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The White Horse Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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62 The Borough | Downton, Salisbury SP5 3LY, England
+44 1725 510408
00:00 - 23:00
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Sun 00:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 00:00 - 23:00
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's better than average so want to give it a GOOD:) being a large group we had pre booked our mains and they didn't disappoint, nice choice on menu, good portions, can't fault the service:) and the puds were delicious:) x my only small negative comment is... happy to be set up in the back converted barnroom it allowed us... More 

1 Thank Restless59
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The atmosphere when we entered was really Christmassy, the aroma of a cider punch and the warm glow of the wood burner -all very welcoming. We both decided that starters and puds would be just right, my daughter chose a homemade artichoke soup with warm homemade bread and i had pan fried pigeon breast with rocket salad. Then the chocolate... More 

Thank 307Jocelyn
Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

third time weve eaten since the new owner arrived, the first time was great, the second was brilliant and last night was fantastic...the music quiz in the background was fun....the whole pub was spotlessly clean and , for what i consider really excellent food, great value for money..you have to try it!

1 Thank stephenjogg
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to celebrate Donald J Trump's victory over the corrupt establishment of American politics. (My views are not shared by the pub)

Thank Ben C
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

We visited for Sunday lunch with my disabled father and 4 month old baby. The facilities for the disabled are excellent, plenty of room. A member of the staff/family held my daughter whilst we ate out lunch! Such a lovely pub, lovely family that run it, excellent roast dinner, with the best belly pork in the south of England!!

Thank Sam W
Blandford Forum, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We went for lunch and a brief visit to a corner of Wiltshire that we dont know well. This pub is large and very old, lots of beams. Plenty of parking, very cleans loos and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Good choice on the menu, and we both enjoyed a well presented meal which was very tasty, my... More 

Thank 307Jocelyn
Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

While in the area we were looking for a pub for supper looked at others but no good so we tried here , great atmosphere and friendly staff and as for the roast beef that was the best roast beef that we have ever had , we are hoping to and want to make a return visit while here for... More 

Thank Richardsfamily125
Cheryl P, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments and it was great to see you and your family on your return visit. We hope that you had a nice holiday and that if you find yourself in the area again you pop in and see us! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great food, very tasty! Specially the burger! Will be back! And the desserts very good, will be recommending to family and friends to come here, and will be back again soon!

Thank tom b
Cheryl P, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive feedback. You will be pleased to hear that the burger is staying on the menu when we change it in November but we will have more exciting desserts for you to try! More 

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69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

I stopped if for a quick pint it's was very quiet due to the time of day and it being a working day. I found the atmosphere nice and the greeting friendly. I can't comment on the food but the beer was obviously well looked after and didn't seem pricey. Overall it was a good experience.

Thank Dubaitravelalot
Cheryl P, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this review

Great to hear that our hard work keeping our beers in tip top condition is appreciated. Thank you very much for your comments and we hope to see you again soon. More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We went for a sunday lunch and it was just awful - very slow service - the meals were undersized - the meats were all very undercooked, we asked for them to be cooked more and were obviously put in the microwave. - the potatoes were just a hard shell with no fluff in the centre - veg undercooked -... More 

1 Thank Lukashughes94
Cheryl P, Owner at The White Horse Inn, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your experience with us and I feel your comments require a detailed answer. We have signage that states that our veg is cooked al dente and our roast meats are medium rare however, we are happy to modify this on request at time of order. When I brought out... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
00:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
00:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 The Borough | Downton, Salisbury SP5 3LY, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1725 510408
The White Horse Inn welcomes you and your family to our historic pub and gardens. Whether visiting Salisbury or heading to the New Forest or South Coast we are ideally situated. Serving delicious meals 7 days a week, with thirst quenching local ales and a varied wine list we have something for everyone here at The White Horse Inn.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?