Best Western Red Lion Hotel

image 1 Possibly the longest running hotel in the Country

Built nearly eight hundred ago to house the draughtsmen working on the nearby cathedral, this historic hotel with its world famous creeper-clad courtyard (a haven of peace in the city centre) has been in the ownership of the Maidment family for nearly 100 years and continues to welcome guests from near and far.

During recent timews many modern facilites have been incorporated within the frame work of the tradsitional style and anbience of the original buildikng, which to this day houses the Recoeption, Victoria Lounge, '1220' BAr anad some of the delightful individually decorated bedrooms.

Situated in the centre of the South of England, Salisbury is the ideal place from wihich to visit many historic and interesting places, including Stonehenge, the New Forest, Wilton House, Salisbury Racecourse, Longleat , Stourhead and, of course, Salisbury itself. The city contains many medieval buildings, the Market Square and the beautiful Cathedral, surrounded by its magnificent Close within which are two museums, Mompesson House and many other attractive buildings.

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The Vine Restaurant This restaurant is renowned for its traditional English cooking and Continental cuisine. With the charm of the original building and a light and spacious atmosphere, The Vine is the ideal venue for Sunday lunch, lunch parties and evening dinner.

The Victoria Lounge. Coffees, light lunches and tea are available in the Victoria Lounge and at midday and throughout the evening the hotel bar offers a place to relax.

Special Occasions

Its setting and facilities make the Red Lion Hotel ideally suited for special occasions such as wedding receptions, cocktail parties, luncheons and dinners. Our experience in private functions is unsurpassed and you can rely on our help and guidance in organising these important occasions.

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Contact Reception
Address 4 Milford Steet
Telephone 01722 323334
Fax 01722 325756
Affiliation Best Western
Rating Rating 3 stars
disabled access restaurant coffee shop lift
Rooms: family: 2    double: 18   
twins: 14    single: 13   
disabled facilities: 2   
Room price: family: 154    double: 134   
twin: 134    single: 103   

By Car. from A303 take A30 10 miles south. Follow all routes to Salisbury city centre. Milford Street is just off the Maarket Square and is 'one way' to the east for cars.

Car Parking. There is short-term parking outside the front of the hotel, and long term parking at the back. The Hotel can offer parking to guests who are disabled permit holders.

By Train. Frequent trains run to Salisbury Station from London (Waterloo), Bristol and Exeter. Take a short 1 mile taxi ride to the hotel.


Weddings and Special Occasions

Our hotel is ideally suited to all your wedding needs. We hold a civil ceremony licence and can offer a choice of beautiful reception rooms. You can rely on our expert help and guidance in organising these very important occasions. Private luncheons, dinners breakfast meetings and drinks receptions are a speciality of the hotel. Conferences and Seminars

The Best Western Red Lion Hotel has always participated in the business and civic life of the city. Continuing this connection, our interesting and attractive function rooms are ideal for meetings, conferences, seminars and presentations for two to one hundred delgates. We can provide for all your requirements, including wireless internet connections.

Salisbury's Hidden Treasure

Walk through the coaching archway and wonder at the beautiful unique Courtyard that lies beyond. This 13th century inn offers a warm welcome and convivial atmosphere. Each of our elegant and comfortably designed bedrooms will exceed expectations and our public areas are full of character and charm. The Rosette awarded Vine Restaurant is the place to eat.

The "Frothblowers Arms"

For a more traditional bar, choose the "Frothblowers Arms" Public House, a friendly and relaxing environment to take liquid sustenance, situated next door to the hotel.

Opening times:

Monday to Friday, 5pm - 11pm

Saturday, 12am - 11pm

Sunday, 12am - 3pm and 7pm - 10.30pm


Each bedroom is individually decoratedto offer charm and character. Rooms suitable for the inform or partially disabled guests are available on request. All rooms have remote controlled colour television, radio. direct dial telephone, hair dryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Executive rooms have 4ft wide beds, well lit writing desks with a telephone point and all the usual facilities.

Wireless Broadband Access

We now have wireless broadband access throughout all the public areas and in a number of our bedrooms.


These details were last updated on
26 AUG 2007