Salisbury has a real tradition of hospitality, which makes it a great location for a night out.
What better time to try our delectable venues than during Taste Salisbury, the city's ten day food and drink festival.
If you want to head to a pub, Salisbury has a wide variety to suit all tastes, whether it’s a traditional public house that makes the most of the 15th century architecture like the Wig & Quill or a more modern alternative that offers a quirky décor like The Old Ale and Coffee House.
During the summer (especially on a long August bank holiday weekend!) there’s nothing better than to spend a leisurely evening with friends in one of the many pubs with a beer garden – The Bishops Mill and George and Dragon are two options where you can sit back and relax by the river. Or immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of the historic Market Place by taking a seat outside The Market Inn or The Ox Row Inn.
Wilding on Salisbury's high street also has outside space overlooking the historic cathedral
Dining in Salisbury combines the old, new and international. Try some of the delicious world cuisine on offer, from Grillado’s Italian plates to Mexican fare at Tinga or Middle Eastern mezze at Baroushka. For a more traditional menu head to the Haunch of Venison, The New Inn or The Rai D'or – some of the oldest pubs in Salisbury. If you want a great atmosphere, good food and a brilliant selection of beer, try Craft Bar at The Salisbury Arms.
If it's a romantic night out you want try Allium for modern British cuisine, the elegantly designed Wilding with restaurant, wine bar and wine shop or opt for The Chapter House, which continues to hold its own as one of the best steakhouses in the south west.
Tinga in Salisbury offers a fun night out with a Mexican twist
Once dinner is done, it is time for some late-night cocktails! Caboose is a fantastic 1920s inspired parlour with fine spirits, beer, wine, champagne, hot drinks, tonics, sodas and botanicals as well as delicious cocktails on offer.
Salisbury's outdoor venue, Brown Street, also offers an atmospheric location for a fun night out. Taking touches of inspiration from the likes of Pop Brixton, Boxpark and Pergola Olympia. Brown Street provides space for local street food, entertainment and a drink with friends.
Brown Street in Salisbury is the city's only outdoor venue
Watch this space for a new venue with a fantastic location. The Boathouse is to reopen on 1st September 2022, perfetly timed to coincide with Taste Salisbury celebrations.
Located on the River Avon, next to the Coach Park on Mill Stream Approach, The Boathouse has remained empty for years. To celebrate the grand opening, on 1st and 2nd September there will be a limited menu as the bar and restaurant open for the first time under new ownership. Then, on 3rd and 4th September there will also be a full menu and live music.
Not only that, but as part of Taste Salisbury, there will be a 10% discount available from 1st September until close on 4th September. There's no better time to try it!
The Boathouse in Salisbury is to receive a new lease of life
To make the most of your night out, leave the car at home and have a little tipple! Salisbury Reds offers a full timetable of bus services that will get you home safely. Find out more by clicking here.