It's no secret that a Wetherspoons will provide you with a cheap pint and something to eat, but it's not always the best option for getting the best bevvy or food.

Here in Salisbury, we are blessed with lots of independent pubs which offer fair prices, gentle ambiances and an overall quality local experience.

We've taken a look at TripAdvisor to see which are some of the more highly rated ones across Salisbury and picked out several pubs which will keep you going back for more. 

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Deacons- 118 Fisherton St, Salisbury SP2 7QT

Rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor

Inside DeaconsInside Deacons

Deacons is a friendly, independently owned free house pub a short walk from Salisbury train station and Salisbury Cathedral. The pub has a cosy traditional English interior, award-winning local real ales and a fantastic selection of great quality spirits and wines.

Deacons is also the proud winner of Salisbury & South Wilts CAMRA pub of the year 2020.

One customer said “Very nice boozer. Great prices, Great Staff and most importantly Great Beer!”

Another said: “So pleased we found this place. If you like great music and good quality, well-priced drinks, plus friendly locals this is the place for you. Thanks so much to the lovely lady behind the bar who made our evening work so well. Great jukebox, you can find everything on there. Really good fun, and thanks for enjoying my music choices and toasting my wife on her birthday!”

The Village Free House- 33-35 Wilton Rd, Salisbury SP2 7EF

Rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor

The WhatPub website states: “This friendly city local serves at least three ever changing guest beers focussing on local microbreweries and beers unusual for the area. A dark ale, mild, porter or stout, is always available making it the only regular outlet for such ales in the city.”

One customer said "Great selection of beers, good prices, pleasant place to be."

Another said "Proper old-fashioned pub, run by people who care about good beer."

The Winchester Gate- 113 Rampart Rd, Salisbury SP1 1JA

Rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor

The Winchester GateThe Winchester Gate (Image: Salisbury Journal)

The Winchester Gate is an award-winning family run, independent pub located in Salisbury, that has 'the community and the arts at its heart'. It hosts a wide range of events throughout the year including music, comedy and the arts.

The pub also boasts a large partially covered beer garden, perfect to enjoy your food or drinks outside, whatever the weather. It also have a car park at the side of the building, accessible via Rampart Road.

One customer said: "Nice selection of beers, welcoming staff and fun quiz, music and sports nights."

Another said: "Great live music, great community events & friendliest people in town!"

The Coach and Horses- 39 Winchester St, Salisbury SP1 1HG

Rated 4 stars on TripAdvisor

The Coach and Horses is an old coaching inn with a modern but homely interior serving home-cooked food, local beer & cocktails. The inn has outdoor seating, live music and bar games, and is located in the city centre.

Reviews include: "Good atmosphere good variety of drinks reasonably priced"

“Great pub find in Salisbury. I'm a big fan of craft beer and pub grub. Ask for a sample taste if you are not sure. Rave On is a very nice fruity citrus hazy ipa. The Coach & Horses has an attractive indoor and bar, as well as a sheltered outdoor yard with tables. Went a couple of times during a short stay in Salisbury. Central location. Very friendly staff.”

The Wig and Quill- 1 New St, Salisbury SP1 2PH

Rated 4 stars on TripAdvisor

The Wig and QuillThe Wig and Quill (Image: Spencer Mulholland)

Located just a short walk from Salisbury Cathedral, The Wig and Quill beckons with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Customers said they experiences a friendly welcome with staff inviting eaters and drinkers to settle in and prepare to be delighted by its selection of locally brewed real ales from Wadworth, Devizes, each sip infused with the essence of the region.

Its food menu also has all the traditional pub classics, alongside weekly chef specials that promise to entice your taste buds.

Reviews include: "Great quality beer, food and service - oh n it was lovely and cosy too."

"A generally all round nice pub and family friendly for weekend meals."