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King John Inn

Tollard Royal, Tollard Royal SP5 5PS, England
+44 1725 516207
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good24%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (18 reviews)
“crab” (11 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Tollard Royal, Tollard Royal SP5 5PS, England
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Reviewed 19 August 2018

We went for a last minute ad hoc lunch, having read the recent article by Fiona Duncan in the Sunday Telegraph online. Menu uninspiring at this time of year, the food was good but not memorable and certainly not justifiable for the bill, £50 per...More

Thank TraceyFrench
Reviewed 9 August 2018

We are local and have had excellent meals at this pub and also some disastrous ones. Keep on going back with optimism but after last experience we will not. Over cooked burger on a stale bun with no relish or anything that justified the price....More

Thank helenfisher555
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Stayed here for two nights and had a really lovely time. The food was excellent and service good. Our room was brilliant and we were very comfortable Thank you for a lovely stay!!

Thank ReedsKentUK
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We have always loved this place but wonder if the standards are going downhill. Our pudding was a burnt mille feuille - hard to disguise and it was obvious from our first glance. Everybody makes a mistake from time to time but it should never...More

Thank Hilary S
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Travelling cross country from Ringwood to Shaftesbury - had forgotten about this pub/hotel which sits in a peaceful lovely village location. Stopped for lunch - its obviously nowadays a pub/restaurant featuring a limited lunch menu but as we discovered offering very high quality produce expertly...More

1  Thank Freqtravler161
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

No sign of the Mussels on Thursday's as on web site but an enticing menu was given. Service and first courses were very good. Main courses dipped a bit. The flat iron steaks requested med rare were a couple of minutes over. In such a...More

Thank jamlucy
Reviewed 6 June 2018

We went for the first time with friends who eat there reasonably often. I thought it was good. The food was nice and not as expensive as I was expecting from what people had told me, similarly the wine list. Had a pigeon pastrami starter...More

Thank Saint7650
Reviewed 22 April 2018

Pretty place, some food decent and child-friendly, but otherwise food was overpriced for what was provided. One of the dishes was so salty it was inedible - whilst the waitress was apologetic and understanding, they still charged us £25 for it. One of the waitresses...More

Thank EJT290416
Reviewed 20 April 2018 via mobile

We chose here because it was in our way to Cornwall and it was only £65 with breakfast. Now I’m giving here 4/5 because the staff are really friendly and the manager was on top of everything! The room was nice enough for us as...More

1  Thank Tallgingerguy
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Great service, lovely food, a pleasant find in North Dorset. We ordered the two course deal and then a desert on top. Each course was served with great care and an obvious love of food. A comprehensive wine list supported the menu. Difficult to rate...More

Thank LondonLeezer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$41
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tollard Royal, Tollard Royal SP5 5PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Tollard Royal
  • Phone Number: +44 1725 516207
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Situated in the scenic village of Tollard Royal in rural Wiltshire, The King John Inn is a Victorian and award-wining country inn offering beautiful accommodation, delicious food and a warm, friendly service. Our Head Chef is an accomplished fisherman, bakes his own bread, makes his own cheese and still finds time to get up early and catch local game when in season so you can expect that every plate on the King John menu is as fresh as it can be and is expertly crafted with a passion for the local countryside. We are proud to have recently received 1 Rosette from the AA. In summer, our terraced garden is the perfect place to dine alfresco while watching the chefs in action in their Victorian-inspired outdoor kitchen. In winter, relax near our roaring-log fires in our open plan pub or in the informal restaurant. The bar provides an ever-changing selection of imported drafts and local beers as well as an extensive wine list. Our eight en-suite bedrooms combine modern comfort with rustic elegance and feature luxurious linen, Nespresso machines, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, direct dial phones and luxurious toiletries. Salisbury and its cathedral are only a 30 minute drive away whilst the beautiful hillside town of Shaftesbury is only 20 minutes. The King John Inn also sits within a 5-minute walk of the historic Rushmore Park, an area of lawn and open woodland home to the Rushmore Golf Club.
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