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The Salisbury, WC2

90 St Martins Lane
WC2
WC2N 4AP
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Taylor Walker (Spirit Pubs)

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Reviews of The Salisbury (Average Rating: 8 of 10) Add Review see review guidelines

Will Larter left this review about The Salisbury

There's a lot to like about this, the fourth pub on my London's Beautiful Pubs route, but I think it suffers from being in the heart of tourist London. This means it is busy all day long, and the quality of service and beer suffers. The beer I asked for was "finished" according to the foreign-accented barman, although the pump clip seemed to proclaim otherwise. This is a Greene King pub, and I can't remember what I then rejected before choosing their own London Glory, possibly Old Speckled Hen, but I hope it was a lot worse; assuming that that is possible. My mood at its lowest ebb for the day (as anyone interested enough to read my reviews of the 5th and 6th pubs will discover), I tried to foster some enjoyment by photographing interesting features of the interior without including people pigging themselves on burgers in the shot. In the course of this, I couldn't help noticing that the pub was in need of some sprucing up, with paintwork and wallpaper looking the worse for wear. Luckily, engraved mirrors and random statues of semi-clothed nymphs holding lamps seemed to be in better condition. A pub visit to put down to experience.

On 4th October 2021 - rating: 5
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Salisbury

Rather a glorious restoration in full late Victorian style, with lots of mirrors, etched glass and polished metalwork. Also retains a snug bar and a back room done out in green leather, plus an upstairs bar which is available for hire. For a Green King pub it has a good range of draught beers, based on Speckled Hen, IPA, London Glory, Landlord and Tribute as regulars with up to four changing guests.

On 2nd October 2018 - rating: 8
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Moby Duck left this review about The Salisbury

I was surprised to find I hadn't reviewed this pub before, despite a good number of visits over many years,the last time being a month ago. Tris.C pretty much nails it with his review below, a beautiful interior, a non too bad beer range although in the past the beer temperature has been on the cold side, the only thing that lets it down a bit is the slight Greene King corporate foody feel, uniformed staff and the cheap and nasty condiments mentioned by Tris. Certainly worth a look, especially if you've not been here before, but its far from first on my list of pubs in the area.

On 27th August 2018 - rating: 7
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This pub features in the following crawls:
Victorian Splendour by BobOs .
London's Beautiful Pubs by Will Larter
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Rex Rattus
London Charing Cross, 0.34 miles, 6 min walk (show)
London Waterloo, 1.13 miles, 21 min walk (show)
London Blackfriars, 2 miles, 38 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Salisbury, WC2
4th Oct 2021, 15:54
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
 
4th Oct 2021, 15:52
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 25 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 25 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 25 August 2018 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 03 May 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 27 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 January 2017 by Bucking Fastard
  • Darts : No last updated 25 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Dog Friendly : Yes - Must be on a lead - last updated 03 May 2021 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 02 October 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 27 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Live Music : No last updated 25 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 25 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 25 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Pinball : No last updated 25 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Pool Table : No last updated 25 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 25 August 2018 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 27 November 2018 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 October 2018 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes - But not to toilets - last updated 07 January 2017 by Moby Duck
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 27 November 2018 by Quinno _
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