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The Earl of Normanton, Salisbury

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Tidworth Road
Idmiston
Postal town: Salisbury
SP4 0AG
Phone: 01980610251
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Quinno _ left this review about The Earl of Normanton

Roadside country pub and GBG regular. Tidy and tasteful décor inside - green wall panelling, some dried hops above bar, jugs on high shelves, old rugby match shields on the walls. Outside there is a small beer patio with a bit of flora but look harder (and walk further) and you’ll come across a couple of elevated grass sections with traditional pub benches affording a rather nice view across the Bourne valley. It’s a foody establishment with plenty of people chowing down on our early evening visit. Five ales; Hop Back Summer Lighting, Red Cat Best, Exmoor Gold, Yeovil Summerset (good) and Flowerpots Gold. Perhaps a bit over-slanted on the golden side but a decent selection nonetheless. Landlord is referred to elsewhere as a bit of a grumpy character and my mate who was buying the round mentioned this without prompting (though I wasn’t paying attention). Either way I enjoyed my brief stop-off here and would have no problem returning.

On 4th August 2014 - rating: 8
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Soup Dragon left this review about The Earl of Normanton

A reasonably large detached white rendered roadside country pub, with patio/beer garden and in the GBG 2010.

The interior is open plan around a central bar. The decor is green wood panel with white upper and ceiling, with a brick fireplace where there was a nice fire. Lots of pictures decorated the walls, with hose racing being a popular theme - other ephemera included jugs, bottles and a beer mat collection behind the bar. The food was really nice and decent value. The service was fine and the clientele seemed mainly local and again, friendly.

Beer; tap stuff and an excellent wine collection. On handpull were; Cheriton's Flowerpots Bitter and Goodens Gold, both very nice, Hopback Summer Lightning, Butcombe Bitter and a really nice Box Steam's Tunnel Vision.

Another must really - a superb place, go to this and the Malet, but get the other half to drive!

On 26th April 2010 - no rating submitted
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E TA left this review about The Earl of Normanton

One of the best pubs in Wiltshire, the Earl is stil a freehouse which serves a range of beers, always in the best condition. Alan, the landlord, can be a bit grumpy but that is part of the pub's charm. His wife, Nicky, produces excellent food, both traditional bar meals and a few original dishes. When I last visited there were 4 ales on - I tried both the Summer Lightning and fff, and both were superb. A proper traditional pub which is well worth a visit anytime.

On 12th February 2010 - rating: 9
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Jonathan Wilde
Grateley, 5.46 miles, 1 hr 45 min walk (show)
Salisbury, 7.37 miles, 2 hr 22 min walk (show)
Dean, 9.7 miles, 3 hr 7 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Earl of Normanton, Idmiston
20th Jan 2016, 18:07
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde approved
 
20th Jan 2016, 18:07
Pub map correction submitted by Jonathan Wilde

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  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 06 August 2014 by Quinno _
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  • Car Park : Yes last updated 06 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 06 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 August 2014 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 August 2014 by Quinno _
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