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King John Inn

Tollard Royal, Tollard Royal SP5 5PS, England
+44 1725 516207
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good22%
  • Average13%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“souffle” (9 reviews)
“doughnuts” (6 reviews)
“pigeon salad” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Tollard Royal, Tollard Royal SP5 5PS, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This, I think was my fourth or fifth visit to the King John over recent years. The last outing had not been great, but apologies had been made for the shortage of staff in the kitchen that evening, so it seemed like a good idea...More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely, well-run inn with an excellent menu. There were five of us and we all had a very good lunch. Because one of us was disabled we were unable to eat in the garden as it is steeply sloped. So, because the...More

Thank Philip H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying here for a few days and had dinner the night we arrived. the food was lovely and well cooked. staff were nice and friendly.

Thank pkmbatt1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I enjoyed a Saturday evening supper here. My daughter's chicken satay starter was delicious but my pigeon salad was rather dry and tough with dull leaves. My main course soufflé was delicious but came with another helping of the same old leaves!...More

Thank Judy C
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Took the family for Sunday lunch. 4 of us arrived at 2pm as per our booking. They were so flat out with lots of tables outside, they just couldn't cope. It was too slow. We had to chase everything. The two waitresses were very nice...More

Thank Gastro100
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We were visiting Dorset for the Bank holiday weekend and our B&B listed The King John Inn as a recommended local restaurant so we gave it a try for dinner. We were given a table right next to the kitchen and the entrance to the...More

1  Thank ErRuW
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We visited the King John for the first time and were disappointed at the lack of choice for non-meat eaters. A choice of fish-finger sandwich - and chips, fish - and chips or cheese souffle - and chips. The small souffle came with salad, which...More

Thank DCJG
Reviewed 23 April 2017

Easter Monday lunchtime and close to the end of lunch time, we wandered in thinking we were too late, having just been very rudely treated at the nearby Drovers Inn. What a refreshing welcome. The place was busy but we were welcomed as soon as...More

Thank SussItOut
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Now been twice to KJI, once before Christmas and once since. Second time we took the family. 25 miles away, so quite a stretch for a pub lunch. We think it worth it. If I call this a gastropub it sounds posier than it is....More

Thank Fohn_13
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We've eaten at the King John Inn as part of our stay there and really enjoyed the food and atmosphere. The food was excellent particularly the pork terrine as a starter. Nothing overly fancy just really well done.

Thank kpang37209
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$41
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tollard Royal, Tollard Royal SP5 5PS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Tollard Royal
  • Phone Number: +44 1725 516207
  • E-mail
Situated in the scenic village of Tollard Royal in rural Wiltshire, The King John Inn is a Victorian and award-wining country inn offering beautiful accommodation, delicious food and a warm, friendly service.

Our Head Chef is an accomplished fisherman, bakes his own bread, makes his own cheese and still finds time to get up early and catch local game when in season 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. We are proud to have recently received 1 Rosette from the AA.

In summer, our terraced garden is the perfect place to dine alfresco while watching the chefs in action in their Victorian-inspired outdoor kitchen. In winter, relax near our roaring-log fires in our open plan pub or in the informal restaurant.

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

Our 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 luxurious toiletries.

Salisbury and its cathedral are only 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.
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