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Bar, British, Pub
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Lunch, Drinks
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Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 9 January 2023 via mobile

We visited the “Sally” on a Monday evening for the infamous “left over Pie lottery”. Arriving at just before 5.30pm, the pies had been hoovered up largely by opportunists who don’t frequent the establishment on a regular basis. But…. We were in luck!! Placing an...order for two pies, chips and peas! The beer was in excellent order as usual, so we were set. Mine host, the ever so friendly landlord, who really cannot do enough for his customers, was in fine fettle also. Adopting the position of front of house, we were shown to our window seat, in front of the roaring fire. We asked if we could have a slight delay on the food delivery, which was granted with no fuss whatsoever. Then, just to make us feel even more welcome, we were presented with a candle for the table. Food was glorious, and the Free Gratis locally produced organic pudding was out of this world! An absolute must for a visit. Award winning beer, and cider, infamous locally produced Ham, or Cheese & Onion rolls, and a landlord who goes the extra mile to ensure you leave with a smile, and a vow to return. An absolute must visit!!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 27 April 2022

Stopped in for a pint and were met with great company and the best accompanying ham roll I’ve ever had !

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 24 April 2022

Although not currently doing food, in all other respects this is a wonderful pub. The beer from the attached brewery to the guest ales along with the welcoming atmosphere make this pub right up with the best. We stayed in nearby Berkeley so we could...walk to the Salutation and enjoy the superb ales without the worry of driving. So make this a must to visit, just remember for the moment to eat first or later.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 13 February 2020

Seen this pub on a tv show awhile back so wanted to try. Overrated went out of our way not worth the journey.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 20 October 2019

Called in here after visiting castle hopping for some lunch but what was on offer was very poor ploughmans ham chips welsh rarebit nothing we fancied so we left

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

Feeling hungry me and my dog decided to stop at the Salutation which looked like a friendly country pub. As I walked up the path I could hear a group of elderly gentlemen complaining about the number of 'foreign' people presenting the news. I asked...a surly Victor mildew type if dogs were allowed in. ' why don't you bloody go in and find out' was the friendly answer. Not the fault of the pub but there was a general hostile attitude- much the same as in an old western stand off! There was only one vegetarian option and I wished I had read the menu! I went outside to the garden with my coke which was flat. Ten minutes later my meal came out. A very odd mixture of oven cooked carrots, pickled carrots and cucumbers in a salad dressing under the carrots . I ate a little but it looked and tasted revolting. I left most of it and left - which is a first for me! I had wondered if this was a joke for vegetarians as this is hunting country. However I was surprised most by the hostile reception just like in a Western movie.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

A great place to visit, particularly if you like real ale. You can sit indoors or out, either way its a quaint setting near the historic town of Berkeley.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 8 May 2019

You can have a choice of three meals or excellent ham or cheese rolls. Perfect for the end of a Sunday walk.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 12 April 2019 via mobile

Amazing original pub with great ales and miserable staff, the good old days approach. You won’t be disappointed, but don’t expect anything posh. Next to Berkeley Castle.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 28 March 2019

This is a regular haunt for a beer or two, the food is good as well. A friendly atmosphere and a great place to enjoy a few hours. Would I use it again....well yes I am a regular.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 March 2019

We broke our journey here just before Christmas looking for a quick lunch. The food, drink and service were faultless. Ham, egg, and chips, simple food cooked well, all locally sourced, can't beat it. We'll be back. It was just what we were looking for....Fantastic.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 March 2019

we had a good meal here & sweet.good beer as well.nice friendly staff,locals friendly enough.you must visit to enjoy the food.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 March 2019 via mobile

Always great beer but had a ploughman’s lunch today which consisted of 3 slices of bread, 3 slices of cheese, an onion and some chutney. That’s not a ploughman’s, that’s a cheese sandwich, which for £8 was a bit cheeky I thought. A slice of...ham was an extra quid and it was pretty small for that. You can do better than this Sally!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 13 February 2019

We popped into the Sally for a lunchtime Pasty, but decided to have the stew instead. Beef and ale, packed with vegetables and hearty dumplings - delicious. The beer selection was great and we opted for Tiley's Ordinary Bitter and Belgian Pale. Both were top...quality. The lady who served us was friendly, knowledgable and attentive, offering advice and information on all the ales on offer. An absolute treasure of a pub. We truly felt like 'locals'. And not wanting to miss out, we took a Pasty home, and it was as good as we'd heard.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 January 2019

Me & 4 chums popped in this Sat. to try the Sally, which has a good reputation that stretches readily as far as Bristol. We arrived early - just after midday and had the place more or less to ourselves. A few regulars turned up...while we were there, all of whom seemed to bring spaniels, puppies or horses. We felt we must stand out a bit as we came without any animals at all... Beer was fab. I, the driver, enjoyed the 2% bitter from the family brew house, Tiley's. Other less abstemious chums tried and enjoyed more adventurous beers, inc. Moor's splendid & straightforward stout. We ate a good lunch, trying the signature ham, egg & chips, as well as the pork burger. Chips were top - simple, well-fried chipped potatoes. No weirdy triple-fried artform efforts, arriving in miniature chip baskets, just good pot.s cut up, cooked and served on a plate! Bravo! Burger was high quality meat, nicely cooked, topped with strong-tasting Cheddar & pickles, with a good side-salad and the previously mentioned chips. I detected the clean taste of good ingredients, freshly prepared. That's a Bingo!! Chum had the plum crumble which looked good, too. I think it's a great idea to offer just a few tried & tested plates, so the cook can deliver consistant good food, which is what seems to be happening here! What a nice place! It's got that well-worn, unpretentious old-fashioned look that distinguishes the real from the ersatz, these days. Staff were chatty, cheerful & effective and a good time was had by all. Good prices, considering the quality of all the offereings. I suspect the place can get much busier than the day we were there - we went just on the cusp of the Xmas holiday lull - you know - the last Sat. before everyone goes back to work, when nearly everybody has had about enough of food, drink & socialising. I imagine it gets much busier on 'normal' week-ends. This is the opposite of the poncy over-priced places that have disinterested staff, menus a hundred items long, get none of them right, sell you cold pints of flavourless industrial brews and can't wait to see the back of you, so they can get someone else in. Difference is, I expect we'll be back!More

Date of visit: January 2019
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patricksymes
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Couple of quid for a cheese or ham roll or pork pie. Depends what else in on offer - menu limited and changes according to locally available food. Main course around £10-15 I think.
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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4.5
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