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The King John Inn

Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5PS

The King John Inn

Tollard Royal, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 5PS

Situated in the idyllic village of Tollard Royal on the Wiltshire/Dorset border, The King John Inn is a gorgeous pub with rooms serving award-winning and seasonal British food.

The eight en-suite bedrooms combine modern comfort with rustic elegance and feature luxurious linen, Nespresso machines, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi, direct dial phones and handmade bath and body products from Bramley.

Our Head Chef sources his ingredients from the best local suppliers – from the fresh seafood delivered daily from the South Coast to local game from the nearby Estates. So you can expect that every plate on The King John menu is as fresh as it can be and is expertly crafted with a passion for the local countryside.

Available for al fresco dining as well as private hire, the terraced garden is the perfect place to host a summer party or to while away a glorious sunny afternoon. The stunning Victorian inspired outdoor kitchen allows guests to watch the chefs in action as they cook up summer classics on the BBQ such as chargrilled lobster and pigeon salad.

The bar provides an ever-changing selection of imported drafts and local beers as well as an extensive wine list.

Salisbury is a 30-minute drive away whilst the beautiful hillside town of Shaftesbury is only 20 minutes. The King John Inn also sits within a 5-minute walk of the historic Rushmore Park, an area of lawn and open woodland home to the Rushmore Golf Club. We are also on the path of the Thomas Hardy walk, in the Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We are proud to be part of The Epicurean Collection, a group of boutique countryside inns dedicated to the finest in British food, comfort and culture — all set in some of England's most idyllic locations. To join our online club or to book the perfect escape, please visit

The King John Inn also has a Restaurant:

King John Inn (Restaurant Section)

The King John Inn is part of the following Travel Ideas:

Top 10 Autumn Walks by Adrian Mourby

"I love the retro-fitted hotel rooms of the King John at Tollard Royal. The bath taps have the words “Hot” and “Cold” and no silly mixer units. The light switches control the lights they are next to and the room phones are rotary. There's also a jar of the hotel’s own biscuits by the bedside and simple coffee-making facilities. No Nespressos to battle with here. There are also big well-lit mirrors in which my wife could actually apply her make-up and, in a bizarre but amiable flourish, a royal crown in each room. While we breakfasted with newspapers in the brasserie below, guests dogs wandered calmly in and there are dog pictures above the pine-stripped tables too. This is pure rural Wiltshire. There’s a lovely autumn walking route from this Victorian pub with rooms. It starts at the village pond just below the King John and heads into woods and then up a hill which has great views back to the village. This walk will take you through the Rushmore Estate, 700 acres where King John, wicked brother of Richard the Lionheart, liked to hunt on Cranbourne Chase. In 1880 General Augustus Pitt-Rivers inherited this estate and developed it, creating a deer park and the largest block of broad-leaved woodland in England- quite beautiful in its autumn hues. In less than two miles you are at King John’s hunting lodge, a timber-framed building next to a thirteenth-century church where there is a memorial to the General. He was a remarkable Victorian explorer whose work created the Pitt Rivers Ethnographic Museum in Oxford and the Salisbury Museum in Wiltshire devoted to English archaeology. Now pick up the B3081 to walk back down to the pub where log fires are lit in the afternoons and the big comfy plaid chairs are ideal for sleeping away the rest of the day."

Ten of the Best Hotels near Festivals by Natalie French

"Larmer Tree Festival: Dance alongside the resident peacocks at this intimate garden party for 4,000 folk. The five-day, family-friendly fest mixes up street theatre with eclectic music from head liners including Van Morrison and Seasick Steve. In keeping with the intimate, unpretentious feel, check in to one of the eight rooms at The King George Inn in Tollard Royal - a cracking country pub with beautiful boutique rooms, some with roll-top baths and a mouth-watering local menu."

Information on The King John Inn , Tollard Royal , Salisbury

No. of bedrooms: Total: 8     
Types of room: 7 doubles and 1 Suite
Room rates guide: Double/Twin:  £90.00-£150.00
Suites:  £150.00-£190.00
Room with Breakfast
General info: Credit Cards Accepted:  Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed:  Open all year
Child Friendly:  No children
Dog Friendly:  Dogs Permitted (not to be left unattended in bedrooms)
Romantic Details: The King Room has a Roll top bath and perfect for a Romantic getaway
Smoking Permitted:  No
Wheelchair Access:  No
Accreditation/Awards: 2 Rosettes and 4 Star Gold Restaurant with room by the AA
Room facilities: Digital channels, Direct dial telephone, Flat screen TV, Wi-Fi internet access, Espresso machines, Pecksniff toiletries
General facilities: Bar, Dining area, Terraced garden with Victorian inspired outdoor kitchen, Wine shop
Activities nearby: 18-hoe Rushmore Golf Club, Archery, Beach, Fishing, Flying at Compton Abbas Airfield, Virgin Balloon flight, Horse Riding, Local walks, Rambling, Shooting in Ashcombe Estate, Clay shooting
Local directions: Please see our website for Map.
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Salisbury (18 miles)
Bournemouth (20 miles) , Bristol (35 miles)
Tisbury (10 miles)

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