Lunch at the Holiday Inn

By Emma Kirkup

On a blustery day after paying a visit to Stonehenge, I made a visit to the recently refurbished Solstice Bar and Grill at the Holiday Inn Salisbury – Stonehenge, located on the outskirts of Amesbury and just a couple of miles from the famous stone circle.

The décor of the restaurant has changed with quirky artwork, some very comfy looking chairs in the bar area and a refreshed menu featuring some British classics. There’s also an outside patio area that unfortunately we couldn’t make use of this occasion as the British weather wasn’t playing ball!

I decided to go for the Pan Fried Sea Bass whilst my colleague, Andrew opted for the Sausage selection and mash. Lovely food and nice and warming on what was a very windy day outside.

Within the restaurant, you wouldn’t realise that you were beside the A303 – there’s a relaxed, friendly atmosphere and the staff were chatty and helpful.

 You can also look onto some of the sculptures that greet visitors to Amesbury including The Ancestor – a giant that represents the earliest settlers in Amesbury around 10,000 years ago.

Even though we were both full, we couldn’t help but be tempted by the puddings. Our waitress recommended the Bramley Apple and Pear Crumble (a personal favourite of mine anyway) whereas the rest of the group opted for Crème Brûlée – which looked stunning and the Bread and Butter Pudding.

You don’t have to be a resident to eat in the hotel restaurant and it’s a great stop off point for you if you are visiting nearby Stonehenge or the historic town of Amesbury.


Solstice Bar & Grill
Lounge area

Welcome to our AA Rosette award winning Solstice Bar & Grill at Holiday Inn Salisbury-Stonehenge. A cosy and intimate favourite among Salisbury restaurants, pairing classic comfort food and innovative new specialties with an extensive wine list.

Holiday Inn Salisbury - Stonehenge
A bedroom at the Holiday Inn Salisbury - Stonehenge

Discover the incredibly bold and stylish sophistication of the closest hotel accommodation to the mystical Stonehenge with free parking and free WIFI in the lounge. Located on the A303 in the heart of picturesque Wiltshire.

Historic Site
Stonehenge on Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire

Stonehenge stands impressively as a prehistoric monument of unique importance, a World Heritage Site, surrounded by remains of ceremonial and domestic structures - some older than the monument itself.



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