West Knoyle is a small village and civil parish in Southwest England, close to the southern edge of Salisbury plain. The village is 2.5 miles east of Mere and 8 miles south of Warminster. The A303 trunk road passes about 0.75 miles north of the village.

The Monarchs Way long distance footpath passes through the village. Mackintosh Davidson Wood or Hang Wood to the southeast is a 20.3 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest, notified in 1986. This beautiful, varied wood is a mixture of newly planted areas and ancient semi-natural woodland (more than 400 years). Fields, rides, glades and open areas add variety and increase wildlife habitat. There is information at the site and is well worth a visit.

Bush Farm Bison Centre

Take a tour and see the Bison, Elk, Raccoons, Guanaco and chipmunks. There are 30 acres of oak woodland walks with secret gardens together with picnic and play areas to enjoy. There is a museum and a display of Native American art and artefacts. Try the restaurant for refreshments and light meals or the shop where you can buy bison or elk meat. Have a go at making your own bison burgers as enjoyed by the BBC film crew who visited here to film Countryfile.

Property for sale in West Knoyle

If you are looking for property for sale in West Knoyle then contact us. We have many listings in the area and will be sure to help you find your perfect rural home.

A quintessential part of life in the country is the village pub. Once just a place where the yokel locals quenched their thirst with copious pints of beer or cider and you were lucky to get a ploughmans, now just about every pub offers a varied menu and a reasonable choice of wines.

The phrase ‘gastropub’ is now in common use but is perhaps slightly demeaning and dismissive of those hostelries that serve truly great food that has been locally sourced, is fresh and cooked with style, imagination and skill. We would rather describe them as ‘fine dining pubs’ and our region is blessed with having a number of them including some that have come to the positive attention of widely read national restaurant critics.

Local country pubs

For some, a good local can be as influential for when looking to buy a country property as a good school is for others. It is not uncommon to have buyers registering with Rural View saying that they are looking for a house within a five mile radius of the Beckford for example.

We can not claim to have visited every pub on the list below, after all we are far too busy selling and letting our clients’ homes but we would be happy to discuss our personal favourites.

Rural Country Pubs in Wiltshire & Dorset

NAME OF PUB VILLAGE CONTACT NO.
Angel Hindon Tel: 01747 820696
Angel Heytsebury Tel: 01985 840330
Barford Inn Barford St Martin Tel: 01722 742242
Bath Arms Crockerton Tel: 01985 212262
Beckford Arms Fonthill Gifford Tel: 01747 870385
Bell South Newton Tel: 01722 743336
Bell Wylye Tel: 01985 248338
Bell & Crown Zeals Tel: 01747 840404
Benett Arms Semley Tel: 01747 830221
Benett Arms Tisbury Tel: 01747 870428
Black Dog Chilmark Tel: 01722 716344
Black Horse Great Durnford Tel: 01722 782270
Boot Inn Berwick St James Tel: 01722 790243
Boot Inn Tisbury Tel: 01747 880363
Bridge Inn Upper Woodford Tel: 01722 782323
Butt of Sherry Mere Tel: 01747 860352
Bull Wimborne St Giles Tel: 01725 517300
Carriers Arms Stockton Tel: 01985 850653
Cartwheel Whitsbury Tel: 01725 518363
Compasses Damerham Tel: 01725 518231
Compasses Lower Chicksgrove Tel: 01722 714318
Coppleridge Motcombe Tel: 01747 851980
Crown Inn Alvediston Tel: 01722 780335
Crown Inn East Stour Tel: 01747 838866
Dove Corton Tel: 01985 850109
Drovers Gussage St Micheal Tel: 01258 840084
Fontmell Fontmell Magna Tel: 01747 811441
Forester Donhead St Andrew Tel: 01747 828038
Fox & Goose Coombe Bissett Tel: 01722 718437
Fox & Hounds East Knoyle Tel: 01747 830573
George Longbridge Deverill Tel: 01985 840396
George Mere Tel: 01747 860427
Grove Arms Ludwell Tel: 01747 828811
Horseshoe Ebbesbourne Wake Tel: 01722 780474
Hunters Lodge Leigh Common Tel: 01747 840439
Inn at Cranborne Cranborne Tel: 01725 551249
Inn on The Chase Cashmore Tel: 01725 552230
Kings Arms East Stour Tel: 01747 838325
King John Tollard Royal Tel: 01725 516207
Kings Head Chitterne Tel: 01980 850770
Lamb Hindon Tel: 01747 820573
Museum Farnham Tel: 01725 516261
Queens Head Broad Chalke Tel: 01722 780344
Pelican Stapleford Tel: 01722 792642
Penrudducke Arms Dinton Tel: 01722 716253
Plume of Feathers Shrewton Tel: 01980 621142
Prince Leopold Upton Lovell Tel: 01985 850109
Radnor Arms Nunton Tel: 01722 329722
Rainbow on the Lake Hanging Langford Tel: 01722 790251
Red Lion Heytesbury Tel: 01985 840315
Red Lion Kilmington Tel: 01985 844263
Rising Sun Donhead St Mary Tel: 01747 828514
Roebuck Sixpenny Handley Tel: 01725 552002
Rose & Thistle Rockbourne Tel: 01725 518236
Royal Oak Great Wishford Tel: 01722 790184
Royal Oak Shrewton Tel: 01980 620260
Ship Inn Burcombe Tel: 01722 743182
Ship Inn West Stour Tel: 01747 838640
Spread Eagle Stourhead Tel: 01985 840587
Somerset Arms Maiden Bradley Tel: 01985 844207
South Western Tisbury Tel: 01747 870160
Stapleton Arms Buckhorn Weston Tel: 01963 370396
Swann Stoford Tel: 01722 790236
Talbot Berwick St John Tel: 01747 828222
Talbot Iwerne Minster Tel: 01747 811269
Walnut Tree Mere Tel: 01747 861220
Wheatsheaf Lower Woodford Tel: 01722 782203
White Hart Bishopstone Tel: 01722 780244
White Lion Bourton Tel: 01747 840866
Wyndham Arms Dinton Tel: 01722 716999
Yew Tree Odstock Tel: 01722 329786

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