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Haunch of Venison

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Salisbury - English AleExcellent2
Hop Back - Summer LightningExcellent2
Hop Back - GFB (sometimes GB)Good1
Hop Back - GB (sometimes GFB)Good1
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)Good1
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best BitterGood1
Greene King - IPANot Tried0
Exmoor - StagNot Tried0
Exmoor - FoxNot Tried0
Picture 1. Haunch of Venison, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Picture 2. Haunch of Venison, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Visits Details

16 Mar 2019 (Andrew)
Tony and I started our tour of Salisbury here, came back in the middle of the tour and then back again right at the end. So basically we liked it a lot.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00GoodBit clinical but good
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)3.80GoodBest of the Hop Back beers
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Fox4.20Not Tried
21 May 2016 (ChrisE)
Saturday afternoon, we sat in the snug bar and watched the rain come down. A good mixed crowd in the pub today.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - GB (sometimes GFB)3.50GoodA tasty session beer. Still badged as GFB in here.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Exmoor - Stag5.20Not Tried
12 Dec 2015 (ChrisE)
Afternoon visit after being dragged round the Christmas Market and Debenhams, a wonderful relief to come in here for a pint. We sat in the little snug bar to the right and soaked up the atmosphere.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - GFB (sometimes GB)3.50GoodA good tasty pint. Badged as GFB.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not TriedVery popular in here.
19 Sep 2013 (ChrisE)
We managed to get the small snug bar to ourselves which was a bit of a surprise so we sat in there and soaked up the atmosphere. A couple of chaps that I know from Dover walked in to the other bar whilst we were having our beer.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salisbury - English Ale4.10Good
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
13 Jun 2013 (HSB)
15:00 Only two others in. Very pleasant place to enjoy a pint.rn
BeerABVScoreNotes
Salisbury - English Ale4.10ExcellentGood balanced Bitter
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)3.80Not Tried
17 Feb 2011 (Martin the Mildman)
Completely taken over by the Weekly Windup 30th Anniversary pub crawlers. Otherwise would have been very quiet on a Thursday afternoon.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00GoodPleasant, drinkable malty bitter in good condition. Mainly malt flavour but a little hop bitterness in the finish. My score 15/20.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)3.80Not Tried
01 May 2010 (ChrisE)
The snug bar was full, and we were just about to go to one of the other bars when we were recognised by Joe from the Village Free House who was in there enjoying a pint, so we were invited to squeeze in.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Excellent
Greene King - IPA3.60Not Tried
Eagle (was Wells & Young's, was Charles Wells, was Wells) - Courage Best Bitter4.00Not Tried

About the Haunch of Venison

The pub sign. Haunch of Venison, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Summary of Beer Scores

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Exceptional-
Excellent2
Good6
Acceptable-
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 1TB.

Grade II listed building, and in the CAMRA National Inventory of unspoilt interiors. This is an ancient pub with a wonderful and tiny snug bar, and various other rooms. A pewter counter top which slopes away from you. This pub is justifiably on the tourist trails.

We have visited this pub 7 times, seen 9 different beers and tried 6 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SP1 1TB