In Food

Red Lion Freehouse, East Chisenbury

Wiltshire has some true hidden gems tucked away for ambitious foodies. Whether it’s food festivals, Michelin star restaurants, quaint tea rooms or cookery schools, Wiltshire has the WOW factor when it comes to food and drink. It’s worth taking time to allow your taste buds to tingle and be infused with wonderful flavours that are sitting right on our doorstep. Here is an insight to some of the must-go foodie places in Wiltshire.

Red Lion Freehouse, East Chisenbury
Set off the beaten track, The Red Lion Freehouse in East Chisenbury has a national reputation for their food in a charming pub setting. As well as being a Michelin star pub, it has a number of accolades to add to its ongoing list, including Pub of the Year 2014 and a Good Food Guide rating of 5. To be in with the chance of winning a meal at the Red Lion Freehouse, enter our foodie break competition here.

Salisbury Food & Drink Festival

Salisbury Food and Drink Festival, Salisbury 
The Salisbury Food and Drink Festival is back on the 30th September with free demos from chefs including Levi Roots founder of Levi Roots Caribbean products, Jane Devonshire winner of Masterchef 2016 and Paul Rankin celebrity chef. There will be a wonderful variety of food vendors and stalls with varying cuisines, accompanied by live music and street entertainers.

Vaughan's Cookery School

Vaughan’s Cookery School, Devizes 
Catering for everyone, Vaughan’s Cookery School is a great way to improve your culinary skills. From beginner skills such as ‘basic bread’ to something a little more alternative such as French, Spanish or Moroccan cuisine. There’s plenty of classes for little ones including Mini Chefs Halloween, perfect for the October half term.  

The Haunch of Venison

The Haunch of Venison, Salisbury 
Established in 1320, The Haunch of Venison is one of the regions oldest pubs and hostelries, used to house craftsmen working on Salisbury Cathedral spire. By no surprise it has been included in the Good Food Guide for 28 years thanks to its wonderful venison dishes.  A must visit too, just to see the mummified 18th century hand.

Calne Food Festival, Calne
A new event in Calne, the food festival on the 15th September promises to be a good one. With multiple different cuisines, live demonstrations, independent brewers and products it’s certainly bound to get your tummy rumbling. 

Three Tuns Freehouse

Three Tuns Freehouse, Great Bedwyn   
Awarded as the ‘Most Authentic Pub’ 2018/2019 by Sawdays’s Pub Award as well as many others, Three Tuns Freehouse is one for the bucket list in terms of foodie hotspots.  The perfect distance from the Kennet and Avon Canal and just on the edge of the Savernake Forest, it’s easy to tie it in during a trip to Wiltshire.

Rick Stein, Marlborough  
Rick Stein, Marlborough 
After opening in 2016, Rick Stein in Marlborough has been a popular spot for seafood lovers. Serving some of Rick’s iconic dishes including dover sole a la meuniere as well as a selection of dishes from his Mexican menu such as ceviche of sea bass and prawns. They currently have a special offer running of 6 oysters and a glass of champagne for £19.95.

If you want to experience the foodie delights of Wiltshire, enter our competition to win a 2-night foodie break. Keep us posted with your Wiltshire foodie adventures using the #timeforwiltshire and check out our ‘Food & Drink’ page to see where else to eat out in Wiltshire.




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