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Haunch of Venison

1 Minster Street
Phone: 01722411313
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Real Ale Ray left this review about Haunch of Venison

Pretty quiet on our Friday afternoon visit, still we were slightly out of the mid summer tourist madness. The small amount of tourists on our visit, had taken themselves upstairs to the restaurant for a bit to eat. This gave easy access to have a good nose around. I noticed there was a large amount of small taps in clusters along the back and side of the bar area. The barman explained that many moons ago, that they would have been connected to flasks containing various spirits, most probably gin and this was a fast way of dispensing the spirits. Four handpumps Exmoor Gold, Courage Best, Hopback Summer Lightning and Hopback GFB. We went for the Hopback GFB at £4 a pint.

On 21st May 2017 - rating: 7
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moby duck left this review about Haunch of Venison

This pub is certainly worth inclusion on any crawl of Salisbury, very interesting interior as previously described, it is quite tiny so getting here about half an hour after opening on a Thursday Morning was probably a good move.Four beers were available, Courage Best ,Ringwood Best and two from Hopback, my choice of Hopback GFB at £3.60 a pint was nowhere near the most expensive of the day and even further from the cheapest, it was however quite acceptable and I would include this pub on a return visit to Salisbury.

On 8th August 2014 - rating: 7
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Quinno _ left this review about The Haunch Of Venison

Salisbury’s most ‘tourist tick-box’ pub, which is claimed to be around 600 years old and is listed in CAMRA’s list of heritage interiors. Situated over a number of floors, the ground floor houses the main bar whilst the first floor mezzanine holds a small drinking area which is also home to the mummified hand (to the left as you reach the top of the stairs, in a glass fronted hole in the wall). Up another flight of stairs is a restaurant area. The ground floor area is very attractive, with a solid pewter bar, oak panelled walls, chessboard flooring and a real fire. There is an interesting sign above the bar advertising live eels – one assumes that these are no longer available. Drink-wise, an unadventurous three ales (for Salisbury) were on; Hop Back, Courage Best and a Ringwood, alongside a number of single malt whiskies. Beer quality is ok but nothing to write home about. Prices for the beer come in (perhaps unsurprisingly) as the most expensive of the day. Seating is at a premium most hours.

I enjoyed it here as a tourist and would make a point of popping for a quick half to take in the atmosphere (when quiet). Whether I’d make much of an effort to drink here if I were a local is a different matter.

On 18th August 2012 - rating: 7
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21st May 2017, 16:03
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  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 21 November 2009 by hondo .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 21 November 2009 by hondo .
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Last inspected: February 3rd 2017
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