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The Wyndham Arms (Hop Back)

Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Hop Back - GFB (sometimes GB)Excellent1
Hop Back - CitraExcellent2
Hop Back - Summer LightningExcellent1
Hop Back - Crop CircleGood2
Hop Back - Entire StoutNot Tried0
Hop Back - Spring ZingNot Tried0
Downton - Hop TopNot Tried0
Hop Back - TaiphoonNot Tried0
Hop Back - Groovy MoverNot Tried0
Hop Back - Back RowNot Tried0
Hop Back - GB (sometimes GFB)Not Tried0
Hop Back - Winter LightningNot Tried0
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)Not Tried0
Picture 1. The Wyndham Arms, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Visits Details

28 May 2021 (Dosser)
Got lost to yet another pub. Google's no friend of ours.3 beers on and tables booked. So we can only stay till 6.30pm.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00ExcellentRefreshingly hoppy beer the advert says. Long time no see.
16 Mar 2019 (Andrew)
Pub three. Long thin, somewhat disjointed, pub. We didn't stay too long.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20AcceptableStilton and apple flavour
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Entire Stout4.50Not Tried
Hop Back - Taiphoon4.20Not Tried
Hop Back - GB (sometimes GFB)3.50Not Tried
Hop Back - Citra4.00Not Tried
12 Dec 2015 (Stephen Harris)
Somehow or other I never got around to coming here when this was the home of Hop Back Brewery, so it is my first ever visit here. And it’s Robert’s first for more than 20 years. Instantly likeable place, shame we have an itinerary and have to move on after one.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Citra4.00ExcellentGood Citra flavours – could have had even more hop.
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Winter Lightning5.50Not Tried
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20Not Tried
Hop Back - Taiphoon4.20Not Tried
Hop Back - GB (sometimes GFB)3.50Not TriedStill badged here as GFB.
10 Oct 2015 (Blair)
Popped into Salisbury for the afternoon and chose this for our first refreshment stop. I really like Hop Back pubs and this was no exception, really friendly welcome and only £5.10 for two pints!!
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Citra4.00GoodVery drinkable hoppy pale ale, I'd have liked a bit more hop in there but it was perfectly good.
Hop Back - Back Row4.60Not Tried
Hop Back - Taiphoon4.20Not Tried
Hop Back - GB (sometimes GFB)3.50Not Tried
11 Jul 2014 (Philip Pirrip)
Late lunchtime visit. Not been here for 20 years but always Hop Back brews in great nick. The small band of very helpful locals gave me multiple advice on how to walk to Laverstock. The best advice was to enjoy my pint then catch an R6 bus from just outside the pub - 5 yards walk no more. I eagerly took that advice.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - GFB (sometimes GB)3.50ExcellentBadged for the Brazil World Cup as "Greetings from Brazil"
Hop Back - Summer Lightning5.00Not Tried
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20Not Tried
Hop Back - Taiphoon4.20Not Tried
Hop Back - Groovy Mover4.40Not TriedReappearance after some years - this time 4.4% instead of the previous 4.6%
Hop Back - Citra4.00Not Tried
21 Apr 2007 (Andrew)
Excellent pub and my favourite in Salisbury. We sat near the door as it was so busy further in and listened in on other peoples conversations.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Hop Back - Crop Circle4.20ExcellentTony's favourite Hopback beer and I can see why. Excellent pale gold beer with a mellon-hop character. Very drinkable.
Hop Back - GFB (Or Gilbert's First Brew) (superseded by 3.5% version from about 2010)3.80Not Tried
Hop Back - Entire Stout4.50Not Tried
Hop Back - Spring Zing4.20Not Tried
Downton - Hop Top4.00Not Tried

About The Wyndham Arms

The pub sign. The Wyndham Arms, Salisbury, Wiltshire

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional-
Excellent4
Good1
Acceptable1
Poor-

Website.

The pub is found in Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3AS.

In Estcourt Road, a long thin street corner pub with various seating areas to left and right. Red carpets and comfy pews make this a comfortable pub. Was the site of the original Hop Back brewery which operated in the cellar. Located just off the ring road which can be seen thundering away through the window. 6 handpumps on the bar counter. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2019.

We have visited this pub 6 times, seen 13 different beers and tried 4 of them.

Map location

Postcode: SP1 3AS