The Bruce Arms
The Bruce Arms, nicknamed the Gammon, is situated between the villages of Easton Royal and Milton Lilbourne near Pewsey in Wiltshire. Built between 1848 and 1855 by the Salmonach Estate, which owned many pubs. It came about after the original Coaching Inn, The Gammon of Bacon, situated opposite, burnt down. The only part of the Inn remaining is the water pump - which still works! The name The Bruce Arms originates from the fact that Thomas, brother of Robert the Bruce, married into the family of Lord Ailesbury, who owned the estate. The coat of arms is portrayed on the pub sign.Since 1919 the pub has only had three Landlords. Little changed over that period recent improvements include the addition of of a nice external seating area, resurfaced large car park heated shower block and washrooms to serve the Campsite to the rear of the pub.However the Bruce Arms remains what it has always been, a traditional Drinkers pub. Cosy and friendly with great facilities for Meetings, Rallies and Parties (hatches matches & dispatches or bring your car, motorbike cycling, walking, geo-cacheing or off-roading club along) There is access via foot or cycle to the the glorious Pewsey Vale - Crofton Beam Engines, Wilton Windmill and the Kennet and Avon Canal.Fantastic roads to ride or drive give access to Stonehenge, Avebury, Silbury Hill along with the Salisbury Plain for those who want to go off-road - or try and see a Great Bustard in its natural habitat.'The Gammon' is a venue you can tailor to your requirements. It is friendly, a place to be with family and friends without pretensions to grandeur.Everyone is welcome, dogs too!The Games Room offers Darts, Pool, Table Tennis, Skittles and even Short Mat Bowls plus of course the space for whatever you want to do - have a ceilidh, jam yourselves or bring a band or disco.And with the campsite you can spend an evening, weekend or as long as you like travelling around or staying on site with your own band. Don't forget the Great Ales which are usually from Wiltshire based breweries such as Wadworth, Stonehenge, Ramsbury, Shed, Braydon etc...
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Halfway between Pewsey and Burbage on B3087
- Southampton Airport - 50 km
- Bournemouth Airport - 63 km
- Bristol International Airport - 69 km
- Lymington - 66 km
- Yarmouth - 72 km
- Poole - 73 km
Cards accepted at this property
Credit and debit cards are not accepted at this site.