Pembroke Arms

Location Wilton

Postcode SP2 0BH

Telephone 01722 743 328

££-£££

Why we love it...

Character and charm

The Place

Our series editor Fiona Duncan reports: It’s a landmark Georgian building opposite the entrance to Wilton House, one of Inigo Jones’s most famous houses, seat of the Herbert family, Earls of Pembroke. The building has had several uses, among them a tax office and a Second World War officers’ mess, but is now one of the Hillbrooke collection of country estate hotels – see also The Master Builder’s at Bucklers Hard (on this site).
The interior’s theme is Victorian: 19thC prints, brass rails hung with short cafe-style curtains; heavily embossed wallpaper. A solidly attractive 18thC staircase climbs to the Georgian blue Assembly Room on the first floor, popular for functions.
The bedrooms are often wittily decorated following Victorian and Georgian themes with plenty of charming quirks such as plays on their names – ‘Florence’ works especially well.  We particularly enjoyed The Orangery – small but with lovely colours (tangerine William Morris style wallpaper and an apricot silk bed throw); and Queen’s Bedchamber with its gold and cream colour scheme.
Back downstairs for a drink after dinner – relax in the sitting room, an authentic replica of an 18thC print room, or in the bar, which like the dining room is dark but atmospheric. The food is well above what you’d expect.

The Essentials

Price Band ££-£££
Rooms 9; all with own shower, TV, docking stations and wi-fi
Food breakfast, lunch, dinner
Facilities sitting room; bar; restaurant; gun room for shoot parties
Children welcome, all ages
Disabled
Pets dogs accepted, £20 per night

To Book

Contact Christoph Brooke of Hillbrooke Hotels
Call 01722 743 328
Fax 01722 744 886
Email enquiries@pembrokearms.co.uk
Website www.pembrokearms.co.uk

Good To Know

Address Minster Street, Wilton, Salisbury SP2 0BH
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The Location

Find this place: on the Wilton Estate, car parking on site

What's nearby: Wilton House; Sailsbury Cathedral; Stonehenge; Stourhead House; Fisherton Mill Gallery