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The Lamb at Hindon

This quaint but cool countryside pubs serves up hearty home-cooked food, comfy rooms, a leafy bunting-strewn garden and plenty of Wiltshire walks on its doorstep. Plus, it's dog-friendly too!

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If you’re looking for an escape to the country, make The Lamb at Hindon your mini-break HQ. It’s one of a just handful of indie businesses in a cottagecore village near Salisbury, the pub sitting pretty at a crossroads, with dining terrace on one side and a bunting-laden garden facing the other, just across the road.

Feel your shoulders slack as you step inside and leave the stresses of everyday life behind. Cool shiny flagstone floors, a dark wooden-panelled bar, low ceilings, heritage-style leather sofas and mis-matched wooden tables and chairs ooze laid-back country charm, as does the Farrow and Ball colour palette of sage greens and peacock blues. Gilt framed mirrors, glass and brass light fittings, blackboards and fairy lights complete the look. Outside however, the terrace is light and bright with pine-pale wooden furniture, silver-coloured patio heaters and chic black parasols creating a French feel – over the road is the garden incorporating a boules pitch used by locals.

Food-wise, you’ll want to fast first, as the portions are generous and food wholesomely homecooked. Indulge in starters like Pea and Mint Soup or Baked Camembert, mains like Pan Fried Hake or Pork Apple and Leek Sausages and desserts like Eton Mess or Panna Cotta. There’s always vegetarian and vegan options too, and don’t miss Sunday lunch. Although there are plenty of tables, we say book ahead for that one as it’s bound to be popular.

When it comes to getting a bit of shut-eye later, retreat to one of the comfy rooms in neutral palates with plaid patterning and countryside-themed touches. There are eighteen in all, some in the main building and some in the courtyard at the back, where you can also enjoy a little tipple. The next morning you can help yourself to continental breakfast, Full English or Avocado on toast, before going for a walk – there are plenty of routes that start at the village – or take a drive into Salisbury.

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High Street, Hindon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6DP

Opening hours
Monday: 7am - 11pm
Tuesday: 7am - 11pm
Wednesday: 7am - 11pm
Thursday: 7am - 11pm
Friday: 7am - 11pm
Saturday: 7am - 11pm
Sunday: 7.30am - 10.30pm

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