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Red Lion Freehouse

East Chisenbury, PEWSEY, SN9 6AQ

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Dating from the Tudor period, this thatched pub has retained the look and feel of a traditional country inn, with sturdy unclothed wooden tables and a wood-burning stove in an inglenook and an informal, laid-back atmosphere. It might be in a tiny village on the edge of Salisbury Plain, but it's very much a destination restaurant. Virtually everything is made in-house, from smoked meats to ketchup, with kitchen gardens providing vegetables and everything else from local suppliers. The Mannings run a sure-footed kitchen, its output marked by dishes that can seem complex without being ostentatious, all elements working well together. A starter of well-timed tagliatelle with soft ox cheek in a red wine sauce with crispy bacon and breadcrumbs has impressed with its intense flavours. Imaginative and successful main courses have run from roast salmon fillet with beetroots, pickled apple, crispy kale and horseradish beurre blanc, to the full-on flavours of haunch of venison in red wine sauce with port-braised onions, glazed chicory and parsnip purée. Puddings might be as familiar as crème brûlée and as highly wrought as Valrhona and chestnut bombe, which comes as a shiny dome of chocolate encasing light chocolate mousse studded with pieces of chestnut accompanied by peat-smoked poached orange.

Further information

Tel: 01980 671124
Please quote 'The AA'.
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.
Days closed for dinner: 24-25 Dec

Restaurant information

Cooking type: British
Chef: Guy & Brittany Manning
Number of seats: 45
Steps for wheelchair: 1
Children welcome.
Children's portions.
Parking available.


Restaurant price guide

2 Course lunch from: £18.00
3 Course lunch from: £24.00
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £12.50
Sunday lunch: £20.00-£25.00
Prices are for guidance only. Please check when booking for current rates.



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Exit A303, at rdbt take A345 to Enford, right into East Chisenbury. Pub located on right
Nearest station: Pewsey

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