First Victorian pub in England gains Grade I listing

Dorset and Wiltshire

The Haunch of Venison

Haunch of Venison, Salisbury, Wiltshire

The Grade II* listed Haunch of Venison in Salisbury dates from the 15th century, and Historic England notes that there is evidence of a pub of the same name on the site since the 1300s. Once a church house, the building was later converted to a pub and later refurbished in 1909. It retains a traditional layout of divided drinking spaces, ladies snug, and fittings from its 1909 refurb including a rare bank of spirit pumps.

Haunch of Venison

Square and Compass, Worth Matravers, Dorset

Square and Compass

The Square and Compass is a Grade II listed, 18th century pub, which was extended in the 19th century. Like the Blue Ship, it also has no bar counter, instead boasting serving hatches and a rear servery – a rare survival according to Historic England.

Square and Compass interior 

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