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The Smoking Dog

62 High Street, Malmesbury SN16 9AT, England
+44 1666 825823
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good28%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
“beef” (4 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 23:00 Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
62 High Street, Malmesbury SN16 9AT, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my fiance ate here on Monday evening. The atmosphere was lovely with a busy bar and bustling chatter amongst locals. The pub offers a great selection of board games which we took great advantage of! For starters o had the ham hock which...More

1  Thank Michaela T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Found this place whilst staying in Malmesbury, we were initially attracted by it's quirky name and the fact it was dog friendly. We soon got into conversation with some of the regulars and had a very entertaining evening to accompany our excellent food. The staff...More

1  Thank LindsaywWestSussex
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled from Devon to meet with family for my wife's birthday celebration - The Smoking Dog knew this - and had booked a table for 5 people at 3.00pm for Sunday roast. Upon taking our table we were told there was no beef left...More

1  Thank HoveDave
NikC177, General Manager at The Smoking Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review of the Smoking Dog. I am sorry that your experience was not an enjoyable one. I have been on annual leave but after speaking to the staff members working on that day, it my understanding that you only booked a...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Full of quirky character. Hard to get a seat but that’s a size problem,not the pubs fault. They have a dining area and it is for dining only,you cannot sit there just to drink. Still a great place though.

1  Thank MrSmall
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Beer was fine, but the flat ironed chicken with truffle-polenta fries was just awful. The accompanying raw slaw, which was mainly raw white onion with a few herbs didn’t help what was a dire meal.More

2  Thank Dean M
NikC177, General Manager at The Smoking Dog, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Dean. Thank you very much for supplying us with feedback. I will be sure to pass this on to our kitchen team. We have had a few comments regarding this particular dish but I have to say most have been positive. It is designed...More

Reviewed 10 September 2018

The Smoking Dog is certainly hot stuff, judging by our experience of a lunchtime visit. It's a proper pub with well-nurtured Butcombe beer and helpful, cheery staff, ready and willing to serve it. But the best was yet to come. We chose a light lunch...More

3  Thank Mike S
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Came here last year and the service was appalling. I have since heard from the new manager telling to come back and see how it’s changed. So here I am - as we speak - sitting in the lovely garden having a G & T...More

Thank Lorna W
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

My husband and I recently went for a quick Sunday lunch... It's wasn't quick! We had the best nut roast I've ever tasted, and all the trimmings were spot on. We stayed for dessert which was just as good as ended up drinking in the...More

1  Thank KTmalmesbury
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Couldn't have chosen a better place, the staff are excellent, the food incredible, they don't have vegan on the menu but the chefs prepared an amazing vegan meal for me and my friends. They have vegan specials coming at Christmas. Will always go back.

1  Thank JC R
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

This bar/restaurant is great of a drink but for food it's a bit shabby. But the staff are nice and the place is dog friendly.

Thank JD_WRX
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$28
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 62 High Street, Malmesbury SN16 9AT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Malmesbury
  • Phone Number: +44 1666 825823
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With plenty to explore around Malmesbury, The Smoking Dog is a perfect pit stop for Bath and the surrounding areas; Westonbirt Arboretum, Malmesbury Abbey and Lacock Abbey nearby are all close. The Smoking Dog provides a welcome lunch, afternoon pick me up or a relaxing evening, so if you're after a good, honest pint, a bite to eat or a catch up with friends, we'll be here to welcome you through the door. OPENING TIMES Mon – Sat: 12.00pm – 11.00pm Sun: 12:00pm – 10.30pm FOOD SERVING TIMES Mon – Sat: 12.00pm – 3.00pm & 6.00pm – 9.00pm Sun: 12.00pm – 6.00pm
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