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The Village, Salisbury

35 Wilton Road
Salisbury
SP2 7EF
Phone: 01722329707
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Pub SignMan left this review about The Village

This is a small, two-room pub just a short walk North from the train station, with a bit of a micropub feel to it. The pub has a very simple layout, with a large main bar on entry and a much smaller side room at the far right-hand end. The main bar area has exposed floorboards, neutral shaded walls and some pleasant modern etched glass windows along the front wall, with a series of comfy padded banquette booths running beneath, each with a small set of curtains between them that can be pulled back to obtain a degree of privacy or block out annoying fellow customers. There’s another banquette and some low stools to the rear left, with a large TV screen above showing a 70’s football match between Chelsea and Luton for no apparent reason. Some stairs here lead down to the Underground Function Room, although a rope across the staircase meant I couldn’t have a snoop around. The bar runs down the right-hand side of the rear wall and has a basic wood panel counter front and a pleasant bar back enhanced by some nice muted lighting and shelves made from old crates, hung at odd angles. A small gas fire was plugged into the wall next to the bar, warming the bar blockers, with an old Rupert the Bear charity collection box stood next to it. The room has been decorated with a variety of interesting bits and bobs, including some trophies and an honours board for the Village Cricket Club, a collection of earthenware, plenty of books, various flags hung across the ceiling, a jukebox and a rack for the day’s papers, which included copies of Private Eye and Viz among others. A door and window to the right look through to the small side room, which has minimal decor and a few more padded banquettes, plus a nice old pub sign on display. There are doors for the toilets in each room, but neither is labelled, so I went in what I’m pretty sure was the Ladies, which must’ve given the local’s something to chuckle about.
There were three handpulls in operation when I visited, giving me a choice between Downton Quadhop, St Austell Tribute and Butts Blackguard. I tried a pint of the former, which was in excellent condition and slipped down so quickly that I had time for a half of the Blackguard before I left to catch my train home (also in good nick but not really my cup of tea).
This is a nice little bar with a welcoming feel and some well-kept beer, making it an obvious place to kill some time waiting for a train, or as a double header with the excellent Duke of York. On a quiet Monday evening, the place may have felt a little cliquey to some, as I was the only customer not sitting at the bar, but this didn’t really bother me and I imagine there’s a good atmosphere in here at busier times. Worth the short detour from the city centre to check out.

On 22nd February 2022 - rating: 7
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Moby Duck left this review about The Village

Four locals plus myself in at just after the 4'O'clock opening time on a friday, three cask beers on ,all from Downton Brewery, a couple of pales plus a wheat stout, had a pint of each and all were competently kept. There seems to have been an atempt to modernise inside but to me it left the impression of being a bit tacked together on the cheap side, it didn't detract however from the good beer and welcoming landlord.

On 23rd May 2021 - rating: 7
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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Village

A decent sized corner pub which was mostly full of locals on our Friday eve, who were chatty and a little nosy. The interior is traditional and basic, but does have a certain charm. The trendy barmaid, covered in tattoos and piercings was very welcoming and chatty. I also had the added bonus of a free pint off her as the beer was near the end of the barrel. This was Downton Quadhop, which was in good condition and one of the liveliest beers of the day, no problems there. Lots of train memorabilia on the end wall and a good choice of rock music was on the jukebox.

On 23rd May 2017 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
Salisbury, 0.37 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Dean, 8.82 miles, 2 hr 50 min walk (show)
Grateley, 11.75 miles, 3 hr 46 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Village, Salisbury
22nd Feb 2022, 16:19
Review submitted by Pub SignMan
 
23rd May 2021, 12:44
Review submitted by Moby Duck

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 04 December 2016 by E TA
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 19 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 19 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint, 10p per half - last updated 18 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 19 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 04 December 2016 by E TA
  • Darts : No last updated 22 February 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 19 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No last updated 04 December 2016 by E TA
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 22 February 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Karaoke : No last updated 04 December 2016 by E TA
  • Live Music : No last updated 19 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 19 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 19 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Pinball : No last updated 04 December 2016 by E TA
  • Pool Table : No last updated 22 February 2022 by Pub SignMan
  • Quiz Night : Yes - Thursday - last updated 07 July 2011 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 19 January 2016 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 04 December 2016 by E TA
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 22 February 2022 by Pub SignMan
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