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Places to Eat - Local Pubs, Bistros and Restaurants


"Age and glasses of wine should never be counted."
– Italian quote

As we are relatively new to the Devizes area this section will grow over time. Before we recommend anywhere we prefer to have personal experience of the establishment. For now these are some eating and drinking places that we know you will enjoy or that have been highly recommended to us and which you might like to try.

1) The Rowdey Cow Farm Café & Ice Cream Parlour, Lower Farm, Devizes Road, Rowde, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 2LX – Phone 01380 829666
Walking distance, time by car from Avalon Lodge 1 min

Open 
7 Days a week 10am - 5pm (4pm in winter) lunch served until 4pm

Good for lunches and snacks and definitely the best ice cream in Wiltshire – recommended.

2) The George and Dragon, High Street, Rowde, Devizes, SN10 2PN – Phone 01380 723053
Walking distance, time by car from Avalon Lodge 2 mins

Opening Times
Monday – Friday Lunch        12 – 3pm        Dinner 6.30-10pm
Saturday - Lunch        12 – 4pm        Dinner 6.30 -10pm
Sunday - Lunch        12 – 4pm        Restaurant is closed on Sunday evenings

Specialises in seafood delivered daily from St Mawes, in Cornwall awarded 2 AA rosettes & an Egon Ronay Star.

3)  Cross Keys, High Street, Rowde, SN10 2PN – Phone 01380 739567
Walking distance, time by car from Avalon Lodge 2 mins

Opening Times:
Monday to Thursday 12 - 3pm and 5 - 11pm 
Friday 12 - 3pm and 5 - 12 midnight
Saturday 12 noon - 12 midnight
Sunday 12 - 10.30pm No food Sunday evenings

Newly taken over so not yet sampled but they boast of excellent homemade food, with bar and restaurant menus, a selection of daily specials and wine.

4) The Bistro Devizes, 7 Little Brittox, Devizes, SN10 1AR – Phone 01380 720043
Time by car from Avalon Lodge 3 mins

Open
Tuesday to Saturday for lunch 11am - 2.30pm and diner 6.30pm – late

An eating experience that will "tickle your taste buds" reminds you how good food should taste. Recommended.

5) The Peppermill, 40 St. John’s St, Devizes, SN10 1BL - Phone 01380 710407
Time by car from Avalon Lodge 3 mins

Open every day
Lunch: everyday 12 noon – 2.30pm
Dinner: Thurs, Fri & Sat 5.30pm – 9.00pm

Fully licensed restaurant, wine bar & café and should not be missed during your stay.

6) Upstairs at Jacks, 40 Market Place, Devizes, SN10 1JG – Phone 01380 728 939
Time by car from Avalon Lodge 3 mins

Open
Mon - Wed: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu - Fri: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm, 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Café during the day but on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings becomes a tapas and wine bar.

7) 1 Spice Indian Restaurant, 9/10 Mary Port Street, Devizes, SN10 1AH – Phone 01380 723120
Time by car from Avalon Lodge 4 mins

Open every day between 12:00 - 2:00 and 5:30 - 11:00

If you like Indian then you will love the food, service and prices here. Recommended.

8) Franco's Italian Ristorante, 6 Old Swan Yard, High Street, Devizes, SN10 1AT
Phone 01380 714 279
Time by car from Avalon Lodge 4 mins

Opening Times Monday - Saturday
Lunch 12:00 - 14:30
Evening 19:00 - 22:30

A wide range of traditional, home-cooked Italian dishes. Excellent

9) The Raven Inn, 48 Poulshot Rd, Devizes, SN10 1RW - Phone 01380-828271
Time by car from Avalon Lodge 5 mins

Food Served
Tue-Sat 12pm-2pm & 6:30pm-9pm
Sun 12pm-2:30pm

Caters for all tastes and budgets, one we have sampled and enjoyed.

10) The Greyhound, Bromham, Wiltshire, SN15 2HA- Phone 01380-85024
Time by car from Avalon Lodge 6 mins

Full menu available 7 days a week between 12pm and 9pm


11) The Barge Inn at Seend, Seend Cleeve, Wiltshire, SN12 6QB – Phone 01380 828230
Time by car from Avalon Lodge 10 mins

Food Times
Mon – Thurs 12:00pm - 2:30pm - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri – Sun 12:00pm - 5:00pm 6:00pm - 9:30pm

Like a pub with a glorious setting? Well this is worth finding. Sitting next to the picturesque Kennet & Avon Canal it’s a great location with great food.

12) The Bell Inn at Seend, 1 Bell Hill, Melksham, SN12 6SA – Phone 01380 828338
Time by car from Avalon Lodge 10 mins

Food serving
Monday to Saturday 12 – 2 pm 6 – 9 pm
Sunday 12 – 2 pm

Fantastic views for a summer’s day.

13) Waggon & Horses at Beckhampton, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8 1QJ
Phone 01672 539418
Time by car from Avalon Lodge 20 mins on return route from Avebury or Marlborough

Food Times
Mon – Sat 12:00pm - 2:15pm 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Sun 12:00pm - 6:00pm

Famous as the inspiration for a scene in Dickens' The Pickwick Papers, this four hundred year old inn represents what an English pub should look like.

14) Pizza Express, 42 Market Place, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 1HT – Phone 01380 723336
Time by car from Avalon Lodge 4 mins

Opening Hours
Mon through Sunday 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM

Does what it says on the box.

15) The Silk Mercer, A Weatherspoon’s Pub, St Johns Street, Devizes, SN10 1BL 
Phone - 01380 736760 Time by car from Avalon Lodge 5 mins

Opening Times
Mon - Sun: 7am to 11pm

Renowned for being good value for money

16) The Oliver Cromwell, 71 St. Ediths Marsh, Bromham, Devizes –
Phone 01380 850 293
Time by car from Avalon Lodge 4 mins

“Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.”
– W.C. Fields




Places to eat near Avalon Lodge