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King John Inn

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Tollard Royal, Tollard Royal SP5 5PS, England
+44 1725 516207
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the lovely king John inn for dinner (18/02/17) the setting was beautiful inside, A warming fire and candles lighting up every table making it that little bit brighter. Food was superb, I had the cheese soufflé as always and my partner had the hake both no complaints what so ever, always live up to the standards. Staff, I had... More 

Thank suebrown1983
Bristol, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This little gem is a great find! Gorgeous food, their home made bread - so simple but delicious and all reasonably priced. Quick and friendly service, tables nicely spread out and a lovely country pub atmosphere. We can't wait to go back!

Thank MrsHomer
Surrey, UK
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not sure what the other viewers experienced, but our lunch was great. Their website suggests a set lunch menu is available, but there isn't (and hasn't been for some time). The starters were delicious, and for mains we enjoyed fish and chips and the smoked pork tenderloin. Both were excellent - nice meaty fish, homemade tartare and an interesting and... More 

Thank Graa
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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206 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were shown to our table but we arrived just before a table of five and disappointingly they were dealt with before us. I had to ask the young server if we could order some drinks but she was quite confused by this weirdly. Eventually we ordered. I had the burger. The burger was nice but the fridge cold mayonnaise... More 

Thank ChilliPepper1
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326 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The 2nd time we have been here. A lovely room, smarter than other gastronomic pubs. Good menu, I had soufflé which was very good, I can recommend this. My friends had lamb and fish & chips, both also great. Lemon posset to die for!!!! Staff friendly but service very slow, I even had to get up to find someone to... More 

Thank Sue B
Southampton, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited here a couple of years ago and enjoyed it we planned a Saturday lunch at the King John. We arrived around 1.45pm, having booked a table in advance (recommended), it took some time to be greeted and seated. One waitress stood near the entrance door ignored us, while we waited for someone to greet us. Once seated, again... More 

Thank Tim B
Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Persuaded to visit by a very good three course lunch promotion, excellent meal and service. Without the promotion would find it a little expensive.

Thank goldhump
Salisbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Walked our dog across the Wingreen byway and back then popped in for a late afternoon drink before driving home. Nice looking pub, clearly set up for eating rather than drinking/relaxing etc though. No comfy seating areas, all wooden tables and chairs. Slow bar service - barmaid got my wife a glass of wine but didn't know how to make... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Came this little pub randomly but I am so glad I did! Our food was great, varied and very much locally sourced as much as possible! We are coming back for a break next time!

Thank ManuelLove
Far Hills, New Jersey, USA
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful country pub! Fabulous food, the staff is lovely and attentive! Always a great time when we go. The atmosphere is cozy and welcoming, makes you feel at home every time. They have a great seasonal menu, fish and chips are wonderful! Definitely a must visit spot!

Thank woftam1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$41
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?