs & dust when we complained staff said they know windows are bad nothing they can do as its a listed building. Booked for 3 nights checked out after 1, need i say more, DO NOT STAY HERE.

Room Tip: Have heard its quieter in the back rooms, woudnt want to risk it
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

The rooms are large; the beds are comfortable, everything is very clean and the shower is excellent with good water pressure and stable temperature. The staff are courteous and helpful. Our room was at the back of the building and, while there was a little music/noise audible from the bar on the Saturday night, it wasn't enough to disturb us - and I'm a notoriously light sleeper. Only two negative comments about the bedroom/bathroom:a) the bathroom desperately needs towel rails, there's absolutely nowhere to put a towel! b) the window is chained so it will only open a few centimetres (and that's only with great difficulty, they are huge sash windows). Although we visited in October, it was very warm the day we arrived and the air-conditioner is much too noisy to leave on at night so we needed fresh air. It's really very irritating the way hoteliers assume we're all about to fall/chuck ourselves out of windows. Surely, if anyone's worried about small children, they could ASK for the window to be secured and the rest of us could be treated like grown-ups?

I noticed on here that several people have complained of poor food and service in the bar. All I can say is that we found the real ales were of good quality; the breakfasts and evening meals were better than in many Wetherspoon branches I've been to. It's not haute cuisine but it's good value, well-presented pub-grub. Service throughout was good and all the staff we encountered were cheerful and friendly and helpful. This was my third visit and I'd have no hesitation about returning.

Room Tip: Rooms on the 2nd floor are only accessible via a circular stairway with a rope handgrip. This feels...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 18, 2012

My husband and I stayed 2 nights here and it was brilliant.
Room was large and very clean ,the staff are really friendly (especially Mark) and the food was the best we have ever had at a wetherspoons.
Love the fact they play music in the evening.
cant wait to go back again.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Nice staff, great food (for a Wetherspoon pub), good music and dance floor which our two year old took full advantage of and all in all a great experience!

One major positive was the fact that although people had started arriving to have a warm up drink for their Saturday night out the staff had no problem with our daughter being on the dance floor, the staff look like a very well run team and were all excellent and friendly.

Room Tip: Only ate here, didn't stay in a room.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Dave L
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Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights Thursday and Friday, the receptionist was very helpful and polite, the room was well furnished, clean and there was tea and coffee, biscuits and bottled water available and stocked daily. The bathroom was large and very clean. The bed was comfy the only problem was early on Friday morning there was a lot noise from people coming out of another bar below our window between 12.30 and 2am couldn't sleep then traffic noise started about 5am. However Friday night/Sat morn was better. Breakfasts were amazing value for money.

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Additional Information about King's Head Inn

Address: 1 Bridge Street, Salisbury SP1 2ND, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Wiltshire > Salisbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 16 Hotels in Salisbury
Price Range: $53 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — King's Head Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The site of this Wetherspoon pub has been occupied by an inn since the 15th century. By c1520, it was known as the King's Head, and it retained that name until it was rebuilt in the 1880s. The County Hotel was, itself, a change of name some time during the 1880s or 1890s. Before then, it was the Kings Head and Brewery. We have 33 individual bedrooms. All of our rooms are en suite and include tea- and coffee-making facilities, air conditioning, a hair dryer, TV and free Wi-Fi, also available in the pub. Please be aware that we are a Lloyds No 1 bar so we will be playing music in the pub from Thursday to Saturday nights. Limited quiet rooms are available so please telephone in advance to request one. We have no onsite parking but there is a city centre car park we recommend that is only a 3-5 minute walk away. You are able to stop on the pub entrance to unload your luggage before you go and park. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
King`s Head Hotel Salisbury
Kings Head Hotel
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