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The Wooden Spoon

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17 High Street, Downton SP5 3PG, England
+44 1725 511899
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Poole, United Kingdom
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576 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Stopped by with some friends visiting the area for lunch. There is a great selection on the menu and it was quite difficult to choose with so many appealing options. I went for the goat curry and it was delicious. Perfectly cooked. We all enjoyed our meals. The place is really relaxing and the staff are excellent.

Thank adammawright
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and lovely atmosphere. Owner and staff very friendly and welcoming. Would highly recommend

Thank kirbs2016
Level Contributor
27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Pulled in for lunch. Very warm welcome. Ordered food and beer was told that the food was freshly prepared and would be a 20 minute wait. Enjoyed am excellent pint while waiting. The food I had Thai green curry my wife had the Tagine. The Thai was lovely hot fragrant and lots of chicken. The Tagine arrived in a traditional... More 

Thank Ian L
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Over the past few years we have eaten here several times while visiting our daughter and family, who live in the village. The food is of a consistently high standard and the menu so extensive it's always difficult to make a decision about what to choose! We have eaten at other pubs in the area, and although good, none of... More 

Thank Katy C
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

This was a modest pub location situated in the main street of Downton, but it came well recommended by a couple of our friends, who live locally, who were part of our group. We were 5 present. The atmosphere was very pleasant as was the welcome. The food was excellent, better than I anticipated, in fact. We were looked after... More 

Thank Robin E
Downton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Can always be relied on fir a consistently good meal, with a very extensive menu and freshly cooked food

Thank krzjone
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stayed in Downton for 8 nights, the food was so good we ate at the Wooden Spoon for 5 of those nights. Excellent food, good wine, good service. Moreover, all the extensive and varied menu is made by them! The Spoon really made our stay memorable. Simply, a marvellous pub.

Thank notjindivik
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I recently stayed in Downton as part of a weekend trip to Winchester and the surrounding area, so the first night we decided to go to what seemed to be the only place to eat in the quiet little village. My initial thoughts, i'm going to admit, were sceptical - the pub doesn't stand out for its decor or even... More 

Thank londoner1021
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Last minute booking, lovely food, very nice staff and lovely place. Well recommended. Extensive menu and at reasonable prices, apple pie to die for.

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

What a lovely pub with such an extensive menu to pick from. Plenty of tables to sit at and enjoy a home cooked meal. A very nice selection of food and thankfully a vegetarian menu with several things on. Really enjoyed my meal in such a traditional pub setting. Really recommend it

Thank smurfy22

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 High Street, Downton SP5 3PG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Downton
  • Phone Number: +44 1725 511899

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?