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Excellent pub, very friendly and helpful new management, good value for the area, food freshly prepared and good portions.
trevortheweather - 9 Jul 2014 10:39
Superb small pub in a small village on a narrow country road from Wilton to Warminster which is parallel to and easily accessible fromthe A36. Friendly locals, well kept beer and excellent food - what more could on want?
Feed - 10 Mar 2014 20:50
Visited on 24 November en route to Devon and chose this pub as we use the A303 regularly. The pub is easy to find so getting back on the A303 was no problem either. A cracking country pub and as I wasn't driving I was able to sample each of the ales which were on offer - Plain Ales - Sheep Dip, Hopback - GFB and Milk Street - The Usual. All were in excellent condition. The food was superb as well and cooked on the premises, the usual Sunday roasts were on offer but also with roasted root vegetables rather than just boiled or steamed "greens and carrots". The menus also had some less common choices so I had the ox cheek and red wine casserole which was delicious and good portions too. Very friendly staff and they said that both the beers and food change regularly. Well worth the visit (especially if you're not the driver!) and we will definitely go back!
sexndrugsnsausagerolls - 2 Dec 2013 16:26
Tucked away local site in tiny Stockton - and what a find. Stayed locally and wanted to find somewhere to while away an evening, and this didn't disappoint. Cracking ales, well kept, and the service was friendly. As a Wiltshire lad, I have been to a fair few country sites but never had as warm a welcome. Food was stunning and won't hesitate to recommend. Well worth a detour if you are heading up (or down) this way. A gem.
LocalCharacter - 16 Oct 2013 13:18
Recently reopened under new ownership. Serving three real ales all from Plain Ales Brewery at the time of my visit. Arty Farty, Inntrigue and Sheep Dip. All three were excellent and my personal favourite was the Inntrigue at 4.2%. Very friendly pub with Mac and Anna, the new owners providing a very friendly welcome along with Laura who used to run the pub. No food available at the moment but the old chef is returning and a menu will be available from mid-September. Well worth a visit.
JohnFoley - 9 Sep 2013 08:45
Went to this pub on 25th February with a few friends. The pub has just reopened and under the management of Laura and Graham who made us welcome. Pub comfortably full. Carriers is a Free House so look forward to seeing a choice for future visits. Ringwoods Best and Wadworths 6X available on the night and in good form.
andrewh - 27 Feb 2012 18:11
clare4chocolate - 23 Feb 2012 19:47
Maybe we were very unlucky when we visited the Carriers early in April 2010.

My wife and I plus our 2 children decided to have lunch after a trip through the Wylye Valley. It was a perfect warm sunny spring day ideal for a good pub lunch - we would have had better food with superior presentation at the nearby transport caff on the A303. Welcome was ok, pub was fairly busy but then the beer garden was closed. Menu was very limited but we assumed as the price was quite high the food would be good. How wrong.

Steak and mushroom pie reminded me of being 10 and having a Fray Bentos Pie straight from the tin, chips were soggy and then possibly grilled for 2 minutes to gain that level of blandness and anemic appearance. I did search for vegetables but presumably the veg garden was closed too.

My wife's Pasta, again not cheap, looked as if it had been cooked and served by a 9 - year- old.

The children were happy, but lets face it does anybody know a child who refuses to eat fish fingers smothered in tomato sauce?

Needless to say we left most of our food and because we are English we didn't complain, just left without thanking our hosts.

Great location but very very disappointing experience which I guess explains why pubs are closing at such a rate.
wessex100 - 18 Apr 2010 20:23
We called here on our journey from Cornwall to London (2 miles of A303) it was Sunday lunchtime and the pub was very busy. There was a good mix of people all of whom were getting along very well together. We had a substantial lunch in the Dining Room where the service was slightly rustic but very friendly and pleasant. The beer was good and we noted plenty of people in the garden. Well worth a visit.
anonymous - 22 Jun 2007 10:22
I'm not a local but have been using the pub irregularly for the last 10 years or so - it has had it ups and downs for both food and beer but is very good at present.
Tony Latham - 5 Nov 2004 12:35
Stopped here for lunch (30th Oct 2004)on the way home from a week's holiday in Devon with the kids, the meals were excellent, in fact not only the best eating out of our holiday, but in my opinion the best pub meal I've had in years! Lovely suuroundings too.

Will definitely be stopping off there again next time we visit the West Country.
ian sugden - 31 Oct 2004 07:45
A typical village pub, with friendly staff, a warm welcome and good food. Guest beer every month along side the usual three real ales. Dining area, bar area, beautiful pub garden, and a dart board.
Emma Pluess - 29 Aug 2003 18:07

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