Salisbury

90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4AP

Salisbury is a traditional British pub in Covent Garden serving great cask ales and freshly cooked traditional pub food.

The very name of this pub is part of the fabric of British history and reaches back to Robert Cecil, the first Earl of Salisbury who is said to have been the wisest man in Tudor politics. It was Cecil's 19th descendant, the third Marquis of Salisbury and Queen Victoria's favourite Prime Minister, from whom the site of the tavern was originally leased in 1892. Prior to this the pub had been known as The Coach & Horses and Ben Caunt's Head and was famous for promoting prize fighting. A much friendlier and welcoming atmosphere is assured these days.

The Salisbury has original etched glass and hand carved mahogany, making it stand out not just in the heart of Theatre land, but the whole of London. The pub has been used in films such as 'Victim' starring Dirk Bogarde, 'Travels With My Aunt' starring Maggie Smith and most recently 'The Boat That Rocked' starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

One of central London’s most spectacular pub interiors, at one time the Salisbury was known as the Coach and Horses. The pub was rebuilt in 1898 and it is this magnificent interior that we are fortunate enough to enjoy today. Although the pub was restored in 1963, it was done in the most sympathetic manner.

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  • About the Salisbury

    The very name of this pub is part of the fabric of British history and reaches back to Robert Cecil, the first Earl of Salisbury who is said to have been the wisest man in Tudor politics. It was Cecil's 19th descendant, the third Marquis of Salisbury and Queen Victoria's favourite Prime Minister, from whom the site of the tavern was originally leased in 1892. Prior to this the pub had been known as The Coach & Horses and Ben Caunt's Head and was famous for promoting prize fighting. A much friendlier and welcoming atmosphere is assured these days.

    The Salisbury has original etched glass and hand carved mahogany, making it stand out not just in the heart of Theatre land, but the whole of London. The pub has been used in films such as 'Victim' starring Dirk Bogarde, 'Travels With My Aunt' starring Maggie Smith and most recently 'The Boat That Rocked' starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman.

    Taylor Walker pubs have been serving the best British pub food and drink for over two centuries. With menu classics such as our Hunter's chicken, succulent burgers and traditional British recipe Bangers & Mash, our pub food is freshly prepared and includes all your British favourites. We also offer a range of sandwiches and wraps.

    Our pubs are proud to serve cask ale, an extensive wine list and a wide range of spirits and soft drinks. Whether you join us for an early morning freshly ground coffee, a quick pint after work or a get together with friends, you can be assured that our drinks range is both great quality and surprisingly well priced.

    With our friendly team ready to look after you, this Taylor Walker pub will make you feel genuinely welcome.

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    There are many local attractions close to the pub and these include:
    Victoria and Albert Museum (0.11 miles)
    National Portrait Gallery (0.11 miles)
    The National Gallery (0.11 miles)

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