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Ratings: 2 | Reviews: 2
United Kingdom (England)
4.16/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Well away from the tourist area, this pub is worth walking out to find. It sells Hop Back beers (four different) and one guest (plus lager etc), on draught, along with Hop Back bottled beers and a fine selection of Non-UK should you require a change.
The locals are friendly and like a beer or two, most smoke, but that will change soon of course. The music is heavy/rock (well it has been on my 3 visits), Black Sabbath yesterday (23 Aug 2006).
The walls are full of beer posters, along with notices about up and coming events (like local beer fests etc). One wall is dedicated to CAMRA awards which the pub and Hop Back have won over the years. This pub was the original brewery, but it had to move because it could not cope with the demand of its beers.
Track this place down if you are visiting Salisbury.
08-23-2006 15:57:09 | More by BlackHaddock
4.2/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
The Village Freehouse is on a corner in Salisbury, across from a rather loud highway -- and that's the only detractor from the atmosphere. The space is divided into smaller rooms, and it's quite cozy with comfy seating. We stopped in on a night when a major rugby match was playing on tv (England v. Wales!) and the noise was not outrageous, which impressed me. It's a no-smoking pub and they kept the tv low. Good atmosphere, sort of family style with strangers sharing your tables and chatting with other strangers; lots of board games to entertain you. I felt like there were a lot of locals there, and if I lived nearby, I would be too. Beer was really good. This is the original home of Hopback Brewing, and they still serve Hopback beers (I could be wrong, but as I recall, that's all they sold). 4-5 casks, including Hopback's Summer Lightning which I thoroughly enjoyed. I appreciated the server as well; the barman came around the bar to hang out with his custom whenever possible. Happy feelings.
02-17-2006 22:49:28 | More by texashammer
Wyndham Arms in Salisbury, United Kingdom (England)
N/A out of 100 based on 2 user ratings.