THE very first Taste Salisbury - a ten day celebration of local and regional food and drink - has launched today (Friday August 27).

Over the next ten days there will be a programme of events, special promotions and discounts held across the city.

Salisbury BID, Experience Salisbury and Salisbury City Council have joined forces to put the festival together.


The venues involved in the festival include:

  • Salisbury Museum
  • Salisbury Arts Centre
  • Salisbury Cathedral
  • Arundells in the Cathedral Close also jumped at the chance to be part of the festivities, with their Perfect Pairing evening of food and drink already sold out
  • Artisan Wine and Spirit Co, who launched in May 2021, are involved in two Taste Salisbury events: Perfect Pairings and beer tasting with local brewers, Dark Revolution.

Co-owner, Elizabeth Coombes, said: “We were so excited when we heard about Taste Salisbury - it’s right up our street. There are so many great food and drinks businesses in the city and this is a brilliant opportunity for people to explore what Salisbury has to offer. We love food and wine (and spirits and beer!) so the chance to share that with the local community is an opportunity not to be missed. We can’t wait.”

Events and promotions

  • Taste of the Caribbean Food and Music Festival at Brown Street today (Friday August 27)
  • Learn how to taste beer with a guided tasting of local brew, Dark Revolution (Wednesday September 1)
  • Enjoy a teddy bears picnic at Salisbury Museum café (Thursday September 2)
  • All you can eat pizza at Pizza Venti (Thursday September 2)
  • Rifleman's Table café in The Close will be serving special dishes during Taste Salisbury incorporating its delicious home-produced honey
  • The Rocketship Bookshop will be offering money off The Viking Of Who Liked Icing, a new picture book by Lu Fraser and Mark McKinley.
  • Experience the very best of modern British cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere with Allium's special Taste Salisbury tasting menus
  • Special Taste Salisbury menu at the Salisbury Cathedral Refectory
  • Offers, including a two-course special, at Blue Boar Bistro
  • SSSS - Soup, Salad, Sandwich, Sweet Menu at the Bell & Crown
  • The Old Ale and Coffee House will be offering a World Street Food menu based on their travels abroad. There will also be live music on Sunday (August 29)

Shane O’Neill, co-owner of the Old Ale House, said: “Sincerely, I think that after the torrid times we have been through it’s really important for people to come together and re-unite. What better way than when sharing food and a drink. When the whole city does it together, then it really means something.”

Foodie Sunday

Salisbury City Council’s Foodie Sunday will take over the Market Place on Sunday September 5, which will mark the culmination of the 10- festival - including The Great Salisbury Bake Off!

Showcasing what the city has to offer

Taste Salisbury offers businesses an opportunity to showcase what they have to offer to local residents and visitors.

Dan Collins, Business Manager for Salisbury BID, said: “Recovery from the coronavirus pandemic will take time but we can all do our bit to help local hospitality venues by getting involved in these events and promotions. As well as offering support to businesses, Taste Salisbury will also bring a festival feel to the city centre – with fun, food and drinks, whatever your taste.”

How to find out more

The full programme of events and promotions is available on the Experience Salisbury dedicated Taste Salisbury page.


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