In the centre of the historic market town of Calne, the 16th-century Lansdowne pub is owned by…
“16th-century coaching inn and service provided by a young, friendly team” - AA Inspector
Our Inspector's view
The Lansdowne has a bright and fresh appearance, with an open-plan bar and dining areas which have stylish contemporary comfort and some delightful pictures tracking the property's changes over the centuries. There is an impressive restaurant here, and chef takes pride in sourcing local products, similarly the lounge and bar offer some traditional and satisfying favourites. The bar has an impressive range of beers, cider and spirits, some especially good gins and a wine list which offers great quality and choice. Bedrooms are pleasantly appointed and include nice touches such as USB ports and high-quality Temple Spa toiletries.
Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 25
- Family bedrooms: 2
- Children welcome
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Free TV
- Open parking
- Steps for wheelchair: 2
- Open all year
- Dinner Served
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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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