Astonishing cuisine at a beautiful thatched village inn
At a glance
AA Pick of the Pubs
Open all year
Secluded in the upper Avon Valley in a fold of Salisbury Plain, this ancient inn shares a sleepy hollow with other eye-catching thatched properties. Elements of the Tudor pub remain, with plenty of character from bare brick, log-burner and other rustic flourishes. At the bar, you’ll find a rolling selection of beers from Stonehenge and Box Stream. Licensees Guy and Brittany Manning, at the helm here for ten years, have a distinguished pedigree in the restaurant world and bring particular flair to the range of dishes crafted from local, seasonal ingredients. Kick off with celeriac soup with partridge arancini, roasting juices and croûtons, then look for slow-cooked pork belly with parsnips, prunes, quince, crackling and roasting juices. Tucked behind the Red Lion is a tranquil tree-shaded beer garden.