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What We Love

  • It's just a half-hour drive to historic Salisbury
  • Rustic Wiltshire village setting
  • Nature and historic walks in the area
  • Neal’s Yard bath products
  • Hindon train station connects travelers to central London

What To Know

  • Rooms are quite traditional in style, but bathrooms are updated
  • Historic inn has been revamped but is showing some wear
  • Bar scene can be noisy at night
  • Cell service can be spotty

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

The Review

Off the beaten track yet not too far removed from the U.K.’s cultural centers, the Lamb Inn is a pastoral base for taking in the English countryside and all its delights, like locally produced cheeses, exquisite beers and whiskeys, and never-ending fields of wildflowers.

When you’re not relaxing by one of the inglenook fireplaces surrounded by rare antiques, you can indulge in a precision reflexology treatment or go for a nature walk to the Wylye Valley through fields awash in bluebells and purple orchids. In Hindon, even in the heart of winter, the Lamb Inn is a cozy place to drop anchor and relax.

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Dressed in the Boisdale style with tartan accents, this 19-room inn has a very loyal following, and for good reason.

The inn’s backdrop has a lot to do with it. Green, rambling dales and gorgeous stone buildings frame your vacation here. It could also be the food that has people coming back. The on-site restaurant serves heartwarming dishes like slow-roasted pork shoulder with spiced apple relish, mash and creamed winter cabbage, in a dining room that could double as a museum, dressed as it is in antique prints and lit with long-stem candles.

All through the property you’ll find an English flair that invokes the spirit of yesteryear. Each of the guestrooms is spacious, with modern bathrooms and Neal’s Yard bath products. Thick wooden ceiling beams and inglenook fireplaces punctuate the style of each room. Some are decked out in flagstone floors or painted in warm red tones that pick up the glow of a flickering fire.

How to Get There

The Lamb
High Street
Hindon, United Kingdom

Reviews

4.0 Very Good 431 Reviews
Ok food, indifferent service
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our food but the service was not very good....No attention to detail and not proactive. Empty plates only removed upon request and small demands easily forgotten..
Try harder please....
As I needed two hundred words, I am just continuing to write........

More smiles needed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a lovely old pub. We stopped for lunch on the way to see friends. There was a good selection of roasts and other options too and we were both happy with our choices. Not the best roast or cod and chips we have ever had- but perfectly acceptable. The Lamb oozes charm and is a very relaxing place, beautifully decorated, very 'olde-worlde' and some lovely touches like hot water bottles in case you want to sit outside on chilly days. The one thing that let The Lamb down was the man who bought out our meals - not a happy chappy judging by his demeanour. I commented on the huge Yorkshire Pud that was served with the three meat roast - he didn't crack a smile let alone comment. Perhaps we will try The Angel next time we are in the area - see if there's a happier workforce there!

Lovely Inn, lovely room.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know how but we ended up in the honeymoon suite, a suite with its own entrance outside of the inn. Gorgeous room, lovely decor, four-post bed.

It could have been perfect... except one of the bedposts was significantly damaged to the point of almost falling over, the shower was tricky to control and it ran out of hot water before the second person had finished showering.

We didn't eat at The Lamb on this occasion but we have eaten there before... good food if a little pricey.

Lunch with friends in the bar.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we had lunch and were very relaxed and patient. Service was ok but not exactly quick. Food was ok but agan not outstanding not in quality nor quantity. The facilities e.g. were disgraceful; wet paper on the floor, toilet bowl unmentionable - shame!!

What a shame
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a Travelzoo voucher £99 to stay at the Lamb for one night to visit Stonehenge and Longleat. Great location and lovely pub. Our room was nice although a little noisy in the early morning as right outside the stairs. We ate in the restaurant and were very disappointed with the steak; chewy and poorly presented given the £28.50 price tag. Breakfast was as bad No yoghurts, berries, muesli, and juices (sweet and sickly). Service was slow having to remind the waitress to take our orders. My wife had a nice cooked breakfast. I chose the smoked salmon to receive a large lump of cold smoked salmon on warm scrambled eggs and a piece of white toasted bread.
The only good thing was we got £40 off our meal as a part of the Travelzoo offer!