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The Packhorse, Salisbury

Wilson Road
Larkhill
Postal town: Salisbury
SP4 8QB
Phone: 01980652476
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E TA left this review about The Packhorse

A part of the Garrison welfare complex along with a small chapel, a nursery school and a NAAFI shop, this 1960s Poulson-style building is functional rather than picturesque. The pub was known as Wilson’s for a while, and its custom comes almost entirely from soldiers and their families. There is a car park behind, though this appears to be threatened by new development, and a smoking shelter on a paved terrace at the side. The landlord, himself a former officer in the Royal Artillery, is friendly and chatty. Cheap junk food is available, OK for a few calories when you’re ubiquitous (‘all over the place’, the Royal Artillery’s motto) but I wouldn’t make a meal of it. No real ale still, just Boondoggle and Doombar in bottles, and far from cheap – a lot to shell out. I won’t be gunning to come back here, but it does serve its purpose well.

On 28th June 2019 - rating: 4
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Quinno _ left this review about The Packhorse

A basic squaddies pub built as part of the local estate development, presumably in the late 60’s. As is usual for pubs of that genre it’s quite large, two rooms separated by sliding doors. Grey and red colour scheme. Pool table and darts in a raised area, plus screens with TV sports. No ale, just Doom Bar and 6X in bottles so a Guinness sufficed for me. Desmond was very impressed by the quality of the lemonade, wasn’t expecting that here. Not a soul in on our Saturday afternoon visit, the barmaid excepted. Serves its purpose but there’s no real reason to return and I doubt I’d want to use it if I were local. But then again I don’t wear fatigues for a living.

On 16th July 2016 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Salisbury, 10.74 miles, 3 hr 27 min walk (show)
Grateley, 10.82 miles, 3 hr 28 min walk (show)
Pewsey, 13.44 miles, 4 hr 19 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Packhorse, Larkhill
28th Jun 2019, 06:18
Review submitted by E TA
 
16th Jul 2016, 10:25
Review submitted by Quinno _

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 16 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 16 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 11 June 2019 by E TA
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 16 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 16 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 16 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : Yes last updated 16 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 11 June 2019 by E TA
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 16 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 11 June 2019 by E TA
  • Karaoke : Yes last updated 28 August 2014 by Dave McNally
  • Live Music : No last updated 11 June 2019 by E TA
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 16 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Micropub : No last updated 16 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 16 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : Yes last updated 16 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : No last updated 16 July 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 16 July 2016 by Quinno _
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 9pm
Monday5pm - 11pm
Tuesday5pm - 11pm
Wednesday5pm - 11pm
Thursday5pm - 11pm
Friday5pm - 11pm
Saturday2pm - 11pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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