Words and photo by Tristan Ovington.
Salisbury’s Wilding restaurant and wine bar announced that, due to increasing costs of food, utilities and labour, it will be forced to close its doors just 15 months after opening on the High Street.
On its social media platforms, a spokesperson for the restaurant announced that it would close on Sunday, November 20th.
Salisbury’s diners took to social media to offer support and state that they will miss the business, with several saying that the news of the restaurant closing is “such a shame”.
One resident said: “That’s such sad news, another brilliant independent is gone. Tough times, however, and what you brought to Salisbury was so fresh and innovative, not to mention delicious. You will be missed!”
On social media, a Wilding spokesperson added: “It is with heavy hearts that we announce the news of our closure. The current market conditions and increased food costs, utilities, and labour have made it impossible for us to continue.
“Thank you to everyone who supported us during our time in Salisbury. It was brief, but it was beautiful. The gorgeous space, the incredible wine list, innovative cocktails, and of course, the delicious, seasonal food.
“Huge thanks must go to head chef Jason for creating dishes full of love and, most importantly, always hitting the spot. We feel so much gratitude to all the talented people in our kitchen and front of the house – thank you.
“We’re sad to say goodbye… but we’re not totally gone. If you’re not too far away or ever in the area, we’d love you to visit Wilding Oxford or Eight Stony Street in Frome.
“From Kent, Sarah, Jason, Adrian and all the team, past and present, we bid you farewell.”