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The Old Mill Hotel

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The Old Mill Hotel is a 15th century building with features dating back to 1250. From its early ecclesiastical beginnings, it was transformed in the 16th century to a paper mill. The hotel is in the most tranquil location of Harnham Meadows. However, the shopping and tourist district of Salisbury City centre is a mere 10 minute walk. The paved footpath takes you through the meadows which boast the fantastic view of the Cathedral that was voted 'Best View in Britain' in a Country Life poll. It was also made famous in John Constable's classic painting 'Salisbury Cathedral'. (This camera shot alone will make your visit worthwhile.) The hotel is Grade 1 listed in parts and stands in a most peaceful and stunning location above 3 mill runs off of the River Nadder. This really is a countryside escape, just a stone's throw from the ancient city. Our traditional old English bar with low beams, stone floors and open fires, is a step back in time. A little piece of old England that has been preserved for your enjoyment. You can sample the best cask ales, a great selection of wine and food and chat to the locals whilst enjoying the best welcome and hospitality that Wiltshire has to offer. The restaurant is set in the oldest part of the hotel and sits above a mill run which is visible through a viewing panel. The ever present hum of the rushing waters and the large open fireplace, make it one of the best places to enjoy perfectly English food that's been freshly prepared by our chefs for your pleasure. When the weather permits, our restaurant and bar may be outdone by our fantastic garden setting for the best place to enjoy a cool beer, a glass of wine or a great meal. We have 11 en-suite bedrooms set over 3 floors. (No lift available, however, we will of course help you with your bags if needed.) The historic staircase leads you up to the narrow corridors of the newer part of the building, a mere 300 years old. We are sure you will find the views from all our bedrooms are impressive, whether it's the Harnham hills, the River Nadder or over our fabulous gardens set on either side of the mill run, where every seat has a waterside view! The hotel bar, restaurant and bedrooms are undergoing refurbishment during Autumn 2014 and the garden will be completed in March 2015. This is being done with the maximum respect for our present hotel, bar and restaurant visitors and will enhance this already great experience.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Quirky Hotels
Full view
74Somewhat walkable
Grade: 74 out of 100
165Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
38Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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All reviews water meadows the river the pub lovely location top floor beer garden lovely walk low beams narrow stairs beautiful old building idyllic setting toiletries provided third floor salisbury cathedral minute walk under new management coffee machine
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a lovely suprise. After visiting for over 30 years with food often being hit and miss - this trip cut the mustard. Beautifully cooked food - including superb vegetarian roast. Separate portion if leeks in cheese sauce. Devine. Ate in the resteraunt - which...More

Thank deborah566
Reviewed 4 days ago

We travel down to Salisbury quite regularly to visit my mother and have previously stayed in various national hotel chains, but getting fed up with poor service and quality decided to make a change this time. I'm so glad we did! A wonderful setting only...More

Thank philmog
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Arrived in the afternoon, lovely setting and was easy to find. It was chilly outside but the fire was burning in the bar. Room was clean and comfortable and food was lovely both the evening meal we ate in the bar and the breakfast we...More

1  Thank 202emmad29
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Located only a 10/15 minute stroll from the centre and the Cathedral. This beautiful old building has been sympathetically brought to life by the current owners. The meals we had in the restaurant were really nice and the range of drinks in the bar was...More

1  Thank garrym192
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here just for one night As we wanted to visit Salisbury. The hotel is in a lovely location and we were lucky enough to have a view over the river from our room on the third floor. The room was clean and the...More

1  Thank andrewsrebecca16
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13 June 2018|
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Response from OldSarumHotelsLtd | Property representative |
We have WiFi available throughout the building and it is usually very reliable
2 November 2017|
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Response from AnitaFairman | Reviewed this property |
Parking is free but limited. First come first serve, 20 spaces at most. Can't book parking space.
10 June 2017|
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Response from Malcolm G | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in the only twin room right above the bar and it was not very noisy but any conversations ended when the bar closed at 11 so it did not bother us.
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"Room 2 on the first floor has a fabulous view over the river, if you don't mind being so close to the..."
2 weeks ago
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"Go higher than first floor to avoid noise from the bar"
2 weeks ago
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"Suggest one facing the river on the top floor."
4 weeks ago
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"Rooms are all up a narrow staircase."
4 Oct 2018
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US$77 - US$151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandSalisburyHarnham
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