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King John Inn

Tollard Royal, Tollard Royal SP5 5PS, England
+44 1725 516207
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible4%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Tollard Royal, Tollard Royal SP5 5PS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food. Terrible service - inexperienced, ill-informed, inattentive, unapologetic. Watch out for the 12.5% ‘discretionary’ service charge.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GeoffB995
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited for a family Sunday lunch with two energetic grandsons and a well behaved dog. Good menu with traditional roast beef but plenty of choice. Polite, friendly and helpful staff offering attentive and efficient service. Memorable dishes included rich creamy soup, beef suet pie, and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Roderick F
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Warm and friendly, great food and atmosphere in the restaurant. Don’t book room 5! Lovely bed but no noise insulation. It’s above the loos in the bar, could hear every door bang, conversation and piddle/splash. Couldn’t go to sleep until the bar closed!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Mark O
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Family Sunday lunch for my husband's birthday. Not a huge menu so limited choice however what we had was very nice. Staff were friendly and attentive. My only criticism would be the portions were not huge and it is very pricey. I had a roast...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank trudy_1985_
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

Date of visit: August 2018
1  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

2  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!!

Date of visit: April 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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