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The Butt of Ale, Salisbury - pub details

Address: Sunnyhill Road, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3QJ [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 38845) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train station Salisbury (1.3 miles)

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> Current user rating: 6.5/10 (rated by 4 users)
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Old Castle Inn, Salisbury (0.5 miles), Bishopsdown, Salisbury (0.9 miles), Wyndham Arms, Salisbury (0.9 miles), Boathouse Bar and Brasserie, Salisbury (1.0 miles), Royal George Inn, Salisbury (1.0 miles) - see more nearby pubs

user reviews of the Butt of Ale, Salisbury

please note - reviews on this site are purely the opinion of site visitors, so don't take them too seriously.

Never really up to much, but it's all academic now:

"JJ Acquistions Ltd appealed against the [Wiltshire Planning] committee’s decision, and planning inspector Geoffrey Hill has ruled the pub is no longer viable and has granted permission for four houses and car parking spaces on the site. "

It WAS "an estate pub". Never tried the food, though.
HenPen - 5 Mar 2013 12:39
A jewel of a pub? Good grief you must be joking! A very ordinary estate pub, no real ale and no customers (Wed eve Nov) when I went in, now appears to be shut. 3/10
Chrisnutt - 6 Jan 2012 14:19
Reopened in the last few months under new management. Jane and John offer a friendly warm welcome, and chef Paul makes the most wonderful grub. Tuesday nights food is themed, tonight was Thai, beautiful. Highly, highly recommened, booking probably advisable as their popularity grows. A jewel of a pub.
joandleesmith - 16 Feb 2010 21:53
A local pub on an estate just to the North of Salisbury. It's quite ordinary, and it tends to close down quite a lot. Luckily it was open this time, though it's been shut the last few times I've tried. It has previously had a good reputation for real ale, but this weekend only had Courage Best on, which was OK.

It's off the beaten track, and although close to other ubs as the crow flies, it's a bit of a trek to get to as you have to find your way through the estate. It's also at the top of a hill, so you really need a pint when you do get there.

Hard to fit in on a crawl, but give it a go if you've got time as it's got the potential to be a really good pub if someone like this new owner gets enough trade to make a go of it.
ETA - 7 Jul 2009 12:25

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