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The Rainbow on The Lake

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The Rainbow on the Lake Salisbury Road | Steeple Langford, Salisbury SP3 4LZ, England
+44 1722 790251
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this pub in the way back from Salisbury hospital. Lovely location and staff are very friendly and helpful . Had the cheeseburger and ham egg and chips for lunch. The ham egg and chips was beautiful - the burger not so much. Was pink in the middle and tasted off, mentioned it to the waitress who advised me they... More 

Thank Sophie N
Warminster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calling into rainbow after a hospital appointment, we were rather early for dinner. But the bar person was so friendly and went out of her way to oblige us. We had lasange chips and salad which was not on the day menu. It was very nice. Luvly views. The landlord came over for a chat and asked how everything was.... More 

Thank Angela H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm sorry to say that we were served the worst Sunday roast we've ever had! It was very disappointing as we had read some good reviews and were looking forward to a good meal after a long walk in the morning. You couldn't tell the difference between the grey meat in the trio of roasts (chicken, lamb and beef), the... More 

1 Thank Annette J
Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped into the rainbow on the off chance they were doing pancakes on pancake day and we certainly weren't disappointed! Our eyes lit up when handed a menu with a massive array of pancake fillings and an all-you-can-eat price of £12! Bingo! Plus a huge selection of fillings to make your own. We soon got stuck in and I have... More 

Thank gunn21
Southampton, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found the Rainbow on our way back from Chew Lake to Southampton. We stopped to avoid traffic in Salisbury as it was rush hour. What a lovely find, the fine welcome we got and the food was excellent. All three of us enjoyed our meals which had a lovely selection of fresh vegatables. A very pleasant young lady served... More 

Thank c_ryan930
Watford, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We walked here from holiday accommodation locally, after recommendation. We weren't disappointed. Most of their trade is lunchtime after a walk around the lakes outside but we went on a quiet Monday evening. The landlord Gary was really friendly and chatty and our daughter took a real shine to him. The food is home cooked and really good quality. It... More 

Thank LauraM_Watford
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Could do with bringing back the comfy seats and losing the awful dine bar music. Chips instead of the awful jacket potato chips, pub food would be better too.

Thank Wendy b
Bristol, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Went as a family, and were seated in the conservatory. This pub is in a lovely setting overlooking the lake, with great views. The Conservatory is looking a bit tired and in need of an update, they had dirty looking towels squished up between the blinds and glass roof to (I assume) soak up some leaks. The menus were just... More 

Thank Helliekins
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Take the road to Warminster out of Wilton, travel through Stapelford. Carry on along and just before the turning to Wylie on the left is an almost hidden pub with driveway leading downhill to the Rainbow's car park. Locals have travelled here for years to enjoy the splendid views whilst enjoying their food inside the deceptively spacious pub or relax... More 

Thank Val104
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

wanted lunch travelling back home from a few days away , the staff were very friendly, we sat in the conservatory the view was lovely. ordered and the food was cooked to order so we did wait a little longer but it was great when it arrived . The main meals are large but good.

Thank Tracey L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Validated Parking
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Rainbow on the Lake Salisbury Road | Steeple Langford, Salisbury SP3 4LZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1722 790251

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?