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Haunch of Venison

1 Minster Street

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Opening Times

Mon - Thu: 11 - 11;Fri & Sat: 11 - midnight;Sun: 11 - 10

Meal Times

Mon - Thu: 11 - 11
Fri & Sat: 11 - Midnight
Sun: 12 - 9

About the Pub

On CAMRA's national inventory of pub interiors of outstanding historic interest, this 14C building was originally used as church house for St. Thomas's, later usage included that of a brothel. The three small bars are known locally as 'the Horsebox', 'Death Row' and the 'House of Lords'. Recorded as being an inn from the 16C, at one time the original chop house. Interesting and historical features include a pewter topped bar, a mummified hand and rows of taps which at one time were used to dispense spirits and fortified wines. The floor tiles in the main bar were purchased from Salisbury Cathedral in the 18C for approx. £3. Magnificent exterior of beams and plaster is echoed internally by oak panels and beams. A must for whisky drinkers, with up to 130 varieties of malts.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 3 regular beers.

  • Courage Best Bitter
  • Hop Back GFB
  • Hop Back Summer Lightning

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

Exmoor Ales - rotating.

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  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Games Traditional Pub Games
  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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Haunch of Venison

1 Minster Street

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51.068772, -1.796436


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  • <Station Close to Railway Station

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Nearby Station (647m)


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Haunch of Venison - Salisbury

Haunch of Venison

1 Minster Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Historic Pub Interior
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Real Fire
  • Restaurant Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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