The Hook and Glove, The Street, Farley, Wiltshire SP5 1AB

Tel: 01722 712247
[email protected]



We are planning a "Greek" themed BBQ on the Sunday of the upcoming bank holiday weekend (26th May) from 3.3.0 p.m. to include souvlaki, slow cooked lamb, Greek salads, olives and whatever else Pete dreams up in the meantime) and perhaps some retsina or ouzo for the braver amongst us - eat as much as you like (different dishes will be cooked during the afternoon (so come back as many times as you like) £10 per head (children under five free - five to eleven year olds half price). I will try and source some Greek beer!  We will keep going until we run out of steam.
The very popular "Skates and Wagons" accoustics band who specialise in 60s and 70s music who have been to several BBQs here will provide the live entertainment during the afternoon. Let's hope the sun shines and we all have some fun!
Also, if you are, or know of, any budding instrumentalists/vocalists who would care to do a turn (not sure if that is the correct terminology!) during the Skates and Wagons' breaks or later in the evening, they are more than welcome to show off their talents.  


Next quiz night Wednesday 12TH JUNE 2019 at 7.15 for 7.30 p.m.
Teams of any size but it is necessary to book your team in.
No rules to speak of!
Hot meal at half-time included
Lots of fun - £6 per head
Please book by 9th June because we do have to turn people away!

01722 712247/[email protected]


Wednesdays from 3rd April  at 2.00 5.00 p.m. serving cream teas and homemade cakes.
We look forward to welcoming you to Lynda's new venture. 
Please book through Lynda on 01722 712632/07932 021166 or e mail [email protected]
(only for cream teas - pub details as above)

The Hook and Glove at Farley

A traditional, friendly rural village pub

Six miles from Salisbury

Fiona (the landlady), Radish (the Jack Russell), Bean (the Hungarian vizsla/standard poodle)  and Frogspawn - (the  Shetland driving pony), and the rest of the team welcome you to the Hook and Glove in Farley.  A friendly, happy  little haven set in the beautiful village of Farley just 6 miles from Salisbury.  We are a traditional, family and dog friendly free house with a log fire in the front snug bar and a woodburner in the restaurant in the winter and a beautiful fully fenced garden with panoramic views  in the summer.  We also have two petanque terrains (available free of charge but need booking), and space to tie up horses.   There is a large car park at the rear and you are welcome to leave your car and wander off (there is a beautiful footpath starting in the pub garden going down towards the church and Hound Wood and another immediately opposite) to explore the beautiful surrounding countryside and the village (but please do just pop your head around the kitchen door to let us know you have left your car as the gate is locked for security reasons when we are not around).
We offer home cooked wholesome food, specialising in old fashioned home made pies, daily fresh fish (except Tuesdays as no fishing on Mondays), and fresh vegetables, using locally sourced ingredients to suit all tastes including Sunday roasts.  
We have a weekly delivery service from Normandy so there is a bit of a French twist to our menu (escargots, bisque, cheeses, cassoulet for example). We also offer a takeaway service for suitable dishes.  A free local delivery service is available for those who are housebound or elderly (with sufficient advance booking).
  The Hook and Glove is very close to beautiful Bentley Wood and the Clarendon Way, has a footpath directly through the pub garden to stunning countryside and is an ideal stop off for walkers and cyclists to relax with a snack.  The restaurant (or the whole pub and grounds) can be hired out for any special occasion including weddings, christenings, funerals and children's parties.

Dogs are very welcome in the front bar and also in the main restaurant on request.

A sample menu (voted no 1 of 209 restaurants in the Salisbury area on Trip Advisor 

Our menus change daily.  They reflect seasonal produce, availability and sourcing (and chef's imagination).  Food is prepared and cooked freshly to order. We try whenever possible to avoid the use of a freezer (obviously ice cream is one of the exceptions!)  Our food is cooked and presented imaginatively.  We are fortunate to have a weekly delivery fresh from Normandy so fish soups, bisques, croques monsieurs, snails and pate are usually available. Because we cook only to order we can omit certain ingredients from dishes if required and we can cater for different dietary requirements easily.  We are also more than willing to rustle up simple dishes if required, such as omelettes or children's favourites.  Starters are always available in larger quantities should you wish to have them as a main course and we supply smaller meals for children, priced according to age and appetite.  Our chefs specialise in fish and seafood dishes and our fish is delivered fresh daily (except Tuesdays as there is no fishing on Mondays, hence no fishmonger!)  Having explained the above, a sample of a daily board (usually with seven to eight choices) would be as follows (but please bear in mind this is only a typical sample menu - as one dish goes, another takes its place!, usually on a daily basis)   On a Sunday, we always have three roasts, one is always roast sirloin of beef - booking advisable, we do have to turn people away most Sundays.  We also provide a take away service for certain items on the menu (best to phone to book a collection time)

THE MENU BELOW IS A SAMPLE ONLY OF THE TYPE OF DISHES WE SERVE - OUR MENU CHANGES DAILY (SOMETIMES TWICE DAILY).  The Hook and Glove is a small building limited in storage space by its size so our food is fresh, not frozen, and bought in on a regular basis so when one item is gone, another comes in to take its place.  Our daily fishmonger, for example, delivers not only what we order but what he considers to be a good "catch of the day" as well.  
Ciabattas (£8.95 including generous salad with special home made dressing) - smoked salmon, bacon and Brie, hot roast beef and horseradish/roast pork with crackling) 

Chips per portion £3.00
Cheesy chips £4.00

Starters (£5.50 to £6.95):
Prawn "twisters" and mixed dressed salad                                                               
Locally smoked duck or trout salad                                                                                  
6 Burgundy snails
Lobster bisque laced with sherry with hot ciabatta

Mains (from £9.50):
Changing choice:-
Spanish style lamb and white bean stew
Pork cassoulet          
Traditional steak and kidney, game, wild boar and chicken pies (proper pie with a top, a bottom base and a middle!)
Fillet steak (reared in Farley) with all the trimmings                                                               
Garlicky pan fried scallops with ginger                
Home cooked ham poached in cider, local eggs (often double yoked) and fries
Hand made lager battered fresh  haddock chips and mushy or garden peas and optional home made tartare sauce  (a firm favourite with our regulars!)
Fresh fish of the day
Nut and sunshine vegetable paella/changing vegetarian choice

Desserts including either cream, custard or ice cream (£5.50):
Treacle tart
Spotted dick
Caramel St Honore
Baked cherry cheesecake and cream                                                                                               
Selection of ice cream  and sorbets                                 

An explanation of our unusual name (the only one in the world!)
How to find us



The Hook and Glove
The Street
Wiltshire SP5 1AB
Fiona McKie

Web: thehookandgloveatfarley

[email protected]

01722 712 247

Our narrow roads can be a bit confusing!
On entering Farley, imagine the village as being strung out around the outside of a polo mint!  It is a circular village with fields in the middle, so if you keep on either a left or right hand track you will eventually come to The Hook and Glove, which is in the upper part of the village.  For a point of reference, the cricket field, almshouses and church are in the lower part.  
If you want to walk from Salisbury there is a bus service for your return journey, (or vice versa).

We are often asked the origin of the name, "The Hook and Glove" - the only pub in the world with this name.  Farley is a heavily wooded area, with oak and hazel predominating.  It is also in an area with a wealth of thatched cottages.  The "hook" is used to split hazel for spars for thatching (what holds the thatch down) and also for sheep hurdles, the "glove" is worn on the left hand to prevent the "hook" from damaging your other wrist.  This activity still flourishes in the village.
The present building, we think, dates from circa 1910, built after the original thatched building burnt down.  The building now in existence is nearer the road than the original.  In fact many of the thatched cottages in the village burned down or, sadly, were bulldozed at the end of the second world war to make way for new bungalows.  At one time there were two pubs in Farley, the other one "The Ilchester Arms" is in the lower part of the village and building still stands as a private house.  Hence the number of footpaths criss-crossing the village between the two and the church.
The front "snug" bar remains exactly as it was built back then in 1900 (obviously redecorated)  - this front bar was in fact even in Fiona's memory, the "posh" bar - us yokels congregated in what is now part of the restaurant, crammed in of a weekend.

We are closed on Sunday evening and all day Monday.

Tuesday to Saturday:
12 - 2.00 p.m. and 6.00 to 10.30 p.m.

Sunday: (last food order 2.00 p.m.)
12 - 3.00 p.m.