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The Old Ale and Coffee House

££ - £££, British,
80 Crane Street | Hampshire, Salisbury SP1 2QD, England
+44 1722 410541
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Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“bubble squeak” (3 reviews)
“braised beef” (3 reviews)
“trout” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
80 Crane Street | Hampshire, Salisbury SP1 2QD, England
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1 - 10 of 193 reviews

Reviewed today

We were visiting our family in Salisbury and decided to eat lunch here., having passed by on many occasions..We ate outside in one of the beach huts as it was a sunny afternoon. The menu was very imaginative and the food was excellent. The chips...More

Thank David D
Reviewed today

I had my first ever meat pie at this location and it was great. We stopped by in the afternoon one day and the gentleman at the bar couldn't have been more helpful! We sat outside in the lovely garden that has little houses built...More

Thank SVS1107
Reviewed today via mobile

Great pub, what a find. Serves some superb beers and ales and really enjoyed having a couple of pints. They do serve food but we had already eaten so just had some drinks.

Thank rayrest
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food and great service. Sat in one on the Beach Huts in the beer garden, heat lamp inside - perfect. Served by Nathan 👍🏻, thanks.

Thank crispy291
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit, impressed with the way they had used the space outside to provide a large sitting/dining area including 'chalets'. Despite being early it was quite busy with a popular mid week quiz night. Menu is not extensive but there is something for most people....More

Thank Colin F
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Running out of ideas for Dinner in Salisbury, we decided to give the Old Ale and coffee house a try, what a refreshing experience having tried nearly everywhere else in Salisbury. Very friendly and attentive staff, a great atmosphere and the food was certainly up...More

Thank GerryWiltshire
Ed T, Owner at The Old Ale and Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Gerry - many thanks for the lovely review Thanks Ed

Reviewed 10 August 2018

We called in for a late lunch after visiting the cathedral. It was nice place to get out of the sun and relax with a pint of real ale. Wifey fancied the crayfish, while I had the trout salad. Enjoyable, but they were a bit...More

Thank L3K
Ed T, Owner at The Old Ale and Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Sorry about that L3K - we try to keep a balance between price and quantity and as we only use the best local Chalk Strem trout it isn't easy - but we will review this Thanks for taking the time to review Ed

Reviewed 23 July 2018

Somewhat quirky décor and ambience inside and outside, but lovely food and friendly service, recommended.

Thank Beezkneez
Ed T, Owner at The Old Ale and Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thanks so much for the great review! Ed

Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Oh Reece, you're so fine You're so fine you blow my mind, hey Reece, Hey Reece Oh Reece, you're so fine You're so fine you blow my mind, hey Reece, Hey Reece Oh Reece, what a pity you don't understand You take me by the...More

1  Thank Jess H
Ed T, Owner at The Old Ale and Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thanks for your review Jess

Reviewed 17 July 2018 via mobile

So men are not allowed to wear a vest in the OLD ALE HOUSE no more, this was on a really hot day at 13:30 on a Saturday, so I’m refused to be served but I’m surrounded with women in there wearing vests n strapless...More

3  Thank Dave S
Ed T, Owner at The Old Ale and Coffee House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Thanks for the feedback Dave - BTW we cannot delete reviews from FB

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Response from Larry O | Reviewed this property |
Yes. The pub is supremely dog friendly. “Bark” snacks, the canine equivalent of Bar snacks are always available too.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$24
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Accepts American Express, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:00
Thursday
10:00 - 23:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 80 Crane Street | Hampshire, Salisbury SP1 2QD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Salisbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1722 410541
  • E-mail
Description
A fresh take on the English Ale House of old. Serving lunch, brunch and dinner matched to fine wines, craft beers, excellent non alcoholic drinks as well as a proper range of draught beers. We have a lovely garden with huts that can be booked for larger groups. We show good quality sports in the background whilst you enjoy you food and drinks or take part in the Quiz or the numbers festivals we have in the garden.
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