“The chef takes pride in sourcing local products.” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
In the centre of the historic market town of Calne, the 16th-century Lansdowne pub is owned by Arkell’s Brewery and the Strand Room restaurant is at the very heart of this local landmark. The ambitious contemporary cooking keeps things simple, allowing local ingredients to shine in dishes with well judged flavour and texture combinations.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 50
- Private dining available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 2
- Accessible toilets
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: Monday, 25 December
- Wines under £30: 22
- Wines over £30: 2
- Wines by the glass: 14
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About the area
A land shrouded in mystery, myth and legend, Wiltshire evokes images of ancient stone circles, white chalk horses carved into hillsides, crop circles and the forbidden, empty landscape of Salisbury Plain. To many M4 and A303 drivers heading out of London through the clutter of the Thames Valley, Wiltshire is where the landscape opens out and rural England begins.
Wiltshire’s charm lies in the beauty of its countryside. The expansive chalk landscapes of the Marlborough and Pewsey downs and Cranborne Chase inspire a sense of space and freedom, offering miles of uninterrupted views deep into Dorset, Somerset and the Cotswolds. Wiltshire’s thriving market towns and picturesque villages provide worthwhile visits and welcome diversions. Stroll through quaint timbered and thatched villages in the southern Woodford and Avon valleys and explore the historic streets of the stone villages of Lacock, Castle Combe and Sherston. Walk around Salisbury and discover architectural styles from the 13th century to the present and take time to visit the city’s elegant cathedral and fascinating museums. And if all of that isn’t enough, the county is also richly endowed with manor houses, mansions and beautiful gardens.
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