The Lansdowne

“Award-winning food and local ales a short detour from the M4”



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Just 15 minutes from the M4 in the heart of Calne, this 16th-century former coaching inn was once home to the local brewery and the courtyard still retains the medieval brew house. Owned by Arkell's, the bar showcases that brewery’s beers including Moonlight. The award-winning dishes include seared sea trout, smoked roe, cucumber, radish, sea vegetables to start; followed by confit duck leg, celeriac purée, garlic mash, sour cherries, purple sprouting broccoli. Finish with elderflower gin and champagne jelly, Earl Grey posset and gooseberry compôte. Or enjoy a pub classic from the lounge menu with favourites such as ham, egg and chips and fish and chips.

The Lansdowne
The Strand,CALNE,SN11 0EH


  • Children welcome
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
Prices and payment
  • Main course from: £12.50
Opening times
  • Open all year

About the area

Discover Wiltshire

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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