A trip to England is not complete until you've had a pint (or two). However, finding an authentic pub is much harder than many travelers may think since there are so many options. Kevin Molloy, senior tour guide for Luxury Vacations UK, gives us the inside list of the best local pubs that are worth a visit in the Wiltshire area -- a worthy day trip from London.
George Inn: High St, Norton St Philip, BA2 7LH. 011-4413-7383-4224. This pub has a front bar area full of character, while the back restaurant affords great countryside views.
Crown Inn: Off the A46 at Dyrham, SN14 8HZ. 011-4412-2589-1166. Crown is a traditional favorite of those driving in on the direct route from London.
The Old Mill: Town Path, Salisbury, SP2 8EU. 011-4417-2232-7517. The Old Mill is a 16th-century pub on the edge of town. It has a picturesque setting next to a mill pond with a great view of the famous Salisbury Cathedral across a meadow.
Black Dog: Salisbury Road, Chilmark SP3 5AH. 011-4417-2271-6344. Visitors will love the garden in summer and the warm fireplace in winter.
Spread Eagle: Stourton BA12 6QE. 011-4417-4784-0587. For a taste of traditional food such as fish and chips, this is the place to go, but it does get busy at peak hours.