By Beth Doherty
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Just a stone’s throw away from the prehistoric World Heritage site of Stonehenge, the Stonehenge Inn now has some new additions to attract tourists to stay awhile.

Manager Dan is an innovative entrepreneur whose ideas featured on page three of The Sun when he recreated Stonehenge last April.

“The lockdown was a brilliant opportunity to reflect, review and streamline what we provide at the pub. We currently have 2-for-1 across all of our menus, including cocktails and food.

“We are also one of the few independent pubs participating in the ‘Dine Out’ scheme, so Monday to Wednesday you will receive 50% off the bill,” Dan told New Valley News.

When adding their new features, the team stumbled across an old well while looking for a basement under the pub.


“We were looking for the basement when we noticed a different kind of rubble, so we investigated further, and found an old well. We restructured the well, and now we have a wishing well in the middle of the pub! All donations go to keeping the pub up and running,” Dan explained.

The well isn’t the only new feature at the Stonehenge Inn, as the pub now has three self-contained shepherd’s huts, a firepit, and a new beauty salon.
Accommodation also has a rural theme. Guests can book authentic shepherd’s huts in the courtyard of the 19th Century Inn. The traditinal huts are all hand-painted with en-suite bathrooms.

On September 7, Dan’s wife Anna, landlady and beautician, opens her new onsite salon ‘Mystic Beauty ‘, offering manicures, pedicures, massages, and much more.

“The idea is that there’s something for everyone. Men can sit in the pub and watch the football and the women can enjoy a spa experience in the salon,” said Dan.
With staycations becoming the new holiday norm, the unique experiences on offer at Stonehenge Inn give them an exciting future.

“I am positive for the foreseeable future, people are rediscovering local pubs as they are avoiding the high street. We’re a fantastic value inn and are the only venue offering 2 for 1 deals in the area,” Dan stressed.

The Stonehenge Inn still has some availability for this summer: to book, go online or call 01722 433186.