Red Lion at East Chisenbury

East Chisenbury, Wiltshire

A ‘laid-back, fire-in-the hearth, village pub atmosphere’ prevails at this charming thatched gastropub with riverside guesthouse on the edge of Salisbury Plain. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

A ‘laid-back, fire-in-the hearth, village pub atmosphere’ prevails at this charming thatched gastropub with riverside guest house on the edge of Salisbury Plain. It is ‘a lovely place to stay, in beautiful surroundings’. Chef-proprietors Guy and Brittany Manning make everything possible in-house, from Scotch eggs and sourdough to ice cream and doggie treats. You can dine in the bar/restaurant, or in the garden among the nasturtiums and broad beans. The menu includes dishes such as roast Orkney scallops with sweet potato and chorizo, Salisbury Plain venison with RL chocolate black pudding, and chateaubriand of Wiltshire beef. Each dish on the menu features a recommended wine. Across the road, stylish guest rooms have outside decking overlooking the River Avon from which to watch for otters. One reader had the ‘very comfortable’ Benjamin, with large rainwater shower, ‘terrific views, designer hip bath, all the bells and whistles’. The place is ‘excellently run with attentive, well-trained staff and out-of-this world food’. Breakfast brings Brittany’s pastries and a Buck’s Fizz or Bloody Mary to pep you up for the day. ‘Bound to return.’ (JC, ML)

Hotel details


East Chisenbury


01980 671124


5. On ground floor, 1 partially suitable for disabled.


all year except last weeks of July and Oct, 25-26 Dec; restaurant closed all day Sun, Mon and Tues.


bar/restaurant, private dining room, wedding facilities, in-room TV (Freeview), ½-acre garden, restaurant wheelchair accessible, no adapted toilet.

Background music

in pub/restaurant.


all ages welcomed, travel cot £15, extra bed £50.


allowed in 3 bedrooms by arrangement (£25 for up to two dogs).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.


B&B doubles from £195. À la carte £65, 5-course tasting menu £65.

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Special offers

'Dogs Stay Free' Special Offer

Dogs stay for free! The hotel is proudly very dog friendly, with 3 rooms that your dog is welcome to share with you at no additional cost if you mention Good Hotel Guide when you book. Your furry friend is welcome to join you in the pub for breakfast and dinner and there are endless walks accessible from the back of the pub without the need to cross a single road, no livestock or need for a lead, just the rolling open plains. It really is dog heaven. To book please email Please mention the Good Hotel Guide when booking. Offer available to book until further notice.

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